Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry released the full transcript of the deposition of FBI Agent Elvis Chan, which was taken on November 29th, 2022. The deposition was taken as part of Missouri and Louisiana’s lawsuit against the federal government and the Biden Administration for colluding with social media companies to censor speech.
“Missouri and Louisiana are leading the way in exposing exactly how the federal government colluded with social media companies to suppress speech online. Our deposition makes it clear that the FBI played an outsized role in working to censor speech ahead of the 2020 election,” said Attorney General Schmitt. “I encourage everyone to read this deposition transcript to see exactly how cozy the FBI was with major social media companies – it goes much deeper than we imagined. We will continue to fight to uncover more evidence and information and expose it for the world to see.”
“Our case has exposed many ways the federal government colluded with social media companies to censor freedom of speech on their platforms,” said Attorney General Landry. “Chan’s deposition showed that the FBI was part of this incredible conspiracy. All Americans should be alarmed and outraged!”
During his deposition, Chan testified that he and the FBI had monthly, then weekly meetings with major social media companies in the lead-up to the 2020 election, wherein Chan warned those social media companies more than once of the potential for a Russian “hack and leak” or “hack and dump” operation.