FBI Was Behind Facebook’s Censorship of Hunter Biden Laptop

FBI Was Behind Facebook's Censorship of Hunter Biden Laptop

Another FBI SCANDAL Revealed – Election Interference?

(UnitedVoice.com) – In October 2020, The New York Post published a bombshell report revealing the FBI took custody of a laptop once owned by Hunter Biden. As the revelations of drug use, sexual misconduct, and a potential Biden family pay-for-play scandal emerged, the media and Big Tech immediately moved to suppress the story alleging it was Russian misinformation. It wasn’t until 18 months after the Post posted the details that the liberal news acknowledged the report’s authenticity.

On Thursday, August 25, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg told popular podcaster Joe Rogan that his company took advisement from the FBI. Instead of taking Twitter’s complete ban approach, Facebook censored it by allowing a reduced reach in the weeks preceding the 2020 presidential election. Zuckerberg appeared to lament the censorship, but the damage was done.

Facebook CEO Claimed Process Largely Worked

The CEO of the world’s top social media site seemed to vacillate between acknowledging the censorship and justifying it. The Rogan interview revealed little that media outlets hadn’t already exposed, but there was one nugget of information. Zuckerberg said the FBI approached the tech giant to warn of foreign interference in the election and suggested they should be on high alert. The Facebook founder stated the company knew there was a sizable amount of Russian disinformation in the 2016 election. The federal law enforcement agency said it should be vigilant.

When the Hunter Biden story broke, the media and former Obama intelligence and law enforcement officials went into overdrive. On October 19, 2020, over 50 former intelligence officials signed a letter alleging the laptop report was disinformation without evidence for the statement. Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden would later use it in a presidential debate with President Donald Trump to state the narrative about his son was false.

Zuckerberg told Rogan no one could prove the story wasn’t true. So, Facebook allowed it to be shared but admitted the censorship of the news was meaningful. When the podcast host asked if he regretted suppressing it, the CEO said, “Yeah, yeah. I mean, it sucks.” He added fact-checkers couldn’t prove it was disinformation and, reflectively, holding it back sucked.

Did Censorship Affect the Election?

In early August, a New Jersey-based Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics poll found that 79% of Americans thought Trump would be president today if voters knew about the laptop report. The Media Research Group noted that 45% of those who voted for Biden had no clue about the allegations against Hunter Biden and his father, and 16% said they would not have voted for him. That’s enough to swing the outcome to Trump.

So, did censorship impact people’s votes in 2020?

It appears former Attorney General William Barr thinks it did.

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