Last week, in a move that should make every American who values freedom shutter, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced that the administration is working with Facebook to begin flagging posts that they deem “misinformation” about the coronavirus vaccine.
The federal government is now openly attempting to collude with Big Tech to censor speech, a clear violation of the First Amendment. Before, it could be argued that platforms like Facebook were allowed to censor speech on their platform because they aren’t the government, but that argument doesn’t hold water now that the government is actually working with Big Tech to censor speech. It is now officially a First Amendment issue. This is no longer an open question.
Psaki went full-on Orwellian when she said, “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation. We’re working with doctors and medical experts…who are popular with their audience with accurate information. So, we’re helping get trusted content out there.”
If the government is now in the censoring game, then let’s play by their standards. There are a number of misinformation posts that trouble me, so if our government and tech overlords are reading this, I submit the following debunked posts for censorship consideration.
Let’s start with the source herself. Jen Psaki tweeted last fall that the Hunter Biden laptop story published by the New York Post was disinformation. That story has been proven true, so I want to request that Jen Psaki be removed from social media entirely. We can’t allow misinformation to permeate our feeble minds.
At the time Psaki tweeted, “Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say.”
Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say https://t.co/zRdHxTxVsl
— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) October 20, 2020
Psaki also tweeted that the Trump-Russia bounty story was true…which it wasn’t. Just another reason she should be removed from Twitter. She tweeted, “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.”
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
Once again, by her standards, she should be kicked of Twitter and off of all social media platforms. She told the press corp that that is the administration’s standard, so she should be judged by that same measure.
The following are other miscellaneous bits of misinformation that should be immediately removed from social media, and those who posted them should be banned:
- The Steele Dossier was an accurate and legitimate report
- Donald Trump was urinated on by Russian prostitutes.
- Trump colluded with Russia to fix the 2016 election.
- Donald Trump was planning a coup after the 2020 election
- Trump was planning to refuse to leave the White House if he lost
- Trump called deceased World War I soldiers “suckers”
- The Hunter Biden story was disinformation
- Joe Biden never talked to his son about his business dealings
- The rioters that stormed the Capitol killed five people and were armed with guns
- ANTIFA is not violent and is just an “idea”
- All 74 million Trump voters are “white supremacists”
- The coronavirus was not released from a lab in Wuhan, China
- The 25th Amendment was going to be used against President Trump
I respectfully ask that the government and Big Tech remove any posts that reference these falsehoods and ban anyone who posted these stories of misinformation from all platforms.
It has troubled me greatly over the past several years and I can’t sleep at night knowing that such troubling misinformation permeates our consciousness. This can no longer be tolerated.
Of course, I am kidding. But you get the point.
Unlike the Left, conservatives believe in free speech, regardless of how flawed or hurtful the information might be.
And let’s be honest, liberals advocating for censorship of misinformation aren’t doing so out of the goodness of their hearts. They aren’t beneficent beings. “Misinformation” has come to mean anything they don’t like or anything that gets in the way of their radical agenda.
And anytime someone tells you that the government is the authoritative source of the truth, grab your muskets and run for the hills because tyranny is about to cast a dark shadow across the nation.
Here is my list of people I trust more than the government:
- Literally anyone else
- Literally anyone else
- Literally anyone else
That is an exhaustive list.
So, on second thought, yes misinformation is a problem that needs to be rectified. So, let’s start with liberal lies.
But, remember gang, conspiracy theories only abound on the Right. If you say otherwise, you are a purveyor of misinformation. You are part of the problem.