FBI paid Twitter $3.5M ‘to do its bidding’:

December 22, 2022 in News by RBN Staff


via: Freedom’s Phoenix

Source: Daily Mail

FBI paid Twitter $3.5M ‘to do its bidding’:

The FBI handed nearly $3.5 million of taxpayers money to Twitter to pay its staff to handle requests from the bureau as it sought to ban accounts.

A Twitter employee wrote in a February 2020 email that the company’s Safety, Content & Law Enforcement (SCALE) had ‘collected $3,415,323’ in less than two years from the FBI for ‘law-enforcement related projects.’

The email, which was revealed by journalist Michael Shellenberger, stated that SCALE had instituted a ‘reimbursement program’ in exchange for devoting staff hours to ‘processing requests from the FBI’.

The emails was entitled ‘Run the business – We made money!’.

The accounts the FBI asked Twitter to ban were largely linked to conservatives and ‘foreign influence operations’.

Twitter initially believed the Hunter Biden laptop story was ‘Russian disinformation’. It was revealed Monday that Jim Baker, Twitter’s top lawyer and ex-FBI general counsel, personally intervened to say it should be banned.

Baker told Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of security, that the laptop story should be blocked – a day after getting a top secret briefing from his former FBI colleagues.

He wrote: ‘There are some facts that indicate the materials may have been hacked. We simply need more information.’

We went on to write: ‘I’m guessing we are going to  restrict access to their article as  violation of our Hacked Materials policy.’