May 29, 2023

CONFIRMED: Docs Show FBI Was Heavily Involved With Twitter During the 2020 Election

Kevin McCarthy: Facebook and Twitter Censorship Like that of ‘China, North Korea, or Iran’A number of powerful revelations have emerged from during Matt Taibbi’s latest “Twitter Files” investigation. Arguably the biggest bombshell was confirmation that Twitter worked hand in-hand with federal intelligence agencies in monitoring Twitter activity during and after the 2020 election.

The relationship was so close, that Twitter’s former head of safety Yoel Roth spoke meeting with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on a “weekly” basis.

“This post about the Hunter Biden laptop situation shows that Roth not only met weekly with the FBI and DHS, but with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence,” Taibbi tweeted. Attached was an internal message from Roth in which he cites a “weekly sync with FBI/DHS/DNI.”

That relationship between the American intelligence community and Twitter didn’t diminish after the election was over. According to Taibbi, Federal agencies apparently “intensified” their “partnership” with Twitter following the January 6th riot.

“After J6, internal Slacks show Twitter executives getting a kick out of intensified relationships with federal agencies,” Taibbi writes.

Considering the recent revelations, it’s no surprise that Jim Baker, former FBI General Counsel who was recently fired as Twitter Deputy General Counsel, covertly vetted the first batch of “Twitter Files” without knowledge of Elon Musk.

BREAKING: Musk Releases Third ‘Twitter Files’ Investigation on ‘The Removal of Donald Trump’

The third installment of the “Twitter Files” investigations has been released by journalist Matt Taibbi, this time detailing the removal of then-President Donald Trump from the platform. The Twitter files are a deep dive into the documents and internal communications that detail the social network’s efforts to censor content on the platform.

“We’ll show you what hasn’t been revealed: the erosion of standards within the company in months before J6, decisions by high-ranking executives to violate their own policies, and more, against the backdrop of ongoing, documented interaction with federal agencies,” Taibbi explains.

Taibbi’s investigation also sheds new light on just how deeply involved the FBI, DHS, and DNI were involved with Twitter during the 2020 election.

Check out Taibbi’s thread below:

Note: Taibbi apparently skipped #22.

Note: Taibbi skipped numbers 28, 29, & 30.