February 6, 2023

‘Congressional Trolls: ’ Twitter Data files Show Company Knew Liberal Claims About ‘Russian Bots’ Were False

Wildly exaggerated or outright fabrications.

A new release of the Twitter Documents provides further evidence how the company was aware that will claims of “ Ruskies bots” on the platform, created by Democrats and the media, were wildly exaggerated or outright fabrications.

Nevertheless, Twitter carried on to indulge the Democrat and mainstream media-pushed conspiracy theory in public.

As Twitter attempted to placate Democrats on the hill with the appeasement strategy, humoring promises about Russian influence they will knew were false, Twitter officials complained that the strategy amounted to “ giving congressional trolls. ”

“ Twitter warned politicians and media the particular[y] not only was missing evidence, but had evidence the accounts weren’t Russian – and were roundly ignored, ” wrote reporter Matt Taibbi, who released the latest batch of the Twitter Files.

1 prominent example highlighted simply by Taibbi is when previous Congressman Devin Nunes  submitted   his classified memo to the House Intelligence Committee, exposing F abuses in using FISA courts to approve surveillance against individuals linked to Trump, and the critical role played by the discredited Steele Dossier.

Democrats including Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), along with Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) claimed that Ruskies bots were boosting the particular Nunes report through the hashtag “ #ReleaseTheMemo. ”

“ We find it reprehensible that Russian agents have so eagerly manipulated innocent Americans, ” published Blumenthal, in a letter to Jack Dorsey, then CEO of Twitter.

But Twitter could hardly find any significant evidence of Russian bots boosting the particular hashtag.   “ I just reviewed the accounts that posted the first 50 twitter posts with #releasethememo and… none of them show any signs of affiliation to Russia, ” wrote Yoel Roth, who would briefly become head of Believe in & Safety under Elon Musk, in an email in order to colleagues.

“ We investigated, found that engagement as overwhelmingly natural, and driven by VITs. ” VITs is a mention of the Very Important Tweeters — prominent accounts that drive wedding.

Twitter then attempted to persuade Blumenthal how the allegations of Russian robot activity were overblown — only for Blumenthal to release their letter publicly, putting a lot more PR pressure on the business.

“ Blumenthal isn’t looking for real plus nuanced solutions” but “ just wants to get credit for pushing us further, ” concluded one official at Twitter.

Along with calling them “ trolls, ” Twitter officials in comparison the behavior of Russia-obsessed Democrats to the children’s story  “ If You Give a Mouse the Cookie. ”

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