Twitter’s Reckoning

Furious Republicans Take Ex-Twitter Executives To Task

  • Ex-Twitter executives faced heated questions from members of Congress over the allegations that the company purposefully suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story to affect the outcome of the 2020 election.
  • Former Twitter executive Yoel Roth claimed that Twitter’s decision to suppress the laptop story came from fears that it was Russian disinformation and that they did not want to affect the outcome of the election by helping share potentially bogus information.
  • “Twitter noticed activity related to the laptop that at first glance bore a lot of similarities to the 2016 Russian hack and leak operation targeting the DNC,” Roth said during a hearing held by the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability. “We had to decide what to do. And in that moment with limited information, Twitter made a mistake.”