CNN’s Oliver Darcy — A Top Censorship Advocate — Complains That Musk Won’t Send Him Twitter’s Censorship Files

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CNN’s Oliver Darcy, who has advocated for censorship, complained Thursday that Twitter CEO Elon Musk won’t send him the so-called “Twitter Files.”

Musk began releasing the so-called “Twitter Files” in the beginning of December with the help of journalists Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss and author Michael Shellenberger. The internal documents released show the steps the tech giant took to suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story, blacklist conversation accounts and deplatform former President Donald Trump.

Darcy alleged Musk was withholding the information from the public.

“I think the problem here though is that Elon Musk is effectively serving as a gatekeeper for this information. He is not giving it to newsrooms. He is giving it to handpicked journalists who are then agreeing to the condition, at least one condition, of tweeting out the files instead of posting in the news stories,” Darcy said.

“That’s not the spirit of free speech,” co-host Don Lemon responded.


“No,” Darcy said.

But Darcy himself has been a top proponent of censorship and wrote in a CNN newsletter that Twitter needed to label Trump’s entire Twitter account as misinformation, according to Fox News. (RELATED: Here’s How Corporate Media Covered The Most Recent Batch Of ‘Twitter Files’)

“Nearly every tweet from the president at this point is labeled for misinformation. Which had me thinking, why doesn’t Twitter just take the step of labeling his entire account as a known source of election disinfo? And why stop there? Why not label accounts that repeatedly spread claims the platform has to fact-check?”

“Think of it as a version of NewsGuard for Twitter,” Darcy added.

The pundit also insinuated Fox News and Newsmax should be deplatformed.

“Xfinity provides a platform to right-wing cable networks that have for weeks been disseminating disinformation about the November election results to audiences of millions,” Darcy wrote. “We regularly discuss what the Big Tech companies have done to poison the public conversation by providing large platforms to bad-faith actors who lie, mislead, and promote conspiracy theories. But what about TV companies that provide platforms to networks as Newsmax, One America News, and, yes, Fox News?”