Twitter CEO Elon Musk revealed on Tuesday that the US Government wanted, 250k Twitter accounts, including those of journalists and Canadian officials. While discussing the most recent batch of “Twitter Files,” which were made available by the writer Matt Taibbi, he revealed the revelation. “US govt agency demanded suspension of, 250k accounts, including journalists & Canadian officials!” tweeted Musk.
The latest disclosure of internal Twitter communications explains how the social media corporation interacts with governmental organizations. Taibbi disclosed that Twitter was under constant and increasing pressure from the US government to cooperate with Congress in its investigation of Russian activity on the social media network.
The Global Engagement Center, which Taibbi refers to as “a nascent analytical/intelligence branch of the State Department,” went public by issuing a report to the media that included a list of “suspect accounts” that it said were “Russian personas and proxies.” Twitter’s subsequent task force to investigate Russian influence on the platform made “no concerted” effort and mainly used “lone-wolf” accounts with low ad spends.
US govt agency demanded suspension of 250k accounts, including journalists & Canadian officials! https://t.co/kcEMMCzF7d— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 3, 2023
Notably, an earlier collection of the “Twitter Files” revealed that former President Donald Trump was de-platformed due to staff pressure.
Since Musk assumed the role of Twitter’s CEO in recent months, the microblogging service has seen a lot of changes. He recently revealed a tweak to the platform’s “Bookmarks” feature’s User Interface. Musk suggested that users would find it “Easy to create folders to bookmark tweets into various categories” due to the impending adjustments. Before this, Musk had stated that the platform would see “Significant backend server architectural modifications.”
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