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Project Veritas released insider recordings from Facebook on Sunday night, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to say that the social media platform wants to "work... with [Biden] on some of their top priorities."
In the video Zuckerberg can be heard to say that "In his first day, President Biden already issued a number of executive orders on areas that we as a company really care quite deeply about."
Nick Clegg, head of global affairs for the big tech giant, countered that "there has been quite a lot of disquiet expressed by many leaders around the world, from the president of Mexico, to Alexei Navalny in Russia, and Chancellor Angela Merkel and others saying 'Well this shows that private companies have got to much power and they should be only making these decisions in a way that is framed by democratically agreed rules."
"We agree with that," Clegg said, "we agree with that. Mark could be very clear about that. That ideally we wouldn't be taking these decisions on our own. We would be taking these decisions in line with an in conformity with democratically agreed rules and principles."
"At the moment," Clegg clarified," those democratically elect—democratically agreed rules don't exist. We still have to make decisions in real time."
VP of Integrity Guy Rosen was allegedly captured by Project Veritas as saying "we have a system that is able to freeze commenting on threads in cases where our systems are detecting that there may be a thread that has hate speech or violence, sort of in the comments.
"These are all things we've built over the past three, four years, as part of our investments into the integrity space, our efforts to protect the election," Rosen said.
"I wonder whether or not we can use Oculus [virtual reality] to help a white police officer to understand what it feels like to be a young black man who's stopped and searched and arrested by the police," said Roy Austin, VP of Civil Rights and Deputy General Counsel for Facebook.
"I want every major decision to run through a social justice lens," Austin said.
Zuckerberg praised the Biden administration for their unilateral approach to governance, as evidenced by the ceaseless executive orders, saying "I think that these were all important and positive steps [Biden's initiatives], and I am looking forward to opportunities where Facebook is going to be able to work together with this new administration on some of their top priorities, starting with the COVID response."
In the full video, Zuckerberg could be heard to say "This is a very difficult moment for a lot of us here, and especially our black colleagues. It was troubling to see how people in this [Capitol] mob were treated compared to the stark contrast we saw during [BLM] protests earlier this [past] year."
These leaked recordings appear to be from January, recorded on January 7 and 21, respectively. Project Veritas has previously released tapes of recorded phone calls from CNN and Twitter, with the intent of exposing some of the alleged left-leaning bias of these organizations.