The House Judiciary Committee, led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), has received new documents that put more light on the Biden White House’s attempts to influence Facebook, including requests for algorithm adjustments to promote the visibility of the White House’s chosen media sources.
Reports show that in the most recent batch of leaks, which Representative Jordan is dubbing “The Facebook Files,” digital strategy director for the Biden White House, Rob Flaherty, is seen advocating for an adjustment to Facebook’s algorithm that would favor corporate establishment media outlets like The New York Times over rivals like Revolver News, Gateway Pundit, or Breitbart.
Rep. Jordan’s Facebook Files, a trove of messages between the Biden White House and Facebook, have been made public again. These messages were obtained by the Judiciary Committee after they exerted significant pressure on Facebook, including a proposal to hold Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in contempt of the United States Congress.
This is not the first occasion that Flaherty has been mentioned. Flaherty, Biden’s lead man on digital strategy, was shown to have pressed Facebook to spy on and restrict users of WhatsApp, an ostensibly encrypted private messaging network, in newly revealed emails via Missouri v. Biden.
Flaherty questioned in a message to Facebook executives, which was made public via the lawsuit, how the company could police WhatsApp for “misinformation” if it couldn’t see users’ private conversations.
A report shows misleading testimony given by FBI Special Agent Elvis Chan on the FBI’s part in covering down the Hunter Biden laptop narrative has been brought to light by newly leaked internal Facebook documents.
These results, which Representative Jim Jordan tweeted about, show that Agent Chan is a hub for communication between the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF) and Big Tech.
The papers include new details on a crucial meeting held on October 14, 2020, the same day that the New York Post broke the news about the laptop belonging to Hunter Biden. Current FITF Section Chief Laura Dehmlow and Agent Chan participated in this gathering.
The records state that when Facebook inquired on the veracity of the laptop article, Dehmlow replied with “no comment,” even though the FBI had the laptop and knew it to be genuine.