Democrats pushed Twitter to support the Russia-Trump collusion hoax without evidence, the newest batch of Twitter Files reveal.
The accusations of “Russia collusion” (“Russiagate”) against then-President Donald Trump turned out to be lies, but that didn’t stop Democrats from pushing the accusations. Matt Taibbi’s latest Twitter Files reported that pressure placed on Twitter by Democrat politicians also caused the platform to allow Russiagate content and penalize users, despite no evidence of the Russian influence claimed.
Taibbi explained, “At a crucial moment in a years-long furor, Democrats denounced a report about flaws in the Trump-Russia investigation, saying it was boosted by Russian ‘bots’ and ‘trolls.’” He added, “Twitter officials were aghast, finding no evidence of Russian influence.” Accounts flagged weren’t even Russian.
Democrats always cited the Hamilton 68 dashboard, Taibbi said. He noted that former FBI counterintelligence official Clint Watts created the false resource under Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD). The dashboard “was vague in how it reached its conclusions,” Taibbi tweeted. Twitter executives pointed outthat this was everyone’s only source, no one checked Twitter itself.
Yet, despite internal evidence, “Twitter went on to follow a slavish pattern of not challenging Russia claims on the record.”
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