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December 02, 2022

"The Twitter Files" Is Being Tweeted Out One Tweet at a Time by Matt Taibbi

Elon's offer to have me work all Friday night is declined.

But here's the link.


Sounds like a bust and/or cover-up:

Although 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. In fact, that might have been the problem...

The decision was made at the highest levels of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, with former head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde playing a key role.

"They just freelanced it," is how one former employee characterized the decision. "Hacking was the excuse, but within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that wasn't going to hold. But no one had the guts to reverse it."

"Mistakes were made." "Protocols let us down."

The FBI, which already had the laptop and knew it was real and likely to leak, already told Twitter to expect Russian hack and "dumps," to prepare them to take just this action. They didn't have to specifically tell them to suppress the laptop -- they'd already prepared the battlespace.

This is bullshit. I'm disgusted and done.

>>>Ace: your take is the blame is being placed on Twitter and not the police state apparatus?

Yes, the FBI is being excused, and it's being claimed that there was just a breakdown at Twitter, rather than deliberate suppression.

James Baker, General Counsel at twitter, is a former FBI lawyer who himself was disgraced for his role in Russiagate!

He lied about the FISA warrant and helped cover up the fraud perpetrated on the court.

And here he is at Twitter advising them to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story!

Nothing to see here, folks!

From Dr. T: NetChoice, an industry lobbying group, said they quizzed a panel of 9 Republicans and three Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, and said, based on that poll, that Twitter had better damn censor the Hunter Biden laptop story unless they wanted Congress to regulate them:

34. NetChoice lets Twitter know a "blood bath" awaits in upcoming Hill hearings, with members saying it's a "tipping point," complaining tech has "grown so big that they can't even regulate themselves, so government may need to intervene."

35. Szabo reports to Twitter that some Hill figures are characterizing the laptop story as "tech's Access Hollywood moment": ("it's tech's Access Hollywood moment and it has no Hillary to hide behind." Others were more blunt: "tech is screwed and rightfully so.")

How many times have I stated that an illegal-but-tolerated monopoly is the government's plaything?

BTW -- who were the nine Republican staffers demanding that Twitter censor the Hunter Biden laptop story?

Or was that just a corrupt lie?

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