“[E]verything we find will be released,” new Twitter owner Elon Musk assured Americans, after co-founder and former CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey, who oversaw the massive Hunter Biden laptop censorship scandal, called for the Twitter censorship files be made fully public.
Dorsey responded on Dec. 7 to Musk’s Dec. 3 announcement, “Looks like we will need another day or so” to release “Twitter Files” Episode 2. Dorsey tweeted, “If the goal is transparency to build trust, why not just release everything without filter and let people judge for themselves? Including all discussions around current and future actions? Make everything public now. #TwitterFiles.”
Musk replied, “Most important data was hidden (from you too) and some may have been deleted, but everything we find will be released.” Musk previously said that promoting “free speech” was one of the reasons he bought Twitter.
“Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated," Musk stated.
The first release of the “Twitter Files” uncovering the internal communications of Twitter’s 2020 censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal was released Dec. 2. Independent journalist Matt Taibbi wrote in a tweet that they revealed how Twitter staff and executives found “more and more uses” for censorship tools, explaining, “Outsiders began petitioning the company to manipulate speech as well: first a little, then more often, then constantly.”
One Oct. 2020 snapshot showed that “[b]y 2020, requests from connected actors to delete tweets were routine. One executive would write to another: ‘More to review from the Biden team.’ The reply would come back: ‘Handled.’” The delay in the release of the second batch of Twitter Files is now being blamed on Twitter ex-Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker, as Taibbi tweeted Tuesday. Musk has since fired Baker.
“Over the weekend, while we both dealt with obstacles to new searches, it was @bariweiss who discovered that the person in charge of releasing the files was someone named Jim,” Taibbi tweeted. “When she called to ask ‘Jim’s’ last name, the answer came back: ‘Jim Baker.’”
Former FBI general counsel Baker helped initiate the FBI’s investigation of former President Donald Trump’s supposed Russia ties.
“I don’t see how Jim Baker could have represented his client and met his ethical obligation as a member of any state’s bar,” MRC Free Speech America Vice President Dan Schneider said. “His state bar association should immediately investigate this matter to determine whether Baker’s license should be suspended or even revoked. Michael Avenatti is in prison today for taking advantage of his clients. Jim Baker should not be allowed to escape justice.”
A Media Research Center poll, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, showed that Big Tech’s Hunter Biden scandal censorship helped steal the election for Joe Biden. The poll revealed that 36 percent of Biden voters were NOT aware of the evidence linking Joe Biden to corrupt financial dealings with China through his son Hunter. Thirteen percent of these voters (or 4.6% of Biden’s total vote) say that had they known these facts, they would not have voted for the former vice president.
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