Republicans grill Facebook on 2020 election interference

Republicans are grilling Facebook on the company’s role in a conspiracy to censor legitimate news reports about the Biden family’s corruption before the 2020 election.

Senators Ron Johnson (WI) and Chuck Grassley (IA) are asking for all communications between Facebook and the FBI about Hunter Biden’s laptop after Mark Zuckerberg admitted to acting on a warning from the agency, the New York Post reported.

Republicans grill Facebook on election interference

In a letter addressed to Zuckerberg, the senators pointed to recent reports from whistleblowers inside the FBI that the agency deliberately shut down an investigation of the Hunter Biden laptop before the 2020 election.

Concerns about the FBI meddling in democracy grew after Zuckerberg told Joe Rogan last week that Facebook censored the New York Post’s expose of the Hunter Biden laptop following an alert from the FBI about “Russian propaganda.”

The senators asked the tech billionaire to clarify “whether the FBI used Facebook as part of their alleged plan to discredit information about Hunter Biden.”

“If so, Congress and the American people require clarity with respect to the extent the FBI communicated with Facebook during the 2020 election about Hunter Biden-related information.”

The senators asked Facebook to identify the people at Facebook, the FBI, and the DOJ who had conversations about Hunter Biden during the 2020 election.

Russian disinformation?

The senators also sent letters to the FBI and DOJ asking about their contacts with Facebook and other social media companies during the election.

“The FBI’s consistent efforts to falsely paint information relating to Biden family misconduct as Russian disinformation continues to draw serious concerns,” the senators wrote.

While the FBI’s alleged interference in the 2020 election played out in the shadows, former intelligence officials publicly and baselessly asserted that the Hunter Biden scandal was “Russian disinformation,” which gave Biden, the media, and Big Tech an excuse to ignore it.

Almost two years later, even Biden-friendly mainstream media have acknowledged that the story is legitimate.

While the FBI apparently protected candidate Biden, the agency recently raided the home of Biden’s top rival, Donald Trump.

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