FBI Held Weekly Censorship Meetings With Social Media Platforms

Christopher Wray

At a glance

  • FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan said that the bureau held weekly meetings with social-media platforms to censor “disinformation” or remove accounts.
  • Chan said the meetings dated back to the 2020 presidential campaign.
  • He said that the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) officials met weekly with social-media companies to remove specific accounts ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
  • Chan’s statements were part of a deposition in a lawsuit filed against the Biden administration for allegedly censoring Americans’ speech in the name of “misinformation” led by Schmitt and Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry of Louisiana.

 

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