Sandmann asks Musk for ‘hidden’ Twitter files
Former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann wants Elon Musk to release all ‘hidden Twitter’ files regarding death threats against him and his classmates.
Sandmann — who sued a number of outlets over coverage of a viral confrontation at a 2019 March for Life rally in Washington, DC — wrote to the Twitter owner on Sunday, noting the post a report on how the social media giant censored The Post’s 2020 Hunter Biden exposure.
“As I watch all of this unfold I wonder if @elonmusk has any hidden Twitter files regarding what happened here,” he posted on his Twitter account. « Let’s be clear: under the watch of @vijaya, they allowed these illegal threats when I was 16.
Sandmann included screenshots of Twitter accounts making violent threats against him and other students at the Kentucky school at the time.
One said: ‘Burn the f-king school,’ while another read: ‘#MAGAkids go scream, hats first, into the shredder.’
Musk released internal emails Friday through journalist Matt Taibbi shedding light on the deliberations of a group of senior Twitter executives who decided the Post’s explosive story about President Biden’s son violated policy. of the company in terms of « pirated material » without any proof.
Vijaya, whom Sandmann mentioned in his Tweet, referred to Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s former legal, policy and trust affairs manager who played a « key role » in the decision, according to Taibbi.
Musk canned Gadde after buying the social media company for $44 billion in October.
Sandmann, 20, was vilified by the media when footage emerged of an encounter between him wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap and Native American activists taking part in an Indigenous Peoples’ March.
The video sparked a media storm, with many claiming the encounter was racially motivated and instigated by Sandmann and her classmates, who attended an anti-abortion march nearby.
Sandmann has settled several lawsuits against several news outlets.