CFFS Condemns White House Collusion with Big Tech; Government Text Surveillance
WH Spokesperson admitted to administration flagging Facebook posts opposing vaxx narrative
Mesa, AZ – The Biden administration on Thursday admitted to conspiring and colluding with social media giant Facebook to monitor, surveil, and when necessary suppress posts on the platform that the administration considers to be “disinformation” regarding the Wuhan Coronavirus, the rapidly spreading Delta variant, and the government’s attempt to coerce Americans into receiving the experimental Covid-19 vaccine.
“We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spreads misinformation,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced at Thursday’s press briefing. “Facebook needs to move more quickly to remove harmful, violative (sic) posts.”
The stunning admission drew swift condemnation from Citizens for Free Speech (CFFS) founder Patrick Wood.
“The idea that social media executives and their site moderators have been practicing censorship of speech with which they do not agree on their own is bad enough,” Wood stated, “but for them to be acting in concert with the federal government to suppress ideas and opinions that run counter to the administration’s narrative? That’s a whole new level of unconstitutionality.”
Psaki’s shocking admission comes on the heels of a new health advisory issued by Biden’s Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy. Murthy issued a plea for social media companies to “strengthen the monitoring of misinformation” and to “prioritize early detection of misinformation super-spreaders.”
Free speech advocates and organizations, including CFFS, have been sounding the alarm over the unchecked power of Big Tech to regulate and stifle free expression of differing ideas for years, increasing in frequency in the past 18 months. They have called upon congress to pass legislation regulating these partisan platforms, which continue to disproportionately affect conservative politicians and groups. Such calls are certain to get louder upon the revelation of the Executive Branch’s admitted coordination with the monopolistic social media corporations to silence dissent.
“CFFS is calling on congress to investigate the abuse of power being wielded now by the Biden administration in their attempt to suppress viewpoints on the Covid pandemic that have as much basis in science as those advanced by the CDC and the Surgeon General,” said Wood, the CFFS director.
There is ample scientific evidence that the untested, non-FDA approved vaccines may be dangerous to some recipients, and there is no science to support the idea that mandatory masking and shutdown policies are effective in curbing the spread of the virus. These viewpoints should not be quashed by the Thought Police at Facebook, working on behalf of the federal government.”
Of equal concern to Wood and his national network of free speech defenders is the recent report from Politico that Biden and his supporters now want to target the private text messages of American citizens, continuing their search for “disinformation.”
“Biden allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively,” Politic reported, “and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages.”
“The danger that this latest tactic poses for the First Amendment rights of all Americans cannot be overstated,” Wood declared. “Now the government wants to have its fact-checkers hacking into our private texts and deleting messages they do not approve? Suppressing speech by deleting our digital messaging is no different than jailing people for non-government-approved speech in a public setting. This must be stopped before the United States becomes the CCP of the West.”
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