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Twitter Files: Twitter colluded with the FBI to censor the account of conservatives

New internal communications from have come out from Twitter have suggesting that the FBI had persistent contact with Twitter employees and frequently suggested bans on conservative users accounts like Billy Baldwin and some satire accounts.

'Twitter's contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary,' said journalist Matt Taibbi, who posted a Twitter thread sharing the documents on Friday.

According to an internal memo, FBI officials met with Twitter executives and told them that there was “no impediment” to sharing classified information with them.

These files were the latest ones in a several of documents that will be released after Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, gave several hand-picked journalists access to Twitter’s internal records. 

“Between January 2020 and November 2022, there were over 150 emails between the FBI and former Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth,” said Taibbi.

“But a surprisingly high number are requests by the FBI for Twitter to take action on election misinformation, even involving joke tweets from low-follower accounts,” he went on.


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