Journalist Taibbi: Twitter went to extreme lengths to cover up the story about Biden’s son’s laptop
US firm Twitter, which owns the social networking service of the same name, had gone to extreme lengths on the eve of the 2020 election to bury a story about a stolen laptop of incumbent President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, according to journalist Matt Taibbi, citing internal company documents.
A link to his publication was posted on his page on Friday night by current Twitter owner American entrepreneur and billionaire Elon Musk with the comment “get started”, who had earlier promised to release documents on what role the social network played in the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
“Twitter has taken extraordinary measures to cover up this story, removing links and posting warnings that (this information) may be ‘unsafe’. They have even blocked direct messaging, and such a tool is only reserved for exceptional cases such as child pornography,” Taibbi wrote on his social media account.
According to Taibbi, Twitter received and satisfied requests to verify content on the platform from both Joe Biden’s campaign staff and former chief of staff, Republican Donald Trump. At the same time, according to the journalist, the leadership of the social network maintains closer contacts with the Democrats than with the Republicans.
However, it is not yet possible to verify the authenticity of the information provided by Taibbi.
In October 2020, shortly before the US presidential election, the New York Post published a series of materials based on correspondence allegedly found on Hunter Biden’s laptop which was found in a Delaware repair shop. The owner of the workshop made a copy of his hard drive, which was given to Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York and personal lawyer to then US President Donald Trump. The laptop was reportedly later seized by the FBI. The Daily Mail wrote that photos found on the laptop could indicate Biden Jr’s involvement in criminal activities in drug trafficking and prostitution.
A Republican representative from the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, pledged in November to investigate US President Joe Biden over whether his family was involved in international business schemes and whether the US leader was a national security risk. According to the lawmaker, the US president’s son Hunter entered into business connections around the world and could become a millionaire simply by providing access to high-ranking members of his family. Among other things, Comer pointed out, Hunter Biden may have been linked to human traffickers, and evidence of controversial activities is contained in his laptop.