Former White House Press Secretary and Current MSNBC contributor Jen Psaki reportedly warned viewers on Thursday on the potential danger she believes free speech poses to America.
“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. 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.” Psaki said.
The House Oversight Committee convened a hearing on Twitter’s censoring policies on Wednesday, focused on the company’s activities in response to a New York Post revelation on the contents of a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden on Oct. 14, 2020.
Twitter suspended many accounts, including that of the New York Post’s and then-White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s personal account, for posting the article.
The article in question was later verified to have been accurate, even by many liberal news source, but only many months after its publication.
“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,” she continued.
“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 added.
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