The FBI didn’t deny that it warned Facebook about the imminent “dumping” of Russian propaganda. This was before Hunter Biden’s story broke.
The agency attempted to distance itself from the actions taken by Facebook bureau. NBC News reported the FBI had admitted that it provided “companies with foreign threat indicators” to help protect their customers and platforms. However, it ‘cannot direct companies not to act on the information it received’
The FBI states that the FBI regularly notifies U.S. public-sector entities, including social media providers, about possible threat information in order to help them better defend themselves against potential threats. The bureau informed NBC News.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, stated that the FBI warned Facebook about Russian propaganda just before the Hunter Biden story broke. This led to the story being shared on Facebook to a less “meaningful” degree.
Rogan asked Zuckerberg to confirm his story. The fact-checkers looked at it and found no evidence of falsity.
Whistleblowers claim that Sen. Ron Johnson (R.WI), revealed that FBI leadership forbade agents from investigating Hunter Biden’s laptop when it was communicating with Facebook. The FBI did not want to investigate the laptop because it was afraid of public disclosure altering the outcome of the 2020 election.
These whistleblowers claimed that FBI officials obtained the Hunter Biden laptop at a Wilmington, DE computer shop. They also stated that FBI leadership had told local employees that they would not be looking at the laptop and that the FBI “wouldn’t change the outcome of the election.” Further, these whistleblowers allege that the FBI did not begin to examine the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop until after the 2020 presidential election–potentially a year after the FBI obtained the laptop in December 2019.