Last week, thousands of pandemic-era emails authored by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the US’s leading infectious disease expert, were released via Freedom of Information Act requests. One email thread with redacted sections showed that Fauci was contacted by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who both thanked the expert, and requested his assistance for an event.

Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and James Comer (R-Kentucky) on Wednesday penned a joint letter to Zuckerberg, accusing the Facebook CEO and his platform of censoring conservative speech and topics regarding cv-19, including conversations about the contagious disease’s origin.  

“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,” the lawmakers wrote, referring to now-public, redacted emails between Zuckerberg and Fauci. 

The emails in question showed Zuckerberg thanking Fauci, extending a request for a Facebook appearance and making a request of some sort.

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