The White House’s Deputy Director of Technology previously worked for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which funneled nearly half a billion dollars into the 2020 U.S. election in an effort to secure a victory for Joe Biden.
Austin Lin’s unearthed role as a Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Technology adds to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s controversial role in the 2020 election, which it has been accused of rigging through partisan grants and mail-in ballot manipulation.
Moreover, Lin was hired to serve as the Biden Harris Transition Team’s Director of Information Technology and Security in July 2020, immediately after departing his role at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
From the Transition Team, Lin entered the Biden White House as a Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Technology, serving under fellow CZI alumnus David Recordon.
Similar to Recordon, Lin previously served in the Obama White House’s Office of Information Technology.
“Directed technology preparation for the 2017 Presidential Transition across a cross-functional team of engineering, security, legal, and support staff,” explains Lin in a summary of his role as former President Barack Obama’s Deputy Director of Information Technology.
Lin’s position appears to support allegations of a partisan conflict of interest over Zuckerberg-funded groups’ involvement in the 2020 election. Much of the Facebook founder’s election manipulation occurred through the far-left Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), which used hundreds of millions of dollars from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to overrule local election officials and increase turnout in – almost exclusively – Democratic districts.
According to an analysis conducted by the Amistad project, of “the 17 cities and counties that have received the largest “grants” from CTCL, totaling more than $51,000,000 combined, just under $300,000 was given” to Republican-leaning counties. “Local governments, with the support of Zuckerberg and Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), are usurping the role of state governments in deciding the funding priorities for election spending, and demonstrate that private funds cannot be used to gain an undue advantage in these cities and counties in presidential battleground states and selectively targeted U.S. Senate and House races,” added the report.