On Wednesday, the FBI finally responded to the Twitter Files, lashing out at the journalists behind the Files by calling them “conspiracy theorists” for reporting on how the FBI abused its power by paying Twitter to censor Twitter users.
“Instead of chasing child sex predators or terrorists, the FBI has agents — lots of them — analyzing and mass-flagging social media posts. Not as part of any criminal investigation, but as a permanent, end-in-itself surveillance operation,” journalist Matt Taibbi, who released the sixth round of Twitter Files wrote.
“Twitter’s contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary,” he continued.
This was just the tip of the iceberg considering in the seventh round of Twitter Files, journalist Michael Shellenberger detailed the FBI’s involvement in censoring the Hunter Biden laptop story.
“In Twitter Files #7, we present evidence pointing to an organized effort by representatives of the intelligence community (IC), aimed at senior executives at news and social media companies, to discredit leaked information about Hunter Biden before and after it was published,” Shellenberger wrote.
“The FBI’s influence campaign may have been helped by the fact that it was paying Twitter millions of dollars for its staff time,” he continued.
“I am happy to report we have collected $3,415,323 since October 2019!” reports an associate of former FBI agent Jim Baker in early 2021.
46. The FBI’s influence campaign may have been helped by the fact that it was paying Twitter millions of dollars for its staff time.
“I am happy to report we have collected $3,415,323 since October 2019!” reports an associate of Jim Baker in early 2021. pic.twitter.com/SmNse97QxK
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) December 19, 2022
The FBI responded to the files on Wednesday by strongly defending their corrupt actions and lashing out at the journalists.
“The correspondence between the FBI and Twitter show nothing more than examples of our traditional, longstanding and ongoing federal government and private sector engagements, which involve numerous companies over multiple sectors and industries,” the FBI said in a statement. “As evidenced in the correspondence, the FBI provides critical information to the private sector in an effort to allow them to protect themselves and their customers. The men and women of the FBI work every day to protect the American public. It is unfortunate that conspiracy theorists and others are feeding the American public misinformation with the sole purpose of attempting to discredit the agency.”
The corrupt FBI blasted ‘conspiracy theorists’ and claimed there’s nothing to see in the Twitter file dumps. Unbelievable
— The Gateway Pundit (@gatewaypundit) December 21, 2022
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