Facebook founder and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience Thursday to explain how the federal government compelled the censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election.
“How do you guys handle things when they’re a big news item that’s controversial?” Rogan asked Zuckerberg, adding that “there was a lot of attention on Twitter during the election because of the Hunter Biden laptop story.”
Rogan asked Zuckerberg if Facebook censored the Hunter Biden story like Twitter did, and Zuckerberg explained the process that went into his platform suppressing the highly-relevant news item.
“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, we thought 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, uh um, that’s similar to that so just be vigilant,’” Zuckerberg responded.
Zuckerberg said they did not censor the story like Twitter did, but instead chose to freeze it out of users’ news feeds with their algorithm.
“Fewer people saw it than would have otherwise…but basically, a lot of people were still able to share it. We got a lot of complaints that that was the case,” Zuckerberg said.
“If the FBI, which I still view as a legitimate institution in this country – it is very professional law enforcement – if they come to us and tell us we need to be on guard about something, I want to take that seriously,” he added.
The full exchange can be seen here: Big League Politics reported on the conspiracy behind the scenes that went into the suppression of the Hunter Biden […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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