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Elon Musk vows ‘more smoking guns’ to be revealed by Twitter after Hunter Biden bombshell

One day after Twitter’s new CEO Elon Musk and journalist Matt Taibbi released a bombshell report on political censorship at Twitter, Musk said that there are “more smoking guns” he plans to reveal in the future.

He said he hopes that by showing how Twitter worked to suppress information — like it did with The Post’s expose on Hunter Biden’s laptop in 2020 — it will force mainstream media to be more committed to the truth.

“We’re just gonna put all the information out there try to get a clean slate we will be iteratively better and it will force other media companies to also be more truthful or else they’ll lose their readership,” Musk said in a live Twitter Space Question and Answer session, which tens of thousands of users tuned into.

On Friday, Taibbi published a shocking collection of internal communications revealing that Democrat insiders communicated with Twitter to suppress The Post’s coverage of Hunter Biden’s laptop ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Musk said Saturday that he believes there are “more smoking guns” at Twitter he wants to share with the public — but said it’s not clear when the information will be released.

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“We’re just gonna put all the information out there try to get a clean slate,” Elon Musk noted.
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However, he noted that he has “not been poring over the Twitter files personally,” he said, instead leaving that to Taibbi and journalist Bari Weiss.

Despite not reviewing the documents themselves, Musk said it appears there were “a very different standard applied to Republican candidates in the US versus a Democrat candidates,” on Twitter.

“I’m not saying this is definitely the case. There appears to have been a double standard where Democrats were not censored … and Republicans were and it was and I think this is frankly obvious to anyone who uses Twitter.

“It’s frankly the the behavior that is to be expected from an organization that is that is based in San Francisco which is far left,” he said, noting that political contributions from Twitter were over 99% Democrat. 

“Well, what kind of viewpoint would you expect people to have then? It’s the behavior you would expect from a company that is essentially a distillation of San Francisco politics.”

Twitter’s former chief censor Vijaya Gadde will come under Judiciary Committee scrutiny when Republicans take control of the House in January — as fallout from the first installment of Musk’s findings of political favoritism and censorship at Twitter continues to mount.

Matt Taibbi

“We’re tracking Vijaya Gadde’s role in the suppression of the New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s laptop,” a committee spokesperson told The Post on Saturday. “We absolutely plan to investigate this more. Stay tuned.”

Gadde, 48, Twitter’s former head of legal, policy, and trust, played a “key role” in suppressing The Post’s Hunter Biden coverage, Taibbi wrote after his review of the social media company’s internal communications for a report he called “The Twitter Files.”

The ex-exec, who also played an instrumental role in the company’s decision to ban former President Trump from the platform, was fired by Musk in October shortly after he purchased the company for $44 billion.

Gadde — who landed an influential administration post in an advisory committee to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency while still a Twitter employee — reportedly earned $17 million in 2021.

Musk reveled in the traffic that Taibbi’s Friday document drop was generating for his newly acquired site.

“Twitter servers are running at Warp 9!!” he exulted early Saturday.

Musk has insisted full disclosure is needed on Twitter’s controversial choice to block The Post’s bombshell report about Hunter Biden ahead of the 2020 election.

Taibbi’s report revealed that a small group of top-level execs chose to label The Post’s story about the son of then-candidate Joe Biden as “hacked material” without any evidence — and repeatedly bowed to Democrats’ demands to excise all discussion of the explosive report from the site.

According to Taibbi, the social media company “took extraordinary steps to suppress” the laptop story, removing links to the expose shared by users and posting warnings that it may be “unsafe.” 

Musk, 51, the world’s richest man, purchased Twitter last month in order to transform it into a haven for free speech.

Musk has insisted full disclosure is needed on the company’s controversial choice to block The Post’s bombshell report about President Biden’s son ahead of the 2020 election — and has been teasing the release of the internal files for days.

After Musk’s blockbuster takeover of Twitter, its top advertisers fled the site, devastating the company’s revenue. On Saturday, Musk confirmed that Apple — the platform’s historically and presently biggest advertiser — had returned, among others.

“I think we’re starting to see a lot of other advertisers also resume their spending,” Musk said in the Twitter Space Q&A. “I think that the problem is that they would read all these stories in the media and then think that they were true and they’re not true.”

Musk said advertisers are returning as “it’s becoming clear that the media stories about Twitter being some sort of, like, right wing hellscape, which it absolutely isn’t,” are unfounded, adding that he’s “cautiously optimistic about the future” of the company.

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