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Musk: Twitter Counsel Fired Over Concerns About His Role in Information Suppression

Samizdat – 07.12.2022

Elon Musk said in a tweet that he had fired Twitter’s deputy general counsel over concerns about his role in information suppression under the previous management.

“In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today,” Musk said on Tuesday, referring to Jim Baker, who also served as former FBI general counsel.

Last week, journalist Matt Taibbi in collaboration with Musk published the so-called “Twitter Files” – Twitter’s internal communications to disclose links with political actors and with a focus on how the social network blocked stories related to Hunter Biden’s laptop in the lead-up to the 2020 US presidential election.

The published files alleged that the previous management of Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress reporting regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.

According to the Twitter Files published by Taibbi, Baker played a role in the discussion about whether the laptop story fell under Twitter’s “hacked materials” policy.

“I support the conclusion that we need more facts to assess whether the materials were hacked,” the documents published by Taibbi cited Baker as saying in one of the emails. “At this stage, however, it’s reasonable for us to assume that they may have been and that caution is warranted.”

Hunter Biden reportedly abandoned his laptop at Isaac’s repair shop in 2019, while his father, Joe Biden, was running to become US president. The contents of the laptop were later made public. Emails obtained by Western media from the laptop proved Russia’s claims that the US president’s son helped fund bioweapon research in Ukraine.

The Bidens have faced scrutiny and criticism from Republicans and others for their alleged misconduct in Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings, which came into the public spotlight following the release of the emails.


Read more about James Baker in an article by Jonathan Turley.

December 7, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. And yet fake Elon and his fake car in fake space still slurping Israeli dingus and censoring for the scumbag adl. Go figure

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    Comment by Larry | December 7, 2022 | Reply

  2. Congratulations to Elon Musk (for now), for appearing to clean up Twitter. It is interesting how standard certain “escape hatches” have become for criminals and all sorts of evil doers such as Jim Baker, Hillary, Fauci to invoke, when deposed or asked for their side of the story. They either feign amnesia or claim that details of evidence are absent and more research or investigation is necessary before anyone can draw a valid conclusion.
    The evidence and facts are all there and simple. Did Baker, as evidenced by his past correspondence, suppress data or didn’t he?

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    Comment by Peter | December 7, 2022 | Reply


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