The Deep State was just caught manipulating companies for this sick scheme


The radical Left’s infiltration of the federal government has been decades in the making. Now they’re showing their hand.

And the Deep State was just caught manipulating companies for this sick scheme.

Matt Taibbi released a new batch of Twitter files on Tuesday, which show that the deep state used the media to get social media companies to censor themselves.

“By 2020, Twitter was struggling with the problem of public and private agencies bypassing them and going straight to the media with lists of suspect accounts,” wrote Taibbi.

“In February, 2020, as COVID broke out, the Global Engagement Center – a fledgling analytic/intelligence arms of the State Department – went to the media with a report called, ‘Russian Disinformation Apparatus Taking Advantage of Coronavirus Concerns.’”

In one email, Yoel Roth, who was then the director of Trust and Safety, tried to get outside researchers, who were said to have ties to the U.S. government, to talk to Twitter before going to the press.

“We’re happy to work directly with you on this, instead of NBC,” said Roth.

Twitter seems to have persuaded the Global Engagement Center not to tell the media about its findings before getting in touch with the platform, but it wasn’t sure that the center would do so quickly enough.

“The delta between when they share material and when they go to the press continues to be problematic,” wrote a Twitter communications official.

Twitter’s fights with the GEC eventually made it to the news, where Twitter denied the GEC’s claims that Chinese influence operations were taking place on the platform.

The situation was similar to what Twitter had gone through in the past with the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, where Democrat staffers would work with the media to spread false claims of “Russian disinformation” on Twitter.

In both cases, Twitter gave in, and by September 2020, it was censoring requests “from every kind of government body” in the U.S. and making them worse.

Emails also showed that Roth liked working with the FBI and DHS, which he thought were “(generally) apolitical”

One former DOD official who talked to Taibbi had a different opinion: “I think they thought the FBI was less Trumpy.”

Stay tuned to DC Daily Journal for updates on this developing story.

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