Former President Donald Trump reacted to the release of “The Twitter Files” on Saturday by saying, “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”
Twitter CEO Elon Musk released internal company documents through journalist Matt Taibbi about the company’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story during the 2020 presidential election that showed that top officials at the company were in regular contact with Democrats and censored content that Democrats wanted removed.
Here we go!! 🍿🍿 https://t.co/eILK9f3bAm
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2022
Trump responded to the release of the files in a series of messages on Truth Social, writing late Friday night: “Wow! That’s a really big story about Twitter and various forms of government Fraud including, specifically, Election Fraud.”
“The same level of Fraud took place with the other Big Tech companies, if not even worse (if that’s possible?),” he continued. “We are living in a VERY CORRUPT COUNTRY &, AS THEY ARE SAYING ALL OVER THE INTERNET, ‘NOTHING WILL BE DONE ABOUT IT BECAUSE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT & FBI ARE TOTALLY CORRUPT.’ But they’ll keep investigating ‘boxes’ that were legally & openly taken from the W.H.”
Trump again commented on the matter Saturday morning, writing: “So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?”
“A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump declared. “Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!”
Trump, on Truth Social this morning. He is still arguing that either a) he be declared president, or b) there be a re-vote of the 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/qqhhMNlHhE
— Byron York (@ByronYork) December 3, 2022
The files released by Taibbi showed that Biden’s team flagged tweets for the platform to be removed.
In one instance, Twitter responded to a request to remove the tweets, “Handled these.”
9. Celebrities and unknowns alike could be removed or reviewed at the behest of a political party: pic.twitter.com/4uzkHnQ65E
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 2, 2022
When the New York Post released their explosive exposé on Hunter Biden’s laptop just weeks before the 2020 election, “Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be ‘unsafe,’” Taibbi said.
“They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography,” he continued.
Taibbi explained that Twitter used their “hacked materials” policy to justify their actions in stopping the story from being spread on the platform.
“Although several sources recalled hearing about a ‘general’ warning from federal law enforcement that summer about possible foreign hacks, there’s no evidence – that I’ve seen – of any government involvement in the laptop story. In fact, that might have been the problem,” he tweeted. “The decision was made at the highest levels of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, with former head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde playing a key role.”
23. The decision was made at the highest levels of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, with former head of legal, policy and trust Vijaya Gadde playing a key role.
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 3, 2022