White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki serves as the mouthpiece for the Biden administration.
She often dodges tough questions from reporters, saying she’ll have to “circle back” with them at a later date.
But Jen Psaki may have just admitted the one thing that could land her in court with Donald Trump.
Donald Trump recently launched a lawsuit against Big Tech for censoring him, arguing that the social media giants served as state actors by de-platforming him.
And when Jen Psaki confirmed Joe Biden’s plan to strong-arm Facebook into censoring “misinformation” about the Coronavirus vaccine, she essentially made the case for Donald Trump’s lawsuit.
According to Psaki, the Biden administration has a list of 12 accounts they believe are spreading the vast majority of “misinformation” about the coronavirus vaccine, and they’re asking Facebook to ban these accounts.
This led to radio host Mark Levin saying that based on what Psaki just admitted, Donald Trump should call her in as her first witness if his lawsuit makes it to trial.
Of course, Psaki is now trying to walk back her comments, saying that the administration never asked Facebook to take down any individual posts.
“First of all, we have not asked Facebook to block any individual posts,” Psaki told reporters. “The way this works is that there are trends that are out there on social media platforms. You’re aware of them, we’re aware of them. Anyone in the public can be aware of them.”
Psaki then claimed the administration monitored what trended on social media as opposed to creating an enemies list of accounts to ban.
“There’s also data that we look at that many media platforms, like many of you also look at data in terms of trends and you report on it, which is to be expected, given the number of people who get their information from social media,” Psaki added.
In conclusion, Psaki claimed that even though the administration would make clear what posts needed to be censored, that they would leave the final decision up to Facebook.
“It’s up to social media platforms to determine what their application is of their own rules and regulations,” Psaki declared. “And so we just certainly raise where we have concerns about information that’s inaccurate that is traveling out there in whatever platform it’s traveling on.”
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