FBI Warns Twitter of ‘Foreign Agent’ Employed by Social Media Platform

When it comes to internet traffic, there are very few sites or platforms that see more than Twitter does.

In fact, Twitter is likely one of the most powerful communication tools that the world has ever seen, and could grow still should they lighten the load of their liberal slant toward censorship and culture-molding.

But, as it stands, there is still plenty of very important and dire information that is transmitted via the social media leviathan, and that is why concerns about the platform’s security are paramount.

This week, the FBI warned Twitter about one potential lapse in their safeguards, and how it could have serious national security concerns.

The FBI informed Twitter Inc of at least one Chinese agent working at the company, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley said during a Senate hearing on Tuesday where a whistleblower testified, raising new concerns about foreign meddling at the influential social media platform.

Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a famed hacker who served as Twitter’s head of security until his firing in January, said some Twitter employees were concerned that the Chinese government would be able to collect data on the company’s users.

This isn’t the first time that Twitter’s security has been an issue.

Twitter has come under fire previously for lax security, most notably in 2020 when teenage hackers seized control of dozens of high-profile accounts, including the verified profile of former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Zatko would go on to paint an unflattering picture of Twitter’s priorities as well, suggesting that the company was more interested in profiting from advertisers in China than upholding the integrity of the platform.