Social media showed more interest in moderation than government did in free speech
WND News Center
Joe Biden has worked hard to present himself as the easy-going good ‘ole boy. But the façade has crumbled a number of times, including when he lashed out at a questioner for being a “lying, dog-faced pony soldier.”
He also reportedly has erupted because of the constant media references to his age – 80 at his last birthday and evidenced through his mental stumbles and verbal gaffes.
His officials periodically have been caught out with their anger, too. And now a report says members of his administration exploded with anger because a social media company didn’t censor MORE Americans’ comments about COVID-19.
The report in Breitbart said the Biden administration, which has tried to label anything information with which it disagrees as “misinformation,” were “angry” because Twitter didn’t ban some accounts.
The details come from the latest batch of Twitter Files that were released.
It was David Zweig who released the details coming about of Twitter about the Biden administration’s influence operations on social media companies to try to control the narrative that Americans would hear on several issues.
He reported, “A December 2022 summary of meetings with the White House by Lauren Culbertson, Twitter’s Head of U.S. Public Policy, adds new evidence of the White House’s pressure campaign, and cements that it repeatedly attempted to directly influence the platform.”
Culbertson’s memo, posted online, said, “The Biden team was not satisfied with Twitter’s enforcement approach as they wanted Twitter to do more and to de-platform several accounts. Because of this dissatisfaction, we were asked to join several other calls. They were very angry in nature.”
The report noted Zweig documented that Twitter didn’t fully “capitulate” to the wishes of the Biden administration and actually showed “more care” about moderation “than was shown by the government toward free speech.”
The social media company, before Elon Musk bought it, did, however, suppress views “that conflicted with the official positions of the White House,” the report said.
The report cited as part of the problem that Twitter contracted with outsiders, “with no medical or scientific background,” were tasked with moderating comments from scientists who were experts in their fields.
Zweig wrote, “Inevitably, dissident yet legitimate content was labeled as misinformation, and the accounts of doctors and others were suspended both for tweeting opinions and demonstrably true information.”
- Opinion: State lawmakers should pass bill correcting wrong against state workers in COVID-19 timesElizabeth Hovde states that passage of the bill would scrub the lack of a COVID-19 vaccination from a former employee’s personnel files.
- Research reveals shortage of critical medicines on the riseThe medical profession around the globe has been focused over the last few flu seasons on COVID and its after-effects, but that focus has come with a cost.
- Prestigious science journals provide kill shot to bogus COVID narrativeA report from Just the News now has revealed a study that confirms COVID masks were largely ineffective.
- White House pressured YouTube to ‘crack down on vaccine misinformation’President Joe Biden’s administration exerted pressure on Google-owned YouTube to suppress COVID-19 vaccine information, documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee show.
- Unapologetic U.S. military now reaching out to soldiers it bootedThe Pentagon now is reaching out to the hundreds and hundreds of soldiers it threw out of the ranks of the U.S. Army because they refused to accept the experimental, and now documented as dangerous, COVID shots.
- ‘Never seen this before’: Explosion of miscarriages after COVID shotsStudy alleges link between mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and 17 million sudden deaths, raising concerns about vaccine safety; testimonies at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s hearing highlight increased miscarriage rates post-vaccination.
- Probe: Feds keep hidden records on vaccine injuries, barely follow upA report in Just the News explained the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System which is run by the Centers for Disease Control and the FDA, contains a “back end” to which only regulators have access.
- Mask mandates are making a return in blue stateFive counties in California implemented mask mandates for some areas on Wednesday as a precautionary measure ahead of flu season, ABC7 News reported.