Agent Testifies FBI Had Weekly Meetings With Big Tech Before 2020 Election

  • In a deposition on Tuesday, an FBI agent testified to Republican attorneys general that the bureau held weekly meetings with Big Tech companies in advance of the 2020 presidential election to talk about “disinformation” and inquire about ways to censor such information.
  • In the lead-up to the 2020 election, the FBI warned social media companies of potential Russian “hack and dump” or “hack and leak” operations in numerous, separate meetings.
  • Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in an August podcast episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” that, “The FBI basically came to us” and warned Facebook that the platform should be “on high alert” relating to “a lot of Russian propaganda.”
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