The FBI responded to claims made by Meta CEO and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, saying that it “routinely notifies” social media companies of potential threats.
During a podcast interview with Joe Rogan, Zuckerberg told the host that Facebook’s restrictions surrounding the New York Post’s 2020 article on Hunter Biden were based on FBI misinformation warnings.
The Post’s article reported that data recovered from a laptop belonging to Hunter Biden included emails which indicated that President Joe Biden used his position and power as then- vice president to help his son, Hunter, in business dealings with Ukraine.
Zuckerberg claimed that Facebook suppressed stories on the platform related to the article on Hunter Biden and his laptop after the FBI warned the social media company to be aware of potentially polarizing content.
“The FBI has provided companies with foreign threat indicators to help them protect their platforms and customers from abuse by foreign malign influence actors,” the agency said in a statement.
In response to Zuckerberg’s comments, many speculate that Facebook censored information that may make Biden look bad ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
“[The FBI] routinely notifies U.S. private sector entities, including social media providers, of potential threat information, so that they can decide how to better defend against threats,” according to the agency.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said that big tech interfered with the election so that results came out favorable for Democrats.
“FBI & Facebook/Big Tech interfered in 2020 election Facebook acted as an arm of govt.,” Grassley said in a tweet.
We now know Facebook censored spread of Hunter Biden laptop story after FBI approached them. FBI & Facebook/Big Tech interfered in 2020 election Facebook acted as an arm of govt Both Facebook & FBI should b ashamed of interfering in our electoral process
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) August 26, 2022
Disband the FBI as it stands A very corrupted organization I still remember what they did to Roger Stone As for teh raid on Mar a Lago What a joke! They had already been there twice before Clearly terrified that evidence is there agaisnt the FBI for their part in the Russia Hoax 🙂
Zuckerberg, what a slug …
He is a Skinny Jeaned Wrap around leather shoed Girly man Liberal !!
Yes but the FBI interfered with our election.
Thief and liar. Stole his work from those who contracted for him to build it. @
Yes he did but I think our attention should be on the FBI who interfered with our election.
GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IN THE ELECTION. And what will happen about it?