‘Twitter Files’: Why They Matter and What’s Next for Elon Musk

Elon Musk released bombshell news on Friday night over Twitter’s censorship of The New York Post’s October 2020 article about Hunter Biden.

Musk linked to a thread of tweets, being called “The Twitter Files,” curated by independent journalist Matt Taibbi on his Twitter account, writing “Here we go!!” with two popcorn emojis.

Taibbi’s thread revealed a series of communications within Twitter’s leadership at the time, and even involving government officials.

“‘They just freelanced it,’ is how one former employee characterized the decision” to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story,” Taibbi wrote.

“Hacking was the excuse, but within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that wasn’t going to hold. But no one had the guts to reverse it,” Taibbi wrote on Twitter.

Since many of the Twitter employees involved in the censorship are no longer with the social media platform, the question remains whether there will be accountability for the former employees’ actions.

Jake Denton, a research associate at The Heritage Foundation’s Tech Policy Center, joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss the significance of the “Twitter Files” and what to expect from Musk as he continues to lead as Twitter’s CEO. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of The Heritage Foundation.)

Listen to the podcast below:

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