In what is turning out to be the most consequential “Twitter Files” drop yet, journalist Matt Taibbi released a series of internal Twitter communications proving that former Twitter executives like Yoel Roth met with the FBI, DHS and Director of National Intelligence to flag stories they deemed to be “unsafe”.
Yes, the same government entities that tried to frame Trump at every turn.
21. Roth’s report to FBI/DHS/DNI is almost farcical in its self-flagellating tone:
“We blocked the NYP story, then unblocked it (but said the opposite)… comms is angry, reporters think we’re idiots… in short, FML” (fuck my life). pic.twitter.com/sTaWglhaJt
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 9, 2022
Here are more screenshots of some of the slack communications:
Taibbi then followed up with another example of FBI flagging stories that were 100% factual….
25. The FBI-flagged tweet then got circulated in the enforcement Slack. Twitter cited Politifact to say the first story was “proven to be false,” then noted the second was already deemed “no vio on numerous occasions.” pic.twitter.com/LyyZ1opWAh
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 10, 2022
This is still a developing story. Stay tuned for more…