In the first seven 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 8, titled “TWITTER FILES PART 8 How Twitter Quietly Aided the Pentagon’s Covert Online PsyOp Campaign,” the author examines the role of Twitter in aiding the Pentagon’s covert online psychological operations (PsyOp) campaigns.
Through a series of tweets and accompanying documents, the author presents evidence of Twitter’s direct assistance to the U.S. military’s influence operations, despite the company’s promises to shut down such state-run propaganda networks. The thread also raises important questions about the role of social media companies in facilitating military operations, and the impact of such operations on public discourse and democracy.
Here are some key points covered in Thread 8:
- Twitter’s direct assistance to the U.S. military’s influence operations
- The promises of Twitter to shut down state-run propaganda networks
- The role of social media companies in facilitating military operations
- The impact of military operations on public discourse and democracy
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 8 and the other threads in the series at the following link: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1605298927104053248?t=WklMx6-vJSHTU-pyok_ApQ&s=19
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