We now know that the FBI interfered with the 2020 election by lying to tech giants about the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Not only Twitter but also Facebook and many others were on the receiving end of these FBI lies. (Related: The Department of Homeland Security [DHS] also colluded with Twitter and Facebook to silence free speech.)
Hunter's laptop came to the forefront of the news cycle on Oct. 14, 2020, when the New York Post published an article about it called "Smoking-Gun Email Reveals How Hunter Biden Introduced Ukrainian Businessman to VP Dad." As its title implies, those emails proved that Hunter and his criminal father Joe were engaged in deep state treason.
Emails, text messages, and video footage recovered from the hard drive of Hunter's laptop fully indict the fake president's son, as well as the fake president himself. And yet the FBI influenced Twitter and other social media platforms to censor it as "fake news."
Using its "hacked materials" policy as an excuse, Twitter systematically banned the Post story from being shared. It even suspended the official account for the Post as punishment.
Jim Baker, Twitter's then-Deputy General Counsel, along with Yoel Roth, Twitter's then-head of "Trust and Safety," both agreed that the Post article needed to be censored. Roth acknowledge that the situation was "emerging," but said "the facts remain unclear" – and that was that.
Baker agreed that "we need more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked," adding that "it is reasonable for us to assume they may have been and that caution is warranted."
"[T]here are some facts that indicate that the materials may have been hacked, while there are others indicating that the computer was either abandoned and / or the owner consented to allow the repair shop to access it for at least some purposes. We simply need more information," Baker further stated.
It turns out that none of the documents obtained from Hunter's laptop were hacked. Independent journalist Matt Taibbi discovered via the Twitter Files that neither Baker nor Roth had any substantive evidence in their possession to suggest that the "facts" obtained from Hunter's laptop were hacked.
Though "several sources recalled hearing about a 'general' warning from federal law enforcement that summer about possible foreign hacks, there's no evidence – that I've seen – of any government involvement in the laptop story," Taibbi further clarified.
The driving force behind the "hacked" narrative was the FBI, which issued a warning to Twitter and others that the Hunter laptop story and its revelations were a "threat." This prompted them to immediately obey and censor the story.
"By this point, the federal government had likewise primed the companies to censor such supposed malign interference in our elections, which again is exactly what Twitter and Facebook did when the story broke," adds Margot Cleveland, writing for The Federalist.
It turns out that Roth admitted to all this in a Dec. 21, 2020, letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), which was accompanied by a signed declaration from Roth. Roth wrote that "since 2018 he 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."
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