Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova published a post on her Telegram channel which claimed FBI and other US security agencies secretly control American social media giants.
The claim follows a recent interview with Mark Zuckerberg, in which the Facebook CEO acknowledged such influence in recent appearance on The Joe Rogan podcast.
“if the FBI come to us and tell us we need to be on guard about something, then I want to take that seriously” [Mark Zuckerberg]
According to the Russian diplomat, Facebook’s CEO recounted how FBI operatives had visited him ahead of the 2020 US presidential elections, asking him to suppress stories revolving around Hunter Biden’s laptop on his platforms.
Zakharova went on to argue that, with the laptop story turning out to be true and with Zuckerberg’s revelations to Rogan, “the world has learned that the US social media played a decisive role in this performance.”
She added that the suspension of then-President Trump’s accounts by the main social media platforms just goes to show that the US authorities collude with the “internet monopolies.”
Zakharova concluded that all this proves that the “FBI and other American security services manually control digital giants,” with social media platforms’ leadership only too happy to “participate in dirty political games in Washington.”
Source: RT News, 26 Aug 2022.
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