Recent revelations surrounding Nada Bakos, a former CIA agent who also had a stint in policy enforcement at Twitter (now known as X), have raised serious questions about Big Tech’s relationship with the Intelligence Community. Bakos signed the notorious October 2020 open letter that discredited The New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s infamous abandoned laptop as “Russian disinformation.” Even more startling is that she failed to disclose her role at Twitter during this time.
In an email to her senior policy team at Twitter, Bakos alerted them that she had been featured on a New York Post cover that spotlighted her for casting doubt on the Hunter Biden laptop story. She wrote, “Given my Policy role (and currently doing enforcement) across CHA-O, I didn’t want this to come as a surprise.” Most concerning, perhaps, is her statement, “I don’t /haven’t publicly acknowledged working for Twitter and locked down my Linkedin.”
EXCLUSIVE BOMBSHELL: Newly uncovered #TwitterFiles email reveals one of the CIA agents feat. on the @NYPost cover for signing the laptop letter was also in charge of Policy enforcement at Twitter & appears to have kept their job a secret from Congress & the public until now…🧵 pic.twitter.com/9WcpU692JB
— Te𝕏asLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) August 30, 2023
Why would Bakos need to hide her employment at Twitter while she was publicly discrediting stories that painted the Biden administration in an unfavorable light? She concealed this information by locking her LinkedIn and Twitter profiles. It’s important to note that Twitter had also banned The New York Post story at the time, deepening concerns about Big Tech’s influence on political narratives.
Moreover, Bakos worked under Michael Morell, a former CIA head who authored the letter that sought to discredit the Hunter Biden emails. In sworn testimony, Morell stated he had been “triggered” to write the letter by then-Biden senior campaign official Antony Blinken, now secretary of state. This tangled web of Intelligence Community members and Big Tech giants meddling in public discourse should be unsettling to anyone who values transparency and fairness in the electoral process.
An anti-Trump former CIA agent who signed the notorious "spies who lie" letter falsely claiming the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russia disinformation https://t.co/Ml52lVMVmD
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) August 31, 2023
The American public deserves to know if Bakos used her position at Twitter to amplify or suppress certain narratives, especially given her work history in the Intelligence Community and her known anti-Trump stance. As House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) has aptly said, Bakos’ silence in responding to multiple letters for information and a transcribed interview is troubling.
The American people are entitled to a level playing field regarding the country’s political discourse. But how can that happen when you have individuals like Bakos, once part of a community designed to gather intelligence and operate covertly, working behind the scenes at a tech giant like Twitter?
Given these troubling revelations, it’s time to scrutinize Big Tech’s shadowy relations with the Intelligence Community. These entities wield incredible power and reach in shaping the nation’s conversations and, by extension, its political outcomes. When they join forces, whether openly or behind closed doors, the integrity of our democracy is at stake. It’s imperative to ensure that such relationships are fully disclosed and do not serve as a backdoor for political manipulation.