White House dismisses Elon Musk's release of Twitter Files, calls it a 'distraction' from hate speech

‘If you think about it, and at the same time, Twitter is facing very real and very serious questions about the rising volume of anger, hate and anti-Semitism on their platform, and how they're letting it happen,’ said Jean-Pierre.

White House dismisses Elon Musk's release of Twitter Files, calls it a 'distraction' from hate speech
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The Biden White House on late Monday addressed Elon Musk’s release of the Twitter Files, dismissing the revelations published by journalist Matt Taibbi as “old news.”

The White House echoed remarks made by establishment media figures, which have tried to downplay the release of the files.

As detailed by Rebel News, former Twitter executive Vijaya Gadde, who headed the company’s legal, policy, and trust department, played a “key role” in the story’s suppression, and that Twitter worked alongside the Biden campaign to censor content on the platform.

White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre decried the release of the files, referring to them as a “distraction” and “old news.” 

“If you think about it, and at the same time, Twitter is facing very real and very serious questions about the rising volume of anger, hate and anti-Semitism on their platform, and how they're letting it happen,” said Jean-Pierre.

“And, you know, the President said last week, more leaders need to speak out and reject this. And it's very alarming and very dangerous,” Jean-Pierre said. “it's not healthy, it won't do anything to help a single American improve their lives.”

Contrary to Jean-Pierre’s claims, Twitter’s incidences of hate speech have dropped according to Twitter’s metrics.

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