FBI Direc­tor Says Inter­ac­tions With Social Media Com­pa­nies Have ‘Fun­da­men­tal­ly’ Changed

FBI Director Says Interactions With Social Media Companies Have ‘Fundamentally’ Changed

FBI Direc­tor Christo­pher Wray said his agency’s inter­ac­tions with social media com­pa­nies have “changed fun­da­men­tal­ly” due to court rul­ings.
The tes­ti­mo­ny pro­vid­ed by Wray before a Sen­ate com­mit­tee on Tues­day offered some insight into how the Biden admin­is­tra­tion has been forced to change its con­tacts with Big Tech due to ongo­ing lit­i­ga­tion.
Sen. Rand Paul (R‑KY) asked Wray whether the FBI is still meet­ing with social media com­pa­nies, to which the FBI direc­tor said, “We’re hav­ing some inter­ac­tion with social media com­pa­nies but all of those inter­ac­tions have changed fun­da­men­tal­ly in the wake of the court’s rul­ings.”
A sec­ond wit­ness at the hear­ing, Home­land Secu­ri­ty Sec­re­tary Ale­jan­dro May­orkas, said his agency does not meet with social media com­pa­nies “for the pur­pose of i …