Conservative radio host Mark Levin noted on Thursday that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made the case for former President Donald Trump’s new lawsuit when she urged social media companies to suppress anti-vaccine ideas.
Recently, Trump sued several social media giants for censoring him and other uses, arguing that Big Tech had to abide by the First Amendment since it took direction from the government about public issues such as the coronavirus pandemic.
Psaki appeared in the White House briefing room Thursday with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, who had just issued a government health advisory, warning of the public health consequences about “misinformation” on coronavirus vaccines. In an exchange with a reporter, Psaki outlined the extensive measures taken by the Biden administration to police the content of information on social media platforms regarding the vaccines.
“We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s office,” Psaki admitted. “We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation. We’re working with doctors and medical professionals to connect — to connect medical experts with popular — with popular — who are popular with their audiences with — with accurate information and boost trusted content. So we’re helping get trusted content out there…
“Facebook needs to move more quickly to remove harmful, violative posts — posts that will be within their policies for removal often remain up for days,” she continued. “That’s too long.”
So the White House is colluding with Facebook to censor “problematic posts.” Levin pointed out that Psaki had essentially made Trump’s case: “Jen Psaki is the best witness for the Trump lawsuit.”