Following a subpoena from Congress, internal email correspondence from Meta Inc., formerly Facebook, proves the Biden White House demanded that Facebook censor Americans on COVID-19.
In 2021, the Biden White House was “outraged” about a meme posted to Facebook that discouraged Americans from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s the meme:
What did the Biden White House want removed?
That’s right, even memes weren’t spared from the Biden White House’s censorship efforts. pic.twitter.com/6BhDxTHsUi
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 27, 2023
The meme reads, “10 years from now you will be watching TV and hear… ‘Did you or a loved one take the covid vaccine? You may be entitled…’”
This meme was simply too much to bear for the Biden administration. They demanded that Facebook censor Americans. (Trending: CNN’s Response To Joe Biden’s Corruption Is Jaw-Dropping)
An employee warned Zuckerberg over email in April 2021 by saying, “We are facing continued pressure from external stakeholders, including the White House and the press, to remove more COVID-19 vaccine discouraging content.”
In another email, Facebook’s president of global affaris, Nick Clegg, said that senior White House health official named Andy Slavitt is “outraged” over the anti-vaccine content.
“Never-before-released internal documents subpoenaed by the Judiciary Committee PROVE that Facebook and Instagram censored posts and changed their content moderation policies because of unconstitutional pressure from the Biden White House,” Rep. Jim Jordan explained.
As many Americans have witnessed, Facebook allows “independent” fact-checkers to run amok on its platform. They solely determine what the truth really is. (Trending: Fauci Gets The Worst News of His Career)
In the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election, fact-checkers wrongfully censored information about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Zuckerberg and Facebook complied with the White House and changed its policies on COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation in order to censor more people.
Amid reported Meta refusals to comply with congressional oversight of Big Tech censorship, the House Judiciary Committee is reportedly weighing a potential Thursday vote on a contempt of Congress referral on Mark Zuckerberg. Read more: https://t.co/KfpGeqC15V pic.twitter.com/cZq5R7RdNy
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) July 24, 2023
In one instance, Facebook curtailed the reach of then-Fox News host Tucker Carlson even though Carlson’s information about the vaccine was truthful and did not violate Facebook’s COVID-19 policy.
Republican Rep. Jim Jordan said the Facebook emails “prove that the Biden Admin abused its powers to coerce Facebook into censoring Americans, preventing free and open discourse on issues of critical public importance.”
Zuckerberg initially denied to provide the communication related to government’s pressure to censor Americans until he faced contempt.
The contempt effort is currently paused, but may resume if Facebook fails to continue cooperating, Rep. Jordan explained.