A tweet shared on Wednesday from new Twitter boss Elon Musk helps provide a better understanding of why the billionaire has met so much resistance from the left after taking the helm at the social media platform.
In another tweet shared the same day, after apparently rummaging through the closets at Twitter’s headquarters, Musk shared a photo of stacks of “#StayWoke” t-shirts, but that’s not all that he has access to as the new owner. As he intimated later in the day, Musk also has access to all the inner workings at Twitter.
News personality Alex Lorusso posted a tweet asking followers to “raise your hand” if they think Musk “should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop.”
Musk responded to the tweet to say, “This is necessary to restore public trust.”
This is necessary to restore public trust
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2022
Twitter joined with Facebook and other social media outlets to either censor entirely or otherwise limit the dissemination of the bombshell story involving Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” in the days leading up to the 2020 presidential election, while corporate media largely blackballed the story.
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey would later admit they were wrong to intervene in the Hunter Biden story. In another bombshell report earlier this year, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said they suppressed the story during the election because the FBI warned Facebook about “Russian propaganda” just before the laptop story broke.
These collective actions had a key impact on the outcome of the election, according to later polling.
A survey conducted by Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics found that 79% of respondents said it was “very” or “somewhat” likely that “a truthful interpretation of the laptop” would have resulted in former President Donald Trump being reelected. Among Republicans, 57% were strongly convinced Trump would have won, compared to 48% of independents and 44% of Democrats.
Biden’s laptop was in the news again this week when CBS News, a full two years later and then some, finally came around to acknowledge that it exists — this being the once venerable CBS News, home of Walter Cronkite.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to Musk’s tease from Twitter:
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) November 24, 2022
— Viva Frei (@thevivafrei) November 24, 2022
I am loving the new Twitter.
I rate this four popcorns out of four! 🍿🍿🍿🍿🔥 https://t.co/ASbXZsfues
— Peter Doran (@PeterBDoran) November 24, 2022
Pay Per View streaming event with all the dirty secrets. $8 to watch. I’d be happy to moderate.
— Carol Roth (@caroljsroth) November 24, 2022
Curious if there was a request from the New York Times about it, due to the lawsuit. One way to stifle their defense would be to ensure they have no platform for which to speak.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) November 24, 2022
How about making public any conversations that happened between Twitter and the FBI or any other federal agency?
— Dan Hollaway (@DanHollaway) November 24, 2022
Sweet mother of God
Shits about to get wild
— SETH WEATHERS (@sethweathers) November 24, 2022
Republished with permission from American Wire News Service
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