Facebook Lawsuit, This Time Over Talks with FBI
America First Legal (AFL) is suing the FBI over its failure to disclose its conversations with Facebook and other Big Tech companies.
The lawsuit highlights Facebook’s efforts to censor a salacious story about Hunter Biden that was originally published by the New York Times in November 2020. More recently, it was revealed that Facebook’s attempts to keep people from reading the story were a direct result of a warning from the FBI to be on the lookout for Russian disinformation.
As noted in my previous article (click here to read), Facebook and other popular social media platforms suppressed a story that could have directly influenced the 2020 presidential election; and they did so because of the FBI’s warning.
Last month, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking for more information about his communications with the FBI – including the names of the agents with which he spoke. The request has not been answered.
“The actions of the agents who spoke to Facebook were blatantly political, something the FBI should shun with a passion,” explains PBP contributor Joe Gilbertson (click here to read the full story). “This is a corruption of the highest law enforcement body in the land…If I were an FBI agent, I would be screaming to boot out the people who did this, the people who damaged the FBI’s reputation.”
As exposed in the lawmakers’ letter, FBI agents are known to have initiated a scheme in August 2020 to downplay any negative information about Hunter Biden in an effort to halt the investigation into his overseas business dealings while his dad ran for POTUS.
“The evidence is that, during the 2020 presidential election campaign, the FBI conspired and combined with large corporations, including Facebook, to censor and suppress the damning evidence of Biden family corruption and influence-peddling found on Hunter Biden’s laptop,” argues AFL partner Reed Rubinstein. “This was done to help Joe Biden and the Democrats win the 2020 election. Now, arrogantly disregarding the law, the FBI is stonewalling AFL’s efforts to expose the FBI’s emails detailing the tradecraft behind this collusive attack on our elections and identifying the persons inside and outside of government who were responsible for it.”
Google also seems to be blocking information regarding the AFL’s lawsuit.
American First Legal was founded by a group of former Trump Administration officials as an “answer to the ACLU” as the radical left continues to “use its power inside and outside of the government to destroy our country,” explains the group in its mission statement.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who admitted his company’s efforts to suppress the Hunter Biden story and said “it sucks” the story turned out to be real, is also in deep water over his use of non-profit voting rights groups to support local election agencies in Democratic jurisdictions ahead of the 2020 presidential election (read more here).