Elon Musk Says This Agency Is ‘Threat To Our Democracy’

Agency’s mission is to ‘counter’ foreign propaganda and disinformation

  • Twitter chief Elon Musk said that the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center is a “threat to our democracy.”
  • Musk pointed to the 12th installment of the Twitter Files, wherein independent journalist Matt Taibbi detailed how the GEC, the “fledgling analytic/intelligence arms of the State Department” wanted to “insert themselves” into content moderation on the social media site.
  • Taibbi described how the GEC took a Russian disinformation report to media and flagged certain accounts as “Russian personas and proxies” based on a dubious list of criteria.
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