WASHINGTON — Elon Musk promoted a series of tweets Friday that shows Twitter executives struggled with handling tweets surrounding a report on Hunter Biden's laptop before the 2020 presidential election as the company took steps to block it. .
The emails focus on the debate within Twitter whether censoring tweets promoting a 2020 New York Post story on Hunter Biden's laptop was the right call.
USA TODAY has since verified the contents of the reported tweets by the Biden campaign through open-access tools and found they were pornographic in nature or alluded to Hunter Biden's sexual activities.
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Since his $44 billion takeover of Twitter at the end of October, Musk has been trying to find a way to bring more money in.
Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives calls Taibbi’s Twitter thread a “Twitter circus show,” with Musk using his new ownership and his showmanship to create as much political noise as possible to drum up engagement on the platform which has foundered in recent years.
Jared Holt, resident fellow at the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab, wrote that it’s common practice for political campaigns to complain to social media companies and that Taibbi offered no evidence that Twitter gave the Biden campaign special treatment