The Democrats are tightening the screws on social media platforms.
They want all avenues of information under their thumb.
And one Obama appointee said something jaw-dropping about Big Tech.
Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants Big Tech to do a better job of censoring so-called “misinformation.”
This has been the battle cry from the Left ever since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Instead of any introspection on how Clinton was profoundly unlikeable, Democrats chose to blame Facebook and Twitter for not blocking supposed Russian disinformation allegedly aimed at helping Trump win.
Johnson appeared on MSNBC and continued the drumbeat of Big Tech censorship.
He began by saying that “the biggest danger we face as a country right now is the very problems we’re having with our democracy.”
And that threat to democracy is free speech online.
“[T]he Internet enables us as Americans to believe what we want to believe . . . We go to sources, and you know this problem, we go to sources for information that do no more than validate our own prejudices, our biases and so forth, which is how you end up in situations and surveys that show that a very, very large percentage of Americans, of Republicans, believe that the election was stolen.”
Johnson probably wouldn’t balk at the percentage of Democrats who believe that the 2016 election was stolen despite an exhaustive and costly two-year special investigation by Robert Mueller.
A not insignificant number of Democrats probably still think the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen due to Florida recount shenanigans and Diebold voting machines in Ohio respectively.
“And there are a lot of Americans out there who believe that somehow this vaccine, which is saving lives, is dangerous, which is how we end up in situations like the one we’re in now where we’re seeing a spike . . . I looked at numbers on your show a minute ago, and it’s actually worse now than it was a year ago when we were still in lockdown. This is a surge of the unvaccinated.”
This is either a lie or flat-out ignorance.
Either way, Johnson is engaging in the same misinformation he’s railing against.
The number of deaths is down dramatically from last year.
To suggest otherwise is pure fear-mongering.
Also, the public health experts are the ones saying – based on dubious data – that vaccinated people are spreading the virus the same as unvaccinated people.
The establishment has a narrative and they’re working overtime to perpetuate it.
Perhaps Johnson’s clip should be censored on Twitter for a flagrant case of COVID misinformation.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.