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The FBI held weekly meetings with former Twitter integrity head Yoel Roth before the 2020 election, warning of “hack-and-leak” schemes by “state actors” involving Hunter Biden, according to the New York Post.
As a result, the social media giant quickly squelched the story when news of Hunter Biden’s laptop broke weeks before the election, according to the report.
Roth made the revelations in his sworn declaration to the Federal Election Commission in late December 2020.
“I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter,” Roth told the FEC Dec. 21, 2020, according to the Post.
Following the FBI’s directives, Twitter immediately censored the New York Post’s laptop scoop in October 2020, citing their “hacked materials” policy.
In short, the FBI used Twitter and other social media platforms to pre-debunk the story, likely aiding Joe Biden’s presidential aspirations.
Twitter’s new boss, Elon Musk, labeled the company’s past activity as election interference in a tweet last week.
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