White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was dumbfounded when asked about the Biden administration’s alleged collusion with big tech.
High-ranking officials in the Biden administration worked hand in hand with influential social media companies to censor content that was deemed “misinformation,” according to emails revealed this week.
The big tech companies would engage in “regular chats” with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify and remove so-called “misinformation.”
The lawsuit stated that “dozens of federal officials across at least eleven federal agencies” engaged in a “massive, sprawling federal ‘Censorship Enterprise,;” with the “intent and effect of pressuring social-media platforms to censor and suppress private speech that federal officials disfavor.”
Schmitt said, “Beyond DOJ, Meta identified 32 additional federal officials including White House Officials who communicated with them, and YouTube identified 11 federal officials including White House Officials who communicated with them, many of whom were not disclosed by DOJ.”
On Friday, Fox Business White House correspondent Edward Lawrence asked Jean-Pierre, “On social media companies, did the administration give Twitter and Facebook talking points over flagging what the president describes as misinformation?”
As she thumbed through her notes at the podium, the perplexed Jean-Pierre instructed Lawrence to repeat his question, “Say that one more time.”
Lawrence reiterated, “Has the administration helped Twitter and Facebook with talking points about what the administration believes is misinformation or how much coordination is there between the administration and social media companies?”
Jean-Pierre couldn’t answer the question.
“So, I–I–I don’t have anything to share with you on that. I’m not going to comment on that right at this time,” the White House press secretary said during the briefing.
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