Journalist Matt Taibbi released the subsequent batch of Twitter files on Tuesday. After the bombshell went off, it was found out how closely Twitter and government agencies worked together to silence and block their protests.
According to one of Taibbi’s revelations, Democratic Representative Adam Schiff tried to use his power to have investigative journalist Paul Sperry removed from Twitter.
According to Taibbi, Twitter was getting demands “from everywhere: from Treasury, the NSA, almost every state, the HHS, from the FBI and DHS, and more.”
They got a wide array of requests from government officials who wanted to have people they didn’t like excluded from traveling to the country.
According to Taibbi, the office of Democrat Adam Schiff, who is the chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has asked that journalist Paul Sperry be blocked from Twitter in this case.
He included the accompanying image:
Schiff was subsequently criticized by Musk through Twitter: “Hey, Rep. Adam Schiff, what’s this?”
Hey @RepAdamSchiff, what’s this?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 3, 2023
Sperry was later taken off the website, even though Schiff wasn’t able to get the investigative journalist suspended quickly.
28.“WE DON’T DO THIS” Even Twitter declined to honor Schiff’s request at the time. Sperry was later suspended, however. pic.twitter.com/9PX2Zw5Nzj
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 3, 2023
As Musk has been vocal about the corruption among Washington lawmakers, he has focused his criticism on Schiff.
By making fun of Schiff’s little intellect in late December, Musk completely ruined him. Recent weeks have seen attacks on Musk from Schiff and other Democratic legislators, but the businessman is having none of it.
Elon Musk made the remark in reply to a tweet from Schiff that said: “Elon Musk claims to be an absolute believer in free speech in order to rationalize ignoring racism and intolerance on Twitter.”
However, when they publish bad news, journalists face an arbitrary prohibition. It seems that the commitment to free expression is not that strong. But there is hypocrisy.
Regarding Schiff’s leadership of the House Intelligence Committee, Musk said, “Thankfully, you lose your chairmanship very shortly.” You have a little brain.
In a letter to Tesla’s board on Tuesday, Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren asked whether Musk’s purchase of Twitter had “harmed” investors. This was Musk’s second opportunity to criticize Warren after she attacked Tesla.
The New York Times says that Elizabeth Warren has written to Tesla’s board to ask if investors were hurt by Elon Musk’s time as CEO of social network Facebook.
Elizabeth Warren is the last person I’d want near Tesla, Farzad Mesbahi said in response to Unusual Whales’ tweet.
Musk then took aim at Warren in his direct response to Mesbahi’s tweet.
He wrote, “The United States has clearly suffered by having her as a senator, haha.”
The United States has definitely been harmed by having her as a senator lol
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2022
In terms of business and labor laws, Warren has said that Musk could face “serious legal problems” and has said that Musk has been abusing his power since he took over Twitter.
Given that Warren belongs to America’s political upper class, the issue of power abuse is rather hilarious.
She said in the Sunday letter, “As you know, it is the legal duty of Tesla’s board to make sure that its C.E.O. is performing all his legal duties and functioning as an effective leader.”
Warren had expressed her displeasure with Musk’s purchase of Twitter to CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert in November.
Warren said that no billionaire should have so much authority over how Americans and others across the globe are given the opportunity to interact. “I have a serious issue with him,”
“This agreement poses a threat to our democracy. A distinct set of norms applies to billionaires like Elon Musk, who amass power for their personal benefit. Ironically, she tweeted, “We need a wealth tax and tough restrictions to keep Big Tech responsible.”