Censorship from American social media: Elon Musk lifts the veil

It is no longer a matter of the simple actions of a private corporation, but of censorship apparently encouraged by the FBI, including choosing the “right” candidate for the presidency, this knowingly violates the US Constitution and in particular its first amendment guaranteeing freedom of expression.

Twitter files and Hunter Biden’s escapades

The “Twitter Files”, or “Twitter Dossier”, released by the new owner of Twitter, the American billionaire Elon Musk, relate in particular to censorship by social media and mainstream media – up to the last presidential election, in which Joe was met. Biden prevailed over the incumbent President Donald Trump – from the laptop case of Hunter Biden, the son of the Democratic candidate, who is involved in several cases of corruption, drugs and vice. They also relate to the practice of shadow ban against conservatives and even scientists who did not subscribe to the official narrative about Covid (with a secret blacklist of accounts whose messages had to be made as conspicuous as possible) and the role played by certain key people within the blue bird company. And finally, they are about the deletion of the sitting President of the United States, Donald Trump’s Twitter account and the demonstration at the Capitol that degenerated when the protesters forced their way into the congressional building on January 6, 2021. There was thus December 12 was four batches of internal documents sent by the new owner of Twitter Elon Musk to journalists and others no doubt to follow.

Musk and social media

Faced with the discrediting of the new owner of Twitter by the major French media, remember that it is not necessarily a conservative or even an enemy of the Democrats. Here is what he himself wrote on December 10, 2022 in a tweet : ” Do I think Trump would have lost anyway? Yes. And as a reminder, I supported Biden, Hilary and Obama. Howeveris it obvious that social media companies’ interference in elections undermines people’s faith in democracy and is wrong.

» However, the billionaire had tweeted in June that he had voted for a Republican representative in the last congressional election and that he was “leaning” in favor of conservative Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the 2024 Republican primary, which had angered American liberals left wing.

Interference in the 2020 presidential election (in favor of Joe Biden)

The first set of internal Twitter documents – those relating to the censorship of the Hunter Biden case leading up to the 2020 presidential election – were sent by Elon Musk to freelance journalist Matt Taibbi, who published them in a Twitter thread, with the following conclusion about the methods applicable at the time on this social media:

Some of the earliest speech control tools were designed to combat spam and financial fraudsters and other similar problems. Slowly, over time, Twitter employees and managers began to find more and more uses for these tools. Outsiders began asking the company to manipulate speech as well: first a little, then more often, then constantly. In 2020, requests from affiliated actors to delete tweets were routine. One manager wrote to another: “Other tweets for review from the Biden team.” The answer came back: “Processed.” “Taibbi qualifies a bit anyway:” Both parties had access to these tools. For example, requests from the Trump White House and the Biden campaign were received and honored in 2020. But… this system was not balanced. It was contact based. And since Twitter was and is predominantly like-minded, there were more channels, more ways to complain, open to the left (ie, Democrats) than to the right. »

Twitter’s head of frontline legal affairs

Regarding the decision not to talk about the compromising content of Hunter Biden’s computer, revealed by New York Post Three weeks before the October 2020 presidential election, Taibbi wrote, based on internal documents provided by Elon Musk, which the journalist published in support of his findings: the decision was made at the company’s highest levels, but without CEO Jack Dorsey’s knowledge, with former head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde playing a key role (a role whichJournalism Observatory already mentioned in January 2021).

We can see from the exchanges between Vijaya Gadde and the former head of trust and security, Yoel Roth, as well as the spokesperson for Twitter, Trenton Kennedy, and Jim Baker, the company’s former vice president, that the officials of the American company had a hard time finding the rationale for that decision , they had made, this decision seems to have preceded the search for the causes. Finally, it was decided to consider that these were pirated documents.

It’s not just about Twitter, it’s about mainstream media too

And Twitter was not isolated in this choice. All social media, including of course Facebook, but also traditional media leaning to the liberal libertarian side, largely in the majority in the United States, decided then to ignore or, if it was necessary to talk about it, to discredit the scoop of New York Post about content on Hunter Biden’s computer that was compromising to both son and father. This content, including especially the son’s e-mail exchanges, revealed (or confirmed what was already more or less known, especially due to the investigations to which he had already been subject) of the crucial elements of how the son Biden had been able to grow his business in the footsteps of his vice-presidential father during Barack Obama’s presidency. Juicy deals made, among other things, in Ukraine and also in China with Chinese companies under the control of the communist regime in Beijing.

If some of these major liberal media (such as newspapers New York Times and washington post or television CNN, NBC and CBS) has since acknowledged the authenticity of the revelations of New York Postthey are the same people who today very strongly relativize Elon Musk’s revelations about the political censorship practiced by Twitter and about this company’s interference in the last presidential election (especially by censorship and shadow ban).

The Strange Role of the FBI

In fact, there has never been any evidence that Hunter Biden’s laptop was hacked. On the contrary, as reported by New York Post in October 2020, Hunter Biden himself was the source of the leak: he had given his computer to a repair shop in Delaware and had then forgotten about it. After realizing that the computer left by the owner appeared to contain elements of a malicious or criminal nature, the repair company in question handed it over to the police. The FBI had this computer in their hands since 2019 and therefore had every means of knowing that its contents were authentic, especially since the dates and content of the compromising emails to Hunter Biden seemed to match perfectly with what was already had been established by the investigations to which he had been subjected. But in 2020, the FBI has clearly prepared the ground with the media to clear the ground before possible leaks about this compromising content.

The close FBI-Twitter ties

In fact, former Twitter Site Integrity Officer Yoel Roth said in a sworn statement that Twitter representatives had “weekly” meetings with the FBI ahead of the 2020 election. I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected people involved in political campaigns to be hacked and that content obtained through those hacks was likely to be disseminated on social media platforms, including Twitter Roth said in a December 2020 statement to the Federal Election Commission. ” I also learned in these meetings that there were rumors of a hack and leak operation involving Hunter Biden. »

On December 10, 2022, the president of the Republican group now in the majority in the House of Representatives assured, in the program “One Nation” of the channel FNC that he intended to subpoena 51 US intelligence agents before a parliamentary committee devoted to this scandal who had signed a letter claiming that the information about the contents of Hunter Biden’s computer was a Russian drug operation.

That same day, however, the new head of Twitter came to the defense of the FBI, which “ with rare exceptions, seems willing to do the right thing “. The real problem, Elon Musk assured in the sequel to his tweetis it'” there is no doubt that Twitter has served as an activist machine for the Democratic Party “.

Other revelations could follow, supported by the publication of internal documents from the Big Tech giant that has come under Elon Musk’s control, where the latter has particularly mentioned Twitter’s interference in other countries’ elections, such as during the recent elections in Brazil. To be continued.

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