Former Twitter Employee Reveals His Role in Hunter Biden Coverup
(TheRedWire.com) – In the weeks leading up to the 2020 presidential election, Twitter censored a New York Post exposé about Hunter Biden’s laptop. Over two years later, former head of trust and safety chief Yeol Roth said the decision to restrict the article was a mistake. The move comes after billionaire Elon Musk purchased the social media giant for $44 billion, promising to make it a free speech beacon.
Roth said he had concerns about whether the laptop actually belonged to Hunter Biden. Yet, he noted they didn’t rise to the level where the company should have suppressed the story, in his opinion. The Twitter executive stated company officials didn’t know whether the report was true or not, but he felt uncomfortable banning it. Regardless, Roth said he didn’t believe safety had improved after Musk took over the platform.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 1, 2022
On Wednesday, November 30, Musk responded, saying the company failed in trust and safety over a long time and alleging it interfered in elections. He stated Twitter 2.0 would be much more “effective, transparent, and even-handed.”
Ahead of Roth’s comments, Musk said he would release Twitter’s free speech suppression internal policies. He has stated the public deserves to know the truth about what happened. In November, Roth was one of several employees who resigned after Musk took over the company on October 28 and named himself CEO and “chief twit.”
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