Chris Lange, FISM News
Newly-discovered records show that Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower who last week urged Congress to intervene in regulating social media “misinformation,” was prepped for her testimony before the Senate last week by powerful Democratic operatives, leaving many to question her motives in outing the social media giant.
According to an article published in “The Federalist,” Federal Election Commission records reveal that Haugen has been working closely with Democrats to build a case for government oversight of social media censorship.
As it turns out, Haugen leaked Facebook documents to the press with the help of Whistleblower Aid — a group co-founded by the legal team who represented the fake Ukraine whistleblower in Democrats’ sham impeachment of Donald Trump. The “whistleblower” was later revealed to be a top advisor to then Vice-President Joe Biden. According to a Daily Wire report, Haugen also received “strategic communication guidance” from well-known Democratic operatives, including Bryson Gillette, a PR firm headed up by a former Obama aide. President Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, worked as a senior advisor to the firm until 2020.
According to Federal Election Commission data, Haugen has also made numerous donations to Democrats, including progressive “squad” member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Courage to Change Political Action Committee. In fact, Haugen has made over 40 donations of over $2,000 to Democrats in the past six years, including multiple contributions to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Haugen was invited to testify before the Senate last week by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who chairs the Senate’s Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security sub-committee. Under sympathetic questioning by both Republicans and Democrats, Haugen said that she decided to come forward with allegations that Facebook pushes harmful content to teens on Instagram because a friend had been “radicalized” by “misinformation” – a now-familiar term frequently used by social media giants to justify their censorship of free speech on their platforms.
Haugen’s lawyers have filed eight complaints on her behalf with the Securities and Exchange Commission, accusing Facebook of failing to effectively remove hate speech, specifically as it relates to conservative content countering the left’s narrative concerning the Jan. 6 riot and accusations of widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
In a July press briefing, Psaki announced that the Biden administration would begin taking an active role in social media censorship of “disinformation,” to remove content that challenges Democratic narratives by “flagging problematic posts” and “boost[ing] trusted content.” Facebook has actively blocked or flagged content from conservative users, particularly those who express opposition to vaccine mandates. Following Psaki’s announcement, a reporter asked Biden what his message was to Facebook and other social media platforms. He replied, “They’re killing people.”