The White House thinks people should be banned from social media for posting what it sees as ‘misinformation.’
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a recent press conference that if people are banned from one social media platform, they should also be banned from all other platforms.
Psaki said that platforms like Facebook need to “measure and publicly share the impact of misinformation on their platform” and develop strategies for enforcing that.
“You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others for providing misinformation,” she said.
During the press conference, Psaki also revealed that the White House will be working with Facebook to flag “problematic posts…that spread disinformation.” Democrats have claimed that Facebook hasn’t done a sufficient job of flagging and censoring “misinformation” and unacceptable content. Several Republicans, however, have been censored on social media platforms and other online groups for sharing information that others disagreed with.
If you believe in diversity and free speech, then you believe in the right of people to disagree with you 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/Uw2WasFtsB
— PragerU (@prageru) July 19, 2021
Democrats and Big Tech are trying to work together to stop the spread of information that they don’t like. Why should they be the ones to determine what is misinformation and what isn’t?
The White House’s scheme to work with Big Tech is an attack on free speech—plain and simple. Every social media user, and every American in general, has the right to hear different opinions. The First Amendment has protected that right since this country began, and it always should.