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Facebook Suppresses Trump/FBI Deadly Force Story

Facebook is using its "fact-checking" army to suppress that the FBI was authorized to use deadly force during Trump's Mar-a-Lago raid.

Facebook has once again unleashed its legion of “fact-checkers” to shield the FBI after alarming details emerged about the agency’s authorization of “deadly force” during its 2022 raid on former President Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago estate. This latest maneuver by the tech giant highlights a troubling pattern of interference that raises questions about Big Tech‘s complicity in potentially obstructing the truth.

On August 8, 2022, FBI agents armed with an order approved by Attorney General Merrick Garland, raided Trump’s residence under the pretext of securing documents from his presidency. The raid was not just a simple retrieval operation; it was a heavily armed affair, with agents given the green light to use deadly force “when necessary.” According to unsealed court documents, the FBI’s operation plan included agents equipped with standard-issue weapons, ammo, handcuffs, and even bolt cutters – all while being told to wear unmarked clothing and conceal their law enforcement equipment.

Yet, when outlets like The Federalist reported these startling details, Facebook was quick to flag it for lacking context, relying on an AFP Fact Check that claimed such allegations “misrepresent the Justice Department’s standard policies.” But here’s the rub: What is “standard” about deploying deadly force in a dispute over presidential records? What is “standard” about a raid on a former president’s home that could potentially involve a lethal confrontation?

Corruption: Big Tech and Government Bureaucracy Go Hand in Hand

This incident exposes a double standard that’s become all too familiar. Contrast the FBI’s heavy-handed approach with Trump to the kid gloves treatment of President Joe Biden, who also mishandled classified documents. No raids, no deadly force authorized. Instead, Biden, who kept classified documents from his tenure as a senator and vice president, received a gentle probe by the DOJ, which declined to charge him.

The disparity is stark and troubling. It’s not just a matter of different legal standards applied to similar offenses, but a clear indication of how politicized our justice system has become. While Biden gets a pass, Trump faces the full might of a weaponized federal agency, backed by a tech conglomerate ready to suppress and spin the narrative.

Facebook’s role in this saga is particularly egregious. By suppressing legitimate concerns and critical reporting under the guise of “fact-checking,” Facebook is not just curating content; it’s curating reality to fit a particular political narrative. This isn’t just about protecting the FBI; it’s about protecting a political class and a set of ideological commitments at the expense of public trust in both our media and our justice system.

As Americans, we must question and critique this alignment of corporate power with government force, especially when it serves to obscure rather than illuminate the truth. The implications for democracy and free speech are profound and deeply concerning.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.