FBI Apologizes After Tweeting Link to Anti-Semitic Document That Inspired Hitler

The FBI has apologized for a Wednesday tweet linking to its file on the notorious anti-Semitic forgery “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

The link came from an automated account that links to records that have been requested through the Freedom of Information Act, according to The Washington Post.

“Earlier today FOIA materials were posted to the FBI’s Vault and FOIA Twitter account via an automated process without further outlining the context of the documents,” the account tweeted. “We regret that this release may have inadvertently caused distress among the communities we serve.”

In addition to the document, the FBI link includes communications relating to it, including a 1964 Senate report calling it “fabricated” and “crude and vicious nonsense.”

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SOURCE: The Hill, Zach Budryk