The Democratic Party has kept a tight grip on the social network, the former NYU professor says
The release of Twitter files on the blocking of the Hunter Biden laptop story exposes the extent of the company’s ties to the US Democratic Party and its role in election meddling, author and former liberal studies professor at New York University, Michael Rectenwald, has told RT.
“We knew this, but it’s really official now. Twitter has been operating as a Democratic Party organ, essentially with Democratic operatives running the company before Elon Musk took over, and maybe, a little bit now as well,” Rectenwald said.
Journalist Matt Taibbi published internal correspondence between former high-ranking Twitter staffers on Friday, which suggests they had concerns about the decision to bar users from sharing a 2020 New York Post story about the contents of the laptop belonging to Hunter Biden, the son of the then-presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Twitter suspended the newspaper’s account three weeks before the presidential election for violating its “hacked materials” policy. But according to the sources cited by Taibbi, that would normally first require concrete evidence or an alert from law enforcement. Twitter’s official policies say that it relies on “a range of evidence,” including police reports and “other credible publicly-available information,” to determine if a hack has taken place.