How is this now the biggest story in the country right now?
Many Americans are just now waking up to the fact that America is an incredibly corrupt nation on par with Communist China and the Soviet Union. Most of us have been blinded by liberal propaganda to the point where we actually believe the U.S. is ‘free.’
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg just blew up the entire “Land of the Free, Home of the Brave” narrative.
Zuckerberg admitted on Joe Rogan’s podcast that his social media company censored the Hunter Biden laptop story in the days leading up to the 2020 election but conditioned that “the process was pretty reasonable.”
Looming over Facebook’s decision to limit the story’s spread was a warning the FBI gave the company about dumps of Russian propaganda on the eve of the election, Zuckerberg explained in an interview with podcast host Joe Rogan released Thursday.
BREAKING: Mark Zuckerberg tells Joe Rogan that Facebook algorithmically censored the Hunter Biden laptop story for 7 days based on a general request from the FBI to restrict election misinformation. pic.twitter.com/llTA7IqGa1
— Minds💡 (@minds) August 25, 2022
The revelation about the FBI warning is not new. Shortly after a firestorm erupted over Big Tech’s censorship of the New York Post’s story on the laptop in October 2020, Zuckerberg said the FBI warned Facebook about “hack and leak” content that the Russians might dump misinformation to interfere with the election.
Rogan followed up by asking the Meta chief if he regretted the company’s actions.
“I mean, it sucks. Yeah,” Zuckerberg said. “I think the process was pretty reasonable. You know, we still let people share it,” he added.
Zuckerberg also juxtaposed Facebook’s handling of Hunter Biden laptop reporting with its rival Twitter, which blocked users from sharing the New York Post altogether and even briefly froze the news outlet’s Twitter account before relenting.
“Our protocol is different from Twitter’s. What Twitter did is, they said, ‘You can’t share this at all.’ We didn’t do that,” he said.
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has voiced regret for his company’s decision to censor the laptop story, conceding it was a “total mistake.”
Throughout the exchange, Zuckerberg explained how he struggles with the content moderation aspect of Facebook’s mandate. He argued that he views the dilemma between eliminating harmful information and allowing free speech to be “all trade-offs all the way down.”
Zuckerberg said Facebook tries to emulate the United States’s separation of powers with its content oversight board to ensure no one person had too much censorship power and stressed the importance of having strong processes to navigate such a dicey issue.
The FBI has recently come under renewed scrutiny for its handling of the laptop situation. A whistleblower from the Bureau admitted that Deep State bureaucrats were instructed not to review the hard drive with the contents of Hunter’s laptop.
This truly is a banana republic!
Author: Ann Taylor