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1/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

So, I set out to find contact info for Twitter to get in touch RE incidental censorship of political journos due to new company policy

Upon digging through the SEC I discovered theres a #TwitterPAC & I'm too busy to deal with it
2/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

The #TwitterPAC is interesting enough to share though, in case any American journos wish to inspect

A few highlights:

- Twitter uses Deutsche Bank
- They donated to Chuck Grassley
- They also donated to the Tea Party's Mike Lee
3/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

Today Dorsey stated

"We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought"

Yet this conflicts with a #TwitterPAC

4/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

It appears Twitter is trying to avoid the same legal backlash as Facebook, for accepting $$ to advertise for dubious accounts (such as the #FakeNews Buffalo Chronicle operative that interfered in #Elxn43)

5/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

Twitter may also be attempting to quell an uprising by social media staff who are opposed to election interference

Because at Facebook, several staff joined a protest against these very political abuses

6/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli

In any event, the existence of a #TwitterPAC defies any public statements that it's distancing itself from political wrangling via social media

And censoring my investigation RE #ForeignInterference in #Elxn43 from being viewed on Twitter is curious at best
7/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

Here's the SEC database for #TwitterPAC

Upon clicking any line entries, make sure to check both the *itemized disbursements + receipts* links

Then click *all lines* for each filing to see the details

8/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

Here are some itemized disbursements made to Chuck Grassley & Mike Lee

I haven't had time to check all entries because I'm busy with Canadian issues, but I am concerned politics may relate to censorship

9/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

And here's some example of what Twitter executives pay to the #TwitterPAC, as a matter of biweekly political contributions deducted directly from their wages

This even includes Twitter's legal counsel

10/9 #CDNpoli #USpoli #UKpoli #ForeignInterference

Postscript: In my next thread you'll see how this connects with issues of dubious interference in the Canadian #Elxn43 & Kinsella

Give me a few minutes to explain in a 2nd thread

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