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Summary of Matt Taibbi Twitter Files

By Tom Woods, via his newsletter

Journalist Matt Taibbi just released the next installment of the Twitter Files, this one showing the process by which Twitter became a lackey of the feds.

It began in 2017, when Democrats, stinging from Hillary Clinton's 2016 defeat, claimed a Russian conspiracy had exploited social media platforms to spread misinformation and undermine "democracy."

Internal documents reveal that Twitter executives did not believe this was much of an issue on their platform, apart from a handful of accounts they terminated.

Senator Mark Warner of Virginia proceeded to attack Twitter, claiming that its report on the subject was "frankly inadequate on every level." The public-relations fallout was severe, since of course our major media institutions, being the apologists for the regime that they are, simply parroted the Democrats' line about a compromised Twitter.

So Twitter launched a "Russia Task Force" to examine the issue more closely. That task force likewise found little to nothing to speak of, so the public-relations problem intensified.

Democrats insisted there was a Russia disinformation problem at Twitter, even though exhaustive examinations of these claims had come up with all but nothing.

Taibbi gives the details of how Twitter eventually succumbed to the media and political mob and did its bidding -- including jumping onto the Russia hysteria bandwagon and closing down accounts that were annoying to the U.S. regime.

According to Taibbi, the documents show that "the Russian cyber-threat was essentially conjured into being, with political and media pressure serving as the engine inflating something Twitter believed was negligible and uncoordinated to massive dimensions."

He concludes, "Once Twitter began rolling over for Congress in 2017, the ending was inevitable: formal surrender to the intelligence community on content moderation."

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