ACLJ's Jordan Sekulow: Twitter has become a subsidiary of federal law enforcement
Twitter has become a subsidiary
of federal law enforcement, particularly the Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), according to radio host Jordan Sekulow.
"Twitter's contact with the FBI was constant and pervasive. [It's] like it was a subsidiary of federal law enforcement," said Sekulow, also the executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), in a recent podcast.
He mentioned the recent dump of Twitter Files coursed through independent journalist Matt Taibbi. According to Taibbi's files, the FBI's San Francisco branch notified the Big Tech firm on Nov. 10 about some accounts that "potentially constitute a violation of Twitter's Terms of Service for any action or inaction deemed inappropriate within Twitter policy." However, the FBI's information literally consisted of account usernames.
ACLJ Director of Policy and Senior Counsel Harry Hutchison, who joined Sekulow on the podcast, said Taibbi exposed a conspiracy to violate the constitutional and statutory rights of Americans
"We now have a recently released statement by the FBI," he stated. "So in response to being caught with its pants down, the FBI now states that [it] regularly engages with private sector entities to provide specific information to identify foreign, malign influence actors [and] subversive, undeclared covert or criminal activities."
Hutchison ultimately remarked that Twitter, in the FBI's eyes, "was simply a wholly-owned subsidiary." He reiterated the agency's need to be reformed, but expressed belief that it cannot happen with the current administration.
FBI bullied Twitter into censoring conservatives
According to Sekulow, former FBI employees such as James Baker had security clearances that allowed them to get classified information from the agency. Baker, a former general counsel for the FBI who moved to Twitter, was terminated for interfering with the release of the Twitter Files. (Related: Deep State at work: Twitter hiring a lot of former spooks, FBI personnel in bid to alter domestic political narratives against Americans
By bringing in former top-level FBI employees that possess security clearances, Twitter subverted the normal process wherein a private corporation would not be able to have access to classified information. The ACLJ executive added that this only proves how committed Twitter was in its censorship program.
Sekulow himself touched on this in a Dec. 20 article
, where he revealed that the Twitter Files exposes the FBI's aggressive censorship campaign to silence conservative voices.
"The FBI was treating this private company as its own division," he wrote. "These Twitter Files continue to make it appear like the FBI literally weaponized a social media platform to influence an election."
He cited a report by the New York Post
, which revealed that the agency "repeatedly grilled Twitter [executives] about censorship on the social media platform in the summer of 2020." The same report also mentioned that the FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force, which deals with cyber threats, had questioned Twitter on its reporting about official state media actors' use of the site.
Moreover, the Post
also wrote that Elvis Chan, an agent at the FBI's San Francisco branch, pressured then-Twitter Head of Trust and Safety Yoel Roth for additional information on how the social media platform prevented bad actors from using it.
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