https://mobile.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1610412594375827458 Matt Taibbi @mtaibbi · 2h 22."STATE… NSA, and CIA" Chan reassured him it would be a “one-way” channel, and “State/GEC, NSA, and CIA have expressed interest in being allowed on in listen mode only.” Image Matt Taibbi @mtaibbi · 2h 23."BELLY BUTTON" “We can give you everything we’re seeing from the FBI and USIC agencies,” Chan explained, but the DHS agency CISA “will know what’s going on in each state.” He went on to ask if industry could “rely on the FBI to be the belly button of the USG." Matt Taibbi @mtaibbi · 2h 24.They eventually settled on an industry call via Signal. In an impressive display of operational security, Chan circulated private numbers of each company’s chief moderation officer in a Word Doc marked “Signal Phone Numbers,” subject-lined, “List of Numbers.” Matt Taibbi @mtaibbi · 2h 25.Twitter was taking requests from every conceivable government body, beginning with the Senate Intel Committee (SSCI), which seemed to need reassurance Twitter was taking FBI direction. Execs rushed to tell “Team SSCI” they zapped five accounts on an FBI tip: 26.Requests arrived and were escalated from all over: from Treasury, the NSA, virtually every state, the HHS, from the FBI and DHS, and more: · 2h 27.They also received an astonishing variety of requests from officials asking for individuals they didn’t like to be banned. Here, the office for Democrat and House Intel Committee chief Adam Schiff asks Twitter to ban journalist Paul Sperry: Elon Musk @elonmusk Replying to @mtaibbi
Hey @RepAdamSchiff , what’s this?
NEW: Second Twitter Files Drop of the Day Includes Adam Schiff Seeking Ban of Journalist Paul Sperry By Cristina Laila Published January 3, 2023 at 5:08pm