President Donald Trump discussed the evidence of collusion between Big Tech giant Twitter and multiple federal agencies during a new interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, acknowledging Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s role in exposing government corruption.
“He did a big favor by letting people learn how corruption our government is,” Trump remarked in the interview that aired on Monday.
Musk, who acquired the social media giant in 2022 for $44 billion, recently reevaluated the worth of Twitter at under $20 billion, according to a report from The Independent News.
Last December, Musk kicked off a series of “Twitter Files” data drops that detailed jaw-dropping evidence of behind-the-scenes censorship and regulatory collusion between federal agencies like the FBI and the DHS and Twitter’s former leadership staff.
Per RSBN, the Twitter Files exposed evidence of the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story, for example, and the deliberate de-platforming of President Donald J. Trump.
In fact, the shocking revelations that have come to light via the Twitter Files have provided vindication for Trump, who was suspended from Big Tech platforms in early 2021.
“The now-famous ‘Twitter Files’ have proven beyond all doubt that the corrupt officials at the FBI have been coordinating a massive censorship, surveillance, and propaganda campaign against the American People, and frankly, against me,” Trump said in January.
Via RSBN, he has proposed a seven-year “cooling off” period for former members of the intelligence community before they can work at a Big Tech company.
“The ‘Twitter Files’ prove that we urgently need my plan to dismantle the illegal censorship regime — a regime like nobody’s ever seen in the history of our country or most other countries for that matter,” he said.
“To prosecute the perpetrators for their crimes, and to restore free speech for all Americans — so important. We need a free press, we need free speech, we need fair elections, and we need borders,” the 45th president continued.
Elon Musk stated this week that starting in April 2023, only verified accounts will be eligible to be in the “For You” recommendations of the Twitter feed. He also added that voting in Twitter polls would also require verification as part of an ongoing battle against “advanced AI bot swarms taking over.”