Specifically, Nunes told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he believes the FBI, Justice Department, and probably other government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, were "running assets" on the platform.
Nunes should know; not only is he a former member and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, but he is currently the CEO of Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), which is the parent company of Truth Social.
“I think it’s so important to build this ecosystem out, where we’re not going to be working with the intelligence agencies, the FBI, and the Democratic Party to secretly shut down people [and] secretly spy on people," he told SiriusXM Breitbart Daily News guest host Monica Crowley this week.
He added he believes that the FBI and DOJ are “running assets” within Big Tech companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Twitter to keep Americans under surveillance and design political censorship protocols.
Nunes went on to charge the deep state with bypassing unconstitutional First Amendment violations by outsourcing its censorship regimen to the far-left big tech platforms, probably in exchange for a pledge from the federal government and Congress not to regulate them under existing laws.
“I think the other thing you’re going to see is that you’ve got the FBI and DOJ essentially running assets within these big tech companies to spy on the American people, which would, by the way, be highly, highly illegal," he noted further.
The outlet noted further:
Nunes said he and former President Donald Trump were supportive of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. He remarked on Twitter’s status as an “echo chamber” of leftists given its historical regime of political censorship and manipulation of information.
“As it relates to Twitter, we don’t see them as a competitor,” he stated. “We’ve seen them as a very sick, demented company that’s done a lot of really bad things to harm the world and America. … President Trump, and myself, has been very supportive from the very beginning for Elon Musk to buy this because we figured, ‘Well, it can’t get any worse.'”
The former GOP lawmaker called on the Twitter boss to release every company document that relates to the platform's censorship efforts and all collusion with deep state agencies. Nunes went on to describe Musk's "Twitter Files" release via journalists like Glenn Greenwald, Michael Shellenberger, Matt Taibbi, and Bari Weiss as "the direct evidence that we've been looking for."
"He needs to release all of them publicly," the TMTG boss said.
“We’re happy that Elon Musk is doing this,” Nunes concluded. “We want to see all the files. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Put them all out.”
In one of the latest installments of the Twitter Files, Musk’s effort to be transparent about the social media platform’s past role in suppressing free speech, he's revealed that previous Twitter executives kept “secret blacklists” of prominent conservatives.
Musk shared the files with two independent journalists, Taibbi and Weiss, who went on to talk in detail about how entire teams of Twitter employees were put to the task of creating blacklists of prominent Twitter users, almost all of whom are conservatives, who would be suppressed and “shadow banned” by the platform.
According to Weiss, these blacklists “prevent disfavored tweets from trending and actively limit the how much of entire accounts can be seen or even trending topics – all in secret, without informing users.”
“Twitter once had a mission ‘to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.’ Along the way, barriers nevertheless were erected,” wrote Weiss.