(SNews) – Elon Musk has dropped the hammer on corporate media outlets after the latest batch of Twitter Files exposed the “biggest journalism scam in a very long time.”
As Slay News reported, The new release of Twitter’s internal communications files shows that claims of “Russian bots” spreading so-called “disinformation” was a fabricated narrative that was peddled by leftist media outlets using phony data.
Journalist Matt Taibbi reported the new batch of Twitter Files and detailed how left-wing propaganda outlet Mother Jones heavily pushed the false narrative on social media.
Taibbi reveals how a shadowy group of leftists peddled the “Russian disinfo” narrative and used it massively to censor conservatives online.
A group of very familiar names created “Hamilton 68.”
Taibbi explains that “Hamilton 68” is a computerized “dashboard designed to be used by reporters and academics to measure ‘Russian disinformation.’”
He reveals that the system claimed to target and block “Russian bots” but, instead, it just censored legitimate conservative accounts.
Former COO of Paypal David Sachs summed up the new files: “The widely repeated claims of ‘Russian disinformation’ were based on bogus data Twitter knew to be false.
“In other words, the political partisans & pundits claiming to protect you against disinformation were most likely to be the ones spreading it.”
Musk replied to Sachs’ comments, saying: “Exactly.
“This is the biggest journalism scam in a very long time.
“Well, Mother Jones, are you going to retract your fake stories or simply hope that people forget about them?”
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28, 2023
Well, @MotherJones, are you going to retract your fake stories or simply hope that people forget about them?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2023