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Elon Musk says Twitter had FBI “portal that auto-deleted all comms” after two weeks
By Ethan Huff // Mar 29, 2024

X owner and electric vehicle (EV) figurehead Elon Musk claims that Twitter, before he purchased it, had a special portal for the FBI that "auto-deleted all comms with Twitter after two weeks."

Calling the portal "a FOIA violation," FOIA being the Freedom of Information Act, Musk says what the FBI was doing at Twitter before he took over and turned the social media platform private was probably against the law "because you shouldn't be able to delete orderly things after two weeks."

Musk made these and other comments during an interview on the Texas Lindsay podcast, the episode of which included copious discussion of online censorship of Americans by the United States government.

"This is coming from multiple parts of the government," Musk explained about where all this censorship is originating.

"From the State Department, the FBI, Homeland Security, from really many, many parts of the government. It wasn't just one arm of the government."

As for the FBI portal, Musk insists he has no idea what it even contained because everything was deleted quickly and systematically.

(Related: Elon Musk is a huge fan of carbon credits, which could stop people from growing their own food.)

Trampling the First Amendment on Twitter

Musk also revealed what he described as a "a little-known agency" embedded within the State Department that may have been "the single-worst offender because they demanded the suspension of over 250,000 accounts, which I think, Twitter largely complied with."

That hidden agency, known as the Global Engagement Center, issued broad requests for sweeping censorship across hundreds of thousands of Twitter accounts to the point that even non-targeted accounts got swept into the mix.

"The suspension demands were so broad that they accidentally demanded a suspension of a journalist on CNN and an elected Canadian politician," Musk explained. "It was just an incredibly broad swath."

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Much of this was revealed in the previously released Twitter Files, which Musk dropped publicly in late 2022 through early 2023. These files showed the depths to which the FBI and other government agencies went to trample the First Amendment online.

One of the Twitter Files drops from journalist Michael Shellenberger showed that former FBI agents who had been working at Twitter in 2020 conspired with Twitter executives to conduct a "hack and dump" operation related to Hunter Biden. This occurred just one month before the New York Post began reporting on Hunter's laptop.

It turns out that this kind of thing was not exclusive to Twitter, either. Numerous other social media platforms as well as search engines participated in the censorship spree as well.

The Media Research Center (MRC) reported that since 2008, Google has interfered with U.S. elections some 41 different times.

"Why isn't anyone in court or prison for all this?" asked someone on X in reference to these revelations. "This has to be illegal."

"Nauseating to hear the self-righteous Elon talk about censorship as something he abhors when he does the same; only his cluster of targets are different," criticized another.

"This is evidence that we have never really had freedom of speech in America since the social media era began," expressed another.

"We have to face it that all the three-letter agencies for a very long time have been up to no good, focusing on harming us vs. representing us and serving our needs," said another.

More related news about FBI infiltration of social media can be found at FBICorruption.news.

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