Yesterday Press Secretary Jen Psircle admitted that “senior staff” at the White House are using Facebook as the Administration’s official censor.
Well, that certainly would explain why Jen Psircle looks like Mark Zuckerberg in a wig.
If you’re surprised that Psircle would brazenly admit this cozy relationship between the White House and Facebook, you haven’t been paying attention.
During the COVID lockdowns we discovered that several state governments also employed Facebook at Official Censor – demanding that the social media giant remove posts promoting anti-lockdown protests. At the time, I called it “Government Censorship by Proxy.”
Only now, the “proxy” part is starting to blur. When “senior staff” are charged with “flagging” posts that go against White House talking points, Facebook is no longer a proxy censor; its become the official censor for the state.
Democrats never met a slippery slope they didn’t want to slide down while screeching “WEEEEEEEE!!!”
Sure, even with this discovery there are people who repeat that idiotic mantra “Facebook is a private company. The First Amendment applies to the government, not to private companies.”
But when a private company becomes the official censor of the state, that mantra it utter bullshit.
Corporations and the State are blending together, and this should concern everyone.
It’s striking to me that Trump was called a fascist every damn day by people who have absolutely no problem with the State instructing a so-called “private company” to act as its official censor in order to violate the First Amendment rights of American citizens.
This is a big red flag.
Bryan would know. He’s a former intel officer.
These are state-controlled-media tactics we rightfully condemn in dictatorships. If an administration has a message to get out, let them express it. But when the government works to throttle speech with which they disagree, it has crossed a line.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) July 15, 2021
It should concern you deeply that Jen Psircle doesn’t hesitate to admit, live during a press briefing, that the administration is using Facebook as its official censor of free speech.
This administration has no fear that it will be held to account for violating the First Amendment.
Why should they?
The press won’t say a damn thing. They love censorship.
All the civil liberties organizations will stay silent because the people targeted by “senior staff” in the White House are guilty of what they believe is “wrongthink.”
Democrats control Congress. Do you think they care that Facebook has become official censor for the White House? Remember after the 3-hour melee at the Capitol on January 6, Democrat members of Congress were urging Big Tech to destroy Parler. I’m sure Congressional Democrats are thrilled that powerful social media companies are doing as instructed by the State.
At this point, China doesn’t need to invade America to conquer us. Why should they when our own government is adopting China’s censorship policies with eager abandon?
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