Musk fires Twitter lawyer for ‘suppression of information’

(NewsNation) — Elon Musk has fired Twitter deputy general counsel Jim Baker, the tech billionaire announced on social media Tuesday.

Twitter’s new owner claimed he let Baker go because of his “possible role in suppressing information important to public dialogue.”

“Today he left Twitter,” Musk wrote in a tweet in response to journalist Matt Taibbi.

Matt posted a thread on Twitter over the weekend alleging that Twitter suppressed a NY Post story about the president’s son Hunter Biden and his laptop. The threat also revealed alleged communication between Twitter executives and the Trump and Biden campaigns during the 2020 presidential election. Both sides, Taibbi wrote, often reached out to Twitter to block stories or tweets they thought were inaccurate or disinformation. , although he maintains that the content moderation system was biased in favor of liberal-leaning requests.

Taibbi was given access to internal documents related to alleged Twitter communication with politicians to redact information, Axios reported. The journalist has said that he had to accept “certain conditions” to obtain the documents, but he did not say exactly what they were.

Baker, Taibi claimed

examined the information provided to Taibbi for the “Twitter Files” without the knowledge of Twitter’s “new address” and delayed the delivery of the documents.

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