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Elon Musk's 'Twitter Files' ignite divisions, but haven't changed minds

By Cat Zakrzewski and Faiz Siddiqui

03 Dec 2022 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

Elon Musk's 'Twitter Files' may not be as "awesome" as he'd hoped. The Washington Post reports on the lack of a smoking gun, at least so far.

It was billed as a bombshell: Elon Musk, after rifling through his new company's internal files, would finally expose how Twitter engaged in "free speech suppression" in the critical run up to the 2020 election.

"This will be awesome," Musk tweeted, teasing the announcement with a popcorn emoji.

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