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Twitter was turned into a cutout for the US Intelligence Community to create and amplify preferred narratives, while crushing others. The company had a direct line to a San Francisco-based FBI agent named Elvis Chan.

Julie Kelly at American Greatness has more:

According to a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt against numerous government agencies and officials for conspiring with media companies to silence free speech, Chan was one of two FBI agents who urged Facebook officials to censor content related to Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 election. “Pursuant to the third-party subpoena, Meta [Facebook’s parent company] has identified—Elvis Chan as involved in the communications between the FBI and Meta that led to Facebook’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story,” Schmitt wrote. (The other agent was Laura Dehmlow, a section chief for the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force, another politically-motivated operation created by FBI Director Christopher Wray in 2017.) Both Chan and Dehmlow are defendants in the lawsuit.

Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly has admitted that FBI agents warned Facebook officials to be on “high alert” for a “dump” of news that could be the result of foreign actors attempting to interfere in the 2020 election; the news dump that followed was the New York Post’s explosive reporting on the laptop, just weeks before Election Day. The company immediately announced it would reduce visibility of the Post’s articles until “fact checkers” could verify it was not the work of a foreign interference campaign. Twitter locked the Post’s account for two weeks and blocked users from sharing articles, flagging the links as “potentially harmful.”

The primary conduit between Big Tech oligarchs and the FBI appears to be Chan. Schmitt’s lawsuit accuses Chan of playing a “critical role for FBI—in coordinating with social-media platforms relating to censorship and suppression of speech on their platforms.”

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