Matt Taibbi Publishes Next Round Of ‘Twitter Files;’ Reveals More Shady Business By Feds

Reporter Matt Taibbi just released the next round of the “Twitter Files” Sunday evening after he published an exhaustive release just a week ago that revealed how officials with federal law enforcement agencies were contacting employees at the social media giant on a regular basis, flagging specific pieces of content for them to potentially censor on the platform. The FBI has become the go-to weapon of choice for progressives in the federal government who are doing their part to push the leftist agenda through censorship and narrative crafting. Orwell was right.

According to a report from the Daily Wire, Taibbi’s release Friday showed that between January 2020 and November 2022, Yoel Roth, then-Twitter Senior Director of Trust and Safety, exchanged more than 150 emails with the FBI.

“A surprisingly high number are requests by the FBI for Twitter to take action on election misinformation, even involving joke tweets from low-follower accounts,” Taibbi stated. “The FBI’s social media-focused task force, known as FTIF, created in the wake of the 2016 election, swelled to 80 agents and corresponded with Twitter to identify alleged foreign influence and election tampering of all kinds.”

“Federal intelligence and law enforcement reach into Twitter included the Department of Homeland Security, which partnered with security contractors and think tanks to pressure Twitter to moderate content,” he went on to say.

The journalist then pointed out that the newest documents that were uncovered throughout the probe revealed that both the FBI and DHS were “regularly sending social media content to Twitter through multiple entry points, pre-flagged for moderation.” Apparently, the folks who work at these agencies have never read the Constitution because there’s a whole lot of content packed into the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights that says this sort of thing is a violation of the God-given right to freedom of speech.

The release that Taibbi put out on Sunday seemingly uncovered that federal law enforcement officials were not too happy with Twitter for suggesting they had “not observed much recent activity from official propaganda actors on your platform.”

The Foreign Influence Task Force, otherwise known as the FITF, which is an inter-agency organization that primarily deals with cyber threats, “demanded to know how Twitter came to its unpopular conclusion,” Taibbi went on to write. “Oddly, it included a bibliography of public sources – including a Wall Street Journal article – attesting to the prevalence of foreign threats, as if to show Twitter they got it wrong.”

After getting a number of questions from federal authorities, Roth then complained that he was “frankly perplexed by the requests here, which seem more like something we’d get from a congressional committee than the Bureau.”

“[Roth] added he was not ‘comfortable with the Bureau (and by extension the IC) demanding written answers.’ The idea of the FBI acting as conduit for the Intelligence Community is interesting, given that many agencies are barred from domestic operations,” Taibbi added. “He then sent another note internally, saying the premise of the questions was ‘flawed,’ because ‘we’ve been clear that official state propaganda is definitely a thing on Twitter.’ Note the italics for emphasis.”

The FBI put out a statement on Friday responding to Taibbi’s report, noting that their agency “regularly engages with private sector entities to provide information specific to identified foreign malign influence actors’ subversive, undeclared, covert, or criminal activities.”

“Private sector entities independently make decisions about what, if any, action they take on their platforms and for their customers after the FBI has notified them,” the statement said.

You cannot, under any circumstances, trust the federal government these days. At all. Especially the law enforcement agencies, which have proven to be nothing more than strong-arm thugs pushing forward the progressive agenda while carrying out its new primary mission of silencing the opposition.

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