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Before the 2020 election, Facebook reduced the reach of posts about Hunter Biden's laptop

As part of an effort to reduce social media posts about Hunter Biden's laptop's popularity in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, the parent company of Facebook, recently told Joe Rogan on the podcast.

Zuckerberg’s remarks were in response to Rogan’s question: “How do you handle things when there’s a big news item that’s controversial, like there was a lot of attention on Twitter during the election because of the Hunter Biden laptop story?”

In response to Rogan’s question, Zuckerberg said: “The background here is the FBI I think basically came to some folks on our team [and] were like, ‘Hey, just so you know, you should be on high alert. 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 similar to that, so just be vigilant.’”

A general FBI advisory to some Facebook staffers stating to be vigilant for Russian propaganda ahead of the 2020 election prompted Zuckerberg to make his move, Zuckerberg said on "The Joe Rogan Experience" on Aug. 25.

26 August 2022


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