White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted the Biden administration is colluding with corrupt Big Tech oligarchs to suppress dissent on social media platforms.
During the White House press briefing on Thursday, Psaki said the administration is regularly “flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.”
“We are in regular touch with these social media platforms and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff, but also members of our COVID-19 team,” Psaki said.
The @PressSec says that the White House is "flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread this disinformation."
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 15, 2021
The press secretary also admitted that the Democrat administration will continue to build on its influencer-led propaganda campaign to “boost trusted content.”
“We’re working with doctors and medical professionals to connect medical experts who are popular with their audiences with accurate information and boost trusted content …We’re helping get trusted content out there,” Psaki said. “…We’re also investing, as you will have seen in the president, the vice president, and Dr. Fauci’s time in meeting with influencers who also have large reaches to a lot of these target audiences who can spread and share accurate information. You saw an example of that yesterday.”
Psaki says the White House is working with social platforms to help get trusted content out, flagging misinformation and has proposed multiple changes to how COVID-19 information is monitored and measured on social platforms, including Facebook. pic.twitter.com/1MYh5bfEuF
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Psaki also communicated the desire from the U.S. Surgeon General’s office to increase “disinformation research,” specifically surrounding COVID-19 vaccine content, that the administration can counter. She also stated that the White House will urge Silicon Valley giants to “provide publicly and transparently data on the reach of COVID vaccine misinformation.”
“Not just engagement, but the reach of the misinformation and the audience that it’s reaching that will help us ensure we’re getting accurate information to people,” she said. “This should be provided not just to researchers, but to the public so that the public knows and understands what is accurate and inaccurate.”
Another Democrat-backed initiative the White House hopes to see social media companies do is act faster against “harmful posts.”
“Information travels quite quickly on social media platforms. Sometimes it’s not accurate and Facebook needs to move more quickly to remove harmful, violative posts. posts that will be within their policies for removal will often remain up for days. That’s too long. The information spreads too quickly,” Psaki warned.
Psaki also expressed frustration at Facebook’s unwillingness to inject “quality” or propaganda information from the administration directly into the site’s algorithm.
“Finally, we have proposed they promote quality information sources in their feed algorithm. Facebook has repeatedly shown that they have the leverage to promote quality information. We’ve seen them effectively do this in their algorithm over low-quality information and they’ve chosen not to use it in this case. That’s certainly an area that would have an impact.”
Just this week, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy urged Big Tech giants to crack down on what he labels “misinformation ‘super-spreaders’” operating on their respective sites.
“Limiting the spread of health misinformation is a moral and civic imperative that will require a whole-of-society effort,” Murthy wrote in the introduction of the report.
How is this any different than what China does? https://t.co/P8WlAv0vPW
— Margot Cleveland (@ProfMJCleveland) July 15, 2021