A new report is sounding off over the close relationship between Twitter and the FBI prior to Elon Musk's purchase of the company.
Fox News Former Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker joined "Fox & Friends Weekend" to discuss the FBI's relationship with Twitter as Big Tech faces censorship allegations.
There was a time when the left hated government now they embrace it. The FBI employees embedded at Facebook is but the latest example. Big tech and big government are coordinated and inseparable. https://t.co/hPhc4oS64N
— Jack Kingston (@JackKingston) December 18, 2022
The comments came in response to part six of the Twitter Files, a series of reports backed by Musk to shed light on Twitter's concerning past.
The most recent series of posts highlighted the disturbing relationship between the FBI and Twitter, with the two groups communicating regularly to censor and block accounts ahead of the 2020 election and during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
"In addition to the 80-person team of social media-oriented FBI agents, regular contacts to flag tweets, and weekly meetings between the FBI and other executive agencies, it turns out that there were still more deep connections between the FBI and Twitter," Red State reported.
Among those noted in the article included, "Michael Bertrand — 23 years with the FBI in counterterrorism, internal investigations, and as chief of staff to top brass — joined Twitter in January."
How Many Former FBI Officials Are Working at Twitter? It's Astonishing
— RedState (@RedState) December 18, 2022
The problem also does not seem to be limited to Twitter. A growing number of reports are also observing a high number of former FBI employees who worked at Twitter and continue to work as other social media platforms, such as Meta (Facebook/Instagram) and Google/YouTube.
Matt Taibbi, who has authored some of the Twitter files, cited an email from Nov. 2022 regarding the FBI's pursuit of accounts needing "action."
The message shows that the concerns have not fully stopped, even after Musk's takeover of Twitter earlier this year.
https://t.co/ZQeb9Ko06p an internal email from November 5, 2022, the FBI’s National Election Command Post, which compiles and sends on complaints, sent the SF field office a long list of accounts that “may warrant additional action”: pic.twitter.com/yILcgjFyev
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022
The report offers disturbing insights into the cozy relationship between federal agencies and social media regarding major national events.
Source: Fox News