Twitter Helped Pentagon Spread Disinformation Across The Globe

MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 04:  Jack Dorsey creator, co-founder, and Chairman of Twitter and co-founder & CEO of Square speaks on stage at the Bitcoin 2021 Convention, a crypto-currency conference held at the Mana Convention Center in Wynwood on June 04, 2021 in Miami, Florida. The crypto conference is expected to draw 50,000 people and runs from Friday, June 4 through June 6th.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The eighth edition of “The Twitter Files” details the platform’s cooperation with the Pentagon to push disinformation in foreign countries.
  • The materials were published on Twitter to support the military’s geopolitical interests in the Middle East and beyond.
  • Twitter was fully aware of the Pentagon’s network of fake accounts – the company, in fact, helped expedite verification of the phone accounts – and it was slow to ban many of them.

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