Big Tech is Big Government. Hundreds Hired From Federal Agencies

Tech companies such as Google, Meta, TikTok, and Twitter hired nearly 250 employees from federal law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and the CIA, according to an investigation by the Daily Caller.

Silicon Valley and tech companies have recruited 248 employees from the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Homeland Security, DOJ, and FBI, according to the report. Several of the employees fill top roles at the companies after having held positions in government agencies for more than two decades in many cases.

Much of the hiring came between 2017 and 2022. Google alone hired 130 former CIA, DHS, DOJ, and FBI employees. Meta hired 47. Even Chinese-owned TikTok has employed 25 former CIA, DHS, DOJ, or FBI employees.

The report states that Twitter directly recruited several employees of the FBI who had worked for the agency for over 20 years.

An “embedded security manager” worked for Twitter for 10 months after working 22 years in the FBI, but he now works for Chevron. A “senior security manager” for Twitter also had a 22-year career with the FBI.

Twitter’s director of information security for the insider threat program was an FBI employee of 23 years. Additionally, the tech company’s corporate security manager and crisis manager had 25 and 23 years respectively of experience at the federal agency.

Other job titles at Twitter with FBI backgrounds include “senior director,” “security specialist,” “director of corporate security/ risk,” and “director of corporate resilience.”

Google, Meta, TikTok, and the former FBI employees mentioned in the report either did not respond to inquiries from the Daily Caller or declined to comment. Twitter reportedly responded with a poo emoji, which is standard practice for the company.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk is fighting battles on many fronts recently, with varying degrees of success.

Musk is battling media credibility claims after labeling National Public Radio as “state-affiliated media,” before eventually adjusting the label to “government funded media,” the same annotation given to outlet BBC.

At the same time, Musk temporarily changed the Twitter logo on the website to the “doge,” a widely used cartoon image of the dog breed Shiba Inu.

As well, in late March 2023, Musk and 1,000 others from the tech industry urged a pause in the development of artificial intelligence due to “profound risks to society and humanity.”

Source: The Blaze

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