Posted 59 days ago
Took him long enough.
The former Twitter executive and safety chief who played a key role in censoring The Post’s October 2020 exposé on Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop has admitted it was a mistake — more than two years later.
Yoel Roth, who was Twitter’s head of trust and safety until he quit earlier this month in the wake of Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover, confessed Tuesday that the company erred in restricting people from sharing the scoop.
In an interview with journalist Kara Swisher, Roth appeared to deflect the blame from himself — insisting that even though he had concerns about the authenticity of the laptop, it never got to the point where he thought the story should be suppressed.
“We didn’t know what to believe, we didn’t know what was true, there was smoke — and ultimately for me, it didn’t reach a place where I was comfortable removing this content from Twitter,” Roth said during an interview at the Knight Foundation conference.
“But it set off every single one of my finely tuned APT28 ‘hack and leak campaign’ alarm bells.”
Asked if it was a mistake for Twitter to have blocked the story from being shared, Roth responded: “In my opinion, yes.”
At the time, Twitter also locked The Post out of its Twitter account for more than two weeks because of baseless claims that the expose on the trove of emails discovered on Hunter’s laptop had used hacked information.... (Read more)