Biden Admin Told Facebook That Censoring ‘Bad Content’ Was ‘Our Primary Concern’

Aug 4, 2023 | Political News

Former Biden Director of Digital Strategy Robert Flaherty told Facebook in a June 2021 meeting that suppressing content was the administration’s top priority regarding speech it did not agree with, according to documents reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The White House regularly met with Facebook to discuss content moderation, often having disagreements, according to the memos obtained by the House Judiciary Committee. One point of contention was that President Joe Biden’s administration preferred to censor information while Facebook wanted to combat it with more information.

“You guys are much longer on inform, we’re much longer on reduce,” Flahertynoted at the meeting, according to a transcript of the meeting reviewed by the DCNF.