Last Updated on July 20, 2021
White House Comms Director Kate Bedingfield appeared to call for the censorship of news platforms that are not wholly aligned with the Biden regime on Tuesday, bemoaning the spread of “irresponsible content” and “misinformation” by “conservative news outlets” during an interview on MSNBC.
“Well, we’re reviewing that, and certainly they should be held accountable,” Bedingfield said of Big Tech giants Facebook and Twitter. “And I think you heard the President speak very aggressively about this, he understands this is an important piece of the ecosystem, but it’s also the other thing the President has pointed out, and spoke to when he was asked about this yesterday is, it is also the responsibility of the people creating the content.”
“And again, I would go back to, there are conservative news outlets who are creating irresponsible content that’s sharing misinformation about the vacc – about the virus, that’s getting shared on these platforms,” Bedingfield added.
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
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Biden spokeswoman Jen Psaki has previously called for Big Tech platform to coordinate their deplatforming and censorship of opposition voices, so that dissent from the regime can be purged from the online sphere more effectively:
“Providing, uh, for Facebook or other platforms to publicly share the impact of misinformation on their platform, uh, and the audience it’s reaching, uh, also with the public,” Psaki said on Monday. “With all of you. Uh, to create robust enforcement strategies that bridge their properties and provide transparency about rules. You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others, uh, if you, for, uh, providing misinformation out there.”
Despite the Biden regime’s efforts to work hand-in-hand with private Big Tech companies to restrict free speech, alternative and independent media outlets have been able to find success on pro-First Amendment platforms such as Gab and Telegram, much to the chagrin of corporate journalists.