An FBI agent told GOP Attorneys General that the agency held weekly meetings with Big Tech companies ahead of the 2020 presidential election regarding alleged disinformation.
FBI Special Agen Elvis Chan spoke to the leaders in testimony as part of a lawsuit against the Biden administration.
FBI met weekly with Big Tech ahead of the 2020 election, agent testifies https://t.co/5eTqOFlps0
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 4, 2022
"Since filing our lawsuit, we've uncovered troves of discovery that show a massive 'censorship enterprise,'" Attorney General Eric Schmitt told Fox News Digital.
"Now, we're deposing top government officials, and we're one of the first to get a look under the hood — the information we've uncovered through those depositions has been shocking to say the least. It's clear from Tuesday's deposition that the FBI has an extremely close role in working to censor freedom of speech."
🚨BREAKING: In our deposition of FBI agent Elvis Chan on Tuesday, we found that the FBI plays a big role in working with social media companies to censor speech - from weekly meetings with social media companies ahead of the 2020 election to asks for account takedowns.
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) December 2, 2022
Attorney General Jeff Landry also blasted the censorship efforts.
"Americans should be angered that during the 2020 election cycle, federal agencies peddled information that has since been disproven," Landry told Fox News Digital. "No American should be censored by the government," he added.
In Tuesday’s deposition, FBI agent Elvis Chan revealed the FBI played a big role in working with social media companies to censor speech - from weekly meetings with social media companies ahead of the 2020 election to asking for account takedowns.
— AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) December 2, 2022
The report revealed that the meetings between the FBI and social media companies were held quarterly and eventually weekly ahead of the 2020 election. The social media platforms were repeatedly warned of Russian hacking operations.
The report also comes shortly after Twitter CEO Elon Musk released the first "Twitter Files" that revealed censorship within the company regarding Hunter Biden's laptop ahead of the 2020 election.
The concerning censorship reveals that there was a much more coordinated effort to suppress certain information ahead of the 2020 election that Americans have previously been led to believe that included the FBI.
Source: Fox News