Democrats expect fawning coverage from CNN.
But the Biden administration made a major mistake.
CNN just admitted something that is bad news for Joe Biden.
The Biden administration horrified millions of Americans when press secretary Jen Psaki announced the administration pressured Facebook to censor so-called “misinformation” on social media about the coronavirus vaccine.
“Sure. Well, I would say first, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that we’re in regular touch with social media platforms — just like we’re in regular touch with all of you and your media outlets — about areas where we have concern, information that might be useful, information that may or may not be interesting to your viewers,” Psaki stated.
Supreme Court case law renders it illegal for the government to enlist private actors to carry out policies the Constitution would otherwise forbid.
Since the First Amendment protects freedom of speech from government intrusion, the Biden administration cannot demand Facebook censor speech.
But soon the Biden administration had a bigger problem on its hands.
Psaki later stated that the administration identified 12 accounts on Facebook supposedly responsible for the vast majority of the “misinformation” and that the administration was not happy with the steps Facebook already said it took to muzzle and censor their posts.
“Clearly not, because we’re talking about additional steps that should be taken. And frankly, information that media organizations could detr- — could decide whether you’re going to report on or not. I’m not talking just about the misinformation storyline; I’m talking about these individuals. I’m talking about, you know, how prevalent the spreading of this information is,” Psaki declared.
For once, someone in the media actually investigated a claim made by a Democrat.
CNN’s far-left correspondent Brian Stelter – who supports internet censorship with the fervor only seen in the Communist Chinese government – wrote in his daily newsletter that he looked at the accounts the administration flagged as supposed super-spreaders of misinformation.
And what Stelter found was most of these accounts were already banned or dormant.
“I took a close look at the accounts that were identified in the report and I was underwhelmed. Since March, some have been banned in some way from one or another of Facebook’s platforms. Some have gone quiet. And others have learned how to post in ways that create less risk that Facebook will take action against them. In other words, they tiptoe up to FB’s ‘line’ without crossing it,” Stelter wrote.
That gave the game away.
The accounts the administration flagged aren’t producing tons of content.
What the administration wants Facebook to censor is anything Democrats disagree with.
“Misinformation” is now the new catch-all phrase to describe all conservative political speech and views.
Democrats and the corporate media will likely begin to claim that opposing their Green New Deal socialism or gun grabs are “misinformation” that put lives at risk because unless everyone believes in taking guns away or in the apocalyptic predictions of the climate cult, lives are at risk.
The left saw in the 2020 election that if they can control the flow of information to the public, they can rig the outcomes of the election in the Democrats’ favor.
And that’s what this is about.
It’s about censoring any source of information that is not CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, The New York Times or the Washington Post so that the corporate media can spoon-feed the public the Democrats’ political narrative without any dissent.
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