FBI Violates 1st Amendment?

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A constitutional expert told Fox News Digital that the FBI may have violated the First Amendment through their request for certain types of speech to be moderated on Twitter.

The latest Twitter Files installment released by Substack journalist Matt Taibbi last week showed how Twitter’s former head of safety, Yoel Roth, had weekly meetings with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence regarding how to moderate misinformation before the 2020 presidential election.

In October 2020, only a few weeks before the election, the FBI asked Twitter to take action to limit the reach of two tweets that were alleging that there was voter fraud. A screenshot of internal communications regarding this was posted by Taibbi. Twitter’s response included adding a label that guided people to “Learn how voting is safe and secure” on one of the tweets that had been posted by a GOP Indiana politician.

Other screenshots showed Twitter’s current policy director, Nick Pickles, and a marketing employee talking about the options they had to detect misinformation on the platform.

Jim Baker, Twitter’s former deputy general counsel, also became a key topic, as he secured his role on the social media platform after playing a role in pushing the Trump-Russia narrative while he was serving as general counsel in the FBI.

New Twitter CEO Elon Musk fired Baker over concerns about Baker potentially suppressing certain information.

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