Mark Zuckerberg, Meta CEO since 2004, which owns Facebook and Instagram, admitted on the Joe Rogan podcast that Facebook suppressed the Hunter Biden 2020 story, which was first reported by the New York Post, story due to pressure from three letter agencies. Mark Zuckerberg told Joe Rogan on the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast on August 25, 2022, “The background here is that the FBI came to us – some folks on our team – and was like ‘hey, just so you know, you should be on high alert. We thought 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 that’s similar to that.” Zuckerberg added, “It sucks… I think in the same way that having to go though a criminal trial but being proven innocent in the end sucks… in the end you’re free.”
The Center for Renewing America (CRA) filed two complaints — the first against Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan and the second against the groups Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), Center for Election Innovation and Research (CEIR) and National Vote at Home Institute (NVAHI) — Thursday morning with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The complaints, obtained by FOX Business, allege that Zuckerberg and the three groups were involved in a scheme to inject nearly $500 million into the 2020 election in order to “throw it” to President Biden. Biden ultimately defeated former President Trump, winning key swing states Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Zuckerberg hired former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe to spearhead the effort, according to the CRA. Plouffe allegedly funneled most of the hundred-million-dollar grants from the couple to Democratic-leaning jurisdictions in swing states via the three tax-exempt voting rights groups ahead of the November 2020 election.
The complaints said the IRS must deny any personal income tax exemptions collected by Zuckerberg and Chan for their donations to the CTCL, CEIR and NVAHI during the 2020 election cycle. The CRA also requested that the IRS terminate the tax exemptions of the three groups. “We leave to the Service to determine whether there is enough evidence to sustain a criminal investigation into Chan or Zuckerberg for tax fraud,” the CRA complaint against Zuckerberg and Chan stated. “Nevertheless, at the very least, it is incumbent upon the IRS to recoup what is likely a false tax deduction on a roughly hundred-million-dollar order of magnitude: an unlawful taxpayer subsidy running to support Democrat electioneering purposes.” The CRA added that it’s “rubbish” to suggest that Zuckerberg and Chan hired Plouffe to help local governments on a non-partisan basis.
The CRA is a conservative policy group headed by former senior Trump administration official Russ Vought. The organization’s mission is to “renew a consensus of America as a nation under God with unique interests worthy of defending.”
Facebook and Instagram are not alone in the suppression of this New York Post article. Twitter may have been the most flagrant in their attempts of media suppression when they decided to ban the link of the article from being shared, banned DMs including the article or photos from it, and then suspended the account of the New York Post – locking them out of their account for multiple days. Similarly, Reddit and other social media platforms also suppressed the article in different ways, which can include the shadow-banning of accounts.