Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the suppression of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story was “election interference,” which the FBI actively worked to suppress via slack channels on the platform.
During an interview on n CNBC’s “Last Call,” Host David Faber said:
“Let’s talk a bit about your tweets. It comes up a lot; even today, it came up. You know, in anticipation of this meeting. You do some tweets that seem to be, or at least give support to, what some call conspiracy theories.”
Musk said, “Well, yes, but I mean, honestly, you know, some of these conspiracy theories have turned out to be true.”
Faber said, “Which ones?”
Musk said, “Well, like the Hunter Biden laptop.”
Faber said, “That’s true.”
Musk said, “So, you know, that was a pretty big deal. There was Twitter, and others engaged in an act of suppression of information that was relevant to the public.”
“That’s a terrible thing that happened. That’s election interference,” Musk stated.
Musk previously said earlier this year that the internal communications released as part of his so-called “Twitter files” show government censorship, adding that Twitter acted “under orders from the government” when it suppressed the laptop story.
One of the Twitter executives involved in the decision to suppress the Hunter laptop story was former FBI lawyer James Baker.
Baker’ resigned’ from the FBI in 2018, then began working for Twitter in June 2020.
Baker advised Twitter execs to block access to the Hunter Biden laptop story, despite knowing the materials were not hacked.
Baker also interfered in the 2016 election while acting as a running dog for Hillary Clinton’s lawyer Michael Sussmann.
Baker has repeatedly defended the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, which we now know to be a complete fabrication following the Durham report.
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