James Woods’ Twitter account was targeted for censorship by the Democratic National Committee, according to internal Twitter documents and communications released by new CEO Elon Musk. Musk shared the documents with independent journalist Matt Taibi, who proceeded to disclose the revelations in a Twitter thread.
“Celebrities and unknowns alike could be removed or reviewed at the behest of a political party,” Taibbi wrote alongside a screenshot of an email exchange between Twitter employees.
“An additional report from the DNC,” one employee wrote on Oct. 24, 2020. The employee then posted a link to a tweet posted by the user @stephen_liuhuan and a link to a Tweet posted by Woods’ official account. Another Twitter employee replied by saying, “I grabbed the first one under SI…defer to Safety on the high profile second one.”
Both tweets have since been deleted and the user @stephen_liuhan has been suspended.