The founder, president and CEO of Facebook (now Meta) explained the decision to limit the flow of information in the following way in a podcast by host Joe Rogan (The Joe Rogan Experience): Employees of his company were approached by the FBI with the idea that already during the 2016 presidential election a lot of Russian-influenced propaganda, something similar can be expected in 2020.
According to Zuckerberg, the government’s investigative agency called them to be vigilant.
On the show, Zuckerberg continued by saying that he considers the FBI a highly respected law enforcement agency, a legitimate institution, and,
If they ask me to be very careful, I want to take it seriously.
Meta, Facebook’s parent company, also issued a statement after the interview, writing that while they took the FBI’s warning about the potential foreign influence attempt seriously, they did not completely withhold the New York Post’s report on the case. From Hunter Biden’s computer, they just temporarily restricted his availability to give the fact-checkers time to review the content.
In mid-October 2020, the New York Post revealed that traces of compromising correspondence were found in the cache of the abandoned laptop of the son of then-presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, which, among other things, highlighted his work. Relations in Ukraine.
The veracity of the revealing information provided by the New York Post was later confirmed by the New York Times, Washington Post, and Politico, although they did not initially handle the information.
Hunter Biden is under investigation for suspected tax evasion due to his business activities. A film about the affairs of the current president’s son has also been shot, and the biographical film My Son, Hunter by independent director Robert Davey, will be released in the United States at the beginning of September.
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