Twitter CEO Elon Musk released part two of the Twitter suppression files last night. They showed Twitter has blacklists for people. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor at Stanford School of Medicine, said of being put on a Twitter blacklist:
“Still trying to process my emotions on learning that @twitter blacklisted me. The thought that will keep me up tonight: censorship of scientific discussion permitted policies like school closures & a generation of children were hurt.
“I’m curious about what role the government played in Twitter’s suppression of covid policy discussion. We will see with time, I suppose. Thank you @bariweiss and @elonmusk. Sunshine is the best disinfectant.”
As Elon Musk did when he released the Twitter suppression files part one, he took questions from anyone. The topics ranged from an electric car manufacturer he thinks will not make it, to Hillary Clinton’s lawyers to president Joe Biden swapping WNBA star for Brittney Griner only and leaving Maribe Paul Wghelen behind.
Musk scolded Biden for that move saying:
Never leave a marine behind. Never.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
“Never leave a marine behind. Never.”
Cherelle Griner said:
“Over the last nine months, you all have been so privy to one of the darkest moments of my life.
“Today, I’m just standing here overwhelmed with emotions, but the most important emotion that I have right now is just sincere gratitude for President Biden and his entire administration.
“Today my family is whole, but as you all are aware, there’s so many other families who are not whole.
“Brittney and I will remain committed to the work of getting every American home, including Paul Whelan, whose family is in our thoughts today.
“We do understand that there are still people out here who are enduring what I endured the last nine months of missing, tremendously their loved ones.”
Steve Zissou, Viktor Bout’s lawyer in the US, said:
“As I have urged for some time, given the fifteen long years that Viktor Bout has been in custody since the United States government targeted him in 2006, his exchange for Brittney Griner, who has only been in custody for a few months, is fair.
“Viktor Bout has been reunited with his family, just as Brittney Griner is with hers.
“The people of Russia never gave up on him during the fifteen years of his wrongful incarceration, just as the people of the United States never gave up on Ms. Griner.
“Hopefully, this is just the first of many reasonable agreements between the U.S. and Russia that will lead to better relations and a safer world,” he said.
Yes— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
They are not long for this world— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022