(Slay News) – Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) put big tech, Joe Biden, the Dem Parrty, and the FBI on notice over the bombshell admission by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Joe Rogan’s podcast. Mark said the FBI came to his company and warned of propaganda dumps before the election and because of that warning the company throttled the Hunter Biden laptop story for a number of days.
Mark ripped Twitter for outright banning the story and said he regretted his decision to throttle the story but said Facebook wasn’t sure if it was true or a political stunt and coupled with the FBI’s warning they made their choice to throttle the story until they knew more.
Kevin said: “The FBI colluded with Big Tech to silence news stories weeks before the 2020 election in an attempt to control your access to information. Democrats in Congress have been intentionally ignoring the facts. When Republicans are back in charge, we will hold all of them accountable.”
The Facebook CEO went on Joe Rogan’s podcast and said: “So we took a different path than Twitter. Basically, the background here is the FBI, I think basically came to us — some folks on our team and was like, ‘Hey, um, just so you know, like, you should be on high alert. (See Video Below)
“There was the — 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 of — that’s similar to that. So just be vigilant.
“So our protocol is different from Twitters. What Twitter did is they said ‘You can’t share this at all.’ Um, we didn’t do that.
“If something’s reported to us as potentially, um, misinformation, important misinformation, we also use this third party fact-checking program, cause we don’t wanna be deciding what’s true and false.
“I think it was five or seven days when it was basically being, um, being determined, whether it was false.
“The distribution on Facebook was decreased, but people were still allowed to share it. So you could still share it. You could still consume it.
Rogan asked the meaning of “decreased distribution,” and Zuckerberg explained that the story appeared lower on people’s newsfeeds to a “meaningful” degree.
“We weren’t, sort of, as black and white about it as Twitter. We just kind of thought, Hey look, if the FBI, which, you know, 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 wanna take that seriously.”
“Did they specifically say you need to be on guard about that story?” Rogan asked.
“Uh, no, I don’t remember if it was that specifically, but it was, it basically fit the pattern,” Zuckerberg said.
“Yeah. I mean, it sucks. I mean, it turned out after the fact, I mean the fact-checkers looked into it, no one was able to say it was false, right.
“So basically it had this period where it was getting less distribution.
“I think it probably, it sucks though, I think in the same way that probably having to go through like a criminal trial, but being proven innocent in the end, sucks.
“Like it still sucks that you had to go through a criminal trial, but at the end you’re free.
“I don’t know if the answer would’ve been don’t do anything or don’t have any process.
“I think the process was pretty reasonable, you know, it’s — we still let people share it, but obviously you don’t want situations like that,” he said.
The FBI colluded with Big Tech to silence news stories weeks before the 2020 election in an attempt to control your access to information.
Democrats in Congress have been intentionally ignoring the facts. When Republicans are back in charge, we will hold all of them accountable. https://t.co/kUc8J9OAvq
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) August 26, 2022