Twitter has been accused of censorship in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, according to new information in “The Twitter Files” by Matt Taibbi.
The files allegedly reveal that high-level executives at Twitter deliberately censored the story, claiming that the information had been obtained through illegal hacking.
This decision was allegedly made without informing then-CEO Jack Dorsey. The laptop contained emails contradicting Joe Biden’s claim that he never spoke to his son about his overseas dealings, as well as sexually explicit content and Hunter Biden smoking crack cocaine.
Twitter’s actions have sparked outrage among conservatives who have accused the platform of political bias.
The Hunter Biden laptop scandal first came to light in October 2020, when the New York Post published an expose based on information retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop.
The emails on the laptop directly contradict Joe Biden’s claim that he never discussed his son’s overseas dealings with him. In reality, Hunter Biden secured a meeting between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm.
The meeting was arranged following correspondence between Hunter Biden and Vadym Pozharskyi, an advisor on the board of Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company.
The laptop also contained sexually explicit content featuring Hunter Biden and an unknown woman, as well as footage of Hunter Biden smoking crack cocaine.
Twitter executives reportedly suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story on the platform, using the excuse of illegal hacking to try and make it disappear.
This decision was allegedly made without informing then-CEO Jack Dorsey. Other officials at the company were unsure how long they could maintain the facade that the story violated Twitter’s hacking policy.
Twitter’s actions have sparked outrage among conservatives who have accused the platform of political bias. The allegations of censorship in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal raise serious concerns about the platform’s commitment to free speech and the integrity of information on the platform.