Lies And Perjury: Latest ‘Twitter Files’ Release Shows Troubling Collusion Between Twitter And Pentagon Despite Denial In Congressional Testimony

Twitter helped aid the Pentagon’s ‘Covert Online PsyOp Campaign’

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(TownHall) On Tuesday afternoon, yet another edition of the Twitter Files was released to highlight troubling revelations about the social media platform. The eighth edition was shared by investigative journalist Lee Fang, who also published a piece in The Intercept about the findings.

This edition is titled “How Twitter Quietly Aided the Pentagon’s Covert Online PsyOp Campaign,” with Fang explaining that “Twitter docs show that the social media giant directly assisted the U.S. military’s influence operations.” Adding insult to injury to the whole scandal is that the social media platform has claimed, and even testified before Congress, that they do not engage in such efforts.


Twitter knew about the operations, and yet did nothing. They even let such accounts remain, with some still remaining active, according to Fang.

As was revealed in later tweets of this thread, the timeline involves “detection by Twitter as late as 2020 (but potentially earlier),” with “some not suspended until May 2022 or later.”


We’ve heard of accounts being blacklisted, which we all pretty much already knew before the Twitter Files were released, though this was confirmed in a previous edition released earlier this month. Fang details how there were “whitelist” accounts, which he describes as having the verification status without necessarily having the blue check mark, “meaning they are exempt from spam/abuse flags” and they are “more visible/likely to trend on hashtags.”

Hm, perhaps this is part of the reason as to why Elon Musk wants to reform the blue-check mark verification process?


While Fang mentions one Twitter official who “feels deceived by the covert shift,” many other Twitter executives were aware. One name that keeps coming up is Twitter lawyer Jim Baker, who it was reported earlier this month caused a delay to the second edition of the Twitter Files. Musk relieved him around that time. There were more, though.

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