In an op-ed from 2018, Biden’s pick for senior adviser to the Secretary of Defense, Bishop Garrison, described free speech as a “digital black plague.”
In the 2018 op-ed, resurfaced by Revolver News, Garrison described alleged disinformation, which to others is free speech, as a “digital black plague,” which if allowed to “spread further,” soon “the shining city on the hill will undoubtedly find itself alone in the darkness for years to come.”
Garrison also said that technology was responsible for the spread of disinformation, which to some, is any information they don’t like.
“While these technological advances work to keep us better informed, holding those with ill intentions accountable for their public actions, they also provide the means by which those who wish to spread disinformation and instability can commit their misdeeds,” he wrote in the op-ed.
In the article, Garrison also blasted President Trump for attacking the mainstream media.
“The integrity of the system is further eroded by the Trump Administration’s unwillingness or inability to condemn the brazen efforts by Russia to subvert our democracy while simultaneously demonizing the Fourth Estate as not just biased, but dishonest and even fake.”
He then showed his double standards by attacking media group Sinclair Broadcasting.
“It’s not simply that citizens are discovering disinformation through social media or fraudulent sites, but the mass takeover of local news stations by Sinclair Broadcasting has led to opinion pieces with scant supporting evidence presented as fact on a regular basis and against the wishes of anchors.”