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Every social media firm censors for US government – Musk

Platforms remove content at the “explicit direction” of US federal agencies, the Twitter CEO has claimed.

Rt.com 28 Dec 22,

All social media platforms work with the US government to censor content, Twitter CEO Elon Musk claimed on Tuesday. Documents released by Musk following his purchase of Twitter showed that the platform colluded with the FBI, CIA, Pentagon and other government agencies to suppress information on elections, Ukraine, and Covid-19.

“*Every* social media company is engaged in heavy censorship, with significant involvement of and, at times, explicit direction of the government,” Musk tweeted, adding that “Google frequently makes links disappear, for example.”

Musk was referring to internal Twitter communications published by journalist Matt Taibbi with his approval, which suggested that the platform’s senior executives held regular meetings with members of the FBI and CIA, during which the agencies gave them lists of “hundreds of problem accounts” to suspend in the run-up to the 2020 election.

In addition to Twitter, the government was in contact “with virtually every major tech firm,” Taibbi claimed“These included Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon, Reddit, even Pinterest.” CIA agents “nearly always” sat in on meetings of these firms with the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force, Taibbi claimed, explaining that although this task force was convened to fight alleged election interference by foreign states, it made “mountains of domestic moderation requests.”

lawsuit filed earlier this year by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana alleges that officials from no fewer than 12 government agencies met weekly with representatives of Twitter, Facebook, and other Big Tech firms in 2020 to decide which narratives and users to censor, with topics ranging from alleged election interference to Covid-19…………………………….
 https://www.rt.com/news/569016-musk-social-media-censorship/

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December 30, 2022 - Posted by | secrets,lies and civil liberties, USA

2 Comments »

  1. Shilling for fascists . Why even bother with this lousy site

    Comment by Em | December 30, 2022 | Reply

    • Em: If you mean that this site shills for fascists, well that is simply not true. ‘shilling’ means that we are paid to promote someone’s opinions. NO, we are not paid, by anybody. But secondly, I am well are of the very doubtful character of Elon Musk, and don’t like him at all. But it’s important to look for the facts. If it’s a fact that the government – CIA and FBI heavily influence social media platforms, we do need to be aware of that.
      On the other hand – it seems that Musk would be happy to allow hate posts, and incitement to violence to go freely on social platforms. So – I do see where you are coming from.

      Comment by Christina Macpherson | December 30, 2022 | Reply


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