Donald Trump Jr. responded gleefully to the release of the so-called “Twitter file,” justifying his father’s claims that social media and Big Tech were against Republicans in the 2020 election.
In a series of tweets, the former president’s eldest son said the post, made by independent journalist Matt Taibi at the request of Twitter owner Elon Musk, showed an apparent conspiracy theorist “right again.” claimed to be.
Trump Jr. has also returned to a common conservative tactic of using the post to ridicule people’s preferred use of pronouns.
“I identify as a conspiracy theorist. My pronouns are Told/You/So,” read a meme shared by Trump Jr.
In a lengthy Twitter thread on Friday, Taibbi shared a series of internal discussions from Twitter staff debating how to censor what users share. new york post Talking ahead of the 2020 election, for violating the platform’s “distribution of hacked material” policy.
of new york post The story detailed Hunter Biden’s allegations that in April 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden arranged to meet with executives of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, of which Hunter was on the board.
The information in this article, provided by Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani, was obtained from a laptop that President Biden’s son left in Wilmington, Delaware in April 2019, but never picked it up. rice field.
Files shared by Taibbi also allegedly show that members of Joe Biden’s 2020 team and the Trump administration were in contact with Twitter’s moderation team.
Tavi’s post also prompted Team Biden and the Democratic National Committee to remove potentially harmful tweets related to Hunter Biden in 2020, including ones that were sexually explicit and shared without Hunter’s permission. It claims to have asked Twitter to do so.
“Confirmation: Twitter was engaged in direct election influence operations as a vehicle for the ‘Biden team.’ Corruption is everything we always suspected, and there’s a lot more,” Trump Jr. tweeted. “The ‘conspiracy theorists’ were right again!
“How was what happened on Twitter during the 2020 election and over the past decade different from your average newsroom? Anyone thinking?” Trump Jr. added.
Many other Trump supporters say the Twitter files are evidence of the former president’s longstanding complaint that social media companies unfairly targeted and censored right-wing voices and apparently interfered in the last election. declared.
Conservative activist Alex Brusewitz, who is affiliated with the Stop the Steel movement, tweeted, “President Trump has #TwitterFiles fully documented about 2020 tonight.”
Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado also tweeted.
In a Truth Social post, Donald Trump claims the “Twitter file” is evidence that the entire country is “corrupt” and continues to make false allegations about voter fraud in the 2020 election.
President Trump tweeted, “Wow! This is such a big story about Twitter and specifically about various forms of government fraud, including election fraud. The same level of fraud can be worse, if not worse ( If possible?), it was done at other big tech companies,” Trump said. I have written.
“We live in a very corrupt country, and as they say all over the internet, ‘The Department of Justice and the FBI are totally corrupt and they won’t do anything about it. However, they continue to investigate the “boxes” that were legally openly taken out. [White House].”
Newsweek reached out to Twitter and the White House for comment.