Jen Psaki is about to be a witness in this major Donald Trump lawsuit
Jen Psaki and the Biden administration walked into Donald Trump’s trap.
No one saw this coming.
Now Jen Psaki is about to be a witness in this major Donald Trump lawsuit.
Donald Trump sued Facebook, Twitter, and Google for banning him saying they violated his First Amendment rights.
Trump argued the social media giants serve as state actors working at the behest of the government to censor conservatives for ideological reasons.
TV lawyers for corporate-controlled media outlets laughed at Trump’s lawsuit.
But now it turns out none other than Jen Psaki may have just proven Trump right.
On Thursday, talk show host and legal scholar Mark Levin declared that “Jen Psaki just made the case for the Trump lawsuit.”
On the same day Levin made those comments, Psaki announced a new administration initiative to pressure Facebook to censor so-called “misinformation” about the coronavirus vaccine.
In a White House press briefing Psaki stated:
Well, first, we are in regular touch with these social media platforms, and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff, but also members of our COVID-19 team, given, as Dr. Murthy conveyed, this is a big issue of misinformation, specifically on the pandemic.
In terms of actions, Alex, that we have taken — or we’re working to take, I should say — from the federal government: We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s office. We’re flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation. We’re working with doctors and medical professionals to connect — to connect medical experts with popular — with popular — who are popular with their audiences with — with accurate information and boost trusted content. So we’re helping get trusted content out there.
If Facebook censors posts that the administration flags, Facebook is now a state actor and the Constitution applies to their actions.
That means Facebook can not infringe upon American’s rights to freedom of speech.
Censoring speech online is one of the new driving forces on the American Left.
Democrat politicians left it up to Facebook to censor speech after media pressure to create a workaround for the “state actor” designation.
But now that Democrats hold all the power in Washington, D.C. they think they can get away with openly colluding with social media platforms on ideologically motivated censorship.
That decision may just blow up in their faces.