Zuckerberg Tells Rogan Facebook Censored Hunter Biden Story Based on FBI Pressure to Censor 'Misinformation'

Nick Kangadis | August 26, 2022
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The establishment elites of our world have become so arrogant in their control over society that they’ve had no problem saying “the quiet part” out loud in recent years. Co-founder of Facebook and Meta Platforms Mark Zuckerberg took a break from pretending to be a human robot and made an appearance on the most popular podcast in the U.S. on Thursday, “The Joe Rogan Experience.”

The topic of censorship was a huge theme during the show, and Rogan even asked about the now-infamous Hunter Biden laptop story, published by the New York Post, which was censored and de-ranked on pretty much every establishment social media platform in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election.

“How do you guys handle things when they’re a big news item that’s controversial?” Rogan asked before explaining. “Like, there was a lot of attention on Twitter during the election because of the Hunter Biden laptop story. The New York Post…”

“Yeah, we had that, too,” Zuckerberg interjected.

“So you guys censored that as well?” Rogan followed up.

He can be very long-winded and say a lot without saying very much at all, but there are snippets within his stream of AI — I mean consciousness — where he says the aforementioned “quiet part” out loud:

So, we took a different path than Twitter. I mean, basically, the background here is the FBI I think basically came to us, some folks on our team, and was like, ‘Hey, just so you know, like, you should be on high alert. There was, 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 — that’s similar to that. So just be vigilant.’

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After telling Rogan that the ever-reputable FBI told him and his company to be hyper-vigilant in their censorship of anything that could be construed as what leftists typically classify as “misinformation,” Zuckerberg explained how Facebook suppressed the story compared to Twitter’s outright banishment of it (Note: Zuckerberg speaks choppy as hell, so bear with the transcription):

So, our protocol is different from Twitter’s. What Twitter did, is they said, ‘You can’t share this at all.’ We didn’t do that. What we do is we have — if something is reported to us as potentially misinformation, important misinformation — we also visited third-party fact-checking program, because we don’t want to be deciding what’s true and false. And for the, I think it was five or seven days when it was basically being, being determined whether it was false. The distribution of Facebook was decreased, but people are still allowed to share it. So you can still share it. You can still consume it…It, basically, the ranking and newsfeed was a little bit less. So, fewer people saw it than would have otherwise.

“By what percentage?” Rogan asked.

“I don’t know off the top of my head, but it’s, it’s meaningful,” Zuckerberg responded.

You mean like nine percent “meaningful?”

In a post-2020 election Media Research Center (MRC) poll, The Polling Company reported that the results of said poll indicated that “full awareness of the Hunter Biden scandal would have led 9.4% of Biden voters to abandon the Democratic candidate (Joe Biden), flipping all six of the swing states he won to Trump, giving the [now former] President 311 electoral votes.”

Yeah, that seems pretty meaningful to us. Way to be behind yet another controversial and intentionally divisive story, FBI.

Although, let’s be fair, no matter how they portray themselves, Zuckerberg and the rest of the Silicon Valley nerds are not innocent and should be held accountable — by the people in some way, some how — for their misdeeds.


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