Musk Teases Release of Details About Twitter Censorship of Hunter Biden’s Laptop: ‘Necessary to Restore Public Confidence’

Twitter CEO Elon Musk teased Wednesday that he could release more information about how the social media company censored Hunter Biden’s laptop story during the 2020 presidential election.

News personality Alex Lorusso asked followers to “raise your hand” if they would support making “all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost story on Hunter Biden’s laptop” public.

Musk replied, “This is necessary to restore public confidence.”

Many users agreed with Musk’s request for transparency, with some responding with raised hand emojis.


One user even asked Musk to conduct another Twitter poll, referencing other polls he had conducted to help determine Twitter’s direction.

David Freiheit, credited as Viva Frei, called Musk’s response “a reasonable commitment to make on Thanksgiving.”

Musk has previously expressed concern about Twitter censoring the New York Post. In April he called the action “incredibly inappropriate”.

When the New York Post’s bombshell report first came out ahead of the 2020 election, many social media companies were quick to remove posts about the story, including Twitter and Facebook. Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that the social media platform unfairly intervened in the Hunter Biden story.

Twitter censored the story, which they claimed at the time violated the company’s “hacked materials policy.”

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed earlier this year why Facebook suppressed the story during the election.

During an interview on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Zuckerberg admitted that the FBI had reached out to Facebook to warn the platform about “Russian propaganda” about Hunter Biden’s bombing story. The platform manipulated algorithms to suppress the spread of the story, which Zuckerberg defended due to FBI warnings.

With a picture of himself on a screen in the background, Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.

With a picture of himself on a screen in the background, Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.
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In addition to Big Tech’s censorship, several media outlets originally labeled the laptop as Russian disinformation. Dozens of former intelligence leaders and officials also signed a letter saying they believed the story was part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

Since then, many news outlets have independently confirmed the story.

CBS was the last news organization to confirm the laptop story, although it denied the original New York Post story. Almost two years later, media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC News and Politico have corroborated the story.

With increasing pressure on Big Tech and more liberal media to verify the story, GOP lawmakers are demanding answers on the laptop as well as story censorship. After taking control of the House of Representatives, Republicans announced their intention to continue investigating Hunter Biden’s dealings and specifically how his father, President Joe Biden, may have been involved.


After nearly two years of suppression, a new light is shining on the Hunter Biden story, and Twitter is once again proving to be a key player in the search for answers.

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Kelly Laco, Nick Givas, and Brian Flood contributed to this report.


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