Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki urges MSNBC viewers to “think through the danger” it would represent if we don’t censor social media, writes The Daily Caller.
– If you were running a local political campaign and you’re running ads on television, and you say something inaccurate about your opponent, guess what happens? The ad is pulled down, Psaki said.
Hearing on Twitter censorship
– These platforms live by a different set of rules, and people consume more information from them than any other source of media. Think of the danger of that.
Last week, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing on Twitter’s censorship practices. The focus was Twitter’s actions when New York Post published a report on October 14, 2020 that addressed the contents of a laptop Hunter Biden had misplaced.
Protected the Biden family
Twitter shut down several accounts for sharing the story citing its hacked content policy, including the New York Post and then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s personal account.
– As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, they’re allowing hate speech, racism. Also, let’s not forget inaccurate information about vaccines and how they can save your lives. They run rampant on these platforms, Psaki said
During the hearing, Republican representative Nancy Mace described side effects of the Covid-vaccine when she questioned former Twitter executives about censorship of alleged “misinformation” about Covid-19.
Among those “shadowbanned” by Twitter was Stanford University health policy professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, who said lockdowns hurt children. Dr. Andrew Bostom, a former academic at Brown University, was suspended for five months for alleged “medical misrepresentation.”
– What these Republicans are doing, essentially, just to break down past all of this crazy word salad of yesterday, they are defending the pushing of inaccurate, dangerous information on the platforms that most people receive information from. That is racist, dangerous, prompted January 6th, is prompting people not to get vaccinated. That’s what they’re defending, Psaki said.
Jen Psaki left her job as Biden’s press secretary last May and joined MSNBC as a TV host and political commentator.