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Former Twitter 'Safety' Chief Admits 'Mistake' in Censoring Hunter Laptop Story

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As America was preparing for the tumultuous and unprecedented fiasco that surrounded the 2020 election, the alternative media was abuzz with an incredible and extremely timely story about Hunter Biden, son of then-candidate Joe Biden, and an abandoned laptop of his that somehow made it into Rudy Giuliani’s possession.

On the device was the usual, crude Hunter stuff:  Cocaine, crack cocaine, prostitutes, and more cocaine.  But there were also some rather damning emails that appeared to shatter the false narrative that Poppa Joe was completely detached from Hunter’s surprising business successes.

And while this would certainly be a rather important piece of information for the American voter to have just before an election, the mainstream media and many social media companies simply refused to allow any discussion of it whatsoever.

Now, with new owner Elon Musk digging through Twitter’s internal dialogues that occurred during this time period, one of Twitter’s former “safety” chiefs is making a startling admission.

During a sit down with journalist Kara Swisher, ex-Twitter safety chief Yoel Roth said that despite concerns about the authenticity of the laptop story, it did not reach a point where he wanted to remove the content — which was later censored anyway. Initial reporting suggested that Roth blocked user access from the October 2020 story, but the former Twitter division lead said the decision was not up to him.

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“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,” Roth said. “But it set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 hack and leak campaign alarm bells.”

Roth repeatedly reiterated that despite Big Tech companies’ high-alert status and his personal feeling of responsibility to protect the “integrity of conversations” from foreign governments attempting to interfere in elections, it never rose to the level where he believed the story should be censored.

And then:

“But — so it was a mistake?” Swisher asked.

“In my opinion, yes,” he responded.

The news will come as no surprise to many on the right side of the aisle, who’ve been attempting to bring more attention to the “laptop from Hell” for months now.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.




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