Twitter founder targets US intelligence – RT World News
Jack Dorsey’s apparent change of heart towards the FBI, CIA and NSA has prompted his replacement Elon Musk to speculate
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared to call out the US intelligence community in a cryptic tweet on Tuesday.
“Split the CIA, NSA and FBI into a thousand pieces and scatter them to the windshe wrote, along with a link to a portrait of former US President John F. Kennedy.
Dorsey’s tweet referenced a famous quote attributed to Kennedy, who allegedly swore to “smash the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds” after learning of the agency’s botched effort to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro, soon to be known as the Bay of Pigs disaster. However, it’s not entirely clear if he said the oft-quoted words, the only source being an unnamed Kennedy administration official who supposedly shared them with a New York Times reporter three years later. the assassination of the president.
Elon Musk, Dorsey’s successor at the helm of Twitter, responded to his tweet with a single exclamation point. Musk worked with a group of independent journalists to post internal communications on Twitter, proving the CIA and FBI had strong influence over content on the platform. Along with several other government entities, the two agencies were able to request the removal of individual users and the promotion or removal of particular stories. While Musk has pretended to distance himself from that status quo, including firing General Counsel James Baker, who formerly worked for the FBI, it’s unclear if the agencies retain some level of access.
Many Twitter users questioned the sincerity of Dorsey’s apparent dismissal of the FBI and CIA, saying he was only too happy the agencies meddled with the platform while he ran it. .
Twitter was one of the few social media platforms to resist taking part in the NSA’s controversial PRISM surveillance program more than a decade ago, according to a leaked agency slide made public by the contractor. of the NSA turned whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. PRISM gave the NSA a backdoor to the servers of big tech players like Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple.
A few of Dorsey’s supporters appeared to interpret the tweet as an endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is running on a platform that includes mastering power-crazed intelligence agencies and said publicly that he believed the CIA was involved in the murders of his uncle (JFK) and father (former U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Sr.). Musk, for his part, appears to have tossed his presidential lot with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, scheduling a Twitter Spaces for Wednesday in which the Republican will formally announce his 2024 run for president.
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