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1. Google currently employs at least 165 people, in high-ranking positions, from the Intelligence Community.

Google’s Trust & Safety team is managed by 3 ex-CIA agents, who control “misinfo & hate speech.”

Here’s the breakdown:

2. Since the 2016 Presidential election, Google/Facebook/Twitter have hired at least 300+ people formerly employed by CIA, FBI, etc

Ex-CIA agents are Heads of Trust & Safety at Google & Facebook. Is it OK that ex-CIA agents control what “misinfo” is?
3. Nick Rossmann (He/Him)– Current Google Senior Manager Trust & Safety. Former CIA Analyst 5 years.… Image
4. Rossmann has posted dozens of troubling tweets on his Twitter account. Many tweets show his disdain for President Trump, Trump’s family, Trump voters & white people

Reminder- the following tweets are from a Senior Manager of “TRUST & SAFETY” at Google & former CIA analyst:
5. In March 2020, while COVID infections were exploding, Rossmann, in a tweet directed at people who voted for Trump, stated:

“I hope they cough on their grandparents, who voted for Trump, & get to rot”

What did he mean by this?
6. Rossman, in a series of anti-white people tweets, states, “Anti-vaxxers are like Nazis“

9. Rossmann asks Trump if he’s an agent of a foreign power –
12. Jacqueline Lopour (She/Her)– Current Google Senior Manager Trust & Safety. Former CIA analyst 10 years.… ImageImage
13. Jacqueline is a proponent of the Russia-gate conspiracy theory.
She states, emphatically, “They (Russia) deliberately released the DNC information to @wikileaks …with the specific motivation of getting Trump elected.”
Full video link…
14. In a video posted on Facebook, Jacqueline made clear which candidate she, and the Intelligence Community, prefers- Hillary Clinton
15.I won’t list every employee in this thread, as it’s quite extensive. Below, I’ll highlight some of the more notable Senior Management roles at Google, held by former Intelligence Community:
16.Dawn Burton (She/Her)- Current Google Director/Chief of Staff Privacy & Safety. Former Twitter Senior Director Trust & Safety 3 years. Former FBI Deputy Chief of Staff to Former Director James Comey- 4 years. Former DOJ 6 years…
17.Jacob Barrett – Current Google Director Trust & Safety. Former CIA 7 years.…
18.Beth Schmierer – Current Google Intelligence Manager. Former CIA Analyst 5 years. Former Department of State Diplomat in Spain 10 years.…
19.Chelsea Magnant – Current Google Cybersecurity Policy Manager. Former CIA Analyst 9 years.…
20.Katherine Tobin (She/Her). Current Google Head of Workspace Innovation. Former ODNI 7 years. Former CIA Branch Chief 4 years.…
21.Yong Suk Lee- Current Google Director Global Risk Analysis. Former CIA analyst 22 years.…
22.Crystal Lister – Current Google Security & Trust Center Program Manager. Former CIA Cyber & Counterintelligence 9 years.…
23.Amber Johnson – Current Google Head of Global Communications. Former CIA 8 years.…
24.Connie LaRossa – “Obama/Biden Alum” Current Google National Security Policy. Former Department of Defense 5 years. Former DHS 7 years.…
25.Robert Chung- Current Google Key Account Executive. Former NSA Director Intelligence 2 years. Former US Army Intelligence Manager 11 years. Former State Department 1 year.
26.    Adam Calabro- Current Google Cybercrime Manager. Former NSA analyst 7 years.…
27.    Kingman Wong- Current Google Security Compliance Lead. Former FBI special agent 25 years.…
28.    Heather Dagostino – Current Google Program Manager. Former FBI Intel Analyst 11 years.…
29.    Pamela Cerria- Current Google Program Manager. Former Department of Defense 3 years. Former DHS 3 years.…
30.    Jeremy Warner- Current Google Manager Customer Success. Former CIA Senior Intelligence Analyst 7 years.…
31.    Lauren Kelly – Current Google Office of CFO. Former Biden-Harris Transition Team. Former Director in Obama White House 6 years. Former DHS 2 years.…
32.    Reminder- Twitter currently employs at least 15 former FBI agents
Since Jim Baker was fired (after interfering with #TwitterFiles release) @elonmusk has been asked, numerous times, how many FBI agents remain at Twitter. He refuses to answer
33.    Last week, we learned that Facebook’s Head of Trust & Safety is a 17-year former CIA Analyst- Aaron Berman.
34.    Why, since 2016, did Twitter, Facebook & Google go on a hiring blitz of former CIA, FBI, NSA, etc. and assign them to high level managerial positions, many of which oversee “misinformation” and censorship policy?
35.  Given the coordination we’ve seen between FBI & Twitter in #TwitterFiles, there should be more media coverage on hiring practices at Big Tech
.@JudiciaryGOP @Jim_Jordan should investigate why former IC agents are imbedded in high ranks of the largest Social Media companies

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Feb 25
1. 🧵Google & Meta function as extensions of the US Intelligence Community. With Jacqueline Lopour, Google's Head of Trust & Safety, and Aaron Berman, Meta's Head of Elections Content/Misinformation Policy, both being career CIA officers, it underscores the CIA's substantial control over online censorship.

Why is this CIA-Big Tech revolving door, where career CIA officers wield power to censor & decide what misinformation is, purposefully suppressed in the broader conversation about censorship?

Why are career CIA officers like Jacqueline Lopour & Nick Rossmann, who both have a history of spreading misinformation & promoting the RussiaGate conspiracy theory, now in senior roles in Trust & Safety at Google, deciding what is misinformation & overseeing content moderation?

The cumulative number of former Intelligence Community personnel hired by Meta & Google since 2018 is staggering. Before 2018, there were only a handful. Here are the combined hires by both companies:
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2. Why would Google specifically choose these six senior executives to attend an @ISF_OSAC event in DC?

Everyone in this picture, alongside former CIA Director Robert Gates, is a current senior executive at Google & a former career CIA officer, except for the attorney from Perkins Coie (2nd from the left).…Image
3. Jacqueline Lopour spent 10 years at the CIA before joining Google in 2017. She is currently Head of Trust & Safety, where she not only determines what constitutes misinformation but also wields considerable power in content moderation on Search & YouTube.

In this interview, Lopour is promoting the RussiaGate conspiracy theory. I wonder if she believes her own propaganda.
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Oct 17, 2023

@mikebenzcyber has disclosed, that in 2016, he was a member of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group.

Benz admits to being 'Frame Game', a prominent alt-right & antisemitic account on Gab from 2016-2018. Although he describes it as a “Jewish project to deradicalize the alt-right,” a thorough examination of over 200 videos suggests otherwise.

Is Mike Benz an FBI informant?

It's concerning that despite Benz's antisemitic rhetoric & Holocaust denial, influential figures continue to support him, especially after NBC's @BrandyZadrozny unveiled these revelations. In his response to the NBC story, Benz showed no remorse for his antisemitic rhetoric; instead, he expressed pride in his 'Frame Game' operation.

I hope that after reviewing this thread & the audio evidence, individuals like @elonmusk, @shellenberger, @KyleSeraphin, & @Timcast will reconsider their endorsement of Benz & publicly condemn his antisemitism.

Recently, Elon Musk declared his stance against any form of antisemitism. Does this sentiment extend to Mike Benz?

2. @mikebenzcyber’s Frame Game also had a blog on Steemit. One entry titled “A Jewish Perspective on Jewish Influence” offers interesting insights into the psychology of Mike Benz.

In the blog, Mike blames Jews for “white decline”, acknowledges reading Mein Kampf, & in section 51 he says, “Hitler actually had some decent points.”

What does Mike mean by this?

Full blog here -
Archive -
3. @mikebenzcyber is misrepresenting his work history & even deleted his LinkedIn profile prior to joining Twitter, making it extremely difficult to validate his work experience. He worked as a corporate attorney between 2010-2017 & later tried to launch a dance company, @MyArtYourArt.

In 2019, he joined HUD in the White House. While he brags about being a “Cyber Expert” & diplomat at State Department, records indicate he joined the State Department on November 24, 2020, & left 2-3 weeks, not even staying long enough for an official profile picture.

Benz held the title of “Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Communications and Information Policy” at the State Department. Notably, this specific position neither existed before Benz’s appointment nor continued after his brief tenure. This is a red flag.

By the end of 2020, he moved from DC to Florida.

Currently, Benz claims to lead the Foundation for Freedom Online. However, this organization hasn't released any research since May 2023, & there's no evidence of IRS filings for this non-profit.

State dept hire date –

No profile picture?

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Sep 17, 2023

Inside a 2022 @DHSgov-@ODNIgov-led Program on Disinformation, there are alarming disclosures:

*The U.S. Government ROUTINELY engages with ex-Intel Community operatives currently working in the private sector; Meta is specifically cited

*This report marks the first disclosure that "mission centers at the CIA" also have developed relationships with Social Media firms

2. In February 2023, I flagged concerns about the ODNI's Foreign Malign Influence Center (FMIC).

FMIC is a functional clone of the now-defunct Disinformation Governance Board & was launched in September 2022 under Director Jeffrey Wichman, who is a 30-year CIA veteran.

3. The joint DHS-ODNI report emphasizes Public-Private Partnerships to combat Foreign Malign Influence and outlines recommended roles for FMIC:

*Directly engage with social media companies to address disinformation.

*Serve as a liaison between the Intelligence Community (IC) and Social Media platforms on disinformation issues.
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Sep 4, 2023
1. 🚨Jai Retter currently serves as the Policy Lead for Violent Extremism at @YouTube

Shockingly, a tweet from Ms. Retter in 2017 openly praises Hitler & includes the use of a swastika

@elonmusk - would you categorize this as anti-semitic?

Does anyone think this tweet is appropriate or even funny?

Is this the conduct fitting for someone in her position as a content moderator at @YouTube ?

Jai Retter previously worked for @DeptofDefense & is an active member of @CFR_org & @AtlanticCouncil

After the public scrutiny generated by this revelation, it is anticipated that Retter will:

1- Make her 𝕏 account private- @jjrett
2- Block me
3- Delete the Hitler tweet- (archived- )
4- Make her LinkedIn profile private (archived- )
5- Continue to moderate YouTube content for 'hate speech' & ‘violent extremism’

2. Here is Jai Retter (@jjrett) openly calling for the deplatforming of anti-vaxxers across the board, as well as their public condemnation

(Archived- )

3. Here's another post from Jai Retter (@jjrett), who claims that the spread of 'misinformation & harmful content' by anti-vaxxers is a dangerous trend

(Archived- )

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Aug 4, 2023
1. 🧵Why has Meta hired more than 160 individuals from the US Intelligence Community since 2018?

Is the Global Engagement Center (GEC) directly providing funding to Meta? Is this a modern-day version of Operation Mockingbird?

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2. GEC was established in the 2017 NDAA. Its primary objective was not only to identify misinformation and disinformation targeted at the US and its allies but also to develop and distribute "fact-based" narratives to counter propaganda.
GEC was granted the authority to provide……

3. Aaron Berman possesses an extensive background at the CIA, spanning two decades, before joining Meta in July 2019. He built the Misinformation Policy team & wrote content policies, overseeing censorship during the 2020 US Election & COVID-19.

Notably, he collaborated with……

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Jul 30, 2023

Former CIA Operative, Aaron Berman, currently Head of Meta’s Misinformation Policy & Head of Elections Content Policy, is interviewed by “CIA Renee”……

2. Aaron Berman spent over 17 years with the CIA before joining Facebook in 2019. He built their Misinformation Policy department and wrote most of the misinfo policy. Additionally, Berman says he 'represented Meta with external stakeholders.' This would include The White House,……
3. Aaron Berman is very active on his LinkedIn, with over a 100 posts. Here is a post from 3 years ago, while Trump was President.

Berman expressed his frustration with COVID 'misinfo' about Hydroxychloroquine and mentioned that Meta was working hard to counter COVID-19……
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