The Twitter employee who exposed Russian interference on the platform testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Twitter employee exposes Russian interference on platform.

Peiter Zatko testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee.

Twitter responds to testimony with statement.

On Tuesday, Twitter employee Peiter Zatko testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. Zatko is a security expert who was hired by Twitter in 2015 to help combat foreign interference on the platform. In his testimony, Zatko detailed how he had uncovered Russian interference on Twitter and said that the company had failed to adequately address the problem.

In response to Zatko's testimony, Twitter issued a statement reiterating its earlier claim that its hiring process is independent of foreign influence. The company also declined to respond directly to specific allegations made by Zatko, including about the company's alleged inability to detect whether foreign agents are on its payroll and claims that the FBI has warned Twitter it may have had at least one Chinese agent in the company.

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Statement by Twitter.

Allegations by Zatko are "riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies."

Twitter's hiring process is independent of foreign influence.

Background checks, access controls, and monitoring systems protect internal company data.

In a statement released by Twitter on Tuesday, the company said that Peiter Zatko's testimony was "riddled with inconsistencies and inaccuracies." The statement went on to say that Twitter's hiring process is independent of foreign influence, and that background checks, access controls, and monitoring systems are in place to protect internal company data.

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Specific allegations by Zatko.

Twitter may have had at least one Chinese agent in the company.

In his testimony, Zatko claimed that Twitter may have had at least one Chinese agent in the company. He did not provide any evidence to support this claim.

FBI has warned Twitter it may have had at least one Chinese agent in the company.

Zatko also claimed that the FBI has warned Twitter that it may have had at least one Chinese agent in the company. Again, he did not provide any evidence to support this claim.

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