This week, the disgusting Jen Psaki casually announced that the Biden administration was leading Facebook in censoring “disinformation” related to Covid vaccines. She followed with the guidance that those who circulate “misinformation” on one platform should be removed from all social media platforms.
One strange thing about our political moment is the lack of consensus on how all this is insane. https://t.co/9yOCLZK3wG
– Omri Ceren (@omriceren) July 17, 2021
Psaki justified the administration’s promotion of censorship by referring to the life and death issues involved. According to Psaki and his animatronic boss, Facebook is killing people with “misinformation.” That is reasoning that can be applied to speech on any significant political issue. It is astonishing that the assembled professionals of the White House press corps could not seek any limiting principles from Psaki or her animatronic boss.
Even applied to the issue of the new Coronavirus, the rationale for “misinformation” should be rejected. How many principles promoted by the fallacious Dr. Fauci and public health authorities have been waived since they were enacted? I won’t detail them here, but even before the arrival of the Biden regime, Facebook et al. they were purging them on their rigs, like they did in the Hunter Biden laptop affair.
This person should be banned from all social media platforms for spreading misinformation. It could get people killed. https://t.co/CJSb6fIj2E
– Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 17, 2021
Philip Wegmann has tried to find out the extent of the crackdown on “disinformation” by the Biden regime. This will not surprise any thinking reed:
RealClearPolitics asked the White House to detail its process, specifically how it identifies misinformation and flag it for social media companies; how many times have you done it; and for how long have you been doing it. RCP also asked if the administration had First Amendment safeguards in place. “To be very clear,” replied Psaki, “any decision about the use of the platform and who should be on the platform is orchestrated and determined by private sector companies.”
It did not respond to specific questions about the size or scope of the federal effort, and the White House did not respond to RCP’s request for follow-up clarification.
Even if the White House provided an answer, he would have to be a fool to take it at face value or to believe it. The Democrats seek to move us toward a one-party state. They have long lost all interest in protecting the principle of freedom of expression. His favorite causes, such as the “existential crisis” (even writing it I can feel brain cells dying) of “climate change”, justify controlling every detail of our daily life.
I have not found any comment on the Psaki ad that does justice to what is happening with the casual Psaki ad and the absurd logic. It does not cut it. Alex Berenson, for example, has questioned the orthodoxies of Covid-19 from the beginning. You know what you’re talking about when you drew attention to him “Warning shot” posted his way on Twitter last week.
George Orwell envisioned the Ministry of Truth – “Minitrue”, on Newspeak – to serve Big Brother in the dystopia of 1984. The Ministry of Truth protected the regime’s orthodoxies, even as they contradicted each other over time: “Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia. “I’m not sure that even Orwell could have imagined the animatronic boss bringing us ever closer to Oceania.