Hunter Biden deletes photo that would be awesome’: Musk deletes Hunter Biden’s Twitter profile
Elon Musk sparked a new controversy, this time revealing sensitive Twitter conversations about Hunter Biden’s computer files in the fall of 2020.
On Friday evening, the new owner of Twitter promoted the deletion of the documents from his own account, another sign of technology.
The billionaire continues to lead the platform in a positive way for both conservatives and libertarians.
Before the midterm elections, Musk urged his supporters to vote Republican. Last month, he deleted President Donald Trump’s Twitter account to participate in an illegal online poll. Internal communications, which Musk already owns, give some sense of disbelief and confusion within Twitter as it responded to the New York Post’s complaint about Hunter Biden’s article last week.
POLITICO did not confirm the submissions, which were made by Substack writer Matt Taibbi, a longtime critic of mainstream online media research. Taibbi revealed part of the leak in a lengthy Twitter thread on Friday night.
Musk poked fun at the event a few hours before Taibbi’s tweets started coming in, promising “It’s going to be amazing” and suggesting he was involved in the preparations himself.
“We’re looking at some facts, so we’ll start live-tweeting in about 40 minutes,” Musk tweeted as employees waited for the expected reveal. His latest controversial move comes before the dust settles on his latest, in which Musk blocked Ye’s account after the rapper tweeted, “I love Hitler.”
In the current contours of the cultural war, the right has taken fire for free speech, while the center and the left raised concerns about disinformation and hate speech and argued for stricter limits on speech.
Since taking the reins of Twitter in October, Musk has endeared himself to the right and angered the left with his laissez-faire approach to moderation.