FBI Held Weekly Meetings With Big Tech Organizations Leading To 2020 Election

An FBI agent testified that weekly meetings took place between the FBI and Big Tech organizations leading up to the 2020 Election to discuss social media disinformation. Agent Elvis Chan testified to Republican Attorneys General Eric Schmitt (MO) and Jeff Landry (LA) regarding his role in “coordinating with social-media platforms relating to censorship and suppression of speech on their platforms,” wherein Chan described various meetings, some of which regarded the Hunter Biden Laptop.

From Fox News:

Those meetings were initially quarterly, then monthly, then weekly heading into the presidential election between former President Donald Trump and now President Biden. According to a source, Chan testified that in those multiple, separate meetings, the FBI warned the social media companies that there could be potentially Russian "hack and dump" or "hack and leak" operations.

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A Louisiana federal judge ordered Chan's deposition on Nov. 14. "Chan had authority over cybersecurity issues for the FBI in the San Francisco, California region which includes the headquarters of major social-media platforms and played a critical role for the FBI in coordinating with social-media platforms related to censorship," Judge Terry A. Doughty wrote in his court order.

"Even if Chan played no role in the Hunter Biden laptop communication issue, he may have knowledge of who did, and his deposition is nonetheless warranted," the judge said. "If Chan played no role in the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story, then such information will be made clear in his deposition."

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"Since filing our lawsuit, we've uncovered troves of discovery that show a massive 'censorship enterprise,'" Attorney General Eric Schmitt told Fox News Digital. "Now, we're deposing top government officials, and we're one of the first to get a look under the hood — the information we've uncovered through those depositions has been shocking to say the least. It's clear from Tuesday's deposition that the FBI has an extremely close role in working to censor freedom of speech."