Thomas Gallatin / July 16, 2021

Big Brother Biden Colludes With Big Tech Censors

Biden encourages social media companies to remove “misinformation” and “problematic” posts.

Not only did the Biden administration admit that what we and other conservative media outlets know to be true — that Big Tech is censoring conservatives — but it also acknowledged it’s colluding with social media oligarchs on what to censor. Hello, authoritarianism.

Biden spokeswoman Jen Psaki stated, “We are in regular touch with the social media platforms, and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff and also members of our COVID-19 team — given, as Dr. [Vivek] Murthy conveyed, this is a big issue of misinformation, specifically on the pandemic.”

Remarkably, Psaki sought to justify the collusion and the government-driven censorship, contending: “We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s Office. We are flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”

That prompted Mark Alexander to ask, “Does this mean they are flagging any post from Biden or his administration thugs!”

Psaki added, “It’s important to take faster action against harmful posts … and Facebook needs to move more quickly to remove harmful, violative posts.”

Surgeon General Dr. Murthy, who also spoke at the briefing, confirmed, “We’re asking [social media companies] to consistently take action against misinformation super spreaders on their platforms.” He then added: “Misinformation takes away our freedom to make informed decisions about our health and the health of our loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health misinformation has led people to resist wearing masks in high-risk settings. It’s led them to turn down proven treatments and to choose not to get vaccinated. This has led to avoidable illnesses and deaths.”

That’s a stunningly hypocritical statement given the Biden administration’s penchant for spreading misinformation (i.e., Jim Crow 2.0). And whose freedom is actually being targeted and taken away?

One would expect this kind of language from authoritarian regimes like the Chinese Communist Party, but here we have the Biden administration blatantly acknowledging that it’s actively engaged in the violation of the American people’s most fundamental right — freedom of speech. And they’re proud of it.

The debate over whether Big Tech censorship constitutes a violation of the First Amendment has just been made moot. This is the federal government acting to censor speech it unilaterally deems as “problematic” and “misinformation.” This is now directly a constitutional issue. No if, ands, or buts.

Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald pointedly notes: “As I’ve documented before, the Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment’s free speech guarantee is violated when government officials pressure or coerce private actors to censor for them. That is exactly what the Biden WH is doing with Facebook.” Greenwald further remarks, “This is the union of corporate and state power — one of the classic hallmarks of fascism — that the people who spent 5 years bawling about fascism support.”

Combine this news with the revelation earlier this week that the Biden administration is seeking to censor private text messaging and it may be the regime’s biggest scandal yet.

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