Facebook Bowed to White House Pressure, Removed Covid Posts
Internal Meta emails say pressure from Washington was behind a decision to take down posts attributing pandemic to man-made virus
Email from Nick Clegg
Asked why company was removing rather than labelling or demoting post about viral origins
Facebook vice-president in charge of content policy
“We were under pressure from the administration and others to do more,”
“We shouldn’t have done it.”
Jim Jordan, Republican house judiciary committee
“documents begin to reveal the pressure that Facebook and other social media companies were under to alter their content moderation policies,
and remove protected speech to appease the federal government, particularly the Biden White House”.
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