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White house admits conspiring with Facebook to censor posts

July 17, 2021

Okay, I am sure the Biden administration would not approve of the word “conspiring” in the headline but as of right now they are not flagging what they are considering misinformation on blogs so because it is accurate I am going with it.

We all know that for quite some time Facebook has employed “fact-checkers” to flag any information which the website deemed might not be true. And to be honest I have not written anything about this or of Facebook and other social media outlets banning Donald Trump because I believe as a private entity they have the right to run the sites they way they see fit.

However when it turns out one of the “fact-checkers” happens to be the Federal Government and they are working with Facebook to flag and remove posts the State claims is false or misleading I have a problem. And that is exactly what the Biden administration admitted a couple of days ago. Here is more:

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.

“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.

She added: “We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s Office. We are flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”

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

Does anybody really believe that this is only happening on posts about COVID-19 and the vaccine? Note the last two sentences do not mention the pandemic when it says harmful posts need to be removed. What does the Biden administration believe is a harmful post? Could it be any post which is in disagreement with the administration on any issue? That is coming…

There is a name for it when government and corporations become entwined but I cannot seem to remember what it is. Oh yeah, I got it, it is called FASCISM!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. nrringlee permalink
    July 17, 2021 12:14 pm

    When social media companies act as an agent of government they expose themselves to the same peril as government agencies. In this case we have fundamental violations of 1st Amendment liberties being carried out by contractors. What folks don’t understand is this principle: government actions taken by government employees or government sponsored contractors or co-conspirators are government actions. The GWB crowd tried to dodge this when contractors like Blackwater crossed the line in to nefarious conduct. The same is true here. If government agencies use use their ideological fellow travelers in the corporate sector to do their bidding those actions become actions of government. It appears Slow Joe was asleep during that class in law school as well.

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    • July 18, 2021 7:16 am

      Well said, we have crossed into a place where Facebook is the propaganda arm of the government.

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      • July 18, 2021 1:38 pm

        Add in Twitter, Google and other Big Tech…for the “Chinese” government who Biden seemingly answers to.

        One other note, interesting that “they” deem anything not promoting “their” agenda is “harmful” which presumably includes those of us who prefer to build up our immune systems with Vitamins C, D, Zinc, etc., and not opt for vac side effects.

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      • July 19, 2021 4:40 am

        That’s exactly what it is, anything that is not leftist is “harmful” their their agenda and because they are in power they can determine it should be banned. And that should be scary to everybody, including those on the left.

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  2. July 17, 2021 6:37 pm

    I’m thinking Big Tech owns Washington.

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  3. Zip-a-Dee permalink
    July 22, 2021 2:45 pm

    Censoring is ‘evil’s middle name’ … goes w/ the Vatican removing 14 Books for the BIBLE back in 1684. Instead of 80, only “66” (33+33) are allow to the ‘peons’.
    https://cosmoschronicle.com/the-vatican-removed-14-books-from-the-bible-in-1684/

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    • July 22, 2021 6:52 pm

      Thanks, there was some interesting stuff in there. I do have the Wisdom of Solomon and I think most of the apocrypha. The Freemasons take credit for building the temple, they claim the Hiram mentioned in the Bible was actually Hiram Abiff, a master mason called in to build the temple and I believe they also claim he built the Molten Sea.

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