Records show that the Biden administration met directly with Facebook officials and told them to squash links to conservative sites and redirect users to sites such as The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and other such left-wing outlets.
The records were seen by Just the News:
The memos, reviewed by Just the News, chronicle a series of meetings between White House digital director Rob Flaherty and executives from Facebook, now known as Meta, in spring 2021 as the first questions about the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccine began surging on social media.
The memos delivered recently under subpoena to the House Judiciary Committee make clear the White House was actively interacting with Facebook, and sometimes pressuring the social media giant to moderate content in a way that would encourage more Americans to get inoculations.
President Joe Biden would eventually mandate such shots for many Americans, though he was reversed by the courts and Congress.
On April 14, 2021, for instance, the White House’s Flaherty asked Facebook whether it could promote The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal over The Daily Wire and Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren, according to Facebook meeting documents obtained by Just the News.
Flaherty asked Facebook employees “If you were to change the algorithm so that people were more likely to see NYT, WSJ, any authoritative news source over Daily Wire, Tomi Lahren, polarizing people. You wouldn’t have a mechanism to check the material impact?” according to Facebook’s typewritten notes from the meeting.
Lahren had been open about refusing the vax.
Who cares what Tomi Lahren wants to do or doesn’t want to do. How is it the Biden administration or Facebook’s business who wants to talk about vaxes, or no vaxes, or what links they want to send around while doing it?
This is a blatant violation of America’s Constitutional right to free speech.
It is bad enough that a “private business” like Facebook had been going about eliminating the free speech of conservative users, but when government gets involved, that is actually illegal. It is actually unconstitutional.
Indeed, the ONE type of speech that the founders wanted to protect was political speech. Crushing political speech was the first speech they wanted to make sure was free and open for all Americans.
And Joe Biden moved to destroy the founders’ vision. And our American way.