Former California representative Devin Nunes (R) made the assertion that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are “running assets” within major technology firms like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Twitter in order to monitor Americans and create political censorship guidelines.
Regarding his current role as CEO of the Trump Media & Technology Group, which runs Truth Social, Nunes said, “I think it is so important to build out this ecosystem, where we are not going to be working with the FBI, the Democratic Party, and the intelligence agencies to secretly spy on people and shut down people.”
Nunes made a reference to the First Amendment being undermined by the federal government by contracting out its censorship procedures to the biggest technological firms in the world.
“I think the second thing you’re going to see,” he said, “is that you basically have the FBI and DOJ running assets within these huge internet corporations to spy on the American people, which would be extremely, highly unlawful.”
Nunes stated that he and previous President Donald Trump supported Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter. Given its long history of political repression and information manipulation, he made a comment about Twitter’s reputation as a “echo chamber” of lefties.
We don’t see them as a rival in terms of Twitter, he said. “We have viewed them as a very sick, deranged organization that has done many extremely horrible things to destroy the world and America. Since the outset, President Trump and I have supported Elon Musk’s decision to purchase this, reasoning that it can’t get much worse.”
Musk was urged by Nunes to make public all corporate records relating to Twitter’s censorship policy and cooperation with law enforcement. He called Musk’s release of the “Twitter Files” to journalists Michael Shellenberger, Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, and Bari Weiss “the exact proof that we’ve been looking for.”
He continued, “He ought to make them all public.”
We applaud Elon Musk for taking this action, Nunes said. “Please show us every file. The finest disinfectant is sunlight. Put out all of them.