If you’ve noticed that social media platforms have essentially become propaganda tools of the state, it’s not just all in your head.
Alan MacLeod at Mintpress News has done some great reporting regarding the revolving door between the FBI and other intelligence agencies and Twitter.
According to Macleod, Twitter is hiring dozens of former FBI agents and intelligence officers to work in high-level positions, mostly regarding content moderation.
On the surface, this sounds like a classic case of regulatory capture, where companies cozy up to regulatory bodies and a revolving door is created between the two. A perfect example is the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry. They essentially exist as one giant entity, with high level employees going back and forth between the two.
But what makes MacLeod’s reporting even more troubling is that these FBI agents and others seem to be working with social media platforms to determine what users can say or cannot say. So this goes beyond the normal accusations of “woke” culture being used to suppress speech, and instead actual former FBI agents are doing the suppressing.
Such things start to make sense when you look at some of Twitter’s recent policy changes. For example, the act of “undermining faith in NATO” is now a bannable offense in the Twitter Terms of Service. On top of being extremely vague in nature, it’s also shockingly Orwellian in how it places NATO above any scrutiny.
Of course, this goes both ways. For example, in the last few years, social media platforms have become huge supporters of anything the FBI or CIA does, or simply claims.
We all remember the Hunter Biden laptop story. The FBI and former CIA officers all rallied to claim it was “Russian disinformation”.
Posting anything to the contrary would get you banned on social media. Even the New York Post, America’s oldest newspaper, was censored. Social media was protecting the messaging the FBI and CIA was putting out, all for obvious political reasons.
But now we know this may have been more than simple censorship, and instead there is a direct path between social media platforms and the FBI and other intelligence agencies.
So if it seems that social media platforms are feeling like they’re carrying water for the establishment, it’s not just your imagination. Many former FBI and CIA personnel are literally shaping the policies that control what you see, and even what you’re allowed to say on Twitter.
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