Elon Musk has dropped another grenade in the tent of the mainstream media, the left, and Silicon Valley.
He has stated that it is “necessary to restore the pubic trust” for him to release the internal discussions from Twitters decision to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 election, The Daily Caller reports.
The story was originally broken by The New York Post, one of America’s oldest newspapers, but big tech quickly moved to censor the story as “Russian disinformation.”
The Caller reports:
Twitter locked The New York Post’s account in October 2020 for posting a now-confirmed report of emails contained on Biden’s laptop that detail a meeting between him and his father, President Joe Biden, with an executive of Ukrainian gas company Burisma in 2015. The laptop contained caches of emails detailing business dealings with Burisma and state-owned CEFC China Energy Co, from which his firms received $4.8 million in wire transfer payments from its founder, Ye Jianming, according to a Senate report.
A Twitter user called on Musk to release these discussions “in the interest of transparency” in a Wednesday tweet, to which the new Twitter CEO nodded in agreement.
The platform restricted any Twitter user from sharing links of the Post’s article either publicly or through direct message. The social media site further locked former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s personal account and the official account for former President Donald Trump’s campaign for sharing the link.
The New York Times and Washington Post both confirmed the authenticity of the laptop story earlier this year after the corporate media consistently denied the reports. CBS News verified the authenticity of the laptop Monday, nearly two years after the Daily Caller News Foundation’s forensic analysis of the computer’s hard drive.
Musk has called the censorship “inappropriate.”
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey issued an apology for censoring the accounts, but the damage had already been done.
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