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Twitter Knew a Democrat Attack on Devin Nunes Was False, but Declined to Debunk It Publicly


Tyler O’Neil
The Daily Signal, Jan. 12, 2023

“… while Twitter staff pushed back on the Russia narrative privately, they did not challenge it publicly.”
 
In January 2018, Democrats and left-leaning media outlets tried to delegitimize a key House Republican’s investigation of the FBI’s Russiagate probe by claiming that Russia supported it, and Twitter failed to set the record straight even though the social media giant’s staff knew there was no evidence behind claims of Russian involvement.

Reporter Matt Taibbi gives readers a glimpse behind the scenes at Twitter in the latest installment of the “Twitter Files,” a series of reports on internal operations based on information that new Twitter CEO Elon Musk released to select reporters.

Then-Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., submitted a classified memo dated Jan. 18, 2018, to The House Intelligence Committee detailing FBI abuses in obtaining approval to spy on Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Nunes chaired The House Intelligence Committee from Jan. 3, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2019.

“Even Big Tech’s leftist censors and speech enforcers privately ridiculed those who were spreading the Russia collusion hoax,” Nunes, now CEO of the Trump Media & Technology Group, told The Daily Signal in a written statement Thursday. “Yet the Democrats and the entire mainstream media adhered to the collusion narrative like an article of faith—and they still do today. It’s a kind of collective psychosis that’s impervious to reason, evidence, and common sense.” ...source 

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