Twitter and the CIA (Twitter Information 8–10)

Yve right here. The revelations of the Twitter recordsdata proceed at a formidable tempo, more and more targeted on the shut involvement of legislation enforcement and federal intelligence companies in proscribing and blocking thought processes that threaten administration/Democrats, comparable to curiosity in Hunter Biden’s laptop computer or hostility to vaccination orders.

These revelations are as essential because the Pentagon Papers, but the institution has such a grip on the press that they’re efficiently minimized.

By Tom Neuburger. Initially revealed by God’s Spies

“Twitter was uncovered to so many companies that executives misplaced monitor.”
– Matt Taibbi

The very fact of a financial institution vacation weekend hasn’t dampened the passion of the Twitter Information group, which now contains:

  • Matt Taibbi (TF 1, 1a, 3, 6, 6a, 9)
  • Bari White (TF 2, 5)
  • Michael Shellenberger (TF 4, 7)
  • Lee Fang (TF 8)
  • David Department (TF10)

The releases got here shortly because the group eagerly perused the 1000’s of paperwork that had been made accessible.

My private concern: Modifications to Twitter and a potential ouster or resignation of Elon Musk, maybe fascinating for a lot of different causes, will shut the door on these disclosures, and quick. If the group is not racing in opposition to the clock to benefit from the entry they’ve, they need to be.

As a result of these revelations are getting increasingly attention-grabbing. Taibbi, particularly, has pulled the thread that connects Twitter — and plenty of different social media firms — not solely to home surveillance companies, but additionally to the CIA.

Twitter recordsdata 8by Lee Fang, one in every of my favourite investigative journalists, seems on the means Twitter and its executives have denounced state-sponsored info operations, which it says “are linked to misdirection [and] fraudulent conduct…

…whereas additionally enabling US government-sponsored operations of the identical nature. This occurred so typically that it virtually seems like one in every of Taibbis.grasp canine“Relationships.

Twitter recordsdata 9, by Matt Taibbi, is a crucial one. Right here the hand of the CIA is revealed. Plainly the FBI was only a entrance for an entire gathering of different authorities safety companies and even some native police departments, demanding that tweets be deleted, accounts suspended and the like.

Twitter recordsdata 10, by one other new Twitter Information researcher, David Zweig, seems on the relationship between Twitter and the Trump and Biden administrations in relation to the Covid pandemic. No matter you consider the US authorities’s “everybody should be vaccinated” coverage – I think most readers would agree with that coverage – it’s nonetheless instructive to see the extent to which Twitter and different social media Operations aggressively concerned in messaging censorship have raised doubts and dialogue of options.

Sure, there was a suppression of Yahooism and a senseless revolt in opposition to this (or possibly any) anti-Covid regime. Nevertheless it’s nonetheless not clear if vaccination alone was the perfect route. For instance, would vaccination plus contact tracing have saved extra lives? We’ll by no means know, and the dialogue has by no means been had, a minimum of not in public.

Ask your self if it weren’t this administration and this message, would you approve of those strategies? If authorities handed to your opponents, would you wish to give them the identical energy of intervention?

The very fact is that we now authorize this degree of intrusion into public discourse already granted our adversaries the identical energy. Whenever you construct a weapon, anybody can use it, particularly if its use is extensively acclaimed.

Hyperlinks to earlier Twitter recordsdata

The next part supplies hyperlinks to Twitter recordsdata 8, 9, and 10. For hyperlinks to earlier Twitter recordsdata, see the articles accessible within the pull-down tab on the prime of the God’s Spies essential web page:

Twitter recordsdata 8, 9 and 10

These are the most recent Twitter recordsdata because the launch of the primary two units. They lengthen the listing collected right here and right here. (Emphasis added beneath.)

Twitter Information 8 – How Twitter Silently Supported The Pentagon’s Covert On-line PsyOp Marketing campaign
Lee Fang, December 20, 2022

An prolonged model was revealed by The Intercept.

Regardless of guarantees to close down covert authorities propaganda networks, Twitter paperwork present the social media large has instantly supported the US navy’s influencing operation. […]

Twitter recordsdata 9 —Twitter and “Different Authorities Companies”
Matt Taibbi, December 24, 2022

Additionally revealed as “Twitter Information Thread: The Spies Who Beloved Twitter” on his Substack web site.

The filings present that the FBI is performing because the gatekeeper to an enormous social media surveillance and censorship program that features companies throughout the federal authorities—from the State Division to the Pentagon to the CIA.

2. The operation is way bigger than the reported 80 members of the International Affect Process Power (FITF), which can be facilitating inquiries from quite a lot of smaller actors – from native police to the media to state governments.

3. Twitter had a lot contact with so many companies that executives misplaced monitor. Is right now the DOD and tomorrow the FBI? Is it the weekly speak or the month-to-month assembly? It was dizzy. […]

Twitter Information 10 – How Twitter manipulated the Covid debate
David Zwieg, December 26, 2022

2. To date, the Twitter recordsdata have targeted on proof of Twitter’s secret blacklists; how the corporate operated as a form of subsidiary of the FBI; and the way executives rewrote the platform’s guidelines to accommodate their very own political needs.

3. What we nonetheless should cowl is Covid. […]

5. Inside recordsdata on Twitter that I seen throughout my project @TheFPconfirmed that Each the Trump and Biden administrations have instantly pressured Twitter executives Average Pandemic Content material of the Platform as they need. […]

As I’ve stated many instances on these reviews, when you construct a weapon, anybody can use it. Particularly when its use is extensively acclaimed. That is how we overturned the Fourth Modification – with each events condoning and complicit in its violation.

The following Republican president will use no matter energy the final two Democrats have bequeathed to him. And when powerless Democrats complain, as they rightly ought to, a lot of the general public will say, “So the shoe is on the opposite foot.”

The general public can be mistaken about that. However solely as a result of no get together ought to have these powers, not as a result of any of them ought to.

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