Twitter on Friday released internal emails showing the company’s response to a New York Post report about Hunter Biden’s laptop, CNN reports.
Twitter owner Elon Musk spent days teasing the release of the files, which he suggested would show the company’s interference in the 2020 election.
Musk pointed users to a Twitter thread by reporter Matt Taibbi, which included emails showing what was already publicly known about the matter.
Taibbi’s thread showed that Twitter employees worried the leaked laptop files may have been a hacking operation. It showed various Twitter officials discussing whether to restrict access to the article.
Musk tweeted on Friday that Twitter acted “under orders from the government.”
But Taibbi himself wrote that “there is no evidence - that I’ve seen - of any government involvement in the laptop story.”
One email in the thread showed Twitter responding to a request from President Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign to have several posts removed.
“Of the links to five since-deleted tweets that were shared in a screenshot by Taibbi, four had archives available online. All four of the available archives depicted nude photos and videos of the president's son that had been leaked after he allegedly left his laptop at a Delaware repair shop,” Insider reported.
Twitter’s policies explicitly ban "images or videos that are taken in an intimate setting and not intended for public distribution."
Musk teases more:
Musk said Saturday that there will be “more smoking guns” released in the coming days.
"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.
He claimed that it appeared that there was "a very different standard applied to Republican candidates in the U.S. versus Democrat candidates."
"It’s frankly the behavior that is to be expected from an organization that is based in San Francisco which is far left," he added.