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Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: Twitter CEO Exposes Joe Biden’s Son, Leaks Top Secret Chats

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Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: The ‘Twitter Files’ released by Elon Musk has caused controversy, yet they have not altered anyone’s opinions.


Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden

The newly appointed CEO of the firm provided insight into the deliberations that went into Twitter’s response to a contentious news piece.

It was hailed as a bombshell: Elon Musk, after rummaging through the internal files of his new firm, would finally disclose how Twitter participated in “free speech suppression” in the vital run-up to the 2020 election. Musk would do this after going through the files of his new company.

But by the time Saturday rolled around and the dust cleared, even conservatives were complaining that it was a waste of time. There was no smoking gun found in the Musk Twitter Files that demonstrated that the tech titan had capitulated to the wishes of Democrats.

Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: Twitter CEO Exposes Joe Biden’s Son, Leaks Top Secret Chats
Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: Twitter CEO Exposes Joe Biden’s Son, Leaks Top Secret Chats

A number of screenshots from 2020 were published on Twitter over the course of two hours on Friday evening in a thread that contained approximately forty tweets. The screenshots show the San Francisco-based company debating whether or not to restrict users’ ability to share a contentious article from the New York Post about the son of the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at the time.

The Twitter thread, which was based on internal communications and was posted by Substack writer Matt Taibbi, showed that the company independently decided to limit the spread of the article, without any control being exerted over the social media network by Democratic politicians, the Biden campaign, or the FBI.

In point of fact, Taibbi noted that the only input from a currently serving politician was provided by Democratic Representative Ro Khanna of Silicon Valley. Khanna advised Twitter executives that they should distribute the story, regardless of the potential repercussions it could have for his party.

In an interview, Jameel Jaffer, the director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, stated, “I’m not persuaded these are anything close to a bombshell.” Jaffer was referring to the recent revelations.

According to those with knowledge of the matter, Musk’s “free speech” ambition undermines efforts to improve Twitter’s safety

During this process, Musk took the unprecedented step of supporting the leak of internal business emails to Taibbi. As a result, the personal email addresses and identities of numerous rank-and-file employees as well as Khanna’s were made public.

The Twitter employees on the chain were targeted by the online mob, who issued threats at them and circulated images of themselves throughout the internet.

Former Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth, who was one of the employees named in the tweets, said in a social media post that publicly posting the names and identities of front-line employees involved in content moderation puts them in harm’s way and is a fundamentally unacceptable thing to do. Roth was one of the employees named in the tweets.

Requests for comments were made to Musk, Taibbi, and Twitter, but none of them immediately responded.

During an audio discussion hosted by Twitter Spaces on Saturday afternoon, Elon Musk said that the company had made several mistakes, one of which was “a few instances where I think we should have excluded some email addresses.”

During the Twitter Spaces event, which was beset by technical issues, Musk said, “The idea here is to come clean on everything that has happened in the past in order to build public trust for the future.” Musk said that he connected to the meeting via a Starlink satellite connection while he was flying in his private plane.

In addition, Musk voiced his disapproval of how the media has covered the files

Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: Twitter CEO Exposes Joe Biden’s Son, Leaks Top Secret Chats
Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: Twitter CEO Exposes Joe Biden’s Son, Leaks Top Secret Chats

“Rather than admit they lied to the public, they are trying to pretend this is a nothing burger,” he added. “They’re trying to pretend this is a nothing burger.” “They have no shame.”

Both Musk and Taibbi tweeted on Friday that they will provide further details in a second chapter that would be published on Saturday. Musk also said in the Spaces that he had discussed the papers with another writer for Substack named Bari Weiss and hinted that he would make them available to the general public at some point in the near future.

Officials warn that the growing antisemitism on Twitter brings together extremists and fosters violence

After the “chief Twit” spent Friday afternoon meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and batting down claims about the surge of hate speech on the Twitter site, the spectacle was the culmination of another week of upheaval at Musk’s Twitter account. Additionally, he gained notice when he suspended the rapper Ye, who had tweeted an image of a swastika superimposed over a Star of David. According to a source familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the decision, the relaunch of a paid check mark system that was due to take place on Friday was postponed again.

During the Twitter Spaces, Elon Musk explained how Kanye West’s statement about the swastika constituted an encouragement to violence by saying, “I personally wanted to punch Kanye.” He said that he was the one who chose to suspend him.

Musk’s “free speech” agenda has defined his tumultuous takeover of Twitter, as he has argued since the early days of the deal that the platform serves as a “de facto town square” where people are “able to speak freely within the bounds of the law.” During Musk’s takeover of Twitter, there has been a lot of back and forth between Musk and Twitter employees. He has made the claim that the organization has a “strong bias toward the left.” In addition, during the last several days, he has given amnesty to a number of previously suspended accounts, some of which belonged to influential members of the alt-right as well as individuals linked with the radical ideology of QAnon.

Musk has said that he agrees with certain Democratic Party principles as well as some Republican Party ideas; nonetheless, it seems that he is increasingly wooing the GOP. In the days leading up to the midterm elections, he urged the millions of people who follow him to use their right to vote Republican. In addition, he recently said that if Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) were to run for president in 2024, he would be likely to have his support.

It is virtually uncommon for Musk to promote internal screenshots that include the identities of workers, and it comes at a time when he has consistently said that he would bring openness to the platform. Taibbi stated that he had to “agree to certain conditions” in order to have the opportunity to cover the files in a message to his subscribers on Substack. He asked for their patience and acknowledged that his customers may be upset that the information appears on the social network first. In addition, he acknowledged that he was required to cover the files.

The paradise of free expression is something that Elon Musk desires. In response, the technological community

Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: Twitter CEO Exposes Joe Biden’s Son, Leaks Top Secret Chats
Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: Twitter CEO Exposes Joe Biden’s Son, Leaks Top Secret Chats

On Friday night, Musk retweeted a thread that was originally posted by Taibbi. The thread was about Twitter’s decision in the run-up to the 2020 election to prevent users from sharing an article about content that was allegedly stolen from a laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden. Musk retweeted the thread. According to the report in the New York Post, he allegedly provided a Ukrainian CEO with the “opportunity” to meet with the previous vice president of the United States.

Biden’s campaign at the time and Hunter Biden’s counsel both denied that such a meeting ever place. The White House has cited to those earlier statements, which have been analyzed in depth by The Washington Post. The Post subsequently validated the accuracy of hundreds of emails from the device, citing specialists, and used it as a foundation to research additional business deals that Hunter Biden explored in China. These commercial arrangements were pursued in China.

At a congressional hearing in November 2020, Jack Dorsey, who was the CEO of Twitter at the time, stated that the company had made a mistake in limiting the article’s spread in accordance with its policy against the dissemination of hacked materials, which was a rule implemented in 2018 with the intention of discouraging the unauthorized exposure of private information. Dorsey said that the business took the complaints into consideration and altered its policy on items that had been hacked.

“We made a hasty interpretation, using no other evidence, that the materials in the article were obtained through hacking, and according to our policy, we blocked them from being spread,” he said. “We made a hasty interpretation, using no other evidence, that the materials in the article were obtained through hacking.” “After giving it some more thought, we came to the conclusion that this action was inappropriate and made the necessary adjustments within the space of a day.”


Facebook and Twitter have taken some extraordinary measures to control the distribution of a report from the New York Post

A similar course of action was taken by Facebook, which prevented the report from being widely disseminated and sent it to independent fact-checkers.

Twitter took highly unusual measures to restrict the sharing of a story that was published in the New York Post. These measures included posting warnings that the story could be “unsafe” and locking the accounts of users who shared the story, including the accounts of the newspaper and the White House spokeswoman at the time, Kayleigh McEnany. The changes were met with strong backlash from conservatives, who seized the opportunity presented by the incident to bolster their assertions that technology corporations restrict their worldviews.

According to the screenshots provided by Taibbi, most of which could not be independently confirmed by The Post, Twitter was sent an irate email by a campaign worker for Donald Trump, who demanded that the business offer an explanation about when and how McEnany’s account will be unlocked.

Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: Twitter CEO Exposes Joe Biden’s Son, Leaks Top Secret Chats
Elon Musk Vs Hunter Biden: Twitter CEO Exposes Joe Biden’s Son, Leaks Top Secret Chats

An internal complaint about the email sent by the Trump campaign was escalated, and an employee indicated that the account had been “bounced” because it violated the guideline regarding stolen data. Mike Hahn, a former member of Donald Trump’s administration who signed the email, lauded Elon Musk for releasing the documents in order to increase openness on Twitter.

Regarding Twitter’s crackdown on users’ right to express themselves freely, he stated, “It certainly feels great to be vindicated.”

Taibbi also revealed images that showed staff in communications contacting leadership at Twitter for direction about how they should explain the decision. A member of staff expressed fear that the action would become the primary topic of discussion during a hearing on Capitol Hill, which Dorsey was planning to attend.

Khanna, a Democrat from Silicon Valley, reached out to an official at Twitter at the time, Vijaya Gadde, and offered to meet with her to address the “huge backlash on hill re speech.” In response, Gadde said that the corporation had published a Twitter thread that provided an explanation for the decision.

Khanna replied by stating that the action looked to be “a violation of the principles outlined in the First Amendment.” He went on to say, “But in the heat of a Presidential campaign, restricting dissemination of newspaper articles seems like it will invite more backlash than it will do good. Even if the New York Post is far right.”

The authenticity of the emails was validated by Khanna’s office. [Note: Khanna has said once again that he is a supporter of the First Amendment in reaction to the publication of his personal emails.

He answered, “Yes, it’s a bit of a hassle for me, but I’ve taken the appropriate security measures.” “Yes, it’s a bit of a hassle for me.”


How so-called “censorship” on social media platforms become a front in the ongoing cultural war

According to Taibbi, all of the major political parties had access to systems that could flag information to Twitter for examination, and the firm “received and honored” requests from both the White House of Donald Trump and the campaign of Joe Biden.

In his response to a tweet including a fire emoji, Musk cited a particular discussion in which a Twitter staffer states they “handled” a review of tweets identified by the Biden team. Musk was responding to the message. According to archives held by the Internet Archive, the tweets featured what seem to be naked images of Hunter Biden.

The presentation on Friday night, which began around an hour late after Musk indicated that they were completing further fact-checking, was met with a variety of reactions from those in attendance.

In a headline, the New York Post referred to it as a “Hunter Biden laptop bombshell,” while Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson referred to it as “one of the most extraordinary moments in the history of social media.” On Saturday, the hashtag #TWITTERGATE was trending in the United States.

However, the thread left even Twitter’s detractors with a need for more information.

“Listen, I believe that we have seen a good deal that is of use. Miranda Devine, a journalist for the New York Post, made this observation on Tucker Carlson’s show: “It’s not really the smoking gun we’d hoped for.” She said, without providing any proof to support her assertion, that Musk “held back some material.”

Sebastian Gorka, who had previously worked as a deputy assistant to Donald Trump, tweeted, “So far I’m deeply underwhelmed.”

The whole affair did nothing except exacerbate the tensions that already existed between Musk and the employees of the firm that he had taken over.

“We’re furious,” claimed one staff member who had just left the company. “It is inexcusable that they would make such identities available to the general public. It can get someone murdered.”


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