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Free Speech Coalition Calls Out Biden White House Advisor Who Wants Big Tech To Censor Dissent

Newsbusters' Paiten Iselin has alerted CHQ and other members of the Free Speech Coalition that White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy has demanded big tech to censor administration opponents; “we need the tech companies to really jump in” to combat so-called disinformation and misinformation, said McCarthy at a recent lefty conference on “battling misinformation.”

And it’s not the first time the Biden administration has advocated for Big Tech censorship.


McCarthy spoke at an Axios event titled “A conversation on battling misinformation.” During the event, she called on tech companies to get more involved. “[T]he tech companies have to stop allowing specific individuals over and over again to spread disinformation,” she said.


Axios described the event as an examination of “real world impacts of misinformation on public health and climate action.” When asked if misinformation is a “threat to public health itself,” McCarthy said it is. “It’s not just denial of this, it’s also greenwashing.”


The White House national climate advisor joined Axios to assure viewers of President Joe Biden's "understanding that climate change presents an existential threat" and promote his clean energy initiatives. "We have to get our act together as a country to recognize that clean energy is the solution," she claimed.



McCarthy’s comments are yet another example of the Biden administration's advocacy of online censorship.


Biden’s paused Disinformation Governance Board (DGB) is perhaps the White House’s most egregious action to counter so-called “disinformation.” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas claimed that the Biden administration created the DGB to combat the “threat” of disinformation and misinformation.


Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also conveyed the Biden administration’s concern about misinformation. “We are regularly making sure social media platforms are aware of the latest narratives dangerous to public health that we and many other Americans are seeing across all of social and traditional media,” she said.


Surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy echoed McCarthy’s sentiments in July 2021 when he declared “misinformation” a “serious threat to public health.” He urged all Americans to “help slow the spread of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”


Free speech advocates have raised concerns that government involvement in social media content moderation violates the First Amendment. Philanthropy Roundtable board member and author Vivek Ramaswamy explained that “[Big Tech companies’] censorship constitutes state action because the government granted them immunity from legal liability, threatened to punish them if they allow disfavored speech, and colluded with them in choosing targets for censorship.”


A Congressional Research Service report expressed similar concerns. The report outlined that constitutional issues may arise “when the government’s informal attempts to encourage or threaten regulation involve matters concerning speech.” According to this logic, when the government pressures Big Tech companies to censor content, the censorship can be considered state action and a violation of the First Amendment. This presents a problem as the “private party’s act is no longer considered an ‘independent decision.’”


MRC Free Speech America Staff Writer and Researcher Gabriela Pariseau contributed to this report.


Conservatives are under attack. Contact your state representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you’ve been censored, contact Newsbusters at the CensorTrack contact form, and help them hold Big Tech accountable.


  • White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy

  • Big Tech

  • Climate change

  • Free Speech

  • censorship

  • First Amendment

  • disinformation

  • misinformation

  • greenwashing

  • clean energy initiatives

  • Joe Biden administration

  • Disinformation Governance Board (DGB)

  • Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas

  • Surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy

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van.snyder
van.snyder
16 de jun. de 2022

They're admitting that their old-fashioned way -- lying -- is no longer working.

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Brad Gillespie
Brad Gillespie
15 de jun. de 2022

The ongoing assault on freedom, constitutional rights, and anything that makes sense in this country is difficult to keep up w/ as Biden works his magic -- especially if you have anything else at all going on. And who even remembers the catastrophic Afghan pullout? -- Biden's ongoing blunders sorta wiped that out of our heads.....this admin is like one big wow!

Curtir

Honest disagreement is a threat to these big government types. It has become almost impossible to distinguish the current American government from the full blown communism of the Soviet Union during the 20th Century and the Peoples Republic of China since the 1950's. It includes, but is not limited to, the Stalinist January 6th show trial currently underway, and the attempts to stifle free speech via what serves as the current town square, otherwise known as social media. These people must be stopped if the American Republic is to survive.

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
15 de jun. de 2022

TIME FOR THE BIDENS TO PAY THE PIPER, HOW CAN WE WASTE MORE OF THE TAX PAYER MONIES, WITHOUT APPROVAL FROM CONGRESS, OR ANY AMERICAN TAX PAYOR PERMISSION, IMPEACHMENT SHOULD NOT TAKE LONG IN 2022 ,WHAT A FXXXIN WASTE OF GOVERNMENT. THIS IS THE END OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY FOREVER. EVERYBODY IS SUING FOR HUNTER BIDEN'S TRAVEL RECORDS, ON TAX PAYER MONIES TO CUT THEIR PERSONAL FINANCIAL DEALS WITH SECRET SERVICE SECURITY PROTECTION ON AIR FORCE TWO, GATHERING THAT POT OF GOLD FOR THE BIDEN FAMILY. The biden’s pot of gold from China, what did it cost America? Inside traders must go, they are not honest,has China installed a puppet government with the Biden’s? Another staged setting for the fak…

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