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    ELON Musk has had a wild year so far, from buying Twitter to un-banning Kanye West on the social media site to banning him once again. Luckily, The U.S. Sun has been keeping tabs on Musk, and has compiled a list of his biggest moments this year, as reports surfaced of his financial situation. 3Elon Musk and Grimes are parentsCredit: Getty 3Musk is now the owner of TwitterCredit: Getty 3Errol Musk, the Dad of Elon, gave The U.S. Sun an interviewCredit: AFP MONEY TALKS Musk is ending 2022 with diminished personal capital, Axios reported. The outlet says this is a result of his purchase of Twitter. He also has 50 percent of his assets tied up in Tesla stock, which is down, and reportedly holds cryptocurrency, which has also plummeted. Axios noted that while Musk launched the company’s electric semi trucks, the company still faces stiff competition in the wake of his Twitter purchase. Read More on ElonBRAIN DAMAGE Inside chilling ‘Frankenstein’ monkey experiments as Musk urged to ban testsDAD BOT Elon Musk says he would put AI brain chip...
    The White House on Monday dismissed a release of Twitter emails showing internal discussions around suppressing stories about Hunter Biden's laptop as 'old news' and a distraction from the real issue of why the platform was not doing more to tackle hate speech. Conservatives have seized on the release, dubbed the 'Twitter files', as evidence that Democrats are in league with tech giants as they suppress unflattering stories. But Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre played down the impact of Elon Musk's decision to release the information. 'We see this as an interesting ... or a coincidence, if I may, that he would so haphazardly push this distraction that is so full of old news, if you think about it, and at the same time, Twitter is facing very real and very serious questions about the rising volume of anger, hate and antisemitism on their platform, and how they're letting it happen,' she said. 'And, you know, the president said last week, more leaders need to speak out and reject this. And it's very alarming and very dangerous.' White House Press Secretary...
    The "Twitter Files" released by Elon Musk failed to reveal any groundbreaking information about "free speech suppression" taking place on the social media platform as Musk had teased. Instead, Substack writer Matt Taibbi published a Twitter thread detailing the platform's decision to limit access to a New York Post article about the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop – some of which violated Twitter's revenge porn policy. Taibbi's thread showed internal communications from Twitter officials indicating they had received requests from Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign to review tweets posted to the platform. Taibbi shared a screenshot of five deleted tweets, four of which had archives available online that depicted nude photos and videos of the president's son. The contents of Hunter Biden's laptop had been leaked after he allegedly left his device at a Delaware repair shop. The posts show ongoing debates inside Twitter over whether the decision to block the Post story was the right call. In one message, Trenton Kennedy, a member of Twitter's communications team asked questions about why the story was being restricted. "I'm...
    Elon Musk declared that he is not ‘suicidal’ during another bizarre interview discussing potential retaliation for his ‘Twitter Files’ leaks. The Twitter CEO was quizzed on his personal safety during another Twitter Spaces appearance just 24 hours after released internal documents about the platform's decision to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story.  Tech guru Kim Dotcom asked the world's richest man if he had been having ‘suicidal thoughts’ out of the blue – something that shocked other participants of the chat. Musk, 51, replied: ‘I do not have any suicidal thoughts. If I committed suicide, it’s not real.’ The world's richest man completed his $44billion takeover of Twitter in October and said that he had faced a higher risk to his personal safety because of his actions at the company. He cut the workforce by around half in the first week of November when he officially took over, with 3,700 people losing their jobs. Musk claims that the chances of him being 'shot' is 'quite significant' following his controversial decisions
    Liz Cheney on Sunday hit back at former President Donald Trump's call to suspend the Constitution over his lie that the 2020 election was stolen - and laid down a challenge to his acolytes in the Republican Party. 'Donald Trump believes we should terminate "all rules, regulations and articles, even those found in the Constitution" to overturn the 2020 election,' she tweeted. 'That was his view on 1/6 and remains his view today.  'No honest person can now deny that Trump is an enemy of the Constitution.'  Cheney is one of Trump's loudest critics inside a Republican Party that shows signs of splitting over the former president's increasingly outlandish public statements. He has attracted criticism from senior Republicans over his decision to have dinner with Nick Fuentes, a notorious antisemite and white supremacist.  And on Saturday morning he triggered further outrage by taking to Truth Social to claim that a Twitter thread by journalist Matt Taibbi offered proof that the 2020 election was rigged. Rep. Liz Cheney, a high-profile critic of Donald Trump, hit out at the former president after...
    Twitter owner Elon Musk rebuked former President Donald Trump’s call to terminate the Constitution. “The Constitution is greater than any President. End of story,” he tweeted on Sunday. The Constitution is greater than any President. End of story. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 5, 2022 Following the publicizing of information that exposed Twitter’s effort to censor The New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story shortly before the 2020 election, Trump called for ending the document that laid the foundation of American democracy. “So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution. Our great “Founders” did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!” posted Trump on his social media site, Truth Social, on Saturday. The...
    After the release of the much-anticipated “Twitter Files,” several conservatives are lamenting what they call unfair censorship of voices on the Right while others say the report isn’t exactly the smoking gun they were hoping for. The Twitter Files is a collection of documents and internal communications from inside the company that details the behind-the-scenes decision-making of some of the social media platform’s top executives to suppress news stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop in 2020. Twitter CEO and billionaire Elon Musk has long teased the release of the report after taking control of the company in October as part of his pledge to increase transparency on the site. Musk teased the release of the files early Friday, announcing that journalist Matt Taibbi would be rolling out the report’s findings at 5 p.m. EST. However, Twitter users were left waiting in anticipation as Musk announced a delay because the company was “double-checking some facts.” ELON MUSK PUTS DNC ON NOTICE AS HE WARNS OF ‘SMOKING GUNS’ From left to right: Elon Musk and Hunter Biden....
    For nearly 15 years, Twitter and Congress have had a perfect symbiotic relationship. In the social media site, lawmakers found an unprecedented power to amplify themselves and their messages—which, in turn, forged Twitter into the country’s essential destination for news. It took just over a month of Elon Musk running Twitter for that happy union to begin unraveling. Since the Tesla CEO took over the platform in October, he has fired content moderators and safety specialists en masse, unbanned a number of accounts previously suspended for hateful or violent speech, and has solicitously courted a number of right-wing figures on his massively-followed account. Many conservative lawmakers, who previously were harsh critics of Twitter, have welcomed those changes as a victory for “free speech.” But Democratic lawmakers have been alarmed to watch Twitter deteriorate into what they see as a rhetorical Superfund site. The platform is quickly becoming so radioactive that some are wondering whether they want to participate in it at all. In the last week, The Daily Beast surveyed nearly a dozen Democratic lawmakers and staffers to ask...
    Elon Musk has shot down former President Donald Trump's calls for 'termination' of election rules in the US Constitution after the release of Musk's 'Twitter Files' relating to the cover-up of the Hunter Biden laptop story. The former president made the explosive statement in the early hours of Saturday after Elon Musk claimed to reveal proof that Twitter - which he recently acquired for $44 billion - worked in tandem with Democrats to tip the scales in the 2020 election.  Just before 8am on Saturday morning, Trump took to Truth Social to assert that Musk's exposé, published by journalist Matt Taibbi, proved 2020 was 'fraudulent' and called to strip current election laws from the US Constitution. 'So, with the revelation of MASSIVE & WIDESPREAD FRAUD & DECEPTION in working closely with Big Tech Companies, the DNC, & the Democrat Party, do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?' the ex-president fumed.   When reports started to circulate about Trump's claims, Twitter CEO Musk responded in a tweet: 'The Constitution...
    SpaceX founder and newly minted Twitter owner Elon Musk has claimed the risk of his assassination is 'quite significant.' The claim came during a two-hour Twitter Spaces chat over the weekend, during which the richest man on earth said he would definitely not 'be doing any open-air car parades, let me put it that way.' 'Frankly the risk of something bad happening to me, or even literally being shot, is quite significant,' he added.  'It’s not that hard to kill somebody if you wanted to, so hopefully they don’t, and fate smiles upon the situation with me and it does not happen … There’s definitely some risk there.' Musk has signaled that his takeover of Twitter will usher in a new era for the social media platform, during which political voices will not be silenced and free speech will be the highest priority Musk recently revealed that he has given two journalists unfettered access to the complete treasure trove of Twitter's internal corporate communications that will allow the public to better understand how the company operated during its most controversial...
    Brandon Magnus/Getty Images Anti-Semitism-spouting entertainer/entrepreneur Kanye West surfaced on social media Sunday night to post a bizarre rant about Elon Musk and former President Barack Obama. How we got here: On Thursday, West appeared to reach rock bottom in his descent into anti-Semitism when he performed essentially an extended infomercial for Hitler on Alex Jones’s show. That descent continued hours later when West posted an image of the swastika photoshopped inside of the Star of David on Twitter Thursday night. Musk replied to West that an unflattering tweet about himself was “fine,” but said of the Swastika post “This is not.” “I tried my best. Despite that, he again violated our rule against incitement to violence. Account will be suspended,” Musk announced. “Just clarifying that his account is being suspended for incitement to violence, not an unflattering pic of me being hosed by Ari.” “Frankly, I found those pics to be helpful motivation to lose weight!” he added. But on Sunday, West popped his virtual head up on his Instagram account to, in a reminder of just how unwell he is, accuse Musk...
    SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images First Son Hunter Biden blew off the White House press pool’s questions about Republican investigations and Twitter CEO Elon Musk at the White House ahead of the Kennedy Center Honors. The president gave a speech in the East Room of the White House at the annual WH reception for the honorees. Those honorees included actor George Clooney, singer-songwriter Amy Grant; legendary soul singer Gladys Knight, composer, conductor, and educator Tania León, and Irish rock band U2, comprised of band members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. But there were many other luminaries in attendance, including the president’s son — who, according to pool reporter Jeff Earle of MailOnline, didn’t respond when the press pool asked him questions at the event because he was seated near them with his wife Melissa Cohen: Potus wrapped around 5:10 after some more remarks about Ireland. Honorees left through the same west door from where they entered. Pool had a chance to ask Hunter a question (he was seated near the back with Melissa Cohen). He smiled and walked away to two simultaneous questions about GOP investigations and...
    Elon Musk has suggested that disgraced crypto exchange billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried donated more than $1billion to Democrats before FTX's collapse. Musk's allegation, if true, would mean SBF donated significantly more than the initially reported $40million figure to Democratic politicians, ahead of his business's total meltdown. On Friday, healthcare tech startup CEO Will Mandis tweeted: 'SBF donating $40m to not go to jail for stealing $10b+ is one of the highest ROI trades of all time,' referring to the known number in donations to Democratic politicians.  Musk then weighed and responded, 'That’s just the publicly disclosed number. His actual support of Dem elections is probably over $1B. The money went somewhere, so where did it go?' Prior to the implosion of FTX late last month - which is largely being blamed on the questionable sharing of funds between FTX and crypto trading firm Alameda Research - SBF had a close relationship with the party in power in Washington, DC. He has testified before Congress, met with lawmakers and regulators and donated heavily to left-of-center media operations, which has led to the observation...
    A former high school student who found himself at the center of controversy after he kept smiling while standing face-to-face with a Native American man while wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat wants Twitter CEO Elon Musk to release files related to death threats that were made against him.  In a tweet on Sunday, Nicholas Sandmann, now 20, questioned whether there were any 'hidden Twitter files' on the death threats he received following the incident in 2019.  'As I'm watching this all play out, I'm wondering if @elonmusk has any hidden twitter files relating to what went on here,' Sandmann said on Twitter Sunday. 'Let's be clear: under the watch of @vijaya they allowed these illegal threats when I was 16 years old.' Sandmann included screenshots in the tweet of verified Twitter accounts calling on people to burn down his high school and throw 'MAGA kids' into a wood chipper. The post comes after Musk released 'Twitter Files,' which is a collection of messages between Twitter employees about the platform's suppression of the infamous New York Post story about Hunter Biden's...
    The computer shop owner who alerted feds of incriminating content on Hunter Biden's laptop in 2020 says he's 'not surprised' The New York Times has yet to report the story - despite recent revelations aired by Elon Musk in his so-called 'Twitter files.' John Paul Mac Isaac delivered the comment to DailyMail.com in an interview Sunday, two days after Musk published a trove of emails that looked to show Twitter execs attempting to suppress reporting on the story in the run up to the 2020 election - at the behest of the Biden campaign. The barrage of tweets, tauntingly titled the 'Twitter Files', saw the site's new CEO accuse his predecessors of engaging in collusion with Biden's team - publishing internal emails from the company that supported those claims. At the time, The Times refused to report on the scandal, calling the claims 'unsubstantiated' - a stance it has since maintained even after's Musk's massive evidence dump.  On Saturday, Musk blasted paper for its refusal to cover the ongoing firestorm, branding it an 'unregistered lobbying firm for far-left politicians.' Now, Mac Isaac, the owner of the since-shuttered...
    The Biden White House blasted Donald Trump on Saturday after he called for the 'termination' of the US Constitution. On Sunday, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday that he 'absolutely' disavows Trump's calls and suggested the explosive comments could have a negative impact on his 2024 presidential campaign. The former president made the explosive statement in the early hours of Saturday after Elon Musk claimed to reveal proof that Twitter - which he recently acquired for $44 billion - worked in tandem with Democrats to tip the scales in the 2020 election. It was centered around correspondences mainly between top employees at Twitter about the site's suppression of the infamous New York Post story about Hunter Biden's laptop that was published in October 2020. Trump responded with a long tirade on his Truth Social app, calling for a complete overhaul of the United States electoral system and suspension of Constitutional rules. Deputy White House Press Secretary Andrew Bates swiftly rebuked Trump in a searing statement: 'Attacking the Constitution and all it stands for is anathema to the...
    Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson claimed on Sunday that Elon Musk's Twitter exposé of the platform's handling of Hunter Biden's laptop is 'part of a much larger story' on censorship. Johnson along with Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley had been investigating foreign business deals made by President Joe Biden's son that had been brought to light by a New York Post story published in October 2020.  The story's reach was quickly limited on Twitter and Facebook over fears that it could have been the product of hacking or a Russian disinformation attempt. But Republicans have accused Twitter of being motivated by political bias by suppressing a story that was harmful to the Biden campaign just weeks before his White House victory. 'Listen, I appreciate what Mr. Musk is doing here. It's certainly revealing an awful lot about that particular censorship. But you know... Senator Grassley and my investigation, Hunter Biden was hampered really, as soon as it started,' Johnson told Fox News' Sunday Morning Futures. Musk's promoted exposé, published by journalist Matt Taibbi, centered around correspondences mainly between top employees...
    Elon Musk has slammed journalists who are criticizing Matt Taibbi for releasing documents about Twitter's suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story. In a Twitter Spaces call on Saturday, the 51-year-old billionaire said reporters who are smearing Taibbi for revealing how the social media giant took down tweets about Biden's laptop should 'look in the mirror' and confront their own deceitfulness to 'the American people,' saying they were 'not being truthful' about the story. Taibbi, 52, has faced backlash from journalists — primarily from MSNBC — trashing his ethics and standards since his exposé revealing how Twitter executives were urged by Biden staff to delete tweets relating to the damaging contents of Hunter Biden's laptop. Many of the tweets disparaging the American author repeated the same themes, claiming he was just doing public relations for the world's richest man and did not understand limitations to the First Amendment, Mediaite reports.   But in his Twitter Spaces call on Saturday, Musk said he has 'read hardly any of the Twitter files' as he is focused on 'just getting Twitter healthy.' Instead, Musk...
    The FBI met with representatives from the top social media companies on a weekly basis in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, it was reported on Saturday. Agent Elvis Chan reportedly made the revelation during a sworn deposition for a Republican-led case against the Biden administration charging alleged social media 'censorship,' according to Fox News. The GOP Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana are accusing White House officials of colluding with Big Tech on removing unfavorable coverage 'under the guise of combating misinformation.'  It comes amid fallout from the Elon Musk-promoted Twitter 'exposé' that was apparently meant to show proof that the platform - which he recently acquired for $44 billion - worked in tandem with Democrats to tip the scales in the 2020 election. It was centered around correspondences mainly between top employees at Twitter about the site's suppression of the infamous New York Post story about Hunter Biden's laptop that was published in October 2020. But while Donald Trump and many of his allies cried foul in response to the so-called 'Twitter files,' others in his camp...
    Fox News’ Will Cain seemed to pump the brakes on the Hunter Biden hype train by noting that a “smoking gun” implicating any government officials has yet to be revealed in Elon Musk’s Twitter files. On Sunday, Cain and his Fox & Friends colleagues spoke to John Paul Mac Isaac — the former Delaware computer shop owned who turned over Hunter Biden’s laptop — about Musk’s endeavor to reveal the full details behind Twitter’s attempt to suppress the Biden laptop controversy of 2020. As Isaac spoke about what he experienced after5 he brought the laptop to the FBI’s attention, Cain asked him a number of questions — and presented a number of observations — about Musk’s material. “As much as we’ve seen from what Elon released about the coordination between the government and Twitter, there isn’t necessarily a smoking gun to your case,” Cain said. “In other words, we don’t have the government official saying ‘Spike that.’ Do you think that probably exists? Do you expect that somewhere and is yet to be seen? We see a Twitter that is...
    CHILLING experiments on monkeys aimed at developing brain implant technology should be stopped, animal rights campaigners have said. The call comes in the wake of Elon Musk showcasing mind control technology developed by his Neuralink company, which has used monkeys in its development. 6Brain implant firm Neuralink released footage of a monkey playing Pong with its mindCredit: neuralink 6A Neuralink video shows the brain chip appearing to control a computer from the monkey's mindCredit: Neurolink Neuralink's brain chips were implanted in the monkeys' heads to see if they could control technology with their thoughts. The technology has already shocked the world after tests showed a monkey playing video game pong with its thoughts. But the experiments allegedly left 15 out of 23 of them dead and have also been allegations about the suffering caused to monkeys. including that one chewed its fingers off. Images from separate but similar experiments show monkeys having holes drilled into their heads for electrodes to be placed in their brains. Animal rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have now called for Elon Musk to...
    by Peter Roff   Late Friday, Matt Taibbi used the Twitter platform to publish numerous tweets devoted to the site’s internal deliberations regarding the Hunter Biden laptop story that most major media suppressed during the 2020 election. The story, which is what it was, is based on documents obtained from the platform’s new owner and is a marketing coup that will drive traffic to the site. It confirms just how savvy Elon Musk, the world’s richest man, is. Think about it. Millions of people are spending Saturday morning reading Taibbi tweets with their morning coffee. With the promise of still more to come, traffic on Twitter is going to soar. That’s good for the stock price, which is good for the man who owns the company and who retweeted it all. Just in case anyone wasn’t following Taibbi. People didn’t know what to think when Elon Musk announced he’d acquire Twitter. His stated goal, the preservation of free speech online, makes him a friend to journalists. It doesn’t make him a conservative – anti-left is good enough for now...
    Matt Taibbi In a lengthy Twitter Spaces call on Saturday, Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk was asked about the backlash against journalist Matt Taibbi for his “Twitter Files” thread, and the tech billionaire said journalists doing so should “look in the mirror” and confront their own deceitfulness. Many journalists, particularly from MSNBC, joined activist progressives, liberals, and even elected Democrats in trashing Matt Taibbi’s ethics, standards, and worse on Saturday after the big reveal Musk teased for hours relating to the social media censorship of a 2020 New York Post story about Hunter Biden turned out to be a Twitter thread posted by Taibbi. That backlash included a massive number of tweets that repeated only slight variations on essentially the exact same tweet, which effort likewise and rather embarrassingly featured politicians, activists, and journalists, notably from MSNBC. In the call on Saturday, Musk said that he gave the documents and information he is collectively referring to as the “Twitter Files” are in the hands of both Taibbi and journalist Bari Weiss, and that he hasn’t read nearly as...
    Elon Musk has claimed that Twitter's censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal was tantamount to interference in the 2020 election. Musk made the claim in a wide-ranging two-hour audio chat on Twitter Spaces on Saturday night, one day after the publication of internal files relating to Twitter's October 2020 ban on initial reporting of the laptop contents.  'If Twitter is doing one team's bidding before an election shutting down dissenting voices on a pivotal election that is the definition of election interference,' said Musk.  'Frankly Twitter was acting like an arm of the Democratic National Committee, it was absurd,' added the billionaire, who has been highly critical of prior management at the company he purchased five weeks ago. In the audio chat, Musk also claimed Apple had 'fully resumed' advertising on Twitter following a pullback, and said that he banned Kanye West for 'incitement to violence' for a tweet displaying a Nazi swastika. Elon Musk has claimed that Twitter's censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal was tantamount to interference in the 2020 election Musk made the claim in a...
    Elon Musk attacked The New York Times on Saturday for not covering his expose of how Twitter executives were urged by Biden staff to delete tweets relating to the damaging contents of Hunter Biden's laptop. Other outlets including CBS News, ABC and The Washington Post are also yet to cover the 'Twitter Files'. In response to the alleged lack of coverage from the Times, Musk described the newspaper as an 'unregistered lobbying firm for far left politicians'. The comment came in response to a tweet from conservative radio host Clay Travis, who said, 'There is not one single article about @elonmusk or the @twitter email release last night on @nytimes app this morning.' Musk responded: 'That is because The New York Times has become, for all intents and purposes, an unregistered lobbying firm for far left politicians'. Elon Musk promoted a Twitter thread on Friday by the journalist Matt Taibbi in which, among other things, he published correspondence among Twitter staff in 2020 Musk took aim at The New York Times on Saturday for failing to cover the emails Conservative radio...
    In a live Twitter Spaces broadcast on Saturday, owner and CEO Elon Musk confirmed that, in addition to author and journalist and author Matt Taibbi, the “Twitter Files” data has also been made available to journalist, podcaster, and Substack star Bari Weiss. At several points in a very long live Twitter Space call, Musk talked at length about a variety of subjects but especially the Twitter thread posted on Friday by Taibbi that featured internal communications and messages from outside of Twitter HQ involving the suppression of the 2020 New York Post story on Hunter Biden‘s laptop. He confirmed several times that Bari Weiss will also be covering and reporting on details from such internal documents, and was asked whether anyone besides those two would be included in future document or data dumps. “Do you have any plans to maybe give it, give access to more journalists like say Ryan Saavedra of Daily Wire?” he was asked. “Yeah, I think, maybe some point we should just put it all out there,” Musk answered. “I think in the beginning it’s...
    Reaction has been sharply polarized following reporter Matt Taibbi's release of files related to Twitter's suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, with left-leaning journalists slamming Taibbi's work as 'sad' and 'bad reporting.' Elon Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, gave Taibbi access to the documents, which he began to publish excerpts of on the social media site on Friday evening.  The documents included internal Twitter emails appearing to show staffers removing tweets showing a nude Hunter Biden at the behest of Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign.  Taibbi, a podcaster and former Rolling Stone correspondent, came under heavy criticism from top journalists at NBC News, MSNBC, the Daily Beast, and elsewhere, who accused him of doing 'PR work' and committing journalistic malfeasance. 'Matt Taibbi...what sad, disgraceful downfall. I swear, kids, he did good work back in the day,' tweeted Daily Beast columnist Wajahat Ali. Matt Taibbi, a podcaster and former Rolling Stone correspondent, came under heavy criticism from top journalists at NBC News, MSNBC, the Daily Beast, and elsewhere over his publication of files relating to Twitter's censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop...
    "Elons Two-Day War with Apple + How to Beat an A.I. Censor + S.B.F.s Bad Month" "Hate Speechs Rise on Twitter Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find" "Twitter Keeps Missing Its Advertising Targets as Woes Mount" "Kanye West Is Suspended From Twitter After Posting a Swastika" Fox News, citing the Media Research Center’s Alex Christy, reported that all three major TV news networks – ABC, CBS, and NBC – ignored "The Twitter Files" story Friday evening. Fox News said it reached out to the Times for comment on the issue but "did not hear back as of the time this article was published." Oh, and in regard to the Times story headlined "Hate Speechs Rise on Twitter Is Unprecedented, Researchers Find," Musk on Friday tweeted that the claim is "utterly false."
    Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump had a strong reaction to Elon Musk’s much-hyped information dump on the handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story: he called for the “termination” of the U.S. Constitution. Twitter CEO Musk announced late Friday afternoon he would be revealing “what really happened” when the story about Hunter Biden‘s laptop was banned on the social media app, and the New York Post Twitter account was suspended over the story. After hours of delay, Musk retweeted a thread by Matt Taibbi that was eagerly glommed by some, but panned by many others as an overhyped and misleading packaging of cherry-picked internal documents that did not amount to much upon further scrutiny. But the revelations excited others, who saw the internal documents as evidence of wrongdoing by the company and a variety of Democratic political entities. It’s safe to say Trump is in that category, based on his (non-Twitter) social media posts, which included this rant Friday night: Wow! That’s a really big story about Twitter and various forms of government Fraud including, specifically, Election Fraud. The same level of Fraud took place with the other Big Tech companies,...
    Elon Musk had a surprise meeting with French President Macron in New Orleans yesterday - where they discussed the billionaire's commitment to content moderation on Twitter. Macron said the pair had a 'clear and sincere discussion' about how Twitter must make the effort 'to comply with European regulations' surrounding freedom of expression. Following the meeting, Musk said: 'It was an honor to see you again. Looking forward to exciting plans in France!' The politician also told his followers that the new tech CEO committed to the Christchurch Call - a political initiative to stop people using social media to organize and promote terrorism and extreme violence. Macron added: 'Elon Musk has confirmed Twitter's participation in the Christchurch Call. There is no place for terrorist and violent extremist content anywhere.'  Macron (left) and Musk had a surprise meeting with one another in New Orleans 
    The GOP's leader on the House Oversight Committee has demanded Twitter staffers appear before Congress for their alleged censoring of stories surrounding the contents of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop in the run up to the 2020 election. Appearing on Hannity Friday night, Kentucky Republican James Comer clamored for the congressional hearing, telling guest host Jason Chaffetz Twitter execs will answer for what he charged were blatant crimes when he becomes chair in January. The declaration came after the progressive platform's new, centrist CEO Elon Musk engaged in an impassioned online spiel Friday that suggested Twitter was acting on orders of the government when it censored a slew of tweets in October 2020. Two years later, Musk is now at helm of the social media company, and has since honed in on supposed First Amendment infractions engaged by his predecessors.   In a barrage of tweets tauntingly titled the 'Twitter Files,' Musk, who this year bought the company for $44billion, aired allegations of supposed collusion with the Biden campaign supported by internal company emails. The leaked correspondence, which predate Musk's ownership, provided insight to the dissent seen within the company as it...
    Republican congressional candidate Shukri Abdirahman called for violent armed revolution over a much-hyped information dump on the handling of the Hunter Biden laptop story. Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced late Friday afternoon he would be revealing “what really happened” when the story about Hunter Biden‘s laptop was banned on the social media app, and the New York Post Twitter account was suspended over the story. After hours of delay, Musk retweeted a thread by Matt Taibbi that was eagerly glommed by some, but panned by many others as an overhyped and misleading packaging of cherry-picked internal documents that did not amount to much upon further scrutiny. But the revelations excited others, including Abdirahman, who was a GOP candidate for Minnesota’s 5th District, represented by Rep. Ilhan Omar. She responded to the thread by tweeting “We can no longer get rid of tyranny by the ballots.” “It’s only by bullets now,” Abdirahman added. We can no longer get rid of tyranny by the ballots. Its only by bullets now. — Shukri Abdirahman (@ShuForCongress) December 3, 2022 Some of her other reactions were...
    Twitter CEO and billionaire Elon Musk teased a second release of never-before-seen information regarding the social media platform’s decision to suppress news stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020 after a lackluster dump on Friday left some users unsatisfied. “Tune in for Episode 2 of The Twitter Files tomorrow!” Musk tweeted Friday night. Journalist Matt Taibbi released the so-called Twitter files Friday night, showing the social media platform had mulled requests from political groups seeking to keep the story about Biden’s laptop hidden. Taibbi shared screenshots of internal conversations between Twitter employees showing certain posts that had been flagged by members of the Biden administration or the Democratic National Committee. WATCH: ELON MUSK’S HUNTER BIDEN ‘TWITTER FILES’ ARE NOT A ‘SMOKING GUN,’ NEW YORK POST REPORTER SAYS From left to right: Elon Musk and Hunter Biden. (AP Photos) However, the much-anticipated release of the files was seemingly disappointing as it didn’t reveal much beyond what was already known. The files showed that the social media company had taken “extraordinary steps”...
    In a lengthy Twitter thread Friday night, journalist Matt Taibbi released information from files provided to him by Elon Musk. The new owner of the social media platform had promised transparency about past content moderation decisions that occurred during the 2020 campaign, in particular, of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story, which he sees as ground zero in a national discussion about free speech and the First Amendment. First, some necessary background…In October 2020, just weeks before Election Day, the Post published a salacious story about the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop. The information came to them via Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney to then-President Donald Trump, in the form of a hard drive with information taken from the computer, said to be left at a Delaware computer store. The vast amount of information revealed at that time from the laptop has since been verified as legitimate. But at the time, given the provenance of the information and Giuliani’s disinclination to share the source material with any other news outlets, the story was met with great skepticism. Outlets...
    Just hours after Twitter CEO and billionaire Elon Musk released never-before-seen information regarding the social media platform’s decision to suppress news stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop in October 2020, some conservative journalists say the report isn’t exactly the smoking gun they had hoped for. Miranda Devine, a reporter for the New York Post who has written extensively about the Hunter Biden laptop controversy, was seemingly unimpressed with the information that was revealed in the so-called Twitter Files, suspecting Musk may have “kept a little bit of information in reserve.” “It’s not really the smoking gun we’d hoped for,” Devine told Tucker Carlson on Fox News Friday night. “I feel that Elon Musk has held back some material.” ELON MUSK DROPS NEW DETAILS ON TWITTER’S SUPPRESSION OF HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP ANKARA, TURKIYE - OCTOBER 06: In this photo illustration, the image of Elon Musk is displayed on a computer screen and the logo of twitter is reflected in Ankara, Turkiye on October 06, 2022. Muhammed Selim Korkutata / Anadolu Agency Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency ...
    Right-wing Twitter users are weighing in to express their disapproval of the so-called bombshell "Twitter files" Elon Musk promised to deliver on Friday, December 2. According to The Daily Beast, Musk was set to address Twitter's decision to implement a policy that would restrict headlines and reports about Hunter Biden’s laptop from circulating on the social media platform. However, the leak ended up being a failure for many right-wing experts. Sebastian Gorka, a right-wing radio host who previously served under the Trump administration, offered a critical response to Musk's release after journalist Matt Taibbi shared a full Twitter thread about the findings. READ MORE: Trump plotted to trade Mar-a-Lago files for 'sensitive documents' about his 2016 campaign Russia ties: report “So far, I’m deeply underwhelmed,” Gorka said, adding, “We know the Dems in DC collude with the Dems in Palo Alto [Califonia]. Big Whop.” He went on to reiterate his arguments when grilled by his far-right followers who were convinced that Musk's Twitter files were some kind of "smoking gun." Per the news outlet: "Responding to a...
    Elon Musk hyped the release of bombshell revelations Friday about Twitter’s controversial decision to restrict stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop on the platform, but the leak was a resounding flop with many right-wing pundits. “So far, I’m deeply underwhelmed,” Sebastian Gorka, a former Trump administration official turned right-wing radio host, said. His comments came after journalist Matt Taibbi released a lengthy Twitter thread detailing Musk’s touted findings, namely that Twitter executives themselves were at odds over whether to restrict the Hunter Biden reporting and that Democrats (and Republicans) filed moderation requests with the social media giant. “We know the Dems in DC collude with the Dems in Palo Alto [Califonia]. Big Whop,” Gorka wrote. But the right-wing host didn’t leave it to just a single post. He continued by doubling down when pressed by MAGA diehard followers who were convinced the “Twitter files” released by Musk were a smoking gun. Responding to a user claiming the Twitter company emails were “a clear violation of the 1st Amendment,” the radio host fired back: “Err no, it’s not the DNC asking a...
    Elon Musk has vowed to release additional internal documents later today illuminating Twitter's suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal. Musk, the billionaire owner of Twitter, gave journalist Matt Taibbi access to the explosive documents, which he first began to publish excerpts of on the social media site on Friday evening.  The first installment of what Musk has dubbed the 'Twitter Files' included internal Twitter emails appearing to show staffers censoring tweets at the behest of the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign. They also showed Twitter executives in foot-dragging indecision as public outcry grew over the suppression of reporting on Hunter's foreign business dealings, with executives searching for justification for the move in company policy. In one striking exchange, Rep. Ro Khanna, a California Democrat, emailed former Twitter Head of Legal, Policy and Trust Vijaya Gadde in alarm at the suppression of the story, saying 'this seems a violation of the 1st Amendment principles.'  But another email from a DC lobbying firm contained a stark warning: some Democrats on Capitol Hill wanted to see more crackdowns like the one on...
    Fox News’s Tucker Carlson brought on-air New York Post opinion columnist Miranda Devine to react to Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files dump” on Friday, in which he vowed to expose the thought process behind the social media giant limiting engagement and eventually banning the Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story. As of 8 p.m. ET, Devine appeared to be unimpressed with the revelations coming from Musk, via journalist Matt Taibbi, and speculated that “I suspect that Elon Musk has been leaned on and he’s kept a little bit of information in reserve.” “But we wanted to speak first to Miranda Devine. She is, of course, a New York Post columnist. We spoke to her at the time more than two years ago with the censorship of the story. She has since written a book about it called Laptop From Hell, which is excellent, she joins us tonight. Miranda Devine, you were at the very center of this story. What do you make of it?” began Carlson. “Look, I think we’ve seen quite a bit that’s useful. It’s not really the smoking gun...
    Censoring the laptop story He then jumped into the emails about the Hunter Biden laptop story. "Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be unsafe. They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography," Taibbi wrote. Initially, the decision was made to censor the story based on a dubious claim that information on the laptop might contain hacked documents from foreign governments. “They just freelanced it,” said a former Twitter employee to Taibbi. “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.” The thread also has emails from Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California asking that Twitter stop censoring the story because its causing a backlash and stating that the censorship is against the First Amendment. "I say this as a total Biden partisan and convinced he didnt do anything wrong. But the...
    Radio host Dean Obeidallah ripped into both Elon Musk and neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, who owes him millions of dollars, on MSNBC Friday night when asked by Joy Reid to react to Musk allowing Anglin back on Twitter. “Okay. So he takes Kanye off, but he puts the Nazi back on. You happen to know this guy named Anglin? He’s a Nazis’ Nazi. He’s the guy who’s the head of the Daily Stormer. We don’t know where he is in the world, but doesn’t he owe you money?” Reid asked Dean on her show the ReidOut. “He owes me $4.1 million because I got a judgment against him because in 2017 he fabricated tweets to saying I was involved in terrorism because I wrote an article denouncing Donald Trump for not denouncing white supremacy, and that was before Charlottesville,” Obeidallah replied. “Andrew Anglin wrote in the Daily Stormer, which is named after Hitler’s favorite publication, called Der Sturmer, fabricated these tweets and said, ‘Go confront Dean,’” he continued, adding: So, I got a ton of death threats and I stood up...
    Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk announced late Friday afternoon he would be revealing “what really happened” when the story about Hunter Biden‘s laptop was banned on the social media app, and the account of mainstream newspaper the New York Post was suspended over it. In 2020 Twitter, along with Facebook and others, limited distribution of stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop, on the thin and now disproven premise that it might be Russian disinformation. The company outright blocked the New York Post article, and banned their account over it. Then CEO Jack Dorsey eventually walked that back and the Post returned to tweeting, but the story was still widely treated as radioactive both on social media and in the press. That is, until it was confirmed to be true. The whole situation has been a huge issue for conservatives and Republicans, who said that the First Amendment freedoms of citizens and the press were being violated and a lot more about it since that time, including that it may have affected the election. After Musk announced he’d be revealing...
    Twitter chief Elon Musk made good on his pledge to drop new information about the company's behind-the-scenes machinations about the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story in October 2020. Musk retweeted a thread from journalist Matt Taibbi, who slowly rolled out information from the so-called "Twitter files." The thread revealed that Twitter mulled requests from political groups to suppress material. The outspoken CEO had teased Friday that he would divulge the new information at 5 p.m. ET, but subsequently announced there would be a significant delay because the company was "double-checking some facts." ELON MUSK TEASES ANSWERS TO THE HUNTER BIDEN TWITTER SUPPRESSION WILL BE LIVE AT 5 FRIDAY 1. Thread: THE TWITTER FILES— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 2, 2022 Taibbi shared screenshots of internal conversations in which Twitter employees noted tweets that had been flagged by the Biden team or the Democratic National Committee. He explained that both parties highlighted content to Twitter, but emphasized that the company wasn't even-handed, because the company was staffed with individuals who leaned Democrat. 11. This system...
    Musk urged "independent-minded voters" to support Republican congressional candidates last month during the 2022 midterms. "To independent-minded voters: Shared power curbs the worst excesses of both parties, therefore I recommend voting for a Republican Congress, given that the Presidency is Democratic," he tweeted the day before Election Day. Musk responded in the affirmative last week when asked if he would support Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2024. "Yes," Musk tweeted. While DeSantis has not announced plans for a White House bid, he is widely viewed as a potential presidential contender.\u201c@ProudElephantUS @TimRunsHisMouth Yes\u201d — Tim Young (@Tim Young) 1669414177
    Getty Hunter Biden Elon Musk announced that he will live tweet the release of documents relating to the Hunter Biden lap top story, which he says Twitter suppressed. Musk originally tweeted that the release would start at 5 p.m. on the east coast, but then said it was delayed about 40 minutes so facts could be checked. You can find Musk’s Twitter page here. Here’s what you need to know:Musk Promised to Reveal ‘What Really Happened With the Hunter Biden Story Suppression by Twitter What really happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression by Twitter will be published on Twitter at 5pm ET! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2022 Musk tweeted, “What really happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression by Twitter will be published on Twitter at 5pm ET!” He then wrote, “We’re double-checking some facts, so probably start live tweeting in about 40 mins.”
    Self-proclaimed "Chief Twit" Elon Musk teased that he will make good on his promise to shed light on Twitter's Hunter Biden laptop story suppression and release information at 5 p.m. EST Friday. The billionaire electric car and space tycoon has long chastised the social giant's handling of the laptop saga and vowed to increase transparency at the company following his $44 billion takeover in October. He noted that Friday's revelations will feature a question-and-answer session. FORMER TWITTER SAFETY CHIEF CONCEDES CENSORING HUNTER BIDEN LAPTOP STORY WAS A 'MISTAKE' "What really happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression by Twitter will be published on Twitter at 5pm ET," Musk teased. "This will be awesome," he later added. What really happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression by Twitter will be published on Twitter at 5pm ET!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2022 In the dog days of the 2020 presidential election, Twitter moved to block sharing of an October 2020 New York Post story about the future first son's laptop. The story raised questions about the...
    Twitter CEO Elon Musk has promised that: 'What happened with the Hunter Biden story suppression by Twitter will be published on Twitter at 5pm ET!' The South African billionaire followed that up with a message reading: 'This will be awesome' accompanied by a popcorn emoji.  He went on to say that the publishing will be accompanied by a life question and answer session. It's not clear who will be featured in the session.  Last month, Musk said that releasing the details surrounding the laptop story was 'necessary to restore public trust' in Twitter.  Twitter deliberately prevented users from sharing links to a front-page newspaper article about Hunter Biden's private life and his controversial business ties to Ukraine in the run-up to the 2020 election between Biden's father and Donald Trump.  Musk sent out the tweet announcing the publishing of the report around 4:00 pm on Friday In a November 2020 testimony to Congress, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey said: 'We were called here today because of an enforcement decision we made against the New York Post based on a policy we...
    Twitter owner and self-identifying freedom of speech champion Elon Musk has been putting on a very engaging show since taking the reins at Twitter, Inc, and Friday will be no exception after he announced mid-afternoon that he’ll be revealing, at long last, the story of what “really happened” when Twitter and other tech outfits censored news about Hunter Biden‘s laptop and emails. The banning of the New York Post over their publication of a story about then candidate Joe Biden‘s son leaving a laptop full of damning and salacious information behind at a repair shop became as big a story as the laptop itself, and one that has lingered mostly in conservative circles as an example of tech overreach, press bias, Democratic party conspiracy, or all of the above. In addition to being suppressed on Twitter and other social media, the Hunter Biden story was incessantly described in the non-Fox News, non-New York Post mainstream media as an obvious Russian disinformation job. But that has since been shown to be absurdly false and in fact the laptop was real,...
    ELON Musk has said he would be 'comfortable' implanting a Neuralink chip into his kids' brains. The tech billionaire made the comments at a Q&A session for a Neuralink event. 1Elon Musk has said he would be 'comfortable' implanting a Neuralink chip into his kids' brainsCredit: Getty "If you ask a question like, in my opinion, would I be comfortable implanting this in one of my kids or something like that at this point," he began. "If they’re in a serious … like, let’s say if they broke their neck, would I be comfortable doing it? I would," he added. "We’re at the point where, at least in my opinion, it would not be dangerous," Musk concluded. The Neuralink event took place on Wednesday night at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. Read more on Elon MuskFRIENDS OR FOES? Elon Musk and Kanye West Twitter beef explainedMONKEY SEE... Elon Musk's brain chip tests left monkeys 'dying & chewing off fingers' At the event, the CEO spoke about Neuralink's brain chips' benefits in helping people with disabilities...