Entrapment has become a serious problem in the United States.
In the aftermath of 2 of the 4 men indicted on federal charges being found not-guilty, Mark Zuckerberg’s previous comments regarding Facebook and the F.B.I. plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer have resurfaced.
At the time, Zuckerberg took pride in the idea that Facebook ‘helped’ the F.B.I. to foil the Governor Whitmer plot…
Since that time, it has been revealed that there were at least 12 F.B.I. informants working undercover to entrap 5 men. In effect, there was an F.B.I. plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer—not an organic grassroots plot.
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According to sources, Much of the plot was orchestrated via Facebook chat groups, direct messaging, and the timeline algorithm which gives users suggestions of potentially interesting groups to join:
FLASHBACK: Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook helped the FBI foil Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot. pic.twitter.com/LxlOdpggM6
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) April 11, 2022
Is Gretchen Whitmer mad at the FBI for creating, organizing, financing and overseeing a plot to kidnap her?
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 12, 2022
The Epoch Times explains:
According to the U.S. government, the extremist rhetoric of the alleged Whitmer kidnap plotters was first noticed in March 2020 by Army veteran Dan Chappel, who later served as a key FBI informant.
Chappel said in court that he was scrolling online when the Wolverine Watchmen militia’s Facebook page “popped up as a suggestion post.”
Remember the governor Whitmer “kidnapping” plot? That was nothing but the FBI radicalizing some guys on Facebook and then arresting them. There were more FBI agents then actual criminals. Government does this stuff all the time, so not crazy to think they helped with this.
— Jared (@PT_for_life90) January 7, 2022
The Associated Press provided some of the recent court room context:
Defense attorney Joshua Blanchard said the FBI lined up an informant with a long criminal history to reach out to Croft and lure him to militia meetings and gun training in Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Another informant, Blanchard said, drove Croft all the way to Wisconsin from Delaware.
“There was no plan, there was no agreement and no kidnapping,” Blanchard said.
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