February 4, 2023

Previous Twitter exec, Vijaya Gadde played a key role within suppressing Hunter Biden story a year earlier

The girl was appointed adviser in order to President Biden’s DHS in 2021

Twitter owner  Elon Musk   has uncovered that under the previous management regime, former Twitter Lawful, Policy and Trust & Safety Lead, Vijaya Gadde, played a key role in censoring the infamous Seeker Biden laptop story within October 2020.

Not only did Gadde play a pivotal role in censoring a story alleging that  Joe Biden   and his child Hunter engaged in a problem scandal just weeks prior to the election that saw Joe Biden ascend to the obama administration, but after Biden became President, his administration  appointed her to an advisory role on a committee that will helped shape the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) “ misinformation and disinformation” work   that will same year in December 2021.

The DHS’s misinformation and disinformation function has faced growing overview and public backlash all through 2022. Most notably, its “ Disinformation Governance Board, ” which was introduced in 04 2022, was paused 30 days later, and officially turn off in August 2022 right after raising  First Change   concerns and being threatened with legal action.

The Hunter Biden laptop story was among the top stories of the 2020 election cycle and had been heavily suppressed by Twitter weeks before the presidential election. Twitter  blocked hyperlinks to the story , locked accounts that attempted to discuss the article, and even  censored memes and tweets that criticized the censorship .

Recently, Musk shared documents about Twitter’s censorship of the story with journalist Matt Taibi who posted highlights upon Twitter.

Taibi tweeted that the decision in order to censor the story was “ made at the highest amount company but without the understanding of [then-]CEO Jack port Dorsey. ” Instead, Gadde played “ a key role” in the censorship. Taibi distributed a document showing Gadde discussing the warning content label that would be applied to the story when Twitter censored it.

On the day that Twitter censored the story, Democratic Congressman Ro Khanna emailed Gadde in order to let her know that your decision was “ generating huge backlash” on Capitol Hill and that the censorship “ seems a violation from the 1st Amendment principles. ” He also suggested that by censoring the story, Tweets had made it “ be a bigger deal than it could have been. ”

Dorsey also sent Gadde a copy of an article by Taibi that blasted Twitter for censoring the story.

Taibi noted that employees inside Twitter were “ struggling to comprehend the policy basis” designed for censoring the story and that the justification executives used to censor the story (claiming that it violated Twitter’s “ hacked materials” policy) was just an “ excuse. ”

In one internal communication, Twitter’s former Vice President of Global Communications, Brandon Borrman, asked: “ Can we all truthfully claim that this is area of the policy? ”

One former Twitter employee told Taibi that “ everybody knew this was fucked” right after Twitter started censoring the storyplot.

In addition to playing a key role in the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story, Gadde also  reportedly   performed a key role in  banning former President Jesse Trump from Twitter .

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