The Twitter Files: How Twitter Let the Intelligence Community In

At a glance

  • Taibbi revealed internal company communications showing that Twitter officials did “not see a big correlation” or “larger patterns” that they were concerned about.
  • “Twitter was so sure they had no Russia problem, execs agreed the best PR strategy was to say nothing on record, and quietly hurl reporters at Facebook,” Taibbi continued.
  • Taibbi noted that Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), then-Ranking Member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, was “furious” over Twitter’s report to the U.S. Senate that showed that the company only suspended “22 possible Russian accounts, and 179 others with ‘possible links’ to those accounts, amid a larger set of roughly 2700 suspects manually examined.”

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