When Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton on Election Day 2016, traffic to conservative websites plummeted overnight. This happened because the left cried foul over Trump’s victory, claiming Facebook and Russia were to blame for allowing sites like Breitbart and The Daily Caller to push “fake news.”
Since then, nothing has been the same due to left-wing “fact-checkers” who think only liberal voices should be represented on social media platforms.
Now, Joe Biden’s increasingly left-leaning White House is making things clear: we are coming for conservative content.
This should scare everybody, conservative or not. This is pure censorship.
This is Orwellian.
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
Here’s a retort from Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R)…
Silicon Valley oligarchs determining who gets to speak, who doesn't, and what you get to say is the single biggest threat to free speech and democracy in America.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 20, 2021
From New York Post:
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday the Biden administration is identifying “problematic” posts for Facebook to censor because they contain “misinformation” about COVID-19.
Psaki disclosed the government’s role in policing social media during her daily press briefing after Surgeon General Vivek Murthy called on companies to purge more pandemic posts.
The demand for censorship — and Psaki’s admission of government involvement — follows a series of flip-flops from health officials who contradicted themselves throughout the pandemic on issues such as mask efficacy, as well as censorship of claims that later gained credibility, such as the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab.
“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. Murthy conveyed, this is a big issue, of misinformation, specifically on the pandemic,” Psaki said.
They want to control all speech. They aren’t even hiding it anymore. https://t.co/H74s6sSOol
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) July 20, 2021
Presidential administration attacks media for it's own failures and again, it's not a five alarm fire. Weird. https://t.co/UXMg1VlelJ
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 20, 2021
They're openly coming after conservative thought on social media now. Anything the libs don't like will soon be tabled as "false" and the media will go along with them https://t.co/iWaFalOKkk
— Ben Wright (@Ben___Wright) July 20, 2021
Imagine if President Trump even attempted to silence left-wing outlets. The outrage would be insanity.
H/T: Right Scoop