(RoyalPatriot.com )- One of the big tech social media overlords, Facebook, is censoring posts that claim that the IRS is arming agents, claiming that because not “all” agents are being armed that the fact that the agency is taking those measures is untrue, according to Summit News. The fact-check is complemented with an article headlined “Fact Check: IRS Is NOT Trying To Arm All Its Agents.”
The IRS has been arming its agents, however, as earlier this month it was discovered that the agency put out a job posting on their website, listing one of the “major duties” was to “carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.” After controversy put the agency in the spotlight, they removed the post.
A 2021 IRS annual report dispelled the infamous Facebook “fact-checkers” when it showed that armed agents were “simulating an assault on a suburban home as part of their training.”
As part of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act, Democrats supported a bill that would give the IR 87,000 new agents and a total of $80 billion for “enforcement-related funds,” according to the New York Post. Congressional Republicans have also questioned why the agency is stockpiling $700,000 worth of ammo adding to the five million rounds of ammo the agency already has.
Democrats and the IRS are trying to ease Americans’ fears that this will prompt the tax-collecting agency to target the lower and middle classes who fear that the weapons will be used in a way similar to loan sharks making sure they receive their money.
IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig tried to assuage these fears to the U.S. Senate when he said that these resources will “get us back to historical norms in areas of challenge for the agency,” adding that these resources will not target small businesses or middle-income Americans.
The fact-checking from Facebook is just another form of censorship amid a slew of other fact-checks, like those targeting the Hunter Biden laptop story as “Russian disinformation,” despite major outlets admitting its authenticity.