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If you're banned by one social media platform for disinformation, you should be banned by others – HotAir

If you're banned by one social media platform for disinformation, you should be banned by others – HotAir

Yesterday the White House began its big push against vaccine misinformation, part of which involves calling on Big Tech to enforce its policies more rigorously against people spreading conspiracy theories about the vaccines.We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation,” Psaki told the White House press corps on Thursday.The most sinister version would be if Psaki or some other White House apparatchik dialed up Facebook and threatened them with regulatory consequences if they didn’t deplatform critics whom the White House found objectionable.What did the White House do with Facebook?

The subject of the White House colluding with Facebook came up at today’s press briefing when Peter Doocy of Fox pressed the White House on why they were “spying” on Facebook users.Doocy seemed under the impression that it was the White House that identified the 12 Facebook users responsible for so many anti-vax falsehoods on the platform — a government blacklist — and then handed it off to Facebook, but it wasn’t.

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