Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, revealed that, at the FBI’s demand, Facebook buried news about Hunter Biden’s computer in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election in November.
On Thursday, Zuckerberg said the FBI had warned staff at the tech giant that the laptop was a vehicle of Russian involvement on a podcast hosted by Joe Rogan.
“The FBI basically came to us and spoke to 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 on the 2016 election. We have it on notice that basically there’s about to be some kind of dump similar to that,‘” Zuckerberg said. The CEO did not provide a specific time frame for the meeting.
The New York Post revealed information from the lost laptop in October, proving that former candidate Joe Biden had lied when he said he had never discussed business with his son “or with anyone else.” The emails also revealed that the previous vice president profited directly from Hunter’s commercial operations due to close affiliates with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Just minutes after the news broke, Facebook declared through a spokesman who used to work for the Democratic Party that the business would be “limiting its dissemination on our platform” until independent fact-checkers could verify the articles. Read more