White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday that the Biden administration wants more social media censorship — while also claiming to value the First Amendment.
Psaki’s comments came after Facebook announced their decision not to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s accounts.
The Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that Biden believes that “major platforms have a responsibility related to the health and safety of all Americans to stop amplifying untrustworthy content, disinformation and misinformation, especially related to COVID-19, vaccinations and elections.”
Joe Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki defended Facebook censorship and said “that there’s more that needs to be done” pic.twitter.com/Jjgvyp41OZ
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Psaki went on to indicate that Biden believes Big Tech must do more to silence “life threatening” speech on social media.
“I think we are, of course, a believer in First Amendment rights, I think what the decisions are that the social media platforms need to make is how they address disinformation, misinformation, especially related to life threatening issues, like COVID-19 and vaccinations,” Psaki underscored.