During a press briefing Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed that the Biden Regime has been coordinating with social media companies to combat what is deemed COVID “disinformation.”
“We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation,” she told reporters.
Psaki said the administration has taken four key steps to hold Facebook and other big tech platforms accountable for what the Regime deems inaccurate content regarding the COVID vaccine. Critics are calling the administration’s attempts to direct how platforms handle content pure “authoritarianism.”
First, she said the White House expects the platforms to “measure and publicly share the impact of misinformation” on their sites.
“Facebook should provide publicly and transparently data on the reach of the COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, not just engagement but the reach of the misinformation and the audience that it’s reaching,” Psaki declared. ” This should be provided not just to researchers but to the public.”
Secondly, she said the White House had proposed a “robust enforcement strategy that bridges the properties and provides transparency about the rules.” In other words, the Biden Regime is dictating to social media companies what should and should not be allowed on their platforms. Any content that is critical of the experimental vaccines should be against the rules, and those rules should be robustly enforced.
“There’s about 12 people that are producing 65 percent of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms. All of them remain active on Facebook despite some of them even being banned on other platforms including ones that Facebook owns,” Psaki said.
She urged Facebook to move more quickly to censor what the Regime considers “misleading” content before users can have a chance to see it.
Finally, she said the White House had proposed that social media platforms “promote quality information sources” in their feed algorithm over what is deemed “low quality information.”
“It’s important to take faster action against harmful posts. As you all know, information travels quite quickly on social media platforms sometimes that’s not accurate,” the press secretary stressed.
Posts that are routinely censored by Facebook include information about Hydroxychloroquine, and Ivermectin, which many medical experts say are safe and effective drugs for treating COVID. Facebook also censors posts that mention the fact that thousands of people have suffered serious adverse side effects post-vaccination.
Last year, the social media giant censored posts that claimed that the coronavirus was created in the Wuhan Lab. The claim was shot down as a “conspiracy theory” during the 2020 election campaign, but is now widely accepted as fact.
Psaki said the administration was working with “popular” members of the medical community to provide their audiences with “accurate information,” and “boost” what is deemed “trusted content” to people.
“We also created a COVID Community Corps to get factual information into the hands of local messengers,” she told reporters. “We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s office. ”
Psaki said top officials, including the president, vice-president, and Dr. Anthony Fauci (who helped fund the coronavirus bat research that escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology ) will be meeting with “influencers” who can share “accurate information” with “target audiences.” A pop star named Olivia Rodrigo visited the White House briefing room on Wednesday to discuss her new role as an influencer promoting COVID-19 vaccinations to young people.
Before Psaki spoke, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy declared that COVID-19 “misinformation” is an “urgent threat” and “one of the biggest obstacles” preventing the end of the pandemic. Murthy went on to claim that ten(!) members of his family have died of COVID-19, and said he wishes “each and every day that they had had the opportunity to get vaccinated.”
Left-wing reporter Glenn Greenwald slammed the Biden Regime in a series of tweets.
The Biden administration is telling Facebook which posts it regards as “problematic” so that Facebook can remove them. This is the union of corporate and state power — one of the classic hallmarks of fascism — that the people who spent 5 years babbling about fascism support.
If you don’t find it deeply disturbing that the White House is “flagging” internet content that they deem “problematic” to their Facebook allies for removal, then you are definitionally an authoritarian. No other information is needed about you to know that.
There is no circumstance — none — in which it’s acceptable for the White House or any other agency of the government to be providing lists to Facebook of “problematic” content it wants removed, yet that is exactly what Psaki says they’re doing.
The White House is admitting that they’re compiling lists of people who they claim are posting content they regard as “problematic” and that constitute “misinformation” and are demanding Facebook remove them. This is authoritarianism.
Townhall’s Katie Pavlich reminded her followers that Dr. Fauci worked with Facebook to have factual lab-leak posts banned for more than a year.
Psaki says the White House has been flagging "problematic posts" on Facebook they believe are misinformation about Wuhan coronavirus. Reminder: Fauci worked with Facebook to ban the lab leak theory, which is factual, for more than a year.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 15, 2021