Twitter, of course, is hardly alone.
Alan MacLeod, senior staff writer at Mint Press News, has been writing about the stunning number of ex-intelligence officials working at Twitter, TikTok, and Meta (parent of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp). While his article “Meet The Ex-Cia Agents Deciding Facebook’s Content Policy“ dropped in July, it’s worth a re-visit after the Twitter revelations [emphasis mine]:
MintPress has found that Facebook has recruited dozens of individuals from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), as well as many more from other agencies like the FBI and Department of Defense (DoD). These hires are primarily in highly politically sensitive sectors such as trust, security and content moderation, to the point where some might feel it becomes difficult to see where the U.S. national security state ends and Facebook begins. [RedState’s own streiff made a smiliar point Monday.]
In previous investigations, this author has detailed how TikTok is flooded with NATO officials, how former FBI agents abound at Twitter, and how Reddit is led by a former war planner for the NATO think tank, the Atlantic Council. But the sheer scale of infiltration of Facebook blows these away.