Musk “Twitter intervened in the U.S. presidential election…”The document disclosure of the evidence.”
A document containing Twitter’s involvement in the 2020 U.S. presidential election has been released. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Elon Musk previously stressed on his Twitter account, “We will release a private Twitter file containing evidence that suppressed freedom of expression on Twitter,” adding, “The people deserve to know what really happened.”
According to CNN on the 3rd (local time), Matt Tybee, a reporter specializing in exploration and reporting, released the file during the 2020 presidential election through a tweet account. The source of the water was not disclosed.
CNN explained, “Twitter temporarily blocked the New York Post account in 2020,” adding, “The released document allows us to see how Twitter’s internal employees struggled with this problem.”
In October 2020, a month before the U.S. presidential election, Twitter caused internal division over the New York Post article. At the time, the New York Post reported, “Candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter were involved in corrupt businesses in Ukraine and China.” In response, Twitter blocked the New York Post URL for 16 days.
At first, the New York Post said it was inappropriate because it obtained and reported the hacked data, and later cited the reason that Trump’s lawyer provided the source.
In response, Matt Tybee said, “It was decided at the level of Twitter’s top executives that blocked unfavorable news about Biden,” adding, “It was led by Vizia Gadget, the top legal and strategic officer.” However, he added that he did not know Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO at the time.
In the meantime, Tybee added, “Twitter executives knew that there would be a backlash if they blocked the New York Post article.” Since then, when the New York Times and others have poured out follow-up reports, collective opposition has erupted around the Republican Party. As the situation grew, Jack Dorsey apologized directly, saying, “It was wrong to block the URL directly.”
Musk immediately fired Vizia Gadget after taking over Twitter.
In addition, internal documents showed that both Democrats and Republicans routinely approached Twitter ahead of the presidential election and asked to delete tweets attacking his camp. “One executive even sent a message to another executive saying it was something to be reviewed by the Biden team,” Tybee said. In addition, Democrats reportedly had more tweet accounts and sent more protests than Republicans.
In addition, Musk claimed that Twitter intervened in overseas presidential elections.
“I think Twitter may have preferred left-wing candidates in Brazil’s presidential election this year,” he said through a tweet account. Musk took over Twitter on October 27, days before Brazil’s presidential runoff.
Asked about the possibility that the presidential election may have been manipulated by management just before, Musk replied, “I’ve seen a lot of tweets that are concerned about the Brazilian presidential election recently.”
President Luiz Inacio Lula won 50.9 percent of the vote in the October 30 runoff, beating President Jair Bolsonaro, who won 49.1 percent of the vote, to become Brazil’s new president. Before the presidential election, Twitter Brazil removed many of President Bolsonaro’s supporters, including far-right politicians, from Twitter, and Musk said he would “investigate.”