The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recently responded to the Twitter Files that revealed the communication between the social media platform and the bureau. According to the files, agents from the bureau had regularly notified Twitter of accounts that they “may” have been violating the company’s terms of service.
FBI officials told Fox News that the agency had never requested that Twitter employees “take action” based on the information that they provided them, it was always up to the platform to decide what action they would be taking.
Substack writer and journalist Matt Taibbi tweeted out multiple internal files that showed the communication between Twitter workers and FBI employees. This is the sixth installment of the Twitter Files.
One email released with the files came from Nov. 10, when an FBI agent sent Twitter to contact a list of accounts “which may potentially constitute violations of Twitter’s Terms of Service for any action or inaction deemed appropriate within Twitter policy.”
A Twitter employee then responded by saying that three of the four accounts on the list had been suspended and that the fourth account was up for review as it was flagged by the FBI for “possible civic misinformation.”
Taibbi noted that one of the four accounts had tweeted on Nov. 8, “I want to remind republicans to vote tomorrow, Wednesday, November 9.”
Another FBI-flagged tweet read, “Americans, Vote today. Democrats, you vote Wednesday 9th.”
Other incidents include an FBI employee informing Twitter of an account by a ballot counter, however, Taibbi maintains that the user had been satirical when they wrote “’ For every negative comment on this post, I’m adding another vote for the democrats’ and ‘If you’re not wearing a mask, I’m not counting your vote.'”