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Elon Musk’s Twitter Files part 6 was released on Friday.

Journalist Matt Taibbi released part 6 dubbed Twitter, The FBI Subsidiary.

1. THREAD: The Twitter Files, Part Six
TWITTER, THE FBI SUBSIDIARY

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022

2. The #TwitterFiles are revealing more every day about how the government collects, analyzes, and flags your social media content.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022

The FBI was in constant contact with Twitter.

3. Twitter’s contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive, as if it were a subsidiary.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022

Between January 2020 and November 2022, there were over 150 emails between the FBI and former Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth.

4. Between January 2020 and November 2022, there were over 150 emails between the FBI and former Twitter Trust and Safety chief Yoel Roth.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022

Some emails were mundane, but the majority were requests by the FBI for Twitter to take action on election ‘misinformation.’

6. But a surprisingly high number are requests by the FBI for Twitter to take action on election misinformation, even involving joke tweets from low-follower accounts.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022

The FBI’s social media task force swelled to 80 agents.

7. The FBI’s social media-focused task force, known as FTIF, created in the wake of the 2016 election, swelled to 80 agents and corresponded with Twitter to identify alleged foreign influence and election tampering of all kinds.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security partnered with security contractors and think tanks to pressure Twitter to moderate content.

8. Federal intelligence and law enforcement reach into Twitter included the Department of Homeland Security, which partnered with security contractors and think tanks to pressure Twitter to moderate content.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022

The FBI and DHS were regularly sending social media content to Twitter through multiple entry points, pre-flagged for moderation.

8. Federal intelligence and law enforcement reach into Twitter included the Department of Homeland Security, which partnered with security contractors and think tanks to pressure Twitter to moderate content.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022

What stands out is the sheer quantity of reports from the government.

11. What stands out is the sheer quantity of reports from the government. Some are aggregated from public hotlines: pic.twitter.com/cm9JjEXUSm

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) December 16, 2022

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