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White House slams Musk's 'Twitter Files' on Hunter Biden as distraction from hate speech on platform

Added 12-05-22 06:03:02pm EST - “The White House on Monday slammed Twitter owner Elon Musk's release of internal documents detailing the company's suppression of news reports in 2020 about Hunter Biden's embarrassing and potentially illegal conduct as a distraction…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “White House slams Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ on Hunter Biden as distraction from hate speech on platform”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The White House on Monday slammed Twitter owner Elon Musk’s release of internal documents detailing the company’s suppression of news reports in 2020 about Hunter Biden’s embarrassing and potentially illegal conduct as a distraction “full of old news.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre accused the billionaire free-speech advocate of attempting to draw attention away from a rise in hate speech that she claims has flooded the platform since Mr. Musk took over Twitter in October.

“We see this as an interesting coincidence … that Twitter would so haphazardly push this distraction that is full of old news, if you think about it,” she said. “And at the same time, Twitter is facing very real and very serious questions about the rising volume of anger, hate and anti-Semitism on their platform, and how they’re letting it happen.”

Last week, Mr. Musk began releasing a deluge of internal company documents showing what led Twitter to suppress posts sharing the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop just weeks before the 2020 presidential election.

The “Twitter Files,” unveiled in a lengthy thread by independent journalist Matt Taibbi, portrayed how Twitter went to extraordinary lengths to censor the laptop story, labeling it “unsafe” and blocking users from sharing links to the story via direct message.

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