Will we ever know the full truth?
I find the release of the Twitter files somewhat boring and underwhelming. Make no mistake, the release of these files was incredibly important—historic even, and certainly a step in the right direction.
Musk is a hero for releasing the files, but nothing in the files was particularly shocking or a surprise.
Those of us in the know (everyone reading this) knew that Twitter was colluding with the state and the FBI to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story.
We all know that Twitter was viciously censoring us…
I suppose the only real reveal was the extent to which they were distorting the truth and the specifics of their crimes against the American people.
In a recent Twitter exchange between Musk and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk revealed that the “most important” pieces of information relating to the Twitter scandal were either hidden or deleted…
Even from Dorsey himself, who was the previous C.E.O. and the founder of the entire platform.
Here was the exchange:
Most important data was hidden (from you too) and some may have been deleted, but everything we find will be released
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 7, 2022
The Twitter Files, Part Deux!! 🍿🍿 https://t.co/bH9UiTSEK2
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
Trending Politics explained:
Musk fired James Baker, a former FBI lawyer who worked at Twitter, Tuesday after the release of the first batch of documents regarding the censorship of an October 2020 report by the New York Post about the contents of a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden.
Musk said in a Tuesday tweet he did not know Baker worked at Twitter until Sunday.
Baker reportedly vetted the documents before they were released, according to journalist Matt Taibbi.
The ex-FBI lawyer, who approved surveillance on Carter Page, a Trump campaign aide, based on the since-discredited Steele Dossier, joined Twitter after leaving the bureau in June 2020.
1. A new #TwitterFiles investigation reveals that teams of Twitter employees build blacklists, prevent disfavored tweets from trending, and actively limit the visibility of entire accounts or even trending topics—all in secret, without informing users.
— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) December 9, 2022
HOLY SHLIT MATT TAIBBI JUST SAID FBI COUNSEL JAMES BAKER WAS 'VETTING' THE TWITTER FILES BEFORE ANYONE COULD SEE THEM AND THAT'S WHAT CAUSED THE DELAY ON FRIDAY
NOW WE KNOW WHY IT LOOKED LIKE FBI REFERENCES WERE SCRUBBED
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) December 6, 2022
Fox News provided coverage of the 2nd round of Twitter files:
Twitter also set up the Strategic Response Team – Global Escalation Team, or SRT-GET, that managed up to 200 cases a day deciding whether to limit how much reach certain users had.
Weiss said there was another level beyond that, called the Site Integrity Policy, Policy Escalation Support, or SIP-PES.
The SIP-PES included Gadde, Yoel Roth, who served as the global head of trust and safety, and subsequent CEOs Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal.