According to a journalist who has extensively studied Big Tech giants such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google, these companies are not just private entities but essentially “agents of the national security state,” going on to argue that these companies have become far too powerful and are actively exploiting the public.
The journalist, Alan MacLeod noted on a podcast hosted by fellow journalist and researcher Whitney Webb, that Big Tech companies are leveraging their vast resources to influence public opinion and shape the political landscape. They have become an integral part of the national security state apparatus, MacLeod continued, and are now interfering with political discourse, censoring content, and manipulating data to promote their own interests, according to Lifesite News.
MacLeod also believes that the situation is dangerous and should be regulated by the government in order to protect the public from exploitation. Furthermore, he is calling on the public to hold these companies more accountable and to demand greater transparency and accountability in how they use their power.
Lifesite News noted further:
His claim is backed by research by an open-source investigator with the Twitter handle @NameRedacted247, who has found that Google, for example, currently employs “at least 165 people, in high-ranking positions, from the intelligence community,” including 52 people from the FBI, 30 people from the NSA, and 27 people from the CIA, as The Trumpet shared in January.