Twitter Files #9 Reveals Big Tech Collusion with CIA, Pentagon, State Department

In the ninth installment in Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” series, it was revealed that not only did the Big Tech platform directly coordinate with the FBI to censor conservatives, but that the FBI was the gateway for the platform to begin working with other government agencies as well.

As reported by Just The News, the thread was once again posted by independent journalist Matt Taibbi, with approval from Musk. Taibbi described the FBI as the “doorman” that introduced Twitter to contacts at the CIA, the State Department, and other intelligence agencies that sought to use national security as an excuse to censor conservative voices.

“The files show the FBI acting as doorman to a vast program of social media surveillance and censorship, encompassing agencies across the federal government,” said Taibbi. “From the State Department to the Pentagon to the CIA.”

“Twitter had so much contact with so many agencies that executives lost track,” he added. “Is today the DOD, and tomorrow the FBI? Is it the weekly call, or the monthly meeting? It was dizzying.”

The Twitter Files have become the symbol of Elon Musk’s vow to make Twitter more transparent since he successfully purchased the company in October for $44 billion, taking it private upon completing the deal. In addition to his promise to return the platform to a pro-Free Speech stance that greatly reduces censorship, Musk has also revealed internal documents and communications that have proven the extent of the company’s coordination with the government, as well as far-left groups, to coordinate censorship of any given conservative target, including President Donald Trump.

In a statement released recently that finally addressed the Twitter Files, the FBI denied any and all allegations revealed in the threads, denouncing the revelations as “misinformation” posted by “conspiracy theorists.” In response, Taibbi posted screenshots of numerous emails that confirmed direct communication between Twitter employees and government officials.

“The government was in constant contact not just with Twitter but with virtually every major tech firm,” Taibbi pointed out. “These included Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon, Reddit, even Pinterest, and many others. Industry players also held regular meetings without government.”

In addition to direct coordination, the Twitter Files have also highlighted a massive revolving door between government work and employment with Twitter and other Big Tech companies. A New York Post story recently pointed out that numerous former FBI and CIA officials left their government positions to work at Twitter, and that many of them are still employed to this day.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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