It's as if Twitter was a subsidiary of the FBI
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Matt Taibbi's review of the sixth Twitter Files dump reveals much more about how the federal government collects, analyzes, and flags social media content. It also demonstrates how constant and pervasive Twitter’s contact with the FBI was before Elon Musk.
In the wake of the 2016 election, the FBI stood up its social media-focused, Foreign Influence Task Force (FTIF). The team grew to 80 agents, and under the Biden regime, all 80 agents were corresponding with Twitter, allegedly to identify foreign influence, and election tampering, but they spent all their time identifying tweeters who questioned or opposed "the narrative."
This email makes it pretty clear who was the boss in the federal government-Twitter relationship -- "FBI San Francisco is notifying you..." of the accounts the FBI wants you to silence.
Yup! The Twitter accounts were suspended. It didn't matter what they tweeted. Their name was on an FBI list, and if you don't know how scary that is, you are not paying attention.
The problem was, the FBI was making a surprisingly high number of requests for Twitter to take action on tweets -- even from low-follower accounts -- and there were multiple points of entry into Twitter for government-flagged reports. This letter from Agent Chan to Roth references Teleporter, a platform through which Twitter could receive reports from the FBI.
There were other federal intelligence and law enforcement agencies, including the huge Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The DHS, along with its security contractors and think tanks also pressured Twitter to moderate content. They all regularly sent social media content, pre-flagged for moderation, to Twitter, through multiple entry points. What stands out is the sheer quantity of reports from the government -- and some are aggregated from public hotlines.
It is not clear whether agencies like FBI and DHS do in-house collection, sorting and flagging work themselves, or farm it out, but one former intelligence officer said, "You have to prove to me that inside the f*cking government you can do any kind of massive data or AI search."
In an internal email from November 5, 2022, the FBI’s National Election Command Post, which compiles and sends on complaints, sent the SF field office a long list of accounts that “may warrant additional action.”
Agent Chan passed the list on to his "Twitter folks"
Twitter then replied with its list of actions taken.
This is the stuff we thought was going on, but couldn't prove. This is the stuff that the Democratic Party is built upon -- lying, cheating, dirty tricks, collusion, conspiracy. It's all corrupt and it's who the Democrats are -- and they are proud of it.
In a letter to former Deputy General Counsel (and former top FBI lawyer) Jim Baker on Sep. 16, 2022, legal executive, Stacia Cardille, outlined results from her “soon to be weekly” meeting with DHS, DoJ, FBI, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.
The Twitter executive explicitly asked if there were “impediments” to the sharing of classified information “with industry.” The answer? “The FBI was adamant that no impediments to sharing exists.”
This passage underscores the unique one-big-happy-family vibe between Twitter and the FBI. With what other firm would the FBI blithely agree to “no impediments” to classified information?
At the bottom of that letter, she lists a series of “escalations” apparently raised at the meeting, which were already “handled.” About one, she writes: “Flagged a specific Tweet on Illinois use of modems to transmit election results in possible violation of the civic integrity policy (except they do use that tech in limited circumstances).”
Well, why shouldn't there be harmony between Twitter and the feds? Twitter had hired a bunch of former FBI. The New York Post is reporting that Twitter’s top ranks were riddled with ex-senior FBI agents and lawyers. More than a dozen former G-men and women held positions that would have put them close to the company leadership that was directly involved in censoring Hunter Biden coverage in October 2020.
There's the former FBI Counsel, Jim Baker, of Russiagate fame. He provided the legal opinion to Twitter that led to the suppression of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Jeff Carlton worked for the FBI, CIA and as an intelligence officer for the US Marines before joining Twitter in May 2021. His now deleted LinkedIn account says he led “Twitter’s Strategic Response Team of 50+ employees/agents in resolving the highest-profile Trust & Safety escalation,” which served to promote “healthy public conversations.”
Matthew Williams spent more than 15 years with the FBI, working mostly out of Seattle, where he served most recently as an intelligence program manager and senior supervisory intelligence analyst. Williams was the “co-lead of Trust & Safety.”
Dawn Burton, a former federal prosecutor who served as deputy chief of staff to FBI boss James Comey, joined Twitter in September 2019.
Kevin Michelena did more than 12 years as an FBI intelligence analyst before coming to Twitter to work as a “Senior Corporate Security Analyst” in July 2021.
Michael Bertrand spent 23 years with the FBI working in counter-terrorism, internal investigations and as chief of staff to the agency’s top leaders. He joined Twitter in January.
Karen Walsh spent more than 20 years at the FBI as a special agent focused on “Public-Private Sector Outreach.” She joined Twitter as director of corporate resilience in March 2020.
Doug Hunt joined Twitter as a “senior director” after spending 20 years with the FBI as a supervisory special agent. Vincent Lucero also did more than two decades in the same role before joining Twitter in July 2019 as a “Senior Security Manager.”
Mark Jaroszewski became a director of corporate security in August 2018 after doing his own two decades as a supervisory special agent with the FBI. In a 2018 FBI press release the agency noted his job was “focused on helping the FBI create strategic, mutually beneficial relationships with the private sector.” He also began donating to Democrats after joining Twitter.
Let us not forget the FBI's favorite pen-pal, Twitter Trust and Safety chief, Yoel Roth. Between January 2020, and November 2022, there were over 150 emails between the FBI and Roth. Roth had complete authority of what went out on Twitter. He flagged your tweets as misinformation, hate speech, or simply took them down if he didn't like them.
Twitter gave this power -- the power to silence good Americans -- to a degenerate, and Twitter knew Roth was, and is, a degenerate. Roth, himself, is quite proud of his degeneracy, and displays it frequently.
Somehow, someone, put him in the one seat in the country that Roth could do the most damage. He muzzled tens of thousands -- and he relished his work.
What Taibbi has laid out for us is absolute proof that the the FBI, the DHS and other federal government agencie are actively colluding with the progressives that run Twitter to suppress speech, a clear violation of the 1st Amendment free speech and free press protections. What they are doing is clearly unconstitutional. It's a crime. What is enraging is that little will come of this information unless something changes, because it's not just Twitter, it's all of social media -- and it's ongoing.
Mark Zuckerberg told Joe Rogan, in a very carefully-worded statement, about Facebook's adventures with the feds. In this case, we see member of the FBI feeding misinformation to Facebook to bury the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.
Wired reported that Google gave name and location information on 5,723 devices to the FBI as being in or near the Capitol building on Jan. 6, an unprecedented move. Google provided names, details, and maps for 1,535 devices to the FBI. The warrants for user data are sealed (naturally), but an effort by one of the defendants attorneys to throw out the location data showed the extent of the information sharing.
Instagram has a portal straight into the FBI. It's a handy-dandy way to rat on your friends and enemies alike.
To make matters infinitely worse, the concentrated power of this collusion is unlike anything ever seen in our nation. There is no line any longer between the federal government and the world of communications. It is seamless. Whether its classified or unclassified, digital or analog, public or private, the Biden regime owns it and controls it.
The leaders of this alliance have become the purveyors of "the narrative," the only acceptable view of things, and the enforcers against dissenters. Their domain ranges from print to broadcast to social media and they aim to dictate what 300 million Americans can say and do on everything from COVID to race to the environment. Their criticism rattles board rooms, scholars, and the famous. You will toe the line.
It's really simple. When the corporation officers ask the corporation lawyers what they should do when the FBI shows up, the lawyers tell them to cooperate. Who wants to fight the government -- especially Joe Biden's. We've all seen the raids.
Whoever it is that's in control of this government wants complete control of what The People see and hear, and lest you forget their power, remember that Joe Biden was elected president because millions of voters were not allowed to learn about Hunter Biden's laptop.
I don't write this stuff to depress you, but inform you. If we don't know what's going on, we are unable to do anything about it. None of us are helpless. Write a letter. Make a call. Join something. It really is, "for the children."
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