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House Republicans promise to investigate exec Vijaya Gadde’s role in Twitter censorship

Twitter’s chief censor Vijaya Gadde will come under scrutiny from the Judiciary Committee when Republicans take control of the House in January, The Post has learned.

“We’re tracking Vijaya Gadde’s role in the suppression of the New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s laptop. We absolutely plan to investigate this more. Stay tuned,” a committee spokesperson said Saturday.

Gadde, 48, Twitter’s former head of legal, policy, and trust played a “key role” in censoring The Post’s Hunter Biden coverage, journalist Matt Taibbi wrote after his review of the social media company’s internal communications for a report he called “The Twitter Files.”

Gadde also played an instrumental role in the company’s decision to ban former President Trump from the platform, and was fired by Elon Musk in October shortly after he purchased the company for $44 billion. Gadde — who openly wept during a meeting after Musk bought Twitter — reportedly earned $17 million in 2021.

Vijaya Gadde is Twitter’s former head of legal, policy, and trust.
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James Comer.
Rep. James Comer said anyone at Twitter who was involved in censoring The Post’s story would be hauled in.
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“Elon Musk has revealed to the world what most have known all along — Twitter helped the Biden campaign & Democratic lawmakers to conceal information days before a presidential election. This type of suppression of free speech and information sharing is indefensible,” added GOP Staten Island Rep. Nicole Malliotakis. “House Republicans must thoroughly investigate this matter to ensure big tech is reigned in.”

Catch up on Twitter’s censorship of the Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story

Rep. James Comer (R-Ky) — the incoming Chairman of the House Oversight committee said late Friday night that anyone at Twitter who was involved in censoring The Post’s story would be hauled in.

“In January, when I become chairman of the House Oversight Committee, I can promise you this: every employee at Twitter that was involved in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story will have an opportunity to come before Congress and explain their actions to the American people,” he said on “Hannity” on Fox News.

NYPost cover on Hunter Biden censorship.
The Post’s exposé on Hunter Biden was suppressed on Twitter.

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Vijaya Gadde played a “key role” in censoring The Post’s Hunter Biden coverage, according to Matt Taibbi’s tweets.

Matt Taibbi tweet.
Matt Taibbi shared Twitter documents released to him by Elon Musk.

Elon Musk at Twitter headquarters coffee bar speaking to Twitter employees.
Elon Musk at Twitter headquarters’ coffee bar speaking to employees.

While still employed at Twitter, Gadde landed an influential administration post in an advisory committee to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the Intercept reported.

A December 2021 press release announcing her appointment noted that she would provide advice and recommendations to the agency director about how the government could better “combat misinformation and disinformation.”

In June, Gadde and her colleagues on the Cybersecurity Advisory Committee drafted a reported which called for an expanded government role influencing the “information ecosystem” and urged the agency to keep an eye on “social media platforms of all sizes, mainstream media, cable news, hyper partisan media, talk radio and other online resources.”

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