Twitter granted requests from both the Trump White House and the Biden campaign to remove content in 2020, report says

President Joe Biden; former President Donald Trump
By 2020 it was “routine” for Twitter to grant content removal requests, journalist Matt Taibbi said.
Those requests came from both the White House and the Biden campaign during the election cycle.
Elon Musk, who hyped up Taibbi’s reporting, has spoken out against the Biden team’s actions.

Twitter in 2020 granted requests from both President Donald Trump’s White House and candidate Joe Biden’s campaign to remove content, according to a thread published Friday by independent journalist Matt Taibbi.

The long Twitter thread, dubbed “The Twitter Files,” was hyped up by Elon Musk, the social media platform’s billionaire owner and self-styled “free speech absolutist.” The thread primarily included internal communications and other details about Twitter’s controversial decision to suppress a New York Post report concerning the laptop of Biden’s son Hunter in October 2020.

But Taibbi also touched on other content moderation actions, writing

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