We’ve seen the Biden administration admit to going after ‘misinformation’ on social media in regard to the Wuhan coronavirus, putting pressure on Facebook, flagging posts and arguing that people should be banned.
But it would be foolish to assume that they were doing this only in regard to the virus or that this wouldn’t target their political opponents. As we’ve noted, we’ve seen social media go after conservative sites and we’ve seen them try to shut down information which could be damaging to Joe Biden during the campaign with the Hunter Biden NY laptop story.
Now, we have an admission from White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield that they’re looking at “conservative sites” as to misinformation. There it is.
"Well, we're reviewing that. And certainly they should be held accountable," White House comms dir @KBeds on MSNBC when asked whether Biden's open to amending Section 230 to make Facebook, Twitter, other social media open to lawsuits for causing harm from spread of false info.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) July 20, 2021
WH Comms Director Kate Bedingfield says social media companies “should be held accountable” for misinformation shared on their platforms.
She also notes: “There are conservative news outlets who are creating irresponsible content …” pic.twitter.com/J0XrNMTLwY
— The Recount (@therecount) July 20, 2021
“There are conservative news outlets who are creating irresponsible content,” Bedingfield claims. Now the 12 people the administration previously cited are mostly holistic health folks, not political people (apart from Democrat Robert Kennedy, Jr.). So it’s clear that they’re talking about targeting other people, conservative outlets, with this ‘misinformation’ excuse. I guess leftist outlets don’t do ‘misinformation.’
But sure, they’re not making lists or anything. They’re just taking note of the conservative sites and targeting them. And the White House gets to determine what ‘misinformation’ is. Despite being some of the biggest purveyors of misinformation that you can find anywhere. And notice her comment even goes beyond “misinformation,” she says “irresponsible content.” So not even untrue content, just content they don’t like. This is why this is such a slippery slope these Orwellian fascists are creating and they’re admitting it right to our faces at this point, that’s even more troubling. They’re literally talking about suppressing the speech of political opponents now, without batting an eye as if it’s normal and they’re not even being called out on it.
Where is the media jumping up and down with how bad and unconstitutional this is?
Scary ‘Ministry of Truth’ times.
White House admits it is targeting specific political ideologies for censorship on Facebook: https://t.co/QuU26YBBiz
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 20, 2021
"Irresponsible content" — this is just pure Orwell. They want to silence you if you disagree with them at all. It's that simple. https://t.co/npAH0925D7
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) July 20, 2021
I was told the term “fake news” was literal violence. Now, we have Team Biden suggesting that they will be going after media sites. Not a peep of horror from mainstream media. Hypocrites. All of you. https://t.co/R5yvmXZedZ
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) July 20, 2021
— Michael Watson (@MichaelWatsonDC) July 20, 2021