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Musk Disclosed Twitter’s Ex-Management

Musk Disclosed Twitter’s Ex-Management

Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, has disclosed documents that the former management of the company censored news about Biden’s son Hunter Biden at the request of US President Joe Biden’s team before the 2020 presidential election.

Musk exposed censorship correspondence between the former Twitter administration and Democrats on Twitter user Matt Taibbi, known as a freelance journalist.

The correspondence shared by Taibbi with the title “Twitter Files” and containing messages between Twitter employees was shared by Musk.

Taibbi, who made a series of tweets based on the files he received from Musk, noted that Twitter was established for extremely free communication, but over time, various control mechanisms should be added to the platform for security reasons.

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MANAGEMENT MEETS REQUESTS FOR INTERVENTION

Stating that the applications developed against initiatives such as financial fraud have gained a manipulative dimension over time, Taibbi stated that there are requests for external intervention to the content on the platform and that these demands are met by the managers.

Sharing a screenshot of an email, Taibbi wrote that by 2020, requests from many actors, from politicians to celebrities and companies, to delete their posts from Twitter, have become routine.

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REQUESTS FROM THE BIDEN TEAM

Mentioning that Biden’s team forwarded many sharing links to the company to be removed during the 2020 presidential race, Taibbi said in the screenshot sharing that one of the company employees sent an e-mail saying, “There is more to investigate from Biden.” team” and “Deal” as seen.

Stating that he examined the files and both Democrats and Republicans made demands, Taibbi pointed out that those who were received positively were more democrats.

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Reminding that the New York Post newspaper published the disclosure files obtained from the content of Hunter Biden’s laptop on October 14, 2020, Taibbi said that based on the correspondence between Twitter executives, the company removed the links to this news from the site and added it as an attachment to the news in question. “Not safe” warnings to posts. was recorded.

Taibbi said, “They even applied the plugin used for posts like child pornography to this news, which prevents it from being forwarded via direct message.”

In fact, then White House spokesman Kaleigh McEnany stated that her account was locked for tweeting about the news in question, and Taibbi shared documents that this caused tension between former President Donald Trump’s campaign team and the company, and between the company’s security teams and communications units. policy teams.

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Taibbi claimed that Twitter management claimed that the Hunter Biden news was removed due to the company’s “unauthorized material” policy, but that it was the correspondence that was later fabricated as an excuse.

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