Faced with imminent contempt of Congress charges, Mark Zuckerberg has finally agreed to cooperate with the GOP probe on Big Tech-government collusion.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) called off a markup session to formally file contempt of Congress charges against Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, citing Facebook’s “newfound commitment” to the Judiciary Committee investigation into censorship collusion. However, Jordan hinted at the extent of Facebook’s incestuous relationship with government entities for the purpose of censoring Americans. In a related bombshell revelation, Jordan unleashed the “Facebook Files” on Thursday detailing how the Biden White House coerced Facebook to assault Americans’ First Amendment rights to free speech on its platform.
In a now-viral Twitter thread, Jordan announced what he described as “Never-before-released” internal documents. The information included one email, dated April 2021, from a Facebook employee confirming the Biden regime’s scheme against free speech. “We are facing continued pressure from external stakeholders, including the [Biden] White House and the press to remove more COVID-19 vaccine discouraging content,” one unnamed employee told Zuckerberg and former Meta Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg.
MRC Vice President Dan Schneider voiced his criticism in reaction to the bombshell release. “Biden’s number one tactic for reelection is silencing conservatives and he is using every tool, legal and illegal, at his disposal to keep the public ignorant of his disastrous performance,” Schneider said. “We should be shocked to see how he and his staff coerced Big Tech to do their illegal bidding, but it is no surprise at all for those who are following this story.” Jordan echoed Schneider's remarks, blasting the Biden administration in an interview on Thursday on Fox News's The Ingraham Angle.
In a separate email, Meta Global Affairs President Nick Clegg implicated former White House Senior Advisor Andy Slavitt as being “outraged” that Facebook did not comply with its censorship demand. Specifically, Clegg said, “[Slavitt] was outraged – not too strong of a word to describe his reaction — that we did not remove this post which was third most highly ranked post in the data we sent to him.”
As if that evidence wasn’t shocking enough, what came next was nothing short of damning. “What did the Biden White House want removed?” asked Jordan in the Twitter thread. “A meme. That’s right, even memes weren’t spared from the Biden White House’s censorship efforts.” The subject meme made a joke about potential COVID-19 vaccine injuries.
In April 2021, a Facebook employee circulated an email for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, writing: “We are facing continued pressure from external stakeholders, including the [Biden] White House” to remove posts. pic.twitter.com/iDRV3Kk2oO— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 27, 2023
The White House censorship demands were so draconian and broad that it ignited Meta’s concerns that Biden was going after constitutionally-protected speech. According to Jordan, “When Clegg ‘countered that removing content like that would represent a significant incursion into traditional boundaries of free expression in the US,’ Slavitt disregarded the warning and the First Amendment.”
One reporter pressed White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre over the newly released information detailing the Biden administration's Orwellian actions. “How much is the White House now working with social media companies to remove concerned posts or things they didn't want,” asked Fox White House Correspondent Edward Lawrence. Jean-Pierre, of course, dodged the question, claiming: “As I’ve repeated many times from here, we have promoted responsible actions to protect public health, safety and security one confronted by challenges like a deadly pandemic and foreign attacks on our elections.”
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