Mollie Hemingway, the Editor-in-Chief of the Federalist, reportedly claimed that government agencies are fighting an information war against conservatives in which they regularly attempt to censor and silence those they disagree with during her appearance at the 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Twitter banned a New York Post article from October 2020 regarding the contents of a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden, preventing the publication from accessing its account.
“Something needs to be done about Big Tech, and, frankly, the — the typical conservative response is insufficient. Typically conservatives will say, ‘There’s nothing we can do about this destruction of the country, because they’re a private company.’ No, they’re more like another country. They’re more like another government. And they are so powerful, and they have such an outsized effect on our — you know, on the freedom of our elections, on the security of our elections, on our ability to just be free people and debate the truth.” Heminway said.
“We’ve had some reporting recently about this Disinformation Inc, it’s a global billionaire-funded operation to say that if you are The New York Times,’and you lie for years about the Russia collusion hoax, you’re good media. And if you expose what The New York Times is doing, well, you can’t be trusted. They give that information to advertisers and other people like social — like search engines, and it ends up being that. The New York Times gets to grow and the conservative media is declining.” Hemingway continued.
Journalists Matt Taibbi, Bari Weiss, and Michael Shellenberger detailed how Twitter blocked conservatives, even at the request of the FBI, in a series of disclosures first published on the social media platform.
According to sources, the State Department supported a number of foreign think groups that classified conservative media as misinformation and lobbied advertisers to demonetize them.
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