White House accused of ordering Facebook censorship of Tucker Carlson for saying "vaccines didn't work"

The Louisiana attorney general released a document containing alleged pressure from the Oval Office on the social network to block the anchor.

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry released a document in which he pointed to pressure from the White House on Facebook to censor Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Carlson said the "vaccines" against the coronavirus "didn't work," hence the Oval Office allegedly told Facebook to censor the reputable presenter.

Landry's filing includes an email request from White House Digital Strategy Director Rob Flaherty to an unidentified employee of Mark Zuckerberg's company:

Since we spoke on the phone, the top post about vaccines today is Tucker Carlson saying they don't work. Yesterday it was Tomi Lehren saying that they will not vaccinate.

In addition, Flaherty wrote in the same email:

This is exactly why I want to know what 'Reduction' really looks like - if 'reduction' means 'pumping our most hesitant audience about vaccines with Tucker Carlson saying it doesn't work' then... I'm not sure it's a reduction!

FBI censorship

Mark Zuckerberg went so far as to acknowledge in an interview with Joe Rogan the FBI's efforts to censor content on his social network:

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.

Mark Zuckerberg added, "If the FBI... they come to us and tell us that we need to be on guard about something, then I want to take that seriously."

Then, Joe Rogan asked him, "Did they specifically say that you about guard about that story?" he says in reference to Hunter Biden's laptop. The businessman says he does not recall whether they referred to this particular matter, but he does say that the issue "fits the pattern" of what the FBI had told them.