Twitter Files show Democrat claims about Russian bots were false

January 13, 2023

A new Twitter Files report provided evidence that the social media giant was aware that the claims of Russian bots influencing elections were exaggerated.

The report showed that Twitter offered its response to "Russian misinformation" as an effort to appease Democrats despite their lack of concern about the claims.

The details

“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, according to Breitbart News.

"One prominent example highlighted by Taibbi is when former Congressman Devin Nunes submitted his classified memo to the House Intelligence Committee, exposing FBI abuses in using FISA courts to approve surveillance against individuals linked to Trump, and the critical role played by the discredited Steele Dossier," it added.

The problem

“I just reviewed the accounts that posted the first 50 tweets with #releasethememo and… none of them show any signs of affiliation to Russia,” wrote Yoel Roth, a former Twitter leader.

Twitter officials even compared the Democrats' efforts to the book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," a children's story in which a mouse makes one request after another in an endless series of demands.

The latest Twitter Files report adds to a series of other investigations released since Elon Musk bought the company and turned it private.

Musk has fired over half of the company's workforce and added more efforts to increase free speech among the platform's users.

His efforts have also included reinstating many banned accounts, including Libs of TikTok and even former President Donald Trump.

The new Twitter Files show that coordinated censorship between Democrats and Twitter took place for years in ways that greatly influenced American politics.

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