FBI Slams Journalists Behind Twitter File as ‘Conspiracy Theorists’ to ‘Discredit the Agency,’ Claims Internal Message Shows Nothing But a Longstanding Relationship with Twitter

On Wednesday, in response to the publication of Elon Musk’s Twitter files, the FBI issued a statement in which it accused the journalists behind the Twitter files of being “conspiracy theorists” in order to ‘discredit the agency.’

It can be recalled on Friday, December 16, Matt Taibbi, published the sixth Twitter file exposing the constant contact of the FBI to Twitter.

“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,” Taibbi wrote.

“Twitter’s contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary,” he added.

The FBI has been making a concerted effort to exert control over Twitter, its users, and their information.

The FBI on Friday released a statement following the damning Twitter Files release.

“The FBI regularly engages with private sector entities to provide information specific to identified foreign malign influence actors’ subversive, undeclared, covert, or criminal activities. Private sector entities independently make decisions about what, if any, action they take on their platforms and for their customers after the FBI has notified them,” the FBI told FOX News.

On Monday, Michael Shellenberger published the seventh Twitter file about the FBI and the infamous Hunter Biden laptop.

“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 paid Twitter $3.4 million in tax dollars to censor, suspend and harass Twitter users who only wanted to share the truth.

Shellenberger wrote that the FBI paid Twitter millions for their work censoring free speech.

On Wednesday’s episode of America Reports on Fox News, Sandra Smith read the statement from the FBI:

“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. 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.”

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