This “mistake” was deliberate. They knew at the time there was no basis for suppressing the story.
But once the censors have created a culture of censorship, they’ll censor anything they vaguely don’t “like” and trust that they can retroactively come up with a justification for doing so later.
Roth, under oath, made an attempt at a mea culpa, admitting Twitter’s decision to censor The New York Post’s bombshell stories on Hunter’s laptop was a “mistake.””At first glance, bore a lot of similarities to the 2016 Russian hack-and-leak operation targeting the DNC,” Roth testified. “And in that moment, with limited information, Twitter made a mistake,” he added, even though the Twitter Files showed a seeming willingness to construct a narrative to justify its decision to censor coverage of Hunter’s laptop. “Under the Distribution of Hacked Material policy, the company decided to prevent links to The New York Post’s stories about the laptop from being shared across the service,” Roth added, reiterating the outcome of its “mistake.”
Spence Brown points out that Twitter knew the laptop wasn’t “hacked materials,” as they claimed, within hours — but kept the ban on the story on, trying to brainstorm reasons for continuing a ban they knew was a mistake.
Former FBI lawyer James Baker suggested they just keep banning the story for whatever reason.
Is that a “mistake,” or is that a concerted effort to concoct a story to support their suppression of a relevant news story because its damaging to the Biden family?During a back-and-forth with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Roth later couldn’t come up with a policy that the Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop violated — nor an allegedly required government finding that the laptop was the result of a hack — to meet Twitter’s policy regarding hacked materials.
WATCH: The House Oversight Committee holds a hearing into how Big Tech censored the Hunter Biden Laptop story – Former Twitter exec says they "made a mistake" in blocking the story. @PeteSessions joins.
"The bottom line to this is, it was hidden until they were caught." pic.twitter.com/qBD0IIT1F1
— America Reports (@AmericaRpts) February 8, 2023
Former Twitter exec Yoel Roth admits the @nypost’s Hunter Biden’s laptop story didn’t violate any of Twitter’s policies.
Yet Twitter censored the story anyway.
@RepAndyBiggsAZ calls out this election interference. pic.twitter.com/zGryHVeWpo
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) February 8, 2023
Rep. @Jim_Jordan grills Yoel Roth on the Hunter Biden laptop story: "I think you guys wanted to take it down. I think you guys got played by the FBI." pic.twitter.com/9jqZpiApSL
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) February 8, 2023
Roth admits he called the Trump Administration’s staff “actual Nazis in the White House” on Twitter — but Twitter’s top lawyer and pro-censorship bitch never demanded the removal of that misinformation.
Only some misinformation is bad. Misinformation that excites Democrats gets them to vote for leftwing Marxist policies, which is a good thing, so that’s not misinformation at all.
I know Nancy Mace is a RINO but this is worth the watch:
.@RepNancyMace: You're not a doctor, right?
Gadde: No I'm not.
Mace: What makes you think you or anyone else at Twitter have the medical expertise to censor actual, accurate CDC data?
Gadde: I'm not familiar with these particular situations.
Mace: Yeah, I'm sure you're not. pic.twitter.com/GJaoVwAoGu
— MRCTV (@mrctv) February 8, 2023
AOC defends the decision to suppress a true story, and demands further censorship, particularly of LibsoTikTok.
She brings up LibsoTikTok’s exposure of Boston Children’s Hospital for performing transgender surgery on minors. Note it’s been proven that the Children’s Hospital does perform masectomies on little girls — so AOC pretends the only dispute was whether they perform hysterectomies on children, too. Yoel Roth agrees with all of this.
Yeah, Twitter made a mistake; a mistake they were more than happy to make and glad as hell to have the FBI’s “warning” to fall back on.
AOC is your typical leftist liar. Not only was the Hunter laptop story not half false, it was TOTALLY TRUE. Not only was the material on that laptop not “Russian disinformation”, it was the opposite; PRO-Russian information that showed actual national security threats and risks, just like the Russians enjoy creating.
AOC thinks exposing the truth is a “bomb threat”. Yet, none on the left have a problem with BLM and ANTIFA peddling their violent incitement on any format available. In fact, in their view, that’s simply the way to conduct leftist business.
Watching the leftists panic over the light being shed on leftist/government censorship is a LOT like watching the roaches scurry when the lights are turned on.