The Facebook “whistleblower” thread has been pulled, and now the facade won’t stop unraveling — to the point that Frances Haugen has been revealed as part of the team of Big Tech censors at the center of 2020 election meddling, The Post Millennial has found.
Haugen was a member of Facebook’s civic integrity unit, which was tasked with countering so-called misinformation (read: throttling politically disfavored content) about the 2020 election. In October, that entailed censoring The New York Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop, which incriminated the Biden son and his father for corruption in the run-up to the highly contested election.
Just weeks before the November election, The New York Post reported that a laptop containing evidence implicating then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son for engaging in shady overseas business dealings had surfaced after Hunter Biden abandoned it at a computer repair shop in Delaware. Documents from the shop appear to show a signed receipt from Hunter for the repairs, and text messages, videos, and emails recovered from the device point to a “pay-to-play scandal” involving the current president.
Big Tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter, however, censored the story. Both Facebook policy comms director Andy Stone on Twitter and CEO Mark Zuckerberg in congressional testimony admitted to the company suppressing the bombshell report.
While I will intentionally not link to the New York Post, I want be clear that this story is eligible to be fact checked by Facebook's third-party fact checking partners. In the meantime, we are reducing its distribution on our platform.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) October 14, 2020
Haugen, who joined Facebook in 2019 on the condition of being tasked with censoring “misinformation,” was assigned to the 200-member civic integrity unit, where she worked until after the 2020 presidential election. Haugen and four other people, according to the New York Post, “were tasked with building a system to track misinformation targeted at specific groups of people in just three months,” and after their efforts were successful and Biden won the election, Facebook dissolved the unit.
The so-called “whistleblower” has already been confirmed to be a left-wing activist. Soon after Haugen came forward with stolen documents, lamenting that Facebook isn’t doing enough to censor hate speech and political dissidents, financial records revealed that she regularly donates to Democrats, including radicals such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Haugen’s attorneys are also deeply steeped in left-wing corruption. Her lawyers were part of the legal team that represented the fake “whistleblower” whose complaint about then-President Donald Trump’s Ukraine phone call (a call about which the whistleblower did not have firsthand knowledge) led to a sham impeachment. Now she’s receiving “strategic communication guidance” from former Obama aide Bill Burton’s public relations firm Bryson Gillette, which is run by Democratic operatives. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was a senior adviser there until September 2020.
On Tuesday, Haugen testified before a congressional hearing at least in part to gain lawmaker support for more Big Tech censorship. She accused Facebook of putting profits before safety by amplifying so-called misinformation — which she said is killing people, a talking point you might recognize from the Biden White House.
“The result has been more division, more harm, more lies, more threats, and more combat. In some cases, this dangerous online talk has led to actual violence that harms and even kills people,” testified Haugen, who has also made woke statements about “inclusion” and “bias” in her previous tech jobs, which have included Google and Pinterest. At the latter, she reportedly drove the company toward giving users the ability “to filter searches to specific skin tones.”
Haugen’s lawyers have filed eight complaints about Facebook with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including lamenting that the company doesn’t remove enough hate speech and didn’t deploy “lasting counter-measures” or sufficiently fight so-called misinformation, right-wing extremism, and violence regarding the 2020 election and Jan. 6 riot.
The Facebook “whistleblower” news comes amid widespread Big Tech censorship campaigns and partisan calls for crackdowns on what Democrats call misinformation.
In July, Psaki announced that due to 12 unnamed people on social media posting what the Biden administration considered to be misinformation, the White House is actively “flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation” and “helping” to “boost trusted content.” Nothing is “off the table” when it comes to using Big Tech to quiet opposing views, she said.
When a reporter asked Biden that same week what his message is to sites such as Facebook, the president replied, “They’re killing people.”