After the sixth part of the Twitter Files revealed that the FBI collaborated with the social media company to flag certain accounts, Republican leaders are accusing the agency of breaking the law. They have vowed to hold the FBI accountable, and they’ve promised to subpoena the agency.
The sixth part of the Twitter Files revealed that the FBI collaborated with the social media company to flag certain accounts. It looks like this investigation is more revealing than previously believed.
The release of the Twitter files, which were presented by journalist Matt Tabbi, has raised many eyebrows. According to him, the FBI regularly communicated with Twitter, and they asked the company to take action on certain accounts. This prompted Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio, the incoming Chairman of the Committee on Intelligence, to announce that a subpoena will be issued to the FBI to obtain the documents.
Although the exact details of the investigation are still unclear, it is clear that the FBI is involved in the monitoring of social media activities.
Charlie Hurt, a reporter for Washington Time, criticized the latest revelations about the FBI’s involvement in monitoring social media activities.
Matt Taibbi, a writer for Substack, provided various details about the FBI’s ties with Twitter in the Twitter Files.
In a tweet Gaetz said, “@FBI has a lot to answer for after the latest drop of #TwitterFiles6”
The FBI responded to the latest Twitter Files claiming it was regular practice.
Jonathan Turley, a contributor for Fox News, criticized the FBI’s statement, saying it was a clear violation of Americans’ First Amendment rights.
According to the New York Post, the FBI and other agencies have been monitoring Twitter since early 2020. They have been flagging accounts for allegedly spreading harmful information.
According to Taibbi, there were over 150 messages between the FBI and Yoel Roth, the former head of the Twitter Trust and Safety division, between January and November 2022.
Taibbi also noted that the number of messages between the FBI and the social media company revealed that the agency was looking into the issue of election misinformation.
Following the 2016 presidential election, Taibbi noted that the FBI’S social media division had grown to 80 agents. As authorities looked into how social media platforms were being used to spread disinformation, the Department of Homeland security partnered with various think tanks and security contractors.
In a follow-up interview, Roth noted that he was surprised by the number of requests from the FBI asking Twitter to take down content that they didn’t do enough to prevent.
According to Taibbi, the task force that was tasked with investigating Twitter asked the FBI to explain how it came to its controversial conclusions. Roth, on the other hand, did not want to give the agency written answers. The idea of the FBI serving as a conduit for the intelligence community caught Taibbi’s attention, as other agencies are not allowed to carry out domestic operations.
The FBI’s actions have been condemned by various groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union. From the sixth part of the Twitter Files, it has been revealed that the agency’s surveillance efforts are now being carried out as a permanent operation.
The FBI’s actions are condemned by the American Civil Liberties Union, as they have violated the rights of Americans. It is also troubling to learn that other federal agencies have been unfairly targeting Twitter as a subsidiary.
Given that many law enforcement agencies are prohibited from carrying out domestic operations, it is troubling that the FBI would be working as an intermediary for the intelligence community.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Next News Network.