Twitter and Facebook are notorious for their liberal biases on their respective social media sites. But is it possible they would skew data to impede the Russia investigations? The Answer to that question is … YES!
Bloomberg has this:
Twitter Inc. deleted tweets and other user data that could be valuable to investigators probing Russia’s suspected manipulation of the social media site during the 2016 U.S. election, Politico reported, citing unidentified current and former government cybersecurity officials.
Unidentified operatives created armies of automated bots, fake users, hashtags and bogus ad campaigns and launched recurring waves of pro-Trump and anti-Clinton story lines via Twitter that were either false or greatly exaggerated, Politico reported. U.S. investigators were hoping to identify who was behind the operations, how they cooperated with each other and their suspected ties to the Kremlin, by sifting through reams of data accumulated in recent years by
But a substantial amount of valuable information has been lost for good, Politico said, citing the cybersecurity analysts and current and former U.S. officials.
One reason why is Twitter’s pro-consumer privacy policies, which in general say that once a user changes or deletes a tweet, paid promotion or entire accounts, the company must do so too, the news site said. Another reason is that Russian cyber operatives immediately erase all of their digital breadcrumbs, Politico reported, citing former FBI Executive Assistant Director Robert Anderson and others familiar with Russian influence operations.
Yeah, liberals can dish it out but they sure can’t take it when it comes to having the fingers pointing back at them.