A current high-ranking official in the Department of Justice urged former Twitter head of trust and safety, Vijaya Gadde, to remove tweets containing evidence of election irregularities in Georgia, emails show.
“Thanks for responding this weekend re the dangerous tweets I flagged for you,” wrote Vanita Gupta, who now serves as the associate U.S. attorney general under President Biden, in an email to Gadde. The email — dated January 3, 2021 — was sent just four days before Gupta was nominated for her current post by President Biden.
“I am looping Lauren Groh-Wargo and Esosa Ose from Fair Fight. Can you loop them directly with your team that is policing disinformation and threats re Georgia elections?” Gupta continued. “They need to tag things quickly given real time and swift harm.”
Fair Fight Action is an organization formed by Stacey Abrams in 2018 that seeks to address “voter suppression” in Georgia.
One tweet targeted for censorship by Gupta was a report from James O’Keefe on potential voter fraud in the Peach State. The report featured an undercover conversation with Adam Seely, who served as Managing Director at the food pantry Emmaus House, where thousands of people were reportedly registered to vote.