It has become increasingly obvious that the Big Tech firms and social media platforms have aligned themselves with the Democratic Party, and now it has been essentially admitted that President Joe Biden’s White House is colluding and coordinating with at least one of those major tech companies.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki openly stated Thursday that the administration was flagging posts on Facebook that it deemed “misinformation” or “disinformation” for the platform to censor and silence, the Washington Examiner reported.
That scandalous admission was with regard to information about COVID-19 and vaccines, but it isn’t difficult to imagine that the practice could be extended to other issues the administration would prefer to not see any dissent from its established narratives.
Telling social media platforms what can and can’t be posted
Psaki’s acknowledgment of what strongly appears to be a marriage of convenience between the Biden administration and Facebook followed the just as stunning call from Surgeon General Vivek Murthy for social media platforms to crack down and censor health-related “misinformation.”
In an advisory released Thursday by the Surgeon General’s office, titled “Confronting Health Misinformation,” Murthy decried so-called “misinformation” — information deemed by authorities to be “false, inaccurate, or misleading” — as a particularly pernicious public health problem.
Among a number of recommendations to combat the issue, Murthy called upon tech companies and social media platforms to do a better job of monitoring for misinformation and, when found, to take action to diminish the reach of a post as well as to crack down on “super-spreaders” of misinformation and “impose clear consequences for accounts that repeatedly violate platform policies.”
Psaki: “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation”
Surgeon General Murthy joined press secretary Psaki at Thursday’s press briefing to discuss his advisory and repeated his call for social media platforms to crack down on and take action against users who were posting what the administration deemed to be “misinformation” and deliberate “disinformation” about COVID-19 and vaccines.
After Murthy had finished and Psaki began to take questions, the first question posed was whether the administration had been in contact with the social media platforms with regard to cooperating in the effort to combat unapproved messages.
Psaki acknowledged that the White House was “in regular contact” with the several platforms to discuss the “big issue of misinformation, specifically on the pandemic.”
In terms of action that the administration was taking, the press secretary then admitted, “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”
There’s a word to describe governments controlling corporations and suppressing information they don’t like…
Psaki later rattled off a number of “proposals” and “recommendations” the administration had for how social media platforms, like Facebook, should operate going forward, which included a demand for a “robust enforcement strategy” and to “take faster action” against posts, presumably those flagged by the White House, that were deemed to be “harmful, violative posts” in need of immediate removal and, for those who posted it, bans or suspensions.
Interestingly enough, according to Dictionary.com‘s definition of “fascism,” two key tenets of that despicable form of government include “forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism” and “regimenting all industry, commerce, etc.,” which is what this frighteningly authoritarian move by the White House — telling Facebook how it should operate and what users can and can’t post — sure looks an awful lot like.