Two months have passed since Elon Musk, a multibillionaire businessman acquired and became the CEO of the social networking site Twitter.
Since then, he has collaborated with many journalists to produce the “Twitter Files,” a collection of articles that detail how former Twitter executives collaborated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, the White House, government health tyrants, and many other organizations to stifle dissent and suppress information.
According to the Twitter Files, the federal government violated Americans’ First Amendment rights by partnering with the private sector.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, said in a podcast on Sunday that all conspiracy theories concerning the social media platform are proving to be accurate after the FBI accused individuals who revealed the Twitter Files of being conspiracy theorists.
To be very honest, practically every conspiracy theory that people had about Twitter turned out to be true, Musk said on the All-in podcast.
How about this for a rhetorical question: “Has there been any Twitter conspiracy theory that hasn’t turned out to be true?” Asked Musk. In other words, “so far, they’ve all proven out to be true, if not more true than anyone imagined.”
The “FBI material is quite severe,” Musk said in response to the question of if there was any “portion of the files that truly startled you.”
The FBI charges “conspiracy theorists” of slandering the agency
The FBI released a statement on Wednesday saying that its contract with Twitter “shows nothing but instances of our customary, historic, and continuing federal government and private sector partnerships, which include many organizations across a wide range of sectors and businesses.”
According to the bureau, it “gave important information to the private sector as proven by letters, in an attempt to allow them to safeguard themselves and their customers.”
The statement continues, “The FBI’s men and women strive every day to defend the American people.” Additionally, it called those who revealed the material “conspiracy theorists” and charged them with falsifying data just to damage the agency.
The statement ended, “It is deplorable that conspiracy theorists and others are stoking falsehood in the American public for the express purpose of trying to discredit the agency.
According to The Twitter Files, intelligence agencies—most notably the FBI—intervened in the regulation of Twitter material for years in order to shield Pentagon propaganda.