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Twitter execs knew ‘Russian collusion’ narrative about Trump during 2016 election was false but said nothing about it
By JD Heyes // Jan 31, 2023

New evidence has emerged that former Twitter executives knew full well that the "Trump-Russia collusion" narrative being thrown about by the Hillary Clinton campaign, nearly all mainstream media outlets, and on social media was completely false and suspected as such early on, but didn't go public with the information.

"New Twitter Files revelations show that the Twitter accounts on a list from the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) that were supposed to be of Russian bots were far from it. While Twitter had evidence to prove that the accounts weren’t Russian bots, employees kept quiet, afraid to go against mainstream media narrative," Reclaim the Net reported earlier this week following the latest dump of files released through journalist Matt Taibbi.

"The ASD describes itself as an organization that comes up with 'strategies for government, private sector, and civil society to defend against, deter, and raise the costs on foreign state actors’ efforts to undermine democracy and democratic institutions,'" the report continued. "Its advisors are the likes of Michael Chertoff, who worked in the George W. Bush administration as Secretary of Homeland Security, Mike McFaul (who worked in the Obama administration as US Ambassador to Russia,) commentator Bill Kristol, and Hillary Clinton advisers Jake Sullivan and John Podesta."

To emphasize the fact that there is a 'deep state' and government 'establishment,' Sullivan is currently serving as Joe Biden's national security adviser, which is a joke considering he's really nothing but a political operative who does what he is told.

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The 'alliance' claimed that a web-based organization comprised of more deep state "intelligence" figures had developed a dashboard called Hamilton 68 that ostensibly monitored Twitter for Russian trolls and bot accounts. ASD claimed that it was monitoring some 600 Russian bot accounts on the platform during the 2016 election cycle, Reclaim the Net reported.

The notion that there were 600 Russian bot accounts being monitored was echoed throughout the mainstream media, all of which cited the dashboard as the 'authoritative source.' It became a circular web; all of the media outlets were relying on the same phony source for their fake news reports.

“What makes this an important story is the sheer scale of the news footprint left by Hamilton 68’s digital McCarthyism. The quantity of headlines and TV segments dwarfs the impact of individual fabulists like Jayson Blair or Stephen Glass,” wrote journalist Taibbi of Racket, who, this week, released evidence about Twitter employees’ decision not to publicly denounce the effort and inform Americans that the information being pushed by the garbage media was phony.

“Hamilton 68 was used as a source to assert Russian influence in an astonishing array of news stories: support for Brett Kavanaugh or the Devin Nunes memo, the Parkland shooting, manipulation of black voters, ‘attacks’ on the Mueller investigation…” Taibbi noted further.

“These stories raised fears in the population, and most insidious of all, were used to smear people like Tulsi Gabbard as foreign ‘assets,’ and drum up sympathy for political causes like Joe Biden’s campaign by describing critics as Russian-aligned," he wrote.

Taibbi went on to point out how even “fact-checkers” used the unsubstantiated, unconfirmed, and dubious source for their own reports to 'fact-check' anyone who said the Russian collusion narrative was fake: “It was a lie. The illusion of Russian support was created by tracking people like Joe Lauria, Sonia Monsour, and Dave Shestokas. Virtually every major American news organization cited these fake tales — even fact-checking sites like Snopes and Politifact.”

Reclaim the Net explained further:

The reports, widely pushed by the mainstream media, were untrue and Twitter executives, who had access to more information about what was going on behind the scenes with the Twitter accounts, didn’t want to disrupt the narrative for fear they would receive negative reporting.

“In layman’s terms, the Hamilton 68 barely had any Russians. In fact, apart from a few RT accounts, it’s mostly full of ordinary Americans, Canadians, and British,” Taibbi added, noting that former Twitter Safety chief Yoel Roth suspected the dashboard was phony.

Roth said it “falsely accuses a bunch of legitimate right-leaning accounts of being Russian bots,” he wrote. “I think we need to just call this out on the bullshit it is…"

But again, no one did, and Americans by the millions were fooled into thinking that their president was a Manchurian candidate.

It's criminal what these deep state figures and their lapdogs in social and traditional media did to Trump, and America.

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