Facebook Turned to Biden Administration for Talking Points about COVID

Emails newly obtained by a watchdog group reveal that the social networking platform Facebook directly colluded with the Biden Administration regarding talking points about COVID-19, the vaccines, and other related matters in order to “get ahead” of any alleged “misinformation.”

As reported by the Daily Caller, the documents secured by the New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA) reveal the full extent of the Big Tech platform’s communications with the White House, after new revelations emerged regarding the possibility of fatal blood clots as a side effect of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

After the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a joint statement in April of 2021 announcing a pause on all J&J vaccines after 6 adult women developed blood clots, a Facebook employee sent an email to the administration’s COVID czar, Andrew Slavitt, asking for “any messaging” that the social media site could promote on behalf of the administration. The email included Rob Flaherty, the White House’s Director of Digital Strategy, and Courtney Rowe, Director of Strategic Communications and Engagement for the COVID-19 Response Team.

“Re the J+J news, we’re keen to amplify any messaging you want us to project about what this means for people – it obviously has the risk of exacerbating vaccine hesitancy, so we’re keen to get ahead of the knock-on effect,” the Facebook employee wrote. “Don’t hesitate to tell me – or via your teams – how we can help you provide clarity/reassurance via Facebook.”

Flaherty responded by asking Facebook to share information claiming that such blood clots “are very rare,” and that a treatment plan was under development by both the CDC and FDA, while also emphasizing that the J&J vaccine was different from the other two major vaccines, developed by Pfizer and Moderna. Flaherty said he would be “happy to provide” further instructions about what the information “should be.”

The NCLA is part of the lawsuit filed against the Biden Administration by the state Attorneys General of Louisiana and Missouri, which are alleging collusion took place between the White House and Big Tech to censor opposing information and political opponents over the subject of COVID.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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