Newly released documents show the government and little bird getting cozy; don’t worry, Twitter, my lawyers and I aren’t paying attention to them!
A senior Department of Homeland Security official planned to meet Twitter executives in April to discuss potential censorship “partnerships” between the federal government and Twitter, a leaked government memo reveals.
The meeting was intended to be “in person,” “off-the-record,” and “closed [to the] press,” according to the memo, part of a cache of documents two Republican senators released last night.
Another document in the cache – this one from September 2021, just weeks after Twitter banned me – explains that dissent around Covid and vaccines was a focus of the department’s “efforts to combat misinformation.”
The memos raise still more questions about the extent of the cooperation between Twitter and federal officials last year, as the company censored me and other skeptics about Covid countermeasures and mRNA vaccines….