In the first five threads of The Twitter Files, we explored the various ways in which Twitter has been used to censor, manipulate, and deplatform individuals and groups, and the broader implications of these actions for society. In Thread 6, titled “THREAD: The Twitter Files, Part Six: TWITTER, THE FBI SUBSIDIARY,” the author examines the relationship between Twitter and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the ways in which the social media company has assisted the agency in its investigations.
Through a series of tweets and accompanying documents, the author presents evidence of the close collaboration between Twitter and the FBI, including the provision of user data, the use of Twitter’s proprietary tools for investigations, and the sharing of intelligence and other information. The thread also raises important questions about the balance between national security and privacy, and the role of social media companies in facilitating law enforcement activities.
Here are some key points covered in Thread 6:
- The close collaboration between Twitter and the FBI
- The provision of user data to the FBI
- The use of Twitter’s proprietary tools for investigations
- The sharing of intelligence and other information between Twitter and the FBI
- The balance between national security and privacy
- The role of social media companies in facilitating law enforcement activities
As you read through this thread and the subsequent threads in The Twitter Files, you will be struck by the depth and nuance of the analysis and the thought-provoking insights that are shared. Whether you are a journalist, a researcher, or simply a concerned citizen, I encourage you to read through the entire series of threads to form your own conclusions about the issues raised. You can access Thread 6 and the other threads in the series at the following link: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1603859750168301569?t=ug_doyrIpSkjYmNJSLa8Jg&s=19
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