In the interview, Zuckerberg complained that "it sucks" the FBI was dishonest with him and his company regarding the laptop, but that seems like a lame excuse considering the money he spent to influence the election outcome himself.
"The background here is the FBI basically came to us — some of the folks on our team —and said, 'Hey, just so you know, you should be on high alert: We thought there was a lot of Russian propaganda in the 2016 election, we have it on notice that basically there's about to be some kind of dump that's similar to that, so just be vigilant," Zuckerberg told "The Joe Rogan Experience" on Thursday.
Zuck went on to note that while Twitter completely banned users from sharing any stories and reports about the laptop -- all of which were true, by the way -- Facebook only throttled (censored, downgraded) those reports, essentially admitting that yes, his platform does do that to content it doesn't like.
"For the five or seven days when it was basically being determined whether it was false, the distribution on Facebook was decreased," Zuckerberg told Rogan. When pressed by the host to define 'decreased,' Zuckerberg claimed, "just a little bit less."
"Fewer people saw it than would have otherwise," Zuckerberg admitted, before upping his estimation from "a little bit less" to "but, it's meaningful."
"We thought, hey look, if the FBI — which I still view as a legitimate institution in this country; it's very professional law enforcement — if they come to us and tell us we need to be on guard about something, then I want to take that seriously," he added.
Zuckerberg was not sure if it was specifically the Hunter Biden laptop story, but he said, "it basically fit the pattern."
Rogan asked if Zuckerberg has regrets about suppressing a story during the presidential election's final days.
"Yeah, it sucks," Zuckerberg said. "It turned out after the fact, after the fact-checkers looked into it, no one was able to say it was false.
"I think it sucks, though, in the same way that probably having to go through a criminal trial but being proven innocent in the end sucks," he added.
Nevertheless, he defended Facebook's throttling of what was a huge pre-election story.
"I think the process was pretty reasonable," Zuckerberg maintained, admitting it was "a hyper-political issue."
While Facebook was censoring important information about Biden family corruption, Zuck Bucks were purchasing pallets of fake mail-in ballots, as Natural News noted:
The Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society documented over $500 million in grants from Zuckerberg to state and local officials through “a dark money apparatus of 10 nonprofits funded by 5 foundations, they said. Phill Kline, director of the Amistad Project, likened Zuckerberg’s efforts to a “shadow government running our elections,” at a press conference on Wednesday.
Most of the funds went to Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), a left-wing nonprofit “whose previous annual revenues never exceeded $1.2 million,” the Amistad Project noted.
“This network injected hundreds of millions of dollars into the election, violating state and federal election laws in the process and ensuring an unequal distribution of funding that favored Democratic precincts, depriving voters of both due process and equal protection,” Kline said.
“Zuckerberg paid for the election judges; he purchased the drop boxes — contrary to state law; he ordered the consolidation of the counting facilities; Zuckerberg paid the local officials who boarded up the windows to the counting room; Zuckerberg money purchased the machines, Dominion and otherwise; and Zuckerberg money was contributed to secretaries of state, like Michigan’s Jocelyn Benson, who has fought transparency in this election,” Kline added.
Mark Zuckerberg's whining to Joe Rogan is about as disingenuous as it gets considering he literally worked to elect Hunter Biden's dad.