“A new batch of internal Twitter Files has revealed that after mounting pressure from Democrats and the legacy media, Twitter allowed the United States (US) intelligence community to influence whether specific accounts would be allowed to advertise on Twitter…”

Initially Twitter was relecutant to censor advertiser accounts, but Congress threatened legislation that would impact Twitter’s political advertising income, meanwhile the corporate press engaged in propaganda to paint Twitter as an enabler of Russian psyops. This campaign was effective as Twitter soon began working directly with the US intelligence community:

“‘Twitter soon settled on its future posture of publicly stating that it removes content based on ‘our sole discretion’ but internally following a policy of barring ‘any user identified by the U.S. intelligence community as a state-sponsored entity conducting cyber operations against targets associated with U.S. or other elections, or an entity associated with such operations’ from advertising on Twitter…

Taibbi noted that this cycle of using the threat of legislation and media pressure to push Twitter into removing accounts would ‘later be formalized in partnerships with federal law enforcement.’ Some examples of partnerships between federal law enforcement and Twitter that have been uncovered include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and others flagging tweets to Twitter for censorship.”