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  • Elon Musk confirms Baker, former FBI counsel, FIRED from Twitter - Hunter's Laptop

    Elon Musk confirms James Baker, former FBI counsel, FIRED from Twitter after Hunter laptop revelations

    On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced that attorney Jim Baker had been "exited" from the company following recent revelations that he played a role in facilitating censorship on the platform.

    On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced that attorney Jim Baker had been "exited" from the company following recent revelations that he may have played a role in facilitating censorship on the platform.

    Baker had been hired by Twitter as deputy general counsel following a stint at the FBI that ended with him essentially being forced out of the job.

    "In light of concerns about Baker's possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today," Musk wrote on Twitter.

    Musk said that Baker's explanation was "unconvincing" once he was confronted.

    The Twitter files included revelations that "Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the [Hunter Biden laptop] story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be 'unsafe.' They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography.

    "White House spokeswoman Kaleigh McEnany was locked out of her account for tweeting about the story, prompting a furious letter from Trump campaign staffer Mike Hahn, who seethed: 'At least pretend to care for the next 20 days.

    "This led public policy executive Caroline Strom to send out a polite WTF query. Several employees noted that there was tension between the comms/policy teams, who had little/less control over moderation, and the safety/trust teams," journalist Matt Taibbi revealed in a lengthy thread released on Friday.


    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Elon Musk confirms James Baker, former FBI counsel, FIRED from Twitter after Hunter laptop revelations

    On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced that attorney Jim Baker had been "exited" from the company following recent revelations that he played a role in facilitating censorship on the platform.

    On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced that attorney Jim Baker had been "exited" from the company following recent revelations that he may have played a role in facilitating censorship on the platform.

    Baker had been hired by Twitter as deputy general counsel following a stint at the FBI that ended with him essentially being forced out of the job.

    "In light of concerns about Baker's possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today," Musk wrote on Twitter.

    Musk said that Baker's explanation was "unconvincing" once he was confronted.

    The Twitter files included revelations that "Twitter took extraordinary steps to suppress the [Hunter Biden laptop] story, removing links and posting warnings that it may be 'unsafe.' They even blocked its transmission via direct message, a tool hitherto reserved for extreme cases, e.g. child pornography.

    "White House spokeswoman Kaleigh McEnany was locked out of her account for tweeting about the story, prompting a furious letter from Trump campaign staffer Mike Hahn, who seethed: 'At least pretend to care for the next 20 days.

    "This led public policy executive Caroline Strom to send out a polite WTF query. Several employees noted that there was tension between the comms/policy teams, who had little/less control over moderation, and the safety/trust teams," journalist Matt Taibbi revealed in a lengthy thread released on Friday.

    I would be VEEERY careful here if I was Elon on what he says. Jim Baker is NOT a public person, and if he's not careful, he'll easily find himself in court for defamation.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post
      I would be VEEERY careful here if I was Elon on what he says. Jim Baker is NOT a public person, and if he's not careful, he'll easily find himself in court for defamation.
      I'd kinda doubt that the richest man in the world is afraid of lawsuits. He'd just hire more lawyers. He might even want lawsuits to bring out the discovery of documents and stuff.

      (just thinking out loud)
      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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      • #4
        I read somewhere that Baker was the person cooperating with Musk in exposing details from the previous regime. If true, the guy was actually being helpful.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

          I would be VEEERY careful here if I was Elon on what he says. Jim Baker is NOT a public person, and if he's not careful, he'll easily find himself in court for defamation.
          He's a public person now.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ronson View Post
            I read somewhere that Baker was the person cooperating with Musk in exposing details from the previous regime. If true, the guy was actually being helpful.
            Yeah, I'm trying to figure that out... it almost seems like, "well, thanks for the info, but you know I can't let you keep working here..."
            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CivilDiscourse View Post

              I would be VEEERY careful here if I was Elon on what he says. Jim Baker is NOT a public person, and if he's not careful, he'll easily find himself in court for defamation.
              Given how often he went on CNN to pontificate I would think that might be a bit of a gray area.

              I'm always still in trouble again

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Diogenes View Post

                He's a public person now.
                He are!!!
                The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                • #9
                  Pool gives a good breakdown...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by seanD View Post
                    Pool gives a good breakdown...

                    Well that explains why Jim Baker was "helping" Musk he wanted to make sure that the FBI's involvement with the Twitter in suppressing the laptop story was scrubbed.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by RumTumTugger View Post
                      Well that explains why Jim Baker was "helping" Musk he wanted to make sure that the FBI's involvement with the Twitter in suppressing the laptop story was scrubbed.
                      They don't seem to have presented any evidence that Jim Baker 'scrubbed' anything, nor stated that they have any actual evidence that he did so (other than their view that they don't like him and they can imagine a motive for him wanting to do so).

                      The entire story appears to be "we realized Jim Baker works for Twitter! We don't like Jim Baker for historical reasons! Therefore we fired him!" Which seems shrug-worthy.

                      But the conspiracy theorists seem to already have Jim Baker as a character in their conspiracy theories, so the fact that he was working at Twitter now becomes an additional thread they can start weaving into their conspiracy theories. The latest conspiracy theory seems to be that the reason that Musk and Taibbi found no evidence to support the previous conspiracy theory was because Jim Baker had hidden that evidence. It's a house of cards of conspiracy theories, each explaining why no evidence can be found to support the previous conspiracy theory.

                      My view is: Wake me when there's actually some evidence of some wrongdoing. Some people not liking Jim Baker is not interesting and not a story.
                      Last edited by Starlight; 12-08-2022, 02:16 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Starlight View Post

                        My view is: Wake me when there's actually some evidence of some wrongdoing. Some people not liking Jim Baker is not interesting and not a story.
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                        • #13
                          One has to wonder if he thinks by repeating his claim that it will magically transform reality.

                          I'm always still in trouble again

                          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                          "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Starlight View Post

                            My view is: Wake me when there's actually some evidence of some wrongdoing. Some people not liking Jim Baker is not interesting and not a story.
                            If we find government involvement in suppressing speech and opinions on Twitter would you consider that wrongdoing?
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