After Elon Musk considered it necessary to publish the internal conversations on Twitter that led to the decision to censor The Post’s report on the computer of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, prior to the United States presidential election in In 2020, the former executive of the “little blue bird” social network, Yoel Roth, admitted that censorship was a mistake.
The former head of security, who worked at Twitter until resigning in November after Musk acquired the company, confessed that the company was wrong to restrict people from sharing the scoop.
In an interview with journalist Kara Swisher, Roth said he never thought it was better not to publish the story of the president’s son, but he was concerned about the authenticity of Hunter’s laptop.
“We didn’t know what to believe, we didn’t know what was true, there was smoke, and ultimately, for me, it didn’t get to a place where I felt comfortable removing this content from Twitter,” Roth said during an interview at the Twitter conference. the Knight Foundation, adding “but it set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 ‘hack and leak campaign’ alarms.”
Asked if Twitter had made a mistake about the story, he said “in my opinion, yes.” ‘
Musk, who seeks to rebuild trust among Twitter users, was no stranger to his former employee’s statements and threw a dart at him “the obvious reality, as users have long known, is that Twitter has failed in trust and security for a long time and has interfered in elections. Twitter 2.0 will be much more effective, transparent and impartial”.
The censored article that Roth and Musk refer to is about compromising information found on Biden’s son’s laptopa reason that led Twitter at the time to claim that its policies prohibit sharing compromised information.
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Source: La Opinion