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‘Wow!’ Twitter Ran Massive Election Interference Operation Against Candidates Running for Office, Elon Musk Confirms

    The Twitter Files 2 drop confirming a widespread censorship operation, shadowbans, and ‘blacklists’ of conservatives caused so much commotion on the social media platform that a quiet bombshell story got lost in the noise.

    Elon Musk confirmed that there was a massive election interference operation that targeted political candidates running for office. In an exchange with journalist Ian Michael Cheong, Musk revealed the disturbing news.

    “So here’s a question for @elonmusk and @bariweiss: were any political candidates — either in the US or elsewhere — subject to shadowbanning while they were running for office or seeking re-election?” Cheong asked.

    “Yes,” Musk replied.

    Libs of TikTok, whose moniker was mentioned in the Twitter Files 2 release, noted the major revelation.

    “Wow! Elon confirms that Twitter shadowbanned and suppressed tweets from political candidates while they were running for office. ELECTION INTERFERENCE!” she wrote.

    This is a huge development because it shows that Twitter’s censorship and boosting practives may have actually broken federal election law. As a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Twitter argued in the aftermath of the 2020 election, the social media platform’s practices constitued an undeclared ‘in-kind contribution’ to Donald Trump’s political opponents.

    While the suit was not successful, it came to light that former Head of Trust & Safety, Yoel Roth, confirmed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was involved in getting the Hunter Biden laptop story censored on Twitter.

    “Since 2018, I have had regular meetings with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and industry peers regarding election security,” Roth revealed.

    “During these weekly meetings, the federal law enforcement agencies communicated that they expected ‘hack-and-leak operations’ by state actors might occur in the period shortly before the 2020 presidential election, likely in October,” he went on. “I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter. These expectations of hack-and-leak operations were discussed throughout 2020. I also learned in these meetings that there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden.”

    In the initial Twitter Files dump, journalist Matt Taibbi revealed that the Biden campaign and the Democratic National Committee were requesting that users be censored or banned from the platform. Tucker Carlson provided an overview of the shady practice on his show Friday night.

    “Twitter shared a trove of internal documents with Matt Taibi of Substack,’ Tucker Carlson recounted. “Those documents are coming out again as we speak, and what they prove so far is very serious. Those documents show a systemic violation of the First Amendment, the largest example of that in modern history. These documents show that among other things, political officials in the Democratic National Committee were directing censorship at Twitter ahead of the 2020 election.”

    “One Twitter official wrote on October 24th, 2020 that he had received an additional report from the DNC,” Carlson went on. “So the DNC was telling Twitter what to pull off the site, and Twitter was complying next morning. To prove it, a Twitter official confirmed the post had been deleted.”

    “I grabbed the first one that Twitter employee wrote,” he continued. “Twitter is also follow instructions directly from the Biden campaign. In the final days of the presidential campaign, one of the documents proves that officials on the Biden team routinely directed Twitter to remove posts that reflected poorly on Joe Biden, quote, ‘more to review from the Biden team.’ Read one internal email from a Twitter employee just days before the 2020 election. That email included a list of several Twitter accounts that had criticized Joe Biden, the reply handled, we just checked. Now, those accounts remain suspended today. So, Twitter was permanently censoring users at the request of the DNC and the Biden campaign.”

    Tucker Carlson also explained how the Hunter Biden laptop story was censored to prevent Donald Trump from being re-elected.

    “Twitter and its many allies and the rest of the media claimed that the New York Post story violated the hacked materials policy that Twitter had on its books,” Tucker added. “But internally at Twitter, everyone understood that was just a pretext. The laptop had not been hacked, and it wasn’t of Russian origin. And by the way, as of right now, it’s 8:04 Eastern time, there is no evidence in this ongoing thread from Matt Taibi that Twitter had received confirmation from the US government even that the laptop was fake or from Russia, they just made it up.”

    “According to Taibi, one official admitted that hacking was the excuse,” Tucker said. “But within a few hours, pretty much everyone at Twitter realized that wasn’t going to hold, but no one had the guts to reverse it. One communications official at Twitter, Trenton Kennedy, wrote this quote, ‘I’m struggling to understand the policy basis for marking this. The laptop story is unsafe. Twitter’s former head of trust and safety, Yoel Roth, explained that Twitter had to censor the story so that Donald Trump would not be reelected president.”

    This is election interference of the highest order. For a political party that claims to be about “democracy,” the Democratic Party might be the most undemocratic one in U.S. history.

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    Twitter Files Confirm: Hunter Biden Laptop Story Was Censored ‘So That Donald Trump Would Not Be Reelected President’

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