Issa: Twitter files shouldn’t just be a concern, they collaborated with companies and the FBI has gone after civil rights groups


During Tuesday’s broadcast of the UKTN Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) responded to the latest set of Twitter files that showed drug companies pressuring Twitter to remove tweets urging a generic vaccine by stating that it shows that Twitter has not only cooperated with the government on political matters, but has even worked with companies on content suppression and pointed out that arming the federal government in the past has been used against civil rights activists.

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Issa said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:10] “The fact that we would have to disrupt free speech to get people to take experimental vaccines is bad enough. But it’s only part of a pattern. And if it weren’t for Elon Musk, we wouldn’t know that Twitter and other social media have had a pattern of working not only with this kind of thing, but with the government to twist things that could even affect elections .

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He added: “Well, since they spied on Martin Luther King trying to frame him — and yesterday was a good day to remember that — we haven’t seen the armament against perceived enemies of the government. In this case, the enemies are the other side.”

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