BREAKING: Twitter Files Part 6: The FBI’s Constant Contact with Twitter

This is a breaking story…refresh page for updates as the Twitter thread unrolls.

Elon Musk’s Twitter Files part 6 was released on Friday.

Journalist Matt Taibbi released part 6 dubbed Twitter, The FBI Subsidiary.

The FBI was targeting Twitter accounts for suspension and policing jokes on Twitter.

The FBI was in constant contact with Twitter.

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

Some emails were mundane, but the majority were requests by the FBI for Twitter to take action on election ‘misinformation.’

The FBI’s social media task force swelled to 80 agents.

The Department of Homeland Security partnered with security contractors and think tanks to pressure Twitter to moderate content.

The FBI and DHS were regularly sending social media content to Twitter through multiple entry points, pre-flagged for moderation.

What stands out is the sheer quantity of reports from the government.

Do agencies like FBI and DHS do in-house flagging work themselves, or farm it out?

The FBI was calling for action on low follower accounts.

Twitter looked for reasons to suspends all four accounts.

Shortly before the 2022 midterms, the FBI sent the San Fran field office a long list of accounts that “may warrant additional action”:

FBI agent Chen passed the list on to his “Twitter folks.”

Many of the accounts targeted by the FBI were satirical in nature.

The FBI was policing jokes on Twitter.

In a letter to former Deputy General Counsel (and former top FBI lawyer) Jim Baker on Sep. 16, 2022, legal exec Stacia Cardille writes she explicitly asked if there were “impediments” to the sharing of classified information “with industry.” The answer? “FBI was adamant no impediments to sharing exist.”

A tweet about Illinois election results was flagged.

In January 2021, Twitter execs processed an FBI list of “possible violative content.”

This is what the FBI spends its time on…

DHS bulletins delivered to Twitter by an FBI liaison stressed the need for greater collaboration between law enforcement and “private sector partners.”

This letter from Agent Chan to Roth references Teleporter, a platform through which Twitter could receive reports from the FBI:

State governments also flagged content.

California officials demanded action be taken against a Trump tweet.

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