Legacy institutions have done significant damage to their reputations.
The intelligence community is right near the top of the list.
And the FBI is about to get way more involved in one disturbing area.
Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and subsequent release of the Twitter Files confirmed what many suspected about the collusion between Big Tech and the government.
The Twitter Files as well as documents uncovered during court proceedings showed that the problem was much worse than anyone thought.
For instance, the FBI knew about Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” a year before the story broke, knew it was real, yet still told social media platforms to be on high alert for a “Russian disinformation” story about Hunter Biden, effectively discrediting the story in advance when it was about to drop.
In response, the Republicans, who retook the House in the Midterm elections, promised oversight of the intelligence community.
And that can’t happen soon enough.
“We’d reach out to the White House. We’d reach out to the FBI. . . we’ll follow the guidance that you give us.”
During a meeting of global elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, FBI Director Christopher Wray sat on a panel discussing cybersecurity.
One of the panelists was Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare, a web infrastructure and security firm.
Prince discussed how his firm has intervened in the war in Ukraine against Russia, which has been the thrust of the entire political and media apparatus.
The facility with which firms are expected to do the bidding of the foreign policy establishment is chilling.
Then the moderator, Gideon Lichfield of Wired Magazine, asked Prince, “I can imagine all sorts of other conflicts arising between other countries where maybe some western countries have an interest in supporting one over the other, Cloudflare has customers in both…do I take a side? Do I take away protection services from this government’s institutions or that government’s institutions? Do I stay neutral? How would you imagine that situation [between two countries] where there isn’t a clear foreign policy interest?”
Prince gave an answer that should disturb all Americans.
He responded, “I think that fundamentally, we are computer scientists, not political scientists. And so when situations like that happen, we have to reach out to the people who are the experts. So in that particular situation, we would reach out to—we’re a U.S.-based company—so we’d reach out to the U.S. Department of State. We’d reach out to the White House. We’d reach out to the FBI. What we’d say, ‘We’re not experts here. We need guidance, and we’ll follow the guidance that you give us.”
Matthew Prince CEO of Cloudflare says he wants "guidance" from the FBI pic.twitter.com/tlrFtFfRL0
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) January 19, 2023
In other words, companies will move at the behest of the FBI and the intelligence community, which have proven to be untrustworthy.
So much graft and corruption take place in foreign policy that Big Tech should not be blindly following along with the intel community.
The Twitter Files showed a willingness for tech corporations to do whatever the government told them.
That is a dangerous position to be in, especially with so much personal information in the hands of these companies.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.