friday afternoon, Substack writer Matt Taibbi tweeted what he called a “Twitter file.” This is a series of internal documents obtained from sources at social media companies. The document appears to point to an internal conversation regarding Twitter’s block decision. new york post Stories about Hunter Biden from platforms in October 2020.New Twitter CEO Elon Musk teased the publication of the document Before they went public, they quickly shared Taibbi’s post, stating: 🍿🍿”
Most notably, documents shared by Taibbi include email exchanges between Twitter employees before Musk took over the company, Position Just before the 2020 election. Twitter initially blocked story sharing for the following reasons Concern about violating the company’s hacked material policy, but later subverted those restrictions. Taibi’s thread, or series of posts, quickly turned into heated debates on the platform about free speech, intimate photos of Hunter Biden, tech companies’ ability to moderate political news coverage, and Mask’s role in amplifying documents. set fire to.
On Saturday, Donald Trump took to #TwitterGate to call on people to scrap parts of the Constitution and fight what they see as election fraud.Message posted by Trump on Truth Social counterintuitive To some observerscritics of Twitter’s actions primarily cited the following concerns: protection 1st Amendment to the Constitution.
Meanwhile, Musk seemed to revel in the controversy he caused. Shortly after Taibbi published the thread, Musk tweeted:
Stay tuned for episode 2 of Twitter Files tomorrow!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 3, 2022