By Ryan King, 11-30-22
Twitter’s former head of trust and safety joined others associated with the company who have zinged the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story as a mistake.
Yoel Roth, who stepped down from the post amid Elon Musk’s ascension to “Chief Twit” despite initially being embraced by the new leader, stressed that Big Tech was on edge over foreign election interference campaigns and emphasized the decision to suppress but not remove the laptop story was not his.
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Twitter’s ex-safety chief Yoel Roth finally admits mistake of censoring Post’s Hunter Biden scoop
By Emily Crane
Took him long enough.
The former Twitter executive and safety chief who played a key role in censoring The Post’s October 2020 exposé on Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop has admitted it was a mistake — more than two years later while his onetime boss, Elon Musk, acknowledged Wednesday that the social media giant “has interfered in elections.”.
Yoel Roth, who was Twitter’s head of trust and safety until he quit in November in the wake of Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover, confessed Tuesday that the company erred in restricting people from sharing the scoop.
In an interview with journalist Kara Swisher, Roth appeared to deflect the blame — insisting that even though he had concerns about the authenticity of the first son’s device, it never got to the point where he thought the story should be suppressed.
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