Grassley and Johnson are asking Facebook to release communications with the FBI about the Hunter Biden story
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Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., are calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to release communications between government agencies and Facebook employees about Hunter Biden after Zuckerberg admitted that his company censored news articles about the president’s son. after the FBI got in touch.
In a letter to Zuckerberg sent Monday, the senators said the CEO’s recent revelation that the FBI told Facebook employees to be on “high alert” for Russian propaganda ahead of the 2020 election raised new questions after that a whistleblower previously alleged that the FBI worked to downplay the stories. about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
“The American people deserve to know whether the FBI used Facebook as part of its alleged plan to discredit information about Hunter Biden,” said the letter, obtained and published by the New York Post. “If so, Congress and the American people demand clarity about the extent to which the FBI communicated with Facebook during the 2020 election about information related to Hunter Biden.”
Zuckerberg told Joe Rogan in an Aug. 25 podcast that before the 2020 election, the FBI told Facebook to be on the lookout for possible Russian propaganda and advised them to “be vigilant” because something was about to leave As a result, Zuckerberg admitted, Facebook limited the visibility of articles about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
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“While you noted that users could still share the articles, you clarified that the number of users who were able to view it decreased by a ‘significant’ amount,” the letter said, referring to the interview with Rogan.
In light of Zuckerberg’s openness about it, the senators are demanding that he release records of communications between Facebook and the FBI, the Department of Justice and any other government agency that has anything to do with Hunter Biden and “Russian disinformation, Hunter Biden’s laptop, and Senator Johnson and Senator Grassley’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s business dealings.”
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The senators are specifically looking for records from the time period of July 1, 2020, until July 1, 2021.
In addition to the communications, Grassley and Johnson also demanded the names of the Facebook and government employees involved and the dates when Facebook reduced the distribution of articles about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
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The letter comes as Fox News learns that FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault retired over the weekend. Thibault was named by Grassley in a July 18 letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding a whistleblower’s allegations of bias in the handling of an investigation into the laptop.