James Woods Vows to Sue Over Twitter Censorship of His Hunter Biden Tweet

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Actor James Woods said helium plans to writer the Democratic National Committee (DNC) aft Elon Musk shared explosive “Twitter Files” disclosures appearing to amusement that the DNC asked Twitter to censor Woods’s tweet astir Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son.

Musk and autarkic writer Matt Taibbi on Friday unveiled a series of interior Twitter communications that springiness penetration into steps taken by unit astatine the societal media level astir suppressing the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story.

In 1 of his posts, Taibbi shared a screengrab of an interior Twitter email dated Oct. 24, 2020, which appears to amusement a Twitter staffer sharing a database of 5 tweets allegedly identified by radical from the run of then-candidate Joe Biden, a Democrat.

Taibbi wrote successful a comment: “By 2020, requests from connected actors to delete tweets were routine. One enforcement would constitute to another: ‘More to reappraisal from the Biden team.’ The reply would travel back: ‘Handled.'”

Another 1 of the disclosures shared by Taibbi shows a screengrab of an email from 1 Twitter worker to another, dated Oct. 25, 2020, indicating that the DNC had flagged 2 embarrassing tweets, reportedly involving Hunter Biden, for censorship.

“Celebrities and unknowns alike could beryllium removed oregon reviewed astatine the behest of a governmental party,” Taibbi wrote arsenic a comment.

The screenshot of the email speech showed 1 Twitter staffer saying they had “grabbed the archetypal 1 nether SI,” referring to a tweet from the relationship @stephen_liuhan, which is suspended.

That unit subordinate past told their workfellow “defer to Safety connected the precocious illustration 2nd one,” referring to a tweet that came from James Woods’s account. Both tweets look to person been deleted.

Washington Free Beacon investigative newsman Andrew Kerr replied to Taibbi’s tweet, writing, “The Stephen_liuhuan tweet was a nexus to Hunter Biden weighing and utilizing drugs, and different nexus to a Hunter Biden enactment tape. The James Wood tweet is Hunter Biden smoking ace and getting a ft job.”

The Epoch Times has not been capable to independently verify the contents of the 2 deleted tweets.

Elon Musk Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks astatine a gaming normal successful Los Angeles, Calif., connected June 13, 2019. (Mike Blake/Reuters)

‘The Whole Thing’s Astonishing’

Woods spoke to Tucker Carlson successful an interview Friday to sermon the substance of his censored tweet.

“Did you fishy astatine the clip it was pulled down astatine the nonstop petition of the Democratic National Committee?” Carlson asked the actor.

“I’m shocked the mode immoderate different American would beryllium if helium were a people of a statesmanlike campaigner and large governmental party,” Woods replied. “I deliberation the full thing’s astonishing.”

Carlson asked Woods whether helium plans to bash thing astir it.

“I tin warrant you 1 happening much than thing other you’ll ever perceive successful your life: I volition beryllium getting a lawyer. I volition beryllium suing the Democratic National Committee nary substance what, whether I triumph oregon lose,” Woods replied.

The Epoch Times has reached retired to the DNC for comment.

Actor James Woods smiles for the camera Actor James Woods attends the 52nd New York Film Festival astatine Walter Reade Theater successful New York City connected Sept. 27, 2014. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Musk reacted to 1 of Taibbi’s posts that said “requests from connected actors to delete tweets were routine” nether Twitter’s anterior absorption by posing the question: “If this isn’t a usurpation of the Constitution’s First Amendment, what is?”

The Twitter relationship @hodgetwins, tally by a brace of blimpish comedians, reacted to Musk’s tweet: “It 100 percent is, collusion betwixt govt. and large tech to interruption the First Amendment.”

Replying to that tweet, Musk suggested that Twitter was acting nether authorities orders to suppress escaped speech.

“Twitter acting by itself to suppress escaped code is not a 1st amendment violation, but acting nether orders from the authorities to suppress escaped speech, with nary judicial review, is,” Musk wrote.

Woods shared Musk’s tweet, adding a comment of his own: “Agree. How would you similar to money a people enactment suit for those who were suppressed? I’ll beryllium blessed to beryllium the pb plaintiff.”

The Epoch Times has not been capable to independently verify the contented of the disclosures published by Taibbi and shared by Musk.

musk-and-bird A 3D-printed Twitter logo is seen successful beforehand of a displayed photograph of Elon Musk successful this illustration taken connected Oct. 27, 2022. (Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Reuters)

‘Various Forms of Government Fraud’

Former President Donald Trump said successful a post connected Truth Social that the Twitter disclosures should beryllium seen arsenic impervious that Big Tech engaged successful actions meant to power the result of the 2020 election.

“Wow! That’s a truly large communicative astir Twitter and assorted forms of authorities Fraud including, specifically, Election Fraud,” Trump wrote.

“I americium gladsome that everyone is present seeing the airy connected what I person been saying large and wide for the past 2 years, that the 2020 Presidential Election was rigged and stolen by a operation of Democrats, Big Tech, ‘law enforcement,’ and different atrocious actors,” wrote the erstwhile president.

“The aforesaid level of Fraud took spot with the different Big Tech companies, if not adjacent worse (if that’s possible?),” Trump continued, adding, “We are surviving successful a VERY CORRUPT COUNTRY.”

Congressional Inquiry

Meanwhile, the apical Republican connected the House Oversight Committee said that Twitter unit progressive successful suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop communicative up of the 2020 statesmanlike elections volition look Congress and attest astir their actions.

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the GOP ranking subordinate connected the Committee, made the remarks successful a Friday quality connected Fox News aft Musk shared Taibbi’s thread exposing immoderate of the interior workings of Twitter’s censorship machine.

“Every worker astatine Twitter who was progressive successful suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop communicative volition person an accidental to travel earlier Congress and explicate their actions to the American people,” Comer told programme big Sean Hannity.

Republicans person agelong accused Twitter—and immoderate media outlets—of suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story, which included reporting that bolstered claims that the president lied erstwhile helium said helium had nary engagement successful his son’s overseas concern dealings.

Epoch Times Photo U.S. President Joe Biden (L) waves alongside his lad Hunter Biden aft attending wide astatine Holy Spirit Catholic Church successful Johns Island, S.C., connected Aug. 13, 2022. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images)

Comer, successful his interrogation connected Fox News, said that “this communicative is conscionable the beginning,” adding that “we’re going to person each azygous idiosyncratic astatine Twitter that was progressive successful this successful beforehand of the House Oversight Committee arsenic soon arsenic possible.”

The Epoch Times has reached retired to Twitter with a petition for remark connected Comer’s remarks.

Caden Pearson contributed to this report.

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