Several high-profile Senators are now demanding Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to hand over all communication records that his company had with government agencies.
The demand letters would go on to demand Zuckerberg hand over any conversations the big tech company had with government agencies such as the FBI about the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story too.
Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa were the two lawmakers behind the demand letters.
As evidence to believe there are grounds to demand the letters, the two lawmakers used Mark Zuckerberg’s latest interview with Joe Rogan as proof.
Sens. Grassley and Johnson told Zuckerberg that his comments on Joe Rogan’s podcast made them wonder if the social media platform was pressured to suppress information about President Biden’s son.https://t.co/ByIpoXjc8m
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) August 30, 2022
Grassley, Johnson call for Facebook to turn over communications with FBI over Hunter Biden story
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Kyle Becker broke the story and added these details:
Meta/Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being hit with formal demands to turn over any and all documents showing its internal communications with government agencies, all discussion of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story, and any correspondence with the FBI showing its interference in the 2020 election.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who may chair powerful Senate committees in 2022, issued a letter to the billionaire CEO on Monday demanding to know more about the role his company appears to have played suppressing stories at government officials’ behest to tilt the election towards the Democratic Party nominee.
“The American people deserve to know whether the FBI used Facebook as part of their alleged plan to discredit information about Hunter Biden,” said the letter, which was obtained and published by the New York Post. “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 point to a recent interview that Zuckerberg had with popular podcast host Joe Rogan as evidence of FBI election interference.
Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg requesting him to turn over any and all documents showing Facebook's internal communications with government agencies, Mark Zuckerberg Hit with Formal Demand to Turn Over Docs Showing FBI Interference in 2020 Election… pic.twitter.com/MvYpQPXnAo
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The Washington Times got the scoop too:
Two Senate Republicans want Facebook to explain whether the FBI discussed Hunter Biden’s laptop computer, his business dealings and “Russian disinformation” with the social media platform during the 2020 campaign, citing a revealing podcast appearance by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Sens. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told Mr. Zuckerberg, who leads Facebook parent company Meta, that his comments on Joe Rogan’s podcast made them wonder if the social media platform was pressured to suppress information about President Biden’s son.
“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. So fewer people saw it than would have otherwise,’” the senators wrote to Mr. Zuckerberg. “Your revelation that Facebook took steps to censor information about Hunter Biden on its platform based on the FBI’s guidance raises even more questions about the FBI’s actions regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop.”
Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., are demanding Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg turn over all communications between Facebook and the FBI, Department of Justice, and other government agency employees relating to Hunter Biden.https://t.co/FHdNaLSTTK
— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 30, 2022