(SNews) – Former Twitter executive Yoel Rith has admitted during testimony before Congress that the New York Post’s bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story did not violate the social media company’s policies.
Roth made the admission while testifying on Wednesday morning before the House Oversight Committee over his role in Twitter censorship practices.
As Twitter’s former head of Trust and Safety, Roth played a key role in the decision to censor the laptop story.
However, he admitted during the hearing that Twitter chose to block the story just days ahead of the 2020 election, despite it not violating their policies.
During the House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing, Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) grilled Roth over Twitter’s decision to suspend the Post’s account in the days leading up to the 2020 election.
“Mr. Roth, within just mere minutes or hours after the New York Post published its story on the Hunter Biden laptop, at 8:51 am you sent a message to a team, part of your team, I assume, and you said ‘it isn’t clearly violative of our hack materials policy,’ referring to the story, ‘nor is it clearly in violation of anything else’,” Biggs said to Roth.
“Do you remember sending that message?”
Former Twitter exec Yoel Roth admits the @nypost’s Hunter Biden’s laptop story didn’t violate any of Twitter’s policies.
— Oversight Committee (@GOPoversight) February 8, 2023
Yoel Roth, former head of "trust and safety" at Twitter:
"Unrestricted free speech paradoxically results in less speech, not more" pic.twitter.com/7wcK4eV4nU
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 8, 2023