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Former CIA analyst on Twitter: “this freedom of speech is just nonsense”

Bob Baer isn’t a fan of Elon Musk’s Twitter

By Dan Frieth | Reclaim The Net | November 27, 2022

Former CIA analyst Bob Baer, in an interview with CNN’s Boris Sanchez, said that the idea of “free speech” on Elon Musk’s Twitter is “nonsense.”

Sanchez started the discussion by noting that Musk recently said that banned accounts will be reinstated, after a poll the Tesla owner launched went in favor of granting amnesty to accounts that had been censored by Twitter.

Baer said, “Well Boris, I can tell you one thing, Putin is going to be all over Twitter.

“If there’s no regulations on this, fake accounts, spoofed accounts, the rest of it – this is a great opportunity for him. And so when he’s talking about the popular voice, Musk he’s really talking about Russian intelligence.”

He added: “The Russians are waiting for something like this. They need a propaganda campaign against the United States and against our support for Ukraine, and they’re gonna be all over Twitter – I guarantee this – supporting the far right, plans, demands to stop arming Ukraine. You just wait.”

Baer explained how Russia could use the platform for a disinformation campaign: “What Putin’s gonna do, and the Russians, is they’re gonna use this as a vehicle to save himself in Ukraine. And you know, whether it’s gonna work or not, I don’t know. But we’re gonna see, as soon as these restrictions come off, we’re gonna see the Russians all over it.”

Asked how Twitter can combat the spread of disinformation, Baer said that the platform was already doing it before Musk took over.

“Well that’s why the pre-Musk Twitter had 7000 people going through these accounts. You can pick ‘em out with algorithms, you can pick ‘em out by looking at ‘em. You can check IPs and the rest of it, and you simply block ‘em,” the CIA analyst explained.

7000 was the approximate total number of employees at Twitter, not the size of the moderation team.

Baer blasted Musk’s idea of free speech, saying, “And it’s not right. And you know, this freedom of speech is just nonsense, ’cause you can’t go into a movie theater and yell, ‘fire!’ It’s against the law,” – 🛡 repeating a statement that in itself is misinformation.

November 27, 2022 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Full Spectrum Dominance, Mainstream Media, Warmongering | , ,


  1. If that is how this idiot feels, he should move out of the U.S. which has a Constitution that guarantees free speech.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by papasha408 | November 27, 2022 | Reply

  2. Fear, fear and more fear. If there’s any government or country speaking the truth its Russia. US is a bunch of lying sacks of horseshit.


    Comment by raggs12 | November 27, 2022 | Reply

  3. L.O.L. Funny as hell, and it also tells us much about this individual. No matter what position of office he currently holds. Ever since Feb 2014, we’ve heard these so called “experts”, telling us what Putin was or is going to do, as if somehow, they have a direct line to Putin’s brain. L.O.L. Then a few months later, we hear them retracting their so called information. We still hear guys like this, telling us Putin failed to capture Kyiv. When all along, Putin had no intention of even pushing his troops to get close to Kyiv. It was, as intended, a feint, allowing experts like this guy, to think that was Putin’s intention. Then when they fell for it, they turned around and claimed he failed. L.O.L. You’d think they learn to control their mouths until the FACTS are obvious. Too bad, they then don’t align with their wishing.


    Comment by Eddy Schmid | November 27, 2022 | Reply

    • Haven’t you heard? The Russians are out of ammunition and the Ukrainian army is at the gates of Moscow. LMFAO!!!


      Comment by papasha408 | November 28, 2022 | Reply

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