Facebook ‘whistleblower’ worked for unit that censored Hunter Biden laptop story

By Art Moore

President Joe Biden claps during a clean car event Thursday, August 5, 2021 on the South Lawn of the White House. (Official White House photo by Cameron Smith)

Facebook “whistleblower” Frances Haugen – who urged members of Congress this week to force the social-media giant to increase its policing of “misinformation” – worked for a unit at Facebook that censored the New York Post’s blockbuster Hunter Biden laptop stories last fall.

Haugen testified this week that the Facebook’s “civic integrity” unit was established for the 2020 election to combat “misinformation” and wound down when Biden won, Breitbart News reported.

A poll indicated the “laptop story” – which was about evidence that Joe Biden and his family cashed in on his position as vice president in business deals that potentially compromised national security – affected the outcome of the election.

The White House still insists that despite further confirmation that the messages on the laptop are authentic, the claims amount to “Russian disinformation.” A new book by a Politico reporter confirmed the authenticity of a 2017 email regarding a deal with Communist Party-tied CEFC Chinese Energy stating 10% of the profits were to be held “for the big guy.”  The “big guy” was identified as Joe Biden last October by former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski.

Haugen told the Wall Street Journal she joined Facebook in June 2019 because she wanted to fight misinformation” after having lost a friend to conspiracy theories.

She has donated to Democratic politicians more than 30 times since 2016, including to self-declared democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Haugen provided internal corporate documents to the Wall Street Journal related to allegations of harm Facebook and its other platforms are causing.

Veteran left-leaning investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald contends the media and congressional focus on Haugen isn’t about weakening Facebook. It’s “about a quest for greater control over online political discourse,” he wrote.

Greenwald pointed out that Haugen, under the guidance of long-time Obama operative Bill Burton, has complained that her former employer refuses to censor more of what she regards as “hate, violence and misinformation.”

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