In response to a revelation concerning Joe Biden’s son Hunter, Jack Dorsey has asked Elon Musk to make Twitter’s internal conversations about moderation choices public. Musk’s desire for openness and trust, according to Dorsey, “justifies why not just share everything without filter and let people evaluate for themselves.”
Days after the first set of files published by journalist Matt Taibbi failed to yield any unexpected new information, Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey urged Elon Musk to release “without filter” Twitter’s internal communications about moderation choices related to a report about President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. These communications are known as the “Twitter files.” Musk has been promoting the release of internal Twitter correspondence, which he has dubbed the “Twitter Files,” for the last week, saying they will reveal the platform’s prior attempts to stifle free expression, particularly from conservative voices.
Dorsey tweeted Musk on Wednesday in his first response to the disclosure, asking, “Why not just reveal everything without filter and let people evaluate for themselves?” if Musk’s purpose was to build openness and trust.
Musk was subsequently pressed by Dorsey to make “everything public now,” including all of Twitter’s talks regarding the company’s present and upcoming content moderation activities. The co-founder of Twitter had previously remained silent in response to Musk’s accusations that the social media site had unfairly censored free speech by removing a New York Post article from its archives from October 2020 about then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s alleged connections to a Ukrainian energy company that paid payments to his son Hunter.
While the initial batch of documents released by writer Matt Taibbi on Friday did not contain any stunning information, it did not withdraw Dorsey’s and Rep. Ro Khanna’s (D-Calif.) personal email addresses either.