Musk Reveals Twitter ‘Suppression’ Efforts On Biden Laptop Story

Musk drops new info on suppression of Biden laptop story
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 26: In this photo illustration, the Elon Musk’s Twitter account is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on April 26, 2022 in Paris, France. The U.S. multi-billionaire Elon Musk bought the social network Twitter on Monday April 25 for the sum of 44 billion dollars after two weeks of arm wrestling with the company's board of directors. (Photo illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Twitter swiftly blocked a posting days before the 2020 presidential elections about the contents of a laptop owned by then Democrat nominee Joe Biden.
  • Musk retweeted a thread from independent journalist Matt Taibbi, who slowly rolled out information from the so-called “Twitter files.
  • The thread appeared to show Twitter considered requests from political groups to suppress material.
  • Musk, the new Twitter owner, vowed late Friday after to reveal new information, which didn’t start to emerge until at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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