Musk ‘Twitter Files’ implicates Hyderabad-born lawyer Vijay Gude.
New Delhi: The ‘Twitter files’ revealed by Elon Musk implicate Vijay Gode, the Indian-origin former head of legal, policy and trust at the company, in suppressing the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop on the platform, while former CEO Jack Dorsey Has been given a clean slate. .
Gudde, who unceremoniously exited Twitter along with former CEO Parag Agarwal, had made key demands to ban former US President Donald Trump and ban political ads on the platform.
Working with Twitter since 2011, she was a key executive responsible for overseeing the microblogging platform’s trust and safety, legal and public policy functions.
Without saying how he obtained them, freelance journalist and author Matt Tybee shared the ‘Twitter Files’ on the platform on Saturday, which Musk confirmed by saying “we’re on our way”.
“The decision (to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story) was made at the highest levels of the company, but without the knowledge of CEO Jack Dorsey, the former head of legal, policy and trust, Vijaya Goode, played a key role. What,” claimed. Taibi
He added that a surprising subplot of the Twitter/Hunter Biden laptop affair was how much was done without CEO Jack Dorsey’s knowledge.
In October 2020, just before the US presidential election, Twitter banned a New York Post article that made unverified claims about the activities of US President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden in Ukraine.
Twitter said the content violated the company’s “hacked content policy.”
Dorsey then tweeted that it was “unacceptable” to block content without providing more context. He was also questioned about the incident before the US Congress in November 2020.
In April of this year, Musk first criticized Indian-origin lawyer Goode for censoring exclusive stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop in the wake of the Capitol Hill violence.
“Suspending a major news organization’s Twitter account for publishing a true story was clearly incredibly inappropriate,” Musk said in a tweet.
The following month, Musk claimed to have received a call from Twitter’s legal team, which was run by Gedde, accusing the Tesla CEO of fake/spam on the microblogging platform. Alleged breach of non-disclosure agreement (NDA) by disclosing the sample size for consumer testing. was 100.
“Twitter legal just called to complain that I violated their NDA by revealing a bot check sample size of 100! This actually happened,” Musk said in a tweet.
He previously tweeted that he “chose 100 as a sample size number, because Twitter uses it to calculate <5 percent fake/spam/duplicates."
Meanwhile, Taibi said there’s still a lot to come, “including answers to questions about issues like banning shadows, promoting, follower count, the fate of various individual accounts, and more”.
“There are numerous instances in Dorsey’s files that question suspensions and other moderation measures for accounts in the political arena,” he posted.
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