By
G. McConway
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January 4, 2023

Turley Hits FBI Over Disinformation Claims

The FBI has been caught with its hand in the cookie jar.

Rather than own up to the issue and address it head-on, the agency is now doubling down.

After the Twitter files were released, the FBI decided to call the reports disinformation and conspiracy theory, which did not sit well with constitutional expert Jonathan Turley.

Disturbing

The FBI came out firing after the Twitter files were dropped.

In terms of damning information for the agency, it was apparent that the FBI was working hand-in-hand with Twitter, even dictating accounts that needed to be censored.

The emails make this very clear, as do the millions that the FBI paid Twitter for doing its dirty work.

Turley went off on the FBI, stating, “What’s interesting is that there is really a loss of space in the last few weeks for many of the censorship apologists that are in Congress and the media. For years, they denied there was any censorship, that there was any shadowbanning, there [were] any blacklists, all of that was just formally denied. And because of Musk, we now know that all of that were lies, that, in fact, there was an extensive censorship system that was being directed in part by the FBI.

“So, one of the questions that we have is whether Twitter became an agent of the FBI for purposes of the First Amendment.

“The First Amendment applies to the government, obviously, but it can also apply to agents of the government, people who are acting on the government’s behest. You now have the company itself saying, yeah, we did become an agent of the FBI. We were being directed by the FBI. And that makes things tougher for people who have really struggled to tell the public there is nothing to see here.

“And one of the things that is most disturbing, quite frankly, is that, when these files came out, the FBI attacked many of us who were raising free speech concerns and called all of us collectively conspiracy theorists spreading disinformation.

“It was highly inappropriate, because the FBI has said that combatting disinformation is one of its priorities. So, it’s a menacing thing when you have the largest law enforcement agency attacking free speech advocates.”

For most of the last year or so, I have been calling the mainstream media “state media,” and I have taken my fair share of catcalls of being called a conspiracy theorist.

Anyone that knows me knows that I am anything but a conspiracy theorist. I have theories, sure, but they are usually very well researched and connected.

The writing was on the wall for this for quite some time, and, sadly, we are only now just scratching the surface on how deeply this censorship effort by the government really was.

Source: Breitbart

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