One of Twitter’s top executives, who reportedly played “a key role” in the company’s decision to censor The Post’s bombshell story on Hunter Biden’s laptop, has long been accused of stifling conservative voices.
Twitter’s former top attorney Vijaya Gadde was singled out on Friday in an explosive Twitter thread by independent journalist Matt Taibbi, who allegedly received communications between top officials at the social media company following The Post’s October 2020 story about Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop would have.
“The decision was made at the highest level of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, with former head of Legal, Policy and Confidence Vijaya Gadde playing a key role,” Taibbi said wrote after checking internal company communications for a report he dubbed “The Twitter Files.”
Gadde has long been derided by conservatives as the company’s “chief censor”.
New Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk has criticized her in the past, accusing her of blocking The Post’s coverage of Hunter Biden ahead of Friday’s revelations.
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She was reportedly the main force behind the decision to permanently ban then-President Donald Trump from the platform following the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
The 48-year-old Gadde, who earned $17 million in salary at the company last year, broke down in April while addressing colleagues about the future of Twitter after Musk moved on to acquire the company.
Republican Senator from Missouri Josh Hawley pointed out on Twitter at the time that the tearful Gadde was “the same person who led the charge of censoring Hunter Biden’s laptop reporting.” That says it all.”
Lara Cohen, then head of Twitter’s global partners, responded to the flood of online criticism of Gadde by accusing Musk of “misogyny.”
During her tenure, Gadde also reportedly oversaw decisions to ban other right-wing figures from Twitter, such as provocateur Milo Yiannapolis and self-proclaimed journalist Charles “Chuck” Johnson.
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