After admitting that government officials are flagging what they deem “misinformation” to Facebook for censorship, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is exploring options to exercise more control over social media platforms.
“I don’t think we’ve taken any options off the table. That’s up to Congress to determine how they want to proceed moving forward,” Psaki said. “We are not in a war or a battle with Facebook. We are in a battle with the virus. The problem we’re seeing that our Surgeon General elevated last week is that… inaccurate information about vaccines is killing people.”
.@PressSec is asked about regulatory moves to address misinformation on social media:
“I don’t think we’ve taken any options off the table. That’s up to Congress… We are not in a war or a battle with Facebook. We are in a battle with the virus.” pic.twitter.com/7UbG890nrc
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 19, 2021
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