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‘Twitter Files’ expose free speech violations

Dec 13, 2022

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Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, has released documents that show internal communications between Twitter employees in charge of content moderation in the run-up to the 2020 elections. The files — released to Substack writer Matt Taibbi and posted on Twitter in a series of screenshots — have been dubbed the “Twitter Files.” According to Musk, they expose alleged censorship of conservatives, including former President Donald Trump, by Twitter’s previous management team.

Musk and others claim Twitter management restricted publishing a controversial New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s missing laptop because of influence from government sources. Taibbi admits that both parties, including the Trump White House and the Biden campaign, had requests that were received and honored, but Democrats definitely had the advantage. Straight Arrow News contributor Ben Weingarten describes what he sees as a vast conspiracy by the deep state to control Twitter’s content moderation teams.

The Twitter files also show many House Dems apoplectic that Twitter wasn’t censoring their political opponents enough, arguing “The first amendment isn’t absolute.”

Taibbi later revealed that more of the Twitter files were supposed to come out soon after the first tranche, but were delayed. Why? In part because the journalists reviewing the files discovered they were being “vetted” internally by Twitter Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker – the former FBI general counsel, a Forrest Gump-like figure in Russiagate. This was the deep state’s man on the inside – including when the Hunter Biden story was killed.

In the Twitter Files, Baker is shown to support the censorship of the story, claiming “the materials may have been hacked [and] caution is warranted.” According to Taibbi, Baker “vetted” Twitter files “without knowledge of new management.” So Musk axed him, not a moment too soon.

Now consider the broader context and a conspiracy emerges between the deep state, media and social media.

Recall that when 50+ intel officials came out in Politico saying the Hunter Biden laptop story had all the hallmarks of Russian disinformation, all of the media attacked and suppressed the story.

Meanwhile, Yoel Roth, the axed former head of Twitter’s censorship team, running under the title “Head of Trust and Safety,” declared back in a December 2020 affidavit to the FEC that prior to suppressing the story, Twitter had had meetings with the intelligence community in which Twitter was told that the IC: “Expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter. I also learned in these meetings that there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden.”

One individual who led those meetings, FBI agent Elvis Chan, recently testified in a lawsuit led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt into government-big tech censorship, that, per Schmitt’s tweets, the FBI and CISA had weekly meetings with social media companies in the run-up to the 2020 election, in which Chan personally told the social media companies that there could potentially be a Russian “hack and leak” operation shortly before the election.

Chan stated that the FBI regularly sent social media companies lists of URLs and social media accounts that should be taken down because they were disinformation from “malign foreign influence operations.” 

And they did.

With the release of the Twitter files, Elon Musk launched a missile at America’s Ruling Class.

The missile is the truth: Our government – politicians and national security and law enforcement officials – Big Tech, and corporate media conspire to hide truths from the American people detrimental to their control, by imposing a regime of censorship and suppression.

Our elites seek a monopoly on narrative to maintain a monopoly on power and privilege.

That’s what you get when the ruling regime casts a narrative, the media spins it, and Big Tech propagates it – or does the opposite when it wants to kill dissent.

That’s what we saw with the Hunter Biden laptop information operation – the subject of the first tranche of the Twitter files.

The files show that:  In the run-up to the 2020 election Twitter routinely fielded requests from the Biden Team to delete tweets.

The files show that when Twitter made the unprecedented decision to remove links to, and freeze accounts that tweeted about the New York Post’s story on the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop weeks from the 2020 election – a story reflecting compromising influence-peddling and conduct from the Bidens that could undermine U.S. national security if Patriarch Joe were to be elected – that the decision was, according to one former employee “freelanced.” 

They made it up as they went along to justify censorship they’d never engaged in before.

“Hacking was the excuse,” said the source, “but within a few hours, pretty much everyone realized that wasn’t going to hold.”

Taibbi tweeted that “The problem with the ‘hacked materials’ ruling, several sources said, was that this normally required an official/law enforcement finding of a hack. But such a finding never appears throughout what one executive describes as a “whirlwind” 24-hour, company-wide mess.”

The Twitter files also show many House Dems apoplectic that Twitter wasn’t censoring their political opponents enough, arguing “The first amendment isn’t absolute.”

Taibbi later revealed that more of the Twitter files were supposed to come out soon after the first tranche, but were delayed. Why?

In part because the journalists reviewing the files discovered they were being “vetted” internally by Twitter Deputy General Counsel Jim Baker – the former FBI General Counsel, a Forrest Gump-like figure in Russiagate.

This was the Deep State’s man on the inside – including when the Hunter Biden story was killed.

In the Twitter files, Baker is shown to support the censorship of the story, claiming “the materials may have been hacked [and] caution is warranted.”

According to Taibbi, Baker “vetted” Twitter files “without knowledge of new management.”

So Musk axed him, not a moment too soon.

Now consider the broader context and a conspiracy emerges between the Deep State, media, and social media.

Recall that when 50+ intel officials came out in Politico saying the Hunter Biden laptop story had all the hallmarks of Russian disinformation, all of the media attacked and suppressed the story.

Meanwhile, Yoel Roth, the axed former head of Twitter’s censorship team, running under the title “Head of Trust and Safety,” declared back in a December 2020 affidavit to the FEC that prior to suppressing the story, Twitter had had meetings with the intelligence community in which Twitter was told that the IC:  expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter

I also learned in these meetings that there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden

One individual who led those meetings, FBI agent Elvis Chan, recently testified in a lawsuit led by Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt into government-big tech censorship, that, per Schmitt’s tweets, the FBI and CISA had weekly meetings with social media companies in the run-up to the 2020 election:in which Chan personally told the social media companies that there could potentially be a Russian “hack and leak” operation shortly before the election.”

Chan stated that the FBI regularly sent social media companies lists of URLs and social media accounts that should be taken down because they were disinformation from “malign foreign influence operations.” 

And they did.

Chan said he did “not remember us specifically saying ‘Hunter Biden’ in any meeting,” but at very very minimum the message would’ve been clear when the story arose.

Whether the contradiction between Roth and Chan will ever be solved, we know the Deep State at minimum passed requests to third parties during the 2020 race to censor people and ideas, who then passed them to Big Tech and got the content purged.

The Deep State uses the cover of national security to suppress or discredit information it doesn’t like. The media prints what the Deep State tells it. Big Tech acts accordingly.

They’re all one First Amendment destroying bloc – with it destroying our liberty.

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