In effort to restore trust in his newly-acquired social media platform, billionaire Elon Musk said he may release internal Twitter discussions regarding the New York Post’s Hunter Biden’s laptop article.
Musk commented on a Tweet from @alx which said, “Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election in the interest of Transparency.”
Musk replied, “This is necessary to restore public trust.”
Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election in the interest of Transparency.
— ALX 🇺🇸 #BringThemBack (@alx) November 24, 2022
Nearly two years ago, the New York Post wrote an article about Hunter Biden and how the contents of his laptop were discovered by a local PC repairman. The contents were shocking and implicated Joe Biden in overseas business dealings.
Shortly after the story broke, social media companies began censoring links to the story, claiming it was Russian misinformation. Over 50 intelligence personnel labled the story as misinformation as well.
Twitter had banned the story, restricting users from sharing links. Additionally, Twitter had locked the Post’s Twitter account, citing “hacked materials” as the reason for the lockout. This decision was overturned once it was apparent that the materials were not obtained through hacking.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his platform limited the story’s reach after being contacted by the FBI about their concerns over the story’s release.