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Friday, 03 February 2023 01:29 GMT

Musk sacks Twitter official with ties to FBI


(MENAFN) After it became clear that he had been delaying the disclosure of documents regarding the social media company's involvement in censoring the 2020 United States election, Twitter's top lawyer was "exited" from the organization on Tuesday. Jim Baker worked as general counsel for the FBI before being hired by Twitter, where he was involved in a number of "Russiagate" scandals.

On Tuesday in the afternoon, Elon Musk tweeted, “in light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today.”

Shortly after, author Matt Taibbi, who had released the first batch of "Twitter Files" last Friday, disclosed that Baker had been responsible for "vetting" those documents, inadvertently delaying the release of the following batch. When Bari Weiss, who was in charge of publishing the subsequent drop, asked who was in charge of making the documents public, she was given the response "Jim Baker."

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