The White House press sec., Karine Jean-Pierre, labeled the findings concerning Twitter’s censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story a “distraction” full of “old news.”
She made the remarks during the White House press conference on Monday.
“My question was in response to your statement, I believe six or so days ago, that the White House was closely monitoring the situation at Twitter following Elon Musk’s ownership of it in terms of misinformation. Since these files were provided under Twitter’s hacked materials clause, judgments were made to suppress election-related information,” a reporter stated.
“My question was whether the White House believes these judgments were made properly in view of everything that has come out,” she said.
“So look, we consider it to be an intriguing coincidence, if you will, that he would so recklessly, that Twitter would so haphazardly disseminate this diversion that is full of old news,” Jean-Pierre answered.
“At the very same time, Twitter is dealing with real and serious concerns about the increased level of anger, hatred, and anti-Semitism across their platform, as well as how they’re allowing it to happen. And, as the president stated last week, more leaders must speak up and condemn this, which is both worrisome and dangerous,” she went on.
“But for now, our focus is on assisting the American family,” she added before shifting to other Biden policies.
Elon Musk has disclosed a plethora of internal documents concerning the decision to conceal the laptop narrative prior to the 2020 election. According to the emails, the Biden campaign requested that the business check comments and users who may have broken the company’s terms of service, but the argument over the Hunter Biden narrative was condemned internally.
While the Trump campaign requested Twitter evaluations, the left-leaning values of the social media company’s staff meant that Biden’s requests were prioritized. Many Democrats were also shown in the emails advocating for more censorship, while at least one Democratic senator cautioned Twitter that the censorship violated free speech rights.