A full 25 months after the 2020 election, former Twitter executives are finally admitting they were wrong to censor the Hunter Biden story.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden got an assist from the mainstream media which worked overtime to dismiss the Hunter Biden laptop story as Russian disinformation. Twitter suspended the New York Post’s account for reporting on it. The media beat up Trump for bringing up Hunter because they kept saying his dirty dealings were, as Judy Woodruff put it in her famous interview with Trump before the election, “unsubstantiated.”
Jack Dorsey, who was Twitter’s CEO in 2020, has already admitted to censoring the Hunter scandal.
Now Yael Roth, Twitter’s former director of “trust and safety” has admitted it was a mistake during a Knight Foundation conference in New York.
“We didn’t know what to believe, we didn’t know what was true, there was smoke — and ultimately it didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing this content from Twitter,” Roth said. But remove it Twitter did. In doing so, Twitter along with other media outlets that ignored the corruption story pit their thumb on the election scale in favor of Joe Biden.
Elon Musk, Twitter’s new CEO, responded to Roth’s mea culpa:
And he followed that up with disclosure of a huge cache of documents via reporter Matt Taibbi:
Still, the media ignores one of the biggest stories of political corruption and then pouts that so much of the public holds journalists in utter contempt.