By Kylee Zempel
Facebook is killing people, misinformation is rampant, and the only people who can save us from ourselves are the all-wise executives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue whose judgment is infallible and whose motives are pure. That’s the message emanating from the White House and the corporate press.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced last week that, due to 12 unnamed people on social media posting what the Biden administration considers to be misinformation, the White House is actively “flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation” and “helping” to “boost trusted content.” Going even further, Psaki said nothing is “off the table” for using Big Tech to quiet opposing views.
Not only is the Biden administration effectively deputizing Facebook to be an extension of the federal government’s communications office, but it also insists that if you’re banned from one Big Tech site for questioning conventional wisdom, you should be banned from all of them.
Psaki maintains the government has “a responsibility, as a public health matter, to raise that issue” of people allegedly dying en masse because of uncensored Facebook posts that don’t comport with the White House’s vaccine messaging. This isn’t a caricature of the White House’s position either. When a reporter asked President Joe Biden directly last week what his message is to sites like Facebook, Biden replied, serious as a heart attack, “They’re killing people.”
This push for censorship is interesting for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that the same political stripe that ridiculously cried “fascism” for four years under Donald Trump is now taking concrete steps to suppress political opposition, one of the hallmarks of true fascism. It’s also interesting because information changes so rapidly, as Psaki herself admitted.
“Science evolves, information evolves,” Psaki said during the same press conference in which she pledged her commitment to silencing vaccine dissidents online. If anyone should understand the reality of information evolving, it’s the Biden administration.
Everything Is ‘Misinformation’ — Until It’s Not
Last fall when the bombshell Hunter Biden laptop story broke, then-candidate Joe Biden insisted it was Russian “disinformation” and a “smear campaign.” When Fox News’s Peter Doocy later asked Biden about the stories of his son, the then-president-elect hurled one of his bizarre insults at the reporter, saying, “God love ya man. You are a one-horse pony.” Psaki piled on in October, sharing a story to Twitter that claimed, “Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo.”
Tech giants Twitter and Facebook waged a war on the narrative, with one site spiking the stories about the Biden son’s laptop from orbit and the other severely hamstringing them, under the guise of an unsubstantiated hunch that the materials were “hacked” and on the grounds that the stories might have been disinformation. In other words, based on Democrats’ narrative, tech monopolies throttled a timely story in the runup to the highly contested 2020 election, a story that directly applied to one of the candidate’s familial affairs and might have changed the outcome of the race — and they did this with absolute impunity.
When U.S. intelligence agencies determined the Hunter Biden stories were not Russian disinformation, Big Tech shrugged. A week later, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg both admitted they had no evidence that The New York Post’s reporting on Joe Biden’s knowledge of his son Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals was Russian disinformation. Whoops. The conventional wisdom on “misinformation” changed, but the story had already been conveniently censored.
Psaki likewise spread misinformation online just two months before the election when she pushed a fake tale about Trump calling fallen troops “losers” and “suckers” and the Russian bounties story, two narratives the media ran with that turned out to be misinformation. In fact, her misinformation-peddling goes back further. Psaki was a frequent promoter of the Russia collusion hoax in 2017 and throughout the Trump presidency.
taking a moment to re-up the fact that @realDonaldTrump knew about Russia offering bounties to Taliban to take out US troops in Afghanistan and still defends Putin. his undervaluing contribution of US troops not just horrific–but also dangerous https://t.co/iqylqMyvqA
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) September 4, 2020
Wow look at all this misinformation about Russian collusion. Ban Psaki immediately. pic.twitter.com/nUYDYe5goY
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 17, 2021
But even on the Wuhan virus, Biden’s administration and the so-called public health experts he now demands we trust have a terribly tarnished track record. Note how readily Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris undermined the vaccine during their 2020 presidential campaign.
And what about flip-flopper-in-chief Anthony Fauci, who not only knew that COVID-19 likely came from the Wuhan lab and that it potentially “looked engineered” and tried to cover those things up, according to his released emails (which Facebook also censored and erroneously “fact-checked”), but knowingly spread misinformation about masks at the start of the pandemic?
Yesterday, Joe bragged about how great the economy is doing and why he deserves all the credit.
Fact checkers should ban him from all social media.
1. “We’ve gone from 60,000 jobs per month to … more than 600,000 jobs per month since I took office.”
The average monthly job growth from April 2020 to January 2021 was 1.5 million. That’s the average/month.
Compared to 600,000 monthly job gains under Biden.
2. “Look, we’ve brought this economy back from the brink.”
GDP growth in Q3 of last year was a stunning 33.4%. In Q4 it climbed another 4.3%, and another 6.4% in Q1 of this year.
Not at “the brink.”
And, remember, Biden didn’t even sign his “rescue” bill until March 12, which was just 19 days before Q1 ended.
He can’t rightly take credit for any of it.
Even after he “owned” the economy, the Republican led states led the only recovery the nation has had.
And he called them “Neanderthals,” for allowing masks to come off and his $300 payday for not working to be refused.
For more proof, look at your own bill from your last gas purchase and your last weekly grocery trip.
How does social media allow Joe to spread such lies and not be banned for life?
The real misinformation you get when you read the NYT’s and watch CNN
The Democrats survive on misinformation. They can’t survive without it; truth is to them is like sunlight to a vampire. All they want is total control over the misinformation. They regard anything other than their misinformation as anti-propaganda which reduces the effectiveness of their lies.
All of our favorite liberals that appear here from time to time ALL accused Trump of lying every time he opened his mouth, even though he was almost always proven to be speaking the complete truth. You name it; government spying on campaigns, Russian collusion, the witch hunt, quid pro quo, hydroxychloroquine, the China virus, the border, the economy, idiot Biden’s corruption (no doubt election fraud will be proven out) all confirmed to be true. Those declaring they somehow object to lies support the nation’s foremost liars. Note that they come forth and pose a lie and then refuse to answer any of the pointed questions that would prove it a lie. It appears they don’t even consider whether anything they promote is true; they simply support an ideology which is failing to provide anything positive to the American people.
Likewise, the people who have promoted some of the greatest lies this nation has ever seen are declaring themselves the arbiters of truth, which is, of course, absolutely absurd. But, then again, these corrupt liars even being in office and having any power of the nation is absurd.