When the story on the alleged corruption of presidential Democratic candidate Joe Biden, his son Hunter and other family members was broken by the New York Post, social media tech giants went into immediate overdrive to prevent the public from knowing the facts.
Censorship was harsh—many users who tried to share the story, including some from the White House, had their accounts locked on Twitter, with Facebook also drastically reducing the sharing scope.
One Facebook insider told The Post, “Facebook is almost an arm of the Democratic Party—an arm of the far-left wing of the Democratic Party.”
In an email before a meeting, the insider said: the tech giant is “intentionally trying to swing people further to the left.”
Last Thursday, Facebook communications manager Andy Stone had announced Facebook was reducing circulation of the story on the Hunter files. Stone had previously worked for Democratic lawmakers before taking up the position at Facebook.
Now, Facebook employees want to spill the beans, and an employee shared with The NY Post records of conversations between employees at Facebook and Blind, an anonymous social network where employees at major Silicon Valley workplaces such as Facebook, Uber, Google, and Twitter discuss their workplaces.
Facebook employees are only able to access the Blind platform by signing in with their Facebook email addresses.
“Imagine if we censored some leaked Trump stuff. It would be the #1 upvoted question tomorrow for Mark [Zuckerberg company-wide]’s Q&A,” wrote one user. Another simply commented: “Yeah! This one is unconscionable. I’m ashamed.”
Another stated: “[Facebook] employees want Trump to lose. If that means rigging [the platform] against him, they don’t care.” The post received 29 “likes” from other employees.
One employee wrote in more detail about their feelings on the censorship issue: “Why do people hate Facebook everywhere? Here’s one reason. Freaking one-sided decision. The comms Twitter account [Andy Stone’s] was definitely left-leaning, and it’s a talking point, as well. No proper response to comms feedback. Don’t want to be the what-if person. But we didn’t have problems circulating leaked Trump tax or any other s–t surrounding Trump or COVID.”
Another Facebook employee said: “We’re now begging to be regulated.”
Yet another commented: “If Trump loses his supporters won’t totally blame the obvious censorship that is happening right now.” They added: “If Biden wins, all those questions will go away? Hell no. In fact, he is better off losing if he doesn’t want more scrutiny into his son’s ill-gotten gains.”
Bias in Facebook is common knowledge to employees, as you can see from their conversations above.
One Facebook employee told The Post: “if you’re left-wing, you can say what you want. But if you’re conservative—or even just apolitical—you have to go on this anonymous app” to have freedom of speech.
“The whole thing,” said the insider who share the information with The Post, “is run by super-woke millennials and gen-Xers. This overwhelming majority of people make sure there’s no chance of breaking through the ideological barrier.”