Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg today, demanding answers on the nature of his collusion with NIAID director Anthony Fauci, following the recent publication of email conversations between the two men as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
Rep. Jordan noted that Zuckerberg’s decision to work closely with Fauci may amount to government involvement in content moderation, an act that would raise First Amendment issues.
Via the letter:
Big Tech is out to get conservatives. We have witnessed several examples in recent years of how Facebook has censored conservative speech on its platform. Newly released documents indicate that you, personally, communicated with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, about the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of Facebook’s subsequent censorship of certain COVID-19 content—including content about the pandemic’s origin—these communications with Dr. Fauci