Russell Brand rips Democrats, big tech, and media for ‘conspiring’ to influence 2020 election
Comedian Russell Brand slammed the Democratic Party and accused it of colluding with big tech companies to keep damaging information about Hunter Biden from spreading during the 2020 election.
“Did the media and social media conspire together to keep information about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden’s relationship with foreign energy companies out of the media?” Brand said while opening his podcast. “The answer is: yes, they did.”
“Look, I’m not a pro-Republican person. I don’t see myself that way. I don’t see myself as a conservative, or that I’m in a Trump or Giuliani,…they are not my cultural, social, or political allies,” Brand said, clarifying that his remarks were in no way supportive of the former President or the Republican Party.
“However, it seems to me that what reason is Hunter Biden [sitting] on the board of an energy company in the Ukraine? What reason is James Biden [sitting] on the board or receiving payments from an energy company in China?” Brand said.
“Revelations that there are financial connections between energy companies in the Ukraine, energy companies in China, and the Biden family are troubling. That should be public knowledge,” he added. Brand went on to slam Twitter and Facebook for “deliberately” keeping that information out of the news to help Biden’s chances of winning.
“As I’ve said, Donald Trump, you know, I don’t think Donald Trump’s the answer, but I’m sad to realize that I can no longer even claim to believe that Joe Biden or the Democratic Party might be the answer because look at how they behave. And look at the relationships between media, social media, and that party. They conspired to keep information away from you because it was not convenient to their agenda.”
A month before the 2020 election, Facebook and Twitter censored a story from the New York Post detailing Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings as well as sensitive information found on a laptop allegedly belonging to him.
Brand’s comments come after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a “Big Tech Crackdown” bill into law on Monday. The law seeks to limit social media companies’ ability to censor individuals and information.