Elon Musk confirmed that he fired another high-ranking Twitter executive on Tuesday. In a tweet, Elon Musk said that Twitter Deputy General Manager James Baker had been dismissed from the company in light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in the suppression of information critical to public discourse.
The revelation about Baker’s dismissal comes as journalist Matt Tabby, who writes the Substack newsletter TK News, tweeted a supplemental note to his original “Twitter Files” thread, attributing Twitter’s new policy to Baker. was alleged to have been. The information was checked before being disseminated without informing the management.
Elon Musk said that when he asked Baker to explain why he had reviewed the Twitter file contents before they were published, her explanation was unconvincing. James Baker did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Twitter files tweeted by Taibbi on Friday with the approval of Elon Musk revealed some of the inner workings of Twitter’s content moderation practices, including the alleged suppression of a 2020 story about the laptop of Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden Is.
Tibi’s Twitter file thread shows the 2020 Biden presidential campaign asking Twitter to remove posts containing nude photos and videos of the president’s son, which are already violating Twitter’s revenge porn policy, And Twitter executives agree to remove them.
Taibbi has promised to reveal additional “Twitter Files” content in collaboration with journalist Bari Weiss, a former New York Times op-ed writer. Baker’s firing comes a little more than a month after Elon Musk took over as Twitter’s new owner.
Upon taking control, Elon Musk immediately fired Twitter’s upper management, including CEO Parag Agarwal, CFO Ned Sehgal, Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde, and General Counsel Sean Agate.