‘It was a mistake’: Ex-Twitter safety chief FINALLY admits censoring Hunter Biden’s laptop story was a huge error – but claims it was because ‘we did not know what was true’

‘It was a mistake’: Ex-Twitter safety chief FINALLY admits censoring Hunter Biden’s laptop story was a huge error

Ex-Twitter safety chief FINALLY admits censoring Hunter Biden's laptop story was a huge

Yoel Roth (left), the former head of trust and safety at Twitter, said it was a mistake for the company to censor the 2020 Hunter Biden laptop story. Twitter deliberately prevented users from sharing links to a front-page newspaper article about Hunter Biden’s (right) private life and his controversial business ties to Ukraine in the run-up to the 2020 election between Biden’s father and Donald Trump. Speaking at an interview with journalist Kara Swisher, Roth said:  ‘We didn’t know what to believe, we didn’t know what was true, there was smoke-and ultimately for me, it didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing this content from Twitter. But it set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 hack and leak campaign alarm bells.’

  • Yoel Roth, the former head of trust and safety at Twitter, said it was a mistake for the company to censor the 2020 Hunter Biden laptop story 
  • The story revealed Hunter’s private life and  controversial business ties to Ukraine in the run-up to his father’s presidential race against Donald Trump
  • Roth said the story set off ‘hack and leak’ alarms, but he did not believe it should have ever been censored 
  • He said the uncertainty over the story was ultimately what led to it being suppressed for 24 hours, a decision slammed by new Chief Twit Elon Musk 
  • Musk has vowed to release files detailing the company’s decision to censor the story as Roth and former CEO Jack Dorsey appear to have passed the buck

The former head of trust and safety at Twitter admitted that the company made a mistake when censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Yoel Roth, who resigned earlier in November following Musk’s $44 billion takeover, said the authenticity of the New York Post’s laptop story was difficult for the social media company to verify, and it was quickly censored in October 2020.

Twitter deliberately prevented users from sharing links to a front-page newspaper article about Hunter Biden’s private life and his controversial business ties to Ukraine in the run-up to the 2020 election between Biden’s father and Donald Trump.

Speaking at an interview with journalist Kara Swisher, Roth said:  ‘We didn’t know what to believe, we didn’t know what was true, there was smoke—and ultimately for me, it didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing this content from Twitter.’

‘But it set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 hack and leak campaign alarm bells. Everything about it looked like a hack and leak.’

Roth’s comments come as Musk is set to release files on Twitter’s ‘free speech suppression,’ which is expected to include details on the censorship of the laptop story.

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