Since taking over Twitter in late October, Elon Musk has been advocating for “transparency.” Before the 2020 US presidential election, a user on the micro blogging website suggested on Thursday that the billionaire should make internal information about the New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s laptop public on the platform.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, complied with a request made in a tweet on the social media site asking him to make the “internal talks” concerning the “decision to suppress” the New York Post article found on Hunter Biden’s laptop public.
Twitter and competitor Facebook, both owned by Meta Platforms Inc., were accused of political prejudice in October 2020 for limiting an article on President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.
The story’s URL being blocked at the time, according to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, was “unacceptable.”
The information from a laptop left in a Delaware repair shop served as the basis for the New York Post article. According to the story, Hunter met the Ukrainian billionaire and brought him to then-Vice President Biden.
According to a previous report, Twitter explained that the postings associated with the story were prohibited because they contained “personal and sensitive information.”
Later, Vijaya Gadde, head of legal, policy, trust, and safety at Twitter, announced that the service would no longer “delete hacked information” unless it was published directly by attackers and would instead “label Tweets to offer context.”
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation approached the firm and advised them to be on “high alert” before the Hunter Biden story broke, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in August.
In response, the FBI stated that it regularly alerts American private sector organizations of possible danger information.