FBI pressured Twitter to find non-existent evidence of foreign influence

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On Sunday, Matt Taibbi, released a supplemental installment of the Twitter Files, detailing how the FBI pressured Twitter to find evidence of foreign influence on the platform, despite Twitter having said that what the FBI was looking for was not extant.

Taibbi detailed how FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan was a lead point of contact in the government's in pressure campaign on Twitter to censor content. Chan was the FBI agent who indicated in 2020 that the Hunter Biden laptop story reported by the New York Post was a Russian disinformation dump.

"THREAD: Twitter Files Supplemental. In July of 2020, San Francisco FBI agent Elvis Chan tells Twitter executive Yoel Roth to expect written questions from the Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), the inter-agency group that deals with cyber threats," Taibbi began.
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