Due to the overwhelming response, Twitter has deleted the now-famous October 2020 message that predicted financial trouble for Hunter Biden.
Former Twitter head of site integrity claims the FBI met weekly to discuss the threat of “hack and leak actions” by “state actors” like Hunter Biden before the 2020 election.
The New York Post found the bombshell piece outlining Hunter Biden’s business dealings on his laptop and promptly had it erased from the October 2020 archives. As it included “hacked materials,” Twitter removed it. His computer had been in FBI custody for almost a year at that point.
During his testimony before the Federal Election Commission on December 21, 2020, former Twitter head of site integrity Yoel Roth said, “I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter.”
Roth claims that Hunter Biden tried to break into a restricted area of a computer system in order to reveal sensitive data.
The Facebook CEO made this comment in August during a podcast interview with Joe Rogan. The FBI’s warning about “Russian propaganda” on Facebook before the 2020 election “matched the pattern” of the complaint made by Hunter Biden, according to him.
In the months preceding the 2020 presidential election, Facebook also removed the Hunter Biden article.
Elvis Chan, a supervisory special agent of the FBI, spoke to a sizeable audience. On Tuesday, Chan testified against the Biden administration and claimed that he arranged a meeting between Twitter and seven FBI agents in San Francisco prior to the 2020 election. He also held parties often and invited his Facebook pals.
To prevent the dissemination of “unpopular voices, ideas, and facts” online, Republican attorneys general in Missouri and Louisiana have filed an action against the federal government and internet service providers.
Twitter’s data was threatened to be “hacked and revealed,” in Chan’s words, by the FBI. Regardless, he needed to remember if Hunter Biden had been discussed.
After new Twitter CEO Elon Musk claimed that the removal of the Hunter Biden tweet was due to “election tampering,” the FBI issued a warning to the media.
“It would set a new standard for political engagement if Twitter caved to the demands of one political party and censored content that presented alternative viewpoints on a crucial subject days before a major election. Much of the current discussion has concentrated on the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and there are some uncanny parallels between what is occurring on Twitter and a revolution against the DNC. It was, in a word, completely crazy.” Musk made the proclamation on Saturday during a live Q&A session on Twitter Spaces.
When Musk gave Hunter Biden access to his data, substack writer Matt Taibbi found a thread with images showing Twitter workers banning, censoring, or muting everyone who had posted on Biden’s laptop.
According to research prepared by Covington & Burling for the FEC, in 2020, law enforcement “had warned Twitter to be cautious about likely ‘hack-and-leak operations’ committed by malevolent state actors.” In order to “proliferate results tied to political campaigns,” the threat actors “may hack into” the victims’ electronic communications.
The FBI has arrested Hunter Biden for his role as the company’s hacker and leaker.