Adam Schiff Tried to Censor Joke about Biden, Elon Musk’s Twitter Files Show

Elon Musk has just dropped the latest installment of the “Twitter Files” which show that Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) tried to pressure the company to censor a joke about President Joe Biden.

Musk dropped the latest release of Twitter’s internal communication files via independent journalist Matt Taibbi.

According to the latest installment, Schiff made frequent requests to Twitter to take down posts, in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution.

The files show that Schiff was targeting posts that mocked Democrats, even when they didn’t fall into the Left’s vague category of so-called “disinformation.”

However, many of Schiff’s requests were denied by the Big Tech company.

According to Taibbi: “Staff of House Democrat @AdamSchiff wrote to Twitter quite often, asking that tweets be taken down.

“This important use of taxpayer resources involved an ask about a ‘Peter Douche’ parody photo of Joe Biden (See Below).

“The DNC made the same request.”

The joke photo Schiff wanted to censor was an altered image of Biden with his tongue sticking out.

Schiff’s staff didn’t like the joke and asked for it to be removed, in direct violation of the US Constitution.

To its credit, Twitter refused, telling Schiff’s team to lighten up as the image was obviously altered for comic effect.

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Taibbi continued:

“The real issue was Donald Trump retweeted the Biden pic.

“To its credit Twitter refused to remove it, with Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth saying it had obvious ‘humorous intent’ and ‘any reasonable observer’ – apparently, not a Schiff staffer – could see it was doctored.

“Schiff staffer Jeff Lowenstein didn’t give up, claiming there was a ‘slippery slope concern here.’

“Twitter also refused requests for bans of content about Schiff and his staff, e.g. ‘complete suppress[ion of] any and all search results about Mr. Misko and other Committee staffers.’

“Twitter said this would not be ‘conceivable.’

“Even when Twitter didn’t suspend an account, that didn’t mean they didn’t act.

“Schiff’s office repeatedly complained about ‘QAnon related activity’ that were often tweets about other matters, like the identity of the Ukraine ‘whistleblower’ or the Steele dossier.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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