Former Twitter Exec Admits Using Disappearing Message Apps With Government Officials | Eastern North Carolina Now

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    Speaking before the House Oversight Committee, former Twitter Global Head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth admitted that he had used disappearing message apps when communicating with government officials.

    Roth appeared before the committee, which was meeting to examine Twitter's role in blocking access to a New York Post story about Hunter Biden's laptop. That story was released just before the 2020 election. The committee interviewed Roth along with former Twitter Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, former Deputy General Counsel James Baker, and Twitter whistleblower Anika Collier Navaroli.

    When asked if they had used disappearing message apps such as Signal, Snapchat, or Wicker to communicate with government officials, Baker answered, "I don't recall," Gadde replied, "Not to my recollection."

    Then Roth answered, "Yes."

    Earlier this week, Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) issued a press release in which he stated, "In the runup to the 2020 presidential election, Big Tech and the Swamp colluded to censor reporting about the Biden family's shady business schemes. The U.S. intelligence community and the FBI frequently communicated with Big Tech and advised Twitter executives to question the validity of any Hunter Biden story-before the New York Post ever reported on it."

    "We also know members of Twitter's top censorship team debated how they could justify limiting the spread of the story," Comer charged. "They landed on a policy that even some among them doubted. Americans deserve answers about this attack on the First Amendment and why Big Tech and the Swamp colluded to censor this information about the Biden family selling access for profit. Accountability is coming."

    The three former Twitter executives insisted on Wednesday that the government was not a part of their decision to block sharing of the New York Post story.

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) grilled Roth about Twitter's decision to suppress the Post story. "So the FBI didn't tell you it was fake, didn't tell you it was hacked, and Mr. Roth, did the story violate your policy?" he asked Roth.

    "In my judgment at the time, no, it did not," Roth answered.

    "You said it isn't clearly a violation of our hacked materials policy, nor is it clearly a violation of anything else. So I think what a lot of people are wondering is, if it didn't violate your policies and they didn't tell you it was fake, they didn't tell you it was hacked, why'd you take it down?" Jordan pressed.

    "The company made the decision that found that it did violate the policy; it wasn't my personal judgment at the time that it did, but the decision was communicated to me by my direct supervisor, and ultimately I didn't disagree with it enough to object," Roth answered.

    "You know what I think happened, Mr. Roth? I think you guys got played," Jordan fired. "I think you guys wanted to take it deep down; you saw what the chairman put up where you said everyone in the White House is a fascist. I think you guys wanted it to be taken down. I think you meet with these guys every week; we know that's been established in the Twitter files. ... I think you guys wanted to take it down; I think you guys got played by the FBI."

In light of continued developments, primarily since 2008, there exists in these United States a Legal System which operates on a proved Two Tiered approach to justice rendered, which primarily benefits Democratic Elites and Woke Ideological Virtue Signalers, representing their co-dependent wards, to the expressed exclusion of normal hardworking American citizens: What is your suggestion in remedying this widespread injustice and, if not corrected, its existential outcome for our Constitutional Republic?
  Complete overhaul of the Department of Justice and their enforcers - the FBI - to reflect a far more honest justice system to keep patriots remaining calm.
  Disband the FBI, and request that congress investigate all unethical and non patriotic practices to partially right the wrongs of a distrusted and politically weaponized "Department of Justice."
  Continue with the current system since the two tiered justice system has been so remarkably beneficial to Democratic Socialist political hegemony; chronic distrust in institutions notwithstanding.
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Where do you stand on the wanton censorship by Big Tech Platforms, while retaining their Section 230 carveout indemnifying them for Slander /Defamation lawsuits and Copyright infringements?
  Big Tech Platforms have the right to Censor all speech providing they voluntarily relinquish their Section 230 Carveout.
  Big Tech Platforms DO NOT have the right to Censor any speech, while retaining multiple indemnifications by virtue of the Section 230 Carveout.
  I know nothing of this 230 talk, but "I do love me some social media".
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Do you consider Election Integrity an issue of some real importance, or just another conspiracy theory interfering with Democratic Socialist political hegemony?
  No, complete access to everyone voting, even in a willy nilly manner, is more important than getting it right by limiting access to those that would commit Voter Fraud.
  Yes, the most inalienable right of real citizens of this Democratic Republic is the Right to Vote, and that right shall remain sacrosanct for perpetuity.
  Again, I don't vote and I don't care.
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