White House press secretary Jen Psaki stunned reporters when she revealed that the White House is actively working with big tech censors.
Psaki was asked, “Can you talk a little bit or about this request for tech companies to be more aggressive in policing misinformation. Has the administration been in touch with any of these companies and are there any actions that the federal government can take to ensure their cooperation, because we’ve seen from the start there’s not a lot of action on some of these platforms?”
The press secretary answered, “Those social media platforms and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff, but also members of our COVID-19 team.”
When it came to Facebook, she admitted, “There are also proposed changes we have made to social media platforms, including Facebook.”
The White House is directly coordinating with Facebook to decide how to label or block posts related to COVID-19.
This concerning news is a direct attack on the First Amendment. Americans should be able to say what they want about COVID-19 or other topics without the White House telling our social media platforms whether it warrants a warning label or removal.
Check it out for the full details and see what we should all be concerned about our government’s involvement in censoring social media.