The new edition of the ‘Twitter Files’ released by independent journalist Matt Taibbi on Tuesday afternoon may be the most extensive yet.

It began by explaining how the intelligence community and various government agencies established a relationship with Twitter through coercion and press leaks that deliberately damaged the company’s reputation.

In the same thread in a second batch, Taibbi discussed an incident where Representative Adam Schiff (D-Ca.) threw his weight around to get the company to delete Tweets mentioning a staffer of his.

Schiff also requested that Twitter ban reporters who were critical of him and his staff, calling one group of journalists, including Paul Sperry, ‘QAnon conspiracy theorists’.

While it seems as if Twitter did not initially comply with Schiff’s request to ban Sperry, they did ban him in August of 2022 for remarks that he made about the FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

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In November 2020, California Congressman Adam Schiff reached out to Twitter to ask them to specifically ban journalist Paul Sperry. Schiff alleged that Sperry, who is an investigative reporter for Real Clear Investigations, had “repeatedly promoted false QAnon conspiracies and harassed [name redacted.]”

Matt Taibbi shared the ask that Schiff’s office sent to Twitter as part of the latest Twitter Files drop on Tuesday, which said that Schiff’s office claimed that there had been “harassment from QAnon conspiracists” against a Schiff staffer.

The request read:

“Remove any and all content about Mr. Misko,” Rep. Sean Misko of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, “and other Committee staff from its service—to include quotes, retweets, and reactions to that content.”

“Suspend the many accounts, including [Greg Rubini] and [Paul Sperry], which have repeatedly promoted false QAnon conspiracies and harassed [redacted.]”

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