Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, is being asked by former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, to release any “hidden Twitter” files about death threats against him and his classmates. Sandmann recently wrote to the world’s richest person, remarking on the release of a report about how the social media giant censored The Post’s 2020 expose on Hunter Biden.
Sandmann already sued a number of media outlets over coverage of a viral confrontation at a 2019 March for Life rally in Washington, DC. Here is what Sandmann posted on Twitter about the matter: “As I’m watching this all play out, I’m wondering if @elonmusk has any hidden Twitter files relating to what went on here.” “Let’s be clear: under the watch of @vijaya they allowed these illegal threats when I was 16 years old,” he added.
Screenshots of Twitter accounts making violent threats against him and other students at the Kentucky school at the time were also included in the post. “Burn the f–king school down,” one person wrote. “#MAGAkids go screaming, hats first, into the woodchipper,” another added, per a report on NY Post.
Internal emails were released by Musk recently through journalist Matt Taibbi, shedding light on the deliberations of a group of top Twitter executives that decided The Post’s bombshell story about President Biden’s son violated the company’s “hacked materials” policy without any evidence.
According to Taibbi, the person, Vijaya, who Sandmann mentioned in his post, referred to Twitter’s former head of legal, policy, and trust who played a “key role” in the decision, Vijaya Gadde. After Musk bought the social media company for $44 billion in October, he canned Gadde.
The media villified Sandmann when footage aired of an encounter between him wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap and Native American activists participating in an Indigenous People March. After the video went viral and set off a media firestorm, many claimed that the encounter was racially motivated and instigated by Sandmann and his fellow students, who attended a nearby anti-abortion march.
Against several news outlets, multiple lawsuits have already been settled by Sandmann.