THE TWITTER FILES: Twitter… The FBI Subsidiary1 min read
THE TWITTER FILES: Twitter… The FBI Subsidiary
In the latest release of ‘THE TWITTER FILES,’ journalist Matt Taibbi details how Twitter acted as a ‘subsidiary’ of the FBI. As a reminder, parts 1-3 of the series covered Twitter’s decision to interfere in the 2020 election by censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story, how the company created secret blacklists, and how they justified removing former President Donald Trump despite internally agreeing that he didn’t break any rules (parts one, two and three).
Take it away, Matt:
3. Twitter’s contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary.
4. Between January 2020 and November 2022, there were over 150 emails between the FBI and former Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth.
19.Agent Chan passed the list on to his “Twitter folks”:
20. Twitter then replied with its list of actions taken. Note mercy shown to actor Billy Baldwin: