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An FBI agent and Twitter lawyer who previously worked to censor election-related free speech has now joined a national election task force—just in time for the 2024 presidential election.

Former FBI agent Jim Baker, whose bio appears on the National Task Force for Election Crises, might be engaging in more election interference.

The National Task Force for Election Crises claims to work on securing elections and preventing fraud, including by rapid censorship of supposed disinformation. Baker’s tie to the group is particularly concerning because Baker previously helped coordinate the censorship industrial complex built up between federal government agencies and Big Tech companies like Twitter.

Baker’s Task Force bio brags about his career, including roles as the FBI’s general counsel and the Justice Department’s senior staffer and associate deputy attorney general.

During his time at the FBI, Baker helped initiate the bureau’s investigation of former President Donald Trump’s supposed ties with Russia. What the profile does not mention is Baker’s role at Twitter, where he was allegedly complicit in election interfering censorship.

Before being fired by Twitter (now X) owner Elon Musk, Baker was still reviewing the Twitter Files and even complicated the release of information on how Twitter censored the 2020 Hunter Biden laptop scandal.

In a 2023 congressional hearing on the Twitter Files, Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) grilled Baker about Twitter’s actions. Donalds challenged Baker on how Twitter essentially contributed to the Biden campaign by censoring the Hunter Biden scandal under FBI pressure, but Baker, despite his own apparent complicity in Twitter’s censorship policy, repeatedly and evasively replied, “I don’t know.”

At the time, MRC President Brent Bozell argued, “Twitter did everything they could to deliver the 2020 election to Joe Biden.” According to a 2020 MRC poll, 9.4 percent of Biden voters indicated they would not have voted for him had they known about the censored scandal, giving Trump an election victory.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on so-called “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us using MRC Free Speech America’s contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.