NOW we’re getting to the juicy stuff we’ve been waiting for… the partisan conspiracy to silence a sitting President.
Tonight saw the third drop of information about how Twitter’s insiders handled decisions of executive control of accounts and policy.
As with the other threads announcing these drops, Elon teed up Matt Taibbi reporting…
We know a lot about the first few days of January, but not nearly as much about that window of time from October until the day they pulled the plug.
That is the area of interest in this document drop.
Tweet 3 says:
We’ll show you what hasn’t been revealed: the erosion of standards within the company in months before J6, decisions by high-ranking executives to violate their own policies, and more, against the backdrop of ongoing, documented interaction with federal agencies.
Then he tells us that tomorrow, another well-known journalist — Michael Shellenberger — will be drilling down on when they actually pulled the plug on Trump.
Tonight’s drop looks into how the company developed a cycle of compromising their own rules and policies long before we got to that pont.
Before rolling back to that, Taibbi teases us with a policy decision made immediately after the plug was pulled on Trump. We are not going to do this to the next president unless absolutely necessary.
9 & 10 describe a slide from rules-and-policy based decision making to make it up on the fly decision making at the highest levels. The Slack channel execs were discussing this on
Here’s a look at #11… Twitter execs meeting with the FBI
That may have been after after J6, but it is hardly a new development.
12 & 13 describe execs playing fast and loose with the rules in tightening the screws on Trump, among others.
14 is a smoking gun screenshot of who the players are in the opening up of a dedicated election trends channel to talk about certain high-profile users of the platform… including the President.
15 gives context…
There was at least some tension between Safety Operations – a larger department whose staffers used a more rules-based process for addressing issues like porn, scams, and threats – and a smaller, more powerful cadre of senior policy execs like Roth and Gadde.
and sets up 16…
in which they talk about silencing Trump for discussing a news story about election problems that even they admit was factually correct.
Here’s where we see evidence of government involvement in what will be argued as an illicit use of federal power to restrict speech. Even insiders are starting to sweat at this point…
Bombshell. Here come the Feds
Not just FBI and DHS, but with someone from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).
A certain Chuck Schumer quote comes to mind…
Harder to address, though, is the other half of the story—something Democrat Sen. Chuck Schumer spoke of in glee, in response to then-president-elect Trump’s criticism of U.S. intelligence agencies. “Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s host Rachel Maddow. — TheFederalist
Roth is directly involved with the Feds. Taibbi discusses that…
24 and 25 have the Feds bringing election tweets to the attention of Twitter Safety…
And Twitter acting on them…
Here is next tweet. While Democrats, and their buddies inside and outside the the federal government were busy ‘working the refs’ in social media, the Republicans… were not.
There are a series of deleted tweets, that apparently includes one in which Mike Huckabee makes an offhanded joke about voting for his deceased parents and grandparents.
Here is the rest of the thread with the gap indicated…
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