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Meta Confirms Zuckerberg’s Claim About How Facebook Censored Hunter Biden Laptop Story

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Meta has confirmed that Facebook suppressed the Hunter Biden laptop story after CEO Mark Zuckerberg told podcast host Joe Rogan that the FBI told his social media company to crack down on the spread of “Russian propaganda” ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

On Thursday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on “The Joe Rogan Experience” that the FBI had approached his company ahead of the 2020 presidential election and pushed them to crack down on “Russia propaganda” just before the New York Post published the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Zuckerberg made the comments to Rogan during an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” saying the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story was done in response to a request from the FBI to suppress potential misinformation.

“We just kind of thought, hey, look, if the FBI, which I still view as a legitimate institution in this country, it’s like very professional law enforcement, they come to us and tell us that we need to be on guard about something, then I want to take that seriously,” Zuckerberg told Rogan.

Meta’s communication’s team commented on the story by claiming “none of this is new” and that their actions were because they took the FBI’s warning seriously.

“None of this is new. Mark testified before the Senate nearly two years ago that in the lead up to the 2020 election, the FBI warned about the threat of foreign hack and leak operations,” the company said. “We took that seriously, and as Mark said when he testified, we didn’t block the New York Post story, we temporarily reduced its distribution to give fact-checking partners time to review it.”

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