In a controversial new interview with popular podcaster Joe Rogan, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that prior to the Hunter Biden laptop scandal, the FBI pressured the company to look out for “Russian disinformation”. As a result, Facebook censored the story, preventing it from breaking out.
Zuckerberg claimed that due to surmounting pressure and a warning from the FBI, Facebook’s algorithms were specially programmed to limit the sharing and visibility of the story while the company investigated whether the laptop was genuine.
The Meta CEO made it clear that despite having zero evidence that the story was fake, the social media platform censored the story in a “meaningful” way for five to seven precious days. He added that although he did not recall whether the FBI specified the Hunter laptop, Zuckerberg insinuated that it was clear the FBI was referencing that scandal.
The news only actually picked up later and was brought to the public by the New York Post. After the scandal was revealed, virtually every media outlet, including the NY Times and CNN, have confirmed the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop, years after the 2020 election.