Top Republican Senators Demand Facebook Hand Over Information About Hunter Biden Laptop Censorship

More and more Leftists are waking up to the clear evidence that Facebook and Twitter censored the Hunter Biden laptop story for political purposes. At this point, the evidence is unavoidable, even to notorious liberals like Bill Maher:

As such, Republicans are taking significant action to hold these tech giants accountable. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) are two Senators taking a stand, and they want Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to release information surrounding the censoring of the infamous New York Post story.

They write in a letter to Mark Zuckerberg:

“In October 2020, when the New York Post published articles based on evidence from Hunter Biden’s laptop, many news and social media organizations inappropriately rushed to censor and discredit the initial reporting and falsely labeled it as ‘disinformation.'”

The two Senators then went on to cite some recent remarks Zuckerberg made on the Joe Rogan Experience, where he admits to following the FBI’s lead on stopping the spread of the Hunter Biden story.


They cite the following excerpt:

“Basically the background here is 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.”

To which, the pair reply:

“You appeared to indicate that as a result of the FBI’s warning, Facebook eventually took steps to censor news articles about Hunter Biden’s laptop. Specifically, you said that ‘distribution’ of those articles on Facebook was decreased and explained that ‘the ranking and newsfeed was a little bit less.” The Senators write. “So fewer people saw it than would have otherwise.’ Although you noted that users could still share the articles, you clarified that the number of users who could see it decreased by a ‘meaningful’ amount.”

Grassley and Johnson then issue their demands – demands important to the American people at large. We all are invested in the integrity of both our social media and government agencies.

“The American people deserve to know whether the FBI used Facebook as part of their alleged plan to discredit information about Hunter Biden…

With this in mind, please provide the following information no later than September 12, 2022:

1. All records9 between and among Facebook, FBI, Department of Justice, and other government agency employees referring or relating to Hunter Biden including, but not limited to, Russian disinformation, Hunter Biden’s laptop, and Senator Johnson’s and Senator Grassley’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings, from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021.

2. The names of the Justice Department and FBI officials who communicated with Facebook regarding Russian disinformation during the 2020 election.

3. The names of the Facebook officials who the Justice Department and FBI made contact with during the 2020 election.

4. The dates of when Facebook decreased the distribution of articles relating to Hunter Biden’s laptop.”

These are all important questions. Was the FBI involved? If so, to what extent? Facebook should be happy to supply the American people with this data. It remains to be seen if they will follow through.

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