Elon Musk is currently sifting through the annals of Twitter’s internal communications, attempting to un-engineer the platform’s layers of free-speech-infringing policies and algorithms, all the while releasing much of what he finds to the public.
Even if Musk does end up driving Twitter into the ground, the disclosures here could be revolutionary, at a time in which we are already in the midst of an information transformation as a species.
The latest batch of damning news from “The Twitter Files” appears to suggest that Democrats were explicitly told that one of their most pervasive “RussiaGate” claims was false, yet they continued to stay the course on that conversation anyway.
A new release of the Twitter Files provides further evidence that the company was aware that claims of “Russian bots” on the platform, made by Democrats and the media, were wildly exaggerated or outright fabrications. Nevertheless, Twitter continued to indulge the Democrat and mainstream media-pushed conspiracy theory in public.
As Twitter attempted to placate Democrats on the hill with an appeasement strategy, humoring claims about Russian influence they knew were false, Twitter officials complained that the strategy amounted to “feeding congressional trolls.”
“Twitter warned politicians and media the[y] not only lacked evidence, but had evidence the accounts weren’t Russian – and were roundly ignored,” wrote journalist Matt Taibbi, who released the latest batch of the Twitter Files.
Much of the “RussiaGate” narrative has been debunked in the years since the hoax took hold, once again reiterating the idea that the entire story was cooked up by political strategists in an attempt to keep Donald Trump out of Washington DC.