Twitter Tries to Suppress Grayzone Report on UK FCO-Sponsored Propaganda

Twitter Restricted Government

Journalist Max Blumenthal published an article for The Grayzone which covered recently leaked docuemnts exposing how the UK government funded a propaganda campaign involving several corporate media outlets that was aimed at weakening Russian state influence:

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have sponsored Reuters and the BBC to conduct a series of covert programs aimed at promoting regime change inside Russia and undermining its government across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to a series of leaked documents.

Twitter placed a warning label on any tweet that contained a link to the article that read: “These materials may have been obtained through hacking.”

Twitter’s introduction of warning labels to specifically apply to my factual reporting on covert UK info ops builds off of the policy it introduced in October to block links to a NY Post story on Hunter Biden’s corruption, which was also based in fact

– Max Blumenthal (@MaxBlumenthal) 23 Feb 2021

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. The Grayzone "Reuters, BBC, and Bellingcat participated in covert UK Foreign Office-funded programs to “weaken Russia,” leaked docs reveal" by Max Blumenthal (20 Feb 2021)
  6. Mint Press News "Twitter’s Attempt to Suppress Grayzone Reporting Backfires as Warning Label Becomes Meme" by Alan Macleod (24 Feb 2021)