Trump and Biden both demanded Google turn over the private emails of reporters in a bid to hunt down their sources. The new administration went so far as to seek a gag order on the Times to keep the public from learning about it.
It didn't work:
In secret, a tiny coterie of generals and affiliated hawks led the United States to the brink of initiating a voluntary nuclear war with China and "very likely" the Soviet Union.
It is shocking that there has not been more attention paid to this story by media—or government. https://t.co/aw39AUvVp4
I 2013 bød den danske regering hemmeligt velkommen til et FBI-fly—beregnet til at kidnappe mig. På det tidspunkt syntes det mærkeligt, at de ville hjælpe med at skjule et andet lands forbrydelser. Det var ikke det Danmark, jeg forestillede mig. https://t.co/ydAgwmP800
Biden is well-prepared to answer for this when he soon visits Europe since, of course, he was deeply involved in this scandal the first time around.
There should be an explicit requirement for full public disclosure not only from Denmark, but their senior partner as well. https://t.co/TJL7gr6dy8
hvis der kun havde været en eller anden grund til at undersøge for mange år siden. åh hvorfor advarede ingen os https://t.co/j3PEuXCWu1
Did you imagine "prison ships in the Bronx" in your cyberpunk dystopia? This should not be real, but it is: a floating black hole in the biggest of cities. Watch it. https://t.co/vrjUwbPtPP
This quotes one of the judges at the European Court of Human Rights today. It is hard to overemphasize how far we've come from the pre-2013 world when even the highest judicial authorities are beginning to acknowledge the devastating consequence of two decades' mass surveillance: https://t.co/mU8gZkxf85
Without journalists to tell the story, the public would not have known about it.
Without human right lawyers defending that public, the courts would not have cared about it.
Without those courts, politicians would still be denying it.
I could not have done this alone. https://t.co/TqqLzEj3Ht
I used to work for the government.
Now I work for the public.
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