This article comes from “citizens.news”
Tens of millions of Americans suspected that ‘something was up’ when pro-Donald Trump and anti-Joe Biden content was being suppressed or censored outright on the major big tech platforms prior to the 2020 election.
And now its been proven that those suspicions were spot on.
Most infamously, the New York Post‘s reporting on the scandalous dirtbag of a first son, Hunter Biden, was essentially blown off social media even to the point where Twitter suspended the outlet’s account and locked it for weeks after the election.
But new revelations make it clear why The Post’s reporting, as well as any unfavorable stories about the COVID-19 pandemic and favorable stories about Donald Trump were censored or blocked: Big Tech was heavily involved in colluding with its deep state masters.
An FBI agent testified to Republican attorneys general this week that the FBI held weekly meetings with Big Tech companies in Silicon Valley ahead of the 2020 presidential election to discuss “disinformation” on social media and ask about efforts to censor that information.
[L]awyers from the offices of Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana deposed FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan as part of their lawsuit against the Biden administration. That suit accuses high-ranking government officials of working with giant social media companies “under the guise of combating misinformation” to achieve greater censorship.
Chan, who serves in the FBI’s San Francisco bureau, was questioned under oath by court order about his alleged “critical role” in “coordinating with social-media platforms relating to censorship and suppression of speech on their platforms.”
Chan told the attorneys general during his deposition that he, as well as the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force and senior Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency officials, met weekly with big tech companies claiming that “Russian disinformation attempts” were being made ahead of the 2020 election — the same lie they told when it came to Donald Trump’s 2016 election, that he was ‘colluding’ with the Kremlin.
“Those meetings were initially quarterly, then monthly, then weekly heading into the presidential election,” Fox News Digital reported, citing a source in the Missouri Attorney General’s office.
The AGs noted in their complaint that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated during an Aug. 26 episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” that “the FBI basically came to us” and said that the platform should be “on high alert” relating to “a lot of Russian propaganda.” Agents did not, however, question why he was spending $400 million of his own money to influence the election outcome in Biden’s favor.
He added that the FBI said “there’s about to be some kind of dump… that’s similar to that, so just be vigilant.”
“On information and belief, the FBI’s reference to a ‘dump’ of information was a specific reference to the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop, which was already in the FBI’s possession,” the AG’s complaint said.
“The FBI regularly engages with private sector entities to provide information specific to identified foreign malign influence actors’ subversive, undeclared, covert, or criminal activities,” the FBI said in a statement. “It is not based on the content of any particular message or narrative. Private sector entities independently make decisions about what, if any, action they take on their platforms and for their customers after the FBI has notified them.”
That is a blatant lie; the FBI is a politicized wing of the deep state and it is weaponized against Trump and any other entity that seeks to expose its corruption and inform the American people.
That’s why new Twitter boss Elon Musk is under assault now — by the deep state allies in the corporate media, the left-wing commentariat, the entertainment industry, and of course, in Congress. He is attempting to return the platform to the free speech center it was designed to be, and they hate transparency and divergent viewpoints more than anything.