For the last several decades, many on the right kept their view of social and political conflict confined to the frame of market versus government, a viewpoint perhaps best embodied by President Reagan.
While conservative skepticism of this obsolete, Cold War-era framework has certainly been mounting, its tone-deafness in the modern day has never been more obvious. Just last week, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the quiet part out loud and admitted that the federal government is colluding with big tech oligarchs by “flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread this disinformation.”
The @PressSec says that the White House is “flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread this disinformation.”
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 15, 2021
The administration is already hard at work on this front, with the White House citing a report from a foreign dark money group the Center for Countering Digital Hate that focused on 12 people who allegedly spread misinformation. The