Another Twitter Files Drop: How Twitter Let the Intelligence Community In

another-twitter-files-drop:-how-twitter-let-the-intelligence-community-in August 2017, when Facebook decided to suspend 300 accounts with “suspected Russian origin,” Twitter wasn’t worried. Its leaders were sure they didn’t have a Russia problem.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 3, 2023

4.“KEEP THE FOCUS ON FB”: Twitter was so sure they had no Russia problem, execs agreed the best PR strategy was to say nothing on record, and quietly hurl reporters at Facebook:

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 3, 2023 September, 2017, after a cursory review, Twitter informed the Senate it suspended 22 possible Russian accounts, and 179 others with “possible links” to those accounts, amid a larger set of roughly 2700 suspects manually examined.

— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) January 3, 2023



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