A top Twitter exec has suggested that many of the platform’s critics — including soon-to-be owner Elon Musk, who ripped off the firm’s top attorney for censoring the New York Post — are merely misogynists.
Twitter’s global head of partners Lara Cohen hours after Musk attacked the site’s lead attorney, Vijaya Gadde, for what he called a “manifestly incredibly inappropriate” ban on the Post’s exclusive coverage of Hunter’s shady dealings Biden singled out.
She also shared messages of support for Leslie Berland, the company’s head of marketing, who was caught in leaked audio that suggested Musk’s free speech plans put her in “a very difficult position.”
Despite such scandals, which prompted Musk to spend a staggering $44 billion to buy the site, Cohen suggested the criticism was based on the gender of her peers.
“Colors me shocked SHOCKED that people are coming for two of our prominent female executives on day one of this.” Cohen tweeted late Tuesday.
Without directly referring to Musk, she later tweeted, “It’s Taurus season so I’ll give my opinion.”
The criticism of Gadde followed a Politico report that revealed she broke down in tears as she discussed the site’s future with colleagues, while Musk was determined to push for free speech.
Musk then responded to a tweet that said Gadde was “the number one censorship advocate on Twitter, known to have gas lit the world… and censored Hunter Biden’s laptop story.”
Musk replied, “Having a major news organization’s Twitter account suspended for publishing a truthful story was obviously incredibly inappropriate.”
She also shared a tweet attacking Missouri Senator Josh Hawley for suggesting that the tearful Gadde was “the same person who led the charge in censoring Hunter Biden’s laptop coverage.” That says it all.”
Cohen shared a response saying the story was not “kind” to the senator because he lacked “decency and integrity.”
She also shared tweets from Berland accusing Project Veritas of leaking, editing, and misrepresenting audio from her “as my (and the company’s) views.”
Musk signaled his plans for the site after his acquisition this week, stressing that “freedom of expression is the bedrock of a functioning democracy.”
Hawley urged the world’s richest man to now investigate the company’s legacy, including widespread account bans and reports of voice-suppressing shadowbans.
In an official letter, he asked Musk to also investigate “who was responsible intentional suppression of now-confirmed New York Post reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop and business connections.”
The Post exposé revealed the existence of tens of thousands of emails detailing how the then-presidential candidate’s son used his political credentials in a series of surprise foreign deals after the newspaper obtained a copy of the laptop’s hard drive.
The article was banned from major social media sites in the weeks leading up to the election, with Twitter justifying accusations of censorship by labeling the story as “hacked content containing private information”.
Much of the mainstream media also discredited the article before later reporting on its accuracy long after President Joe Biden was elected.
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