Zuckerberg: Facebook Throttled Hunter Biden Laptop Story After FBI Warned Of Potential ‘Russian Propaganda’
“Hey look, if the FBI, which, you know, I still view as a legitimate institution in this country, it’s a very professional law enforcement. They come to us and tell us that we need to be on guard about something. Then I wanna take that seriously,”
Facebook CEO told Joe Rogan that the FBI came to the social media platform regarding potential “Russian propaganda” being dumped right before the Hunter Biden laptop story broke.
Facebook, like Twitter, suppressed the story:
“So we took a different path than Twitter,” Zuckerberg said. “Basically the background here is the FBI, I think basically came to us — some folks on our team and was like, ‘Hey, um, just so you know, like, you should be on high alert. There was the — we thought that 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.’”
“So our protocol is different from Twitter’s. What Twitter did is they said ‘You can’t share this at all.’ Um, we didn’t do that,” he added. “If something’s reported to us as potentially, um, misinformation, important misinformation, we also use this third party fact-checking program, cause we don’t wanna be deciding what’s true and false,” he continued.
“I think it was five or seven days when it was basically being, um, being determined, whether it was false. The distribution on Facebook was decreased, but people were still allowed to share it. So you could still share it. You could still consume it,” he said.
When Rogan pushed Zuckerberg about the meaning of “decreased distribution,” he explained that the story appeared lower on newsfeeds, to a “meaningful” degree.
“We weren’t, sort of, as black and white about it as Twitter. We just kind of thought, Hey look, if the FBI, which, you know, I still view as a legitimate institution in this country, it’s a very professional law enforcement. They come to us and tell us that we need to be on guard about something. Then I wanna take that seriously,” Zuckerberg said.
“Did they specifically say you need to be on guard about that story?” Rogan asked.
“Uh — I, no — I, I don’t remember if it was that specifically, but it was — it basically fit the pattern,” Zuckerberg replied.
The story was not propaganda at all. Those five to seven days really harmed the story along with Facebook’s reputation:
“Yeah. I mean, it sucks. I mean, it turned out after the fact, I mean the fact-checkers looked into it, no one was able to say it was false, right. So basically it had this period where it was getting less distribution,” Zuckerberg said.
“I think it probably, it sucks though, I think in the same way that probably having to go through like a criminal trial, but being proven innocent in the end, sucks. Like it still sucks that you had to go through a criminal trial, but at the end you’re free,” he added.
“I don’t know if the answer would’ve been don’t do anything or don’t have any process. I think the process was pretty reasonable, you know, it’s — we still let people share it, but obviously you don’t want situations like that,” he concluded.
BREAKING: Mark Zuckerberg tells Joe Rogan that Facebook algorithmically censored the Hunter Biden laptop story for 7 days based on a general request from the FBI to restrict election misinformation. pic.twitter.com/llTA7IqGa1
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Foreign agent, yes. Russian, perhaps. State, no. A folly of attribution, too. A Democrat collusion, brayed through media and steering channels, indubitably.
Only a month left to see how the low lifes at the FBI will interfere in the midterms. We all know it’s coming.
I’m extremely worried for President Trump
87,000 IRS agents are coming for the rest of us.
The Founding Fathers put Amendment 2 into the Constitution for a reason. It is up to the citizenry to decide to use it. Or, not.
“We all know it’s coming.”
Where you been Paddy? It’s been here for quite a while. The illegal raid on Trumps home by the FBI and DOJ just the latest.
It was the Rubicon.
For public school graduates and recent college grads: no, the ‘Rubicon’ is not a cube puzzle; it was a river in ancient Rome…
Oh, sorry: the fall of ancient Rome was not right before World War 2…
Sorry: World War 2 was AFTER World War 1.
Again, sorry: “FBI” stands for “federal bureau of investigation’.
Once again, sorry: ‘Bureau’ means ‘government agency with a specific purpose’.
And no, ‘purpose’ is not a fish like a dolphin.
Btw, some musings by the corrupt William Barr:
Barr says he’s ‘pretty tired of’ the Right’s ‘constant pandering to outrage’ while discussing FBI raid:
Ok, that’s funny. Nice.
The New York Post came out with it, I believe on Wednesday, October 14th. So 20 days before the election.
And if Jeff Zuckerberg thinks anyone believes that the man who spent HUNDREDS of millions buying votes in metro areas for the 2020 election only throttled the story for “seven days,” he insults our intelligence.
He’s simply a liar.
Zuckerberg’s lies aren’t for consumption by you and I. It’s for a base of insecure useful idiots, who need to feel intelligent.
And this happened while fatass RINO Bill Barr was still ‘in charge’ of the DoJ.
He was either incompetent or a traitor. There is no other option at this point.
So is Zuckerberg.
He distributed it out to his tame fact-checkers so he could crowdsource the blame.
Just another ass-covering wimp.
Pretty much the ONLY reason for Cuckerberg to suddenly make this admission is because something catastrophically bad for him and Farcebook is about to go public and he’s trying to do damage control.
Makes me suspicious that this was part of the documents the FBI was trying to steal back from Trump and Trump is about to shotgun everything he has out.
We seem to be on a parallel path on this observation.
“SOMETHING” prompted this out-of-the-blue statement and it almost has to involve his CYA
Pretty much as predicted, I found this morning that there is a lawsuit in Missouri against FB that has been granted discovery for their communications with the government for censoring.
This is purely Zuckercuck getting out ahead of what he’s being forced to turn over.
Facebook should be used against Zuckerberg.
We are in the situation we are in but for two people and only two people: William Barr and Jeff Sessions.
Well, he ain’t incompetent.
I’ll take “traitor” for $1000, Alex
Embrace the possibilty of both.
I don’t recall the FIB coming out to squelch the four year plus long disinformation/hoax about “Russian collusion.”
Did I miss that?
I think Zuck needs a good throttling himself. What a weasel.
The FBI had that laptop for nearly a year before that situation, so knew darn well that is was legitimate. Can you say, “trying to influence an election”?
“When Rogan pushed Zuckerberg about the meaning of “decreased distribution,” he explained that the story appeared lower on newsfeeds, to a “meaningful” degree.”
“We never said you couldn’t eat your Halloween candy. We just stored it in Daddy’s underwear drawer and didn’t tell you.”
This is pussy journalism.
I wonder what would have happened if NYT and WaPo sat on the Pentagon Papers because McNamara called them up and said it was Soviet propaganda?
If we had passed regulations of social media to make that kind of censorship of the public illegal his response most likely would have been “I am sorry I have to follow the law”.
However the fact that the FBI suppressed a news story is another exhibit in the case for disbanding it which we could effectively do by the presidency. Surprising thing about the FBI is its role was never set by congress.
Nor could it be, as federal law enforcement other than by the militia of the whole is unconstitutional.
What about the 87,000 IRS armed “agents” coming our way?
Since when? That’s a bizarre theory.
Yah cause the the IRS would NEVER be weaponized to go after political opponents of the left …I mean that’s crazy talk…oh wait….the IRS is as dirty and corrupt as the FBI as evidenced by their own actions and the info that accidently slips out like the Zuckerburg interview. But you screw you eyes shut and keep you fingers in your ears Milhouse…
Lois Lerner, cough cough. Our founding fathers knew of the dangers of a national police force which is why they prohibited it. We should listen. Sometimes father really does know best.
And it’s such a “bizarre theory” that Texas and 6 other AGs are demanding that the federal government abide by it.
Just because the government has usurped unconstitutional powers for over a century doesn’t make them constitutional.
That’s a very “far reaching” read on section 8 and quite misrepresenting of it.
Maybe in view of all the unconstitutional powers the fedguv has assumed over centuries tht we have failed to push back against. But several Founders wrote of the consequences of their deliberately not granting the fedguv a police power (other than a navy to enforce the piracy clause). If you can find any other portion of the constitution that describes how enforcement of Union laws is to be handled in any other way, have at it.
Would you explain that please?
That is about as bad an answer as it gets. Federal law does need to be enforced the problem with the FBI isn’t that they are civilians it is that they are Democrat political agents who enforce law selectively and break the law to try to frame Republicans; revive obsolete laws (i.e. the way they used a never enforced unconstitutional law from the 18th century for framing Michael Flynn) as an excuse to go after us, try to use law enforcement as a tool for the Democrats war on terror etc.
Try arguing what is wrong with them is they don’t have 50. cal machine guns and tanks and I am not going to pretend not to laugh at you.
Every major institution and industry in America pretends to be something it is not – honorable and forged with integrity. The lies shoved down our throats every single day, by not really that many people.
I understand why the people who churn out these lies do what they do. And I understand there is a certain segment of idiots who lap it up. I do not understand why a significant chunk of the population cannot see what’s going on.
In the past 5-6 years, my trust in basically anyone in charge of anything has dissolved.
Biden will be the last president of America as a 50 state union.
Buchanan is considered the worst president and he said ” I am the last president of the United States” and it took the Civil War to glue it back together. Biden is right in line to beat Buchanan.
There you go.
And, by the way: who wants to glue it back together?
Get the democrats and their useful idiots out of our lives, forever: We’ll be an Israel, times 1,000,000.
How about letting me decide what i want and don’t want to see…
I can take the fungal toenail ads, but that new guy with the orange bee’s eyeball is freaking me out.
And how many undercover agents of the FBI, CIA, NSA, Whatever they call the KGB now, CCP, Mossad, MI6 etc. etc. work directly for the fact checkers not to mention Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon. Oracle, IBM, Microsoft.
I assume it is a lot since if I were running those agencies I would be putting my people in them.
Martin, it’s a whole lot worse:
CIA Director Employed Chinese Communist Party Members at Elite Think Tank
I call B.S.
How clueless, or mendacious, do you have to be to say that?
Actually, lets put some statement analysis on it
I still view- this implies a conflict and decision of thought which reveals he considered “bad things” which he had knowledge of- VERY TELLING.
Legitimate- interesting word in selection and placement ( as opposed to illegitimate) which also indicates he has qualifiers as to legitimacy and sees the FBO as STILL meeting them ( he compared them mentally)
Any schooled and skilled interrogator would zero in on this.
This is really scary. In my entire office building, a hot bed of Democrats, not a single individual believes the USA government is anything from corrupt, from the top to the bottom. I mean we have laws that allow the executive branch and all legislators not only to engage in inside trading, politics, and tax fraud and never be held accountable.
A building full of narcissists, minus one.
: given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth
He’s lying to cover his own butt in trying to influence and distort the will of the people in Georgia and elsewhere with hundreds of millions of dollars.
His dirty laundry needs to be aired out before a grand jury.. The one thing he can’t keep himself out of jail is a major financial source as a part of a criminal conspiracy.
Thank him for admitting the government and corporations are working hand in hand
Perhaps Republicans can throttle Facebook next year.
This is yet more evidence of what the FBI should not be involved in at all
The FBI was once an institution respected by law enforcement and the general public.
From my point of view, the FBI and the Department of Justice forfeited that respect and trust. Both institutions are now openly partisan.
If by openly partisan you mean completely and totally corrupt, lawless and out of control…then yes…
This is a statement in advance of upcoming revelations IMO. Why else go on that particular podcast with a huge reach? This is an I/O campaign to prep the ‘battlefield’.
I was typing as you posted. I agree 100%.
Nothing more than a guess at this point but Zuck came out with this for a reason and the timing is highly suspect.
Combining the Trump lawsuits, the MAL raid and a bit of intuition….
I believe that Zuck is legitimately fearing being named/proven as a government actor (probably in a number of ways) (That could have significant criminal and civil implications for him personally and the company)
Trump made accusations in his suit along these lines plus we have an “unknown” affidavit and inventory list and wish list.
(a wish list is internal jargon for items we “hope” we find which are considered high value/priority items- nobody walks into a SW with a “lets see what we can see” attitude and this is seldom written down officially)
Lastly, if we condense his verbiage down, he basically said…
He “believes” the FBI is honest, they just gave us a “heads up” about some “things” that might pop up and asked “us” for “help”.
( That part where he stutters when asked directly about being “on guard” regarding the laptop is VERY TELLING. He started to say something then spun on a dime. That’s a textbook indicator of deception)
All of that together leads me to believe he is trying to distance and minimize his and his company’s involvement, role and subject knowledge.
If that’s correct then he just admitted there is such a connection and he “reasonably believes” its going to be made public and as a result, he wants his “version” out there first.
These oli-airres, like The Zuck’s talent is sensing which way the wind blows, so they can surf out ahead of it; learned in their schooling, which is in the main training for this kind of breeze-sensing and caste signalling. Oh, for the days when it was simply training for most effective cog-a-tude in the great operations post the industrial revolution.
It’s hard for the unconnected to know the plan until it plays out. Watch where the juiced in jump, and you don’t have to know the plan to get a piece of the action, or at least not get crushed. Like stock trading the Pelosi index.
Zuckerberg is an blatant lying dog, believe NOTHING this liar says.
So, Zuckerberg of the Occlusion of the Hunter Biden story, and, Zuckerberg of the millions to the Center for Tech and Civic Life for a heavy thumb on the pro-Biden scales of the 2020 Presidential election.
Forgive us, Lord, for visions of torches and pitchforks on a Bolshevik scale.
Whoa! That is so meta.
When the FBI issued this warning, they had been in possession of that laptop for almost a year. Plenty of time for them to verify it’s truth. They chose to play dumb and swing the election to Biden. Plain and simple.
I’m guessing if it had been Eric or Donald Trump Jr’s laptop they would have exposed it within minutes of receiving it. But because it was a Biden relation, well, we wouldn’t want to do anything that might influence an election.
Guess what, FBI. That’s exactly what you did. And you know it.
me thinks the real message in the fbi’s “warning” was “cooperate or else” and, all of a sudden, zucky realizes he’s “touchable”