Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the FBI told his company to be on the lookout for supposed Russian misinformation on its platform during the 2020 presidential election.
This pressure would later spur Facebook to censor reports on Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop.
Zuckerberg made the revelation on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast on Thursday.
“The FBI, I think, basically came to us — some folks on our team — and was like, ‘Hey, just so you know, you should be on high alert. We thought that there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election. We have it on notice that, basically, there’s about to be some kind of dump that’s similar to that. So just be vigilant,’” Zuckerberg said of the FBI’s communication with Facebook.
Zuckerberg said Facebook declined to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story as aggressively as Twitter did but restricted its overall reach by a “meaningful” percentage.
The Big Tech kingpin said the FBI’s nudge was key in the company’s decision to clamp down on the story.
“We just kind of thought, ‘Hey, look, if the FBI — which I still view as a legitimate institution in this country, it’s a very professional law enforcement — they come to us and tell us that we need to be on guard about something then I want to take that seriously.”
Zuckerberg claimed that the laptop story “basically fit the pattern” of the Russian disinformation that the FBI had warned Facebook about, according to Fox News.
In other words, he new the “Russian disinformation” claim was bullshit, but went along with it because he hates Trump as much as the FBI.
His admission of FBI involvement in Big Tech censorship follows whistleblower claims of an organized operation to prevent a meaningful investigation of Hunter Biden before the 2020 presidential election.
Zuckerberg admitted to feeling regret about censoring a story that was ultimately vindicated as truthful.
“It sucks,” Zuckerberg said on Rogan’s podcast, according to the New York Post. “It turned out after the fact, the fact-checkers looked into it, no one was able to say it was false.”
Numerous media outlets have verified that the laptop recovered from a Delaware computer repair shop — full of incriminating photos and videos of the president’s son, in addition to emails regarding his foreign business dealings — belonged to Hunter Biden.
Big Tech helped rig the 2020 election by using their symbiotic relationship with the Dems to control the narrative; which for many low information voters, Dems especially, is not difficult. Facebook meddled with the 2020 election by manipulating algorithms that diverted readers away from journalism and news, to deliver more ‘updates’ from their friends and family. The change was disguised as friendly suggestions to make sure users didn’t miss stories from friends. But the main result was to reduce the number of interactions Facebook users had with credible journalism outlets.
Both Facebook and Twitter tried to suppress reporting in October 2020 about Hunter Biden’s laptop. Twitter went on a suspension orgy over the New York Post articles that exposed Hunter Biden’s emails and the Biden Crime Family involvement with Ukraine.
All 3 Big Tech CEOs have decided on a global censorship database. The goal is to suppress the free speech of people, groups, and organizations they hate.
They rely on the low-information gullibility of people who get their news from social media operated by Big Tech.
Fresh revelations from Hunter Biden‘s laptop raise new questions about his possible effort to buy a stake in a Russian oil company, and what Joe Biden knew about his son’s dealings.
They also underscore the profound dishonesty of the “Steele dossier” created by ex-British spy Christopher Steele and funded by the Democratic National Committee: With a Russian oil company preparing to sell shares, the dossier claimed a Donald Trump official had set up a secret deal to make favorable Russian policy in exchange for the shares. In reality, it was a Chinese firm paying the Biden family that ultimately tried to buy them.
“But amidst all of that and the NYTs calling about the major article they are doing on me and discussing with dad about what I need to get in order before he runs for president I spent an equal amount of time dealing with… your sh–,” read an August 2, 2018, text from Hunter Biden to Elizabeth Secundy, the sister of Beau Biden’s widow, who Hunter began dating after his brother’s death. Another text indicates that Hunter believed the Times was probing whether he did deals with Russia.
The agency says it “routinely notifies” private companies, including social media platforms, of “potential threats”, specifically to influence the narrative and obstruct the truth from getting out.
They work for the Dems.
The FBI needs to be dismantled from the top down. The criminal malfeasants in the agency should be indicted and prosecuted. We know that won’t happen because agencies weaponized by Dem regimes trample all over the Constitution while Congress does nothing.