Yet another member of the Big Tech club is exposed for collusion with the Biden White House. It’s about Amazon now, and the censoring of dissenting Covid-related books.
New emails that have just become public showing Amazon under pressure from the Biden administration, and, giving in to it.
The emails saw the light of day thanks to a subpoena issued by the House Committee on the Judiciary, its chairman, Jim Jordan, revealed on X.
The current White House went as far to interfere with the business of a privately-owned company as to make Amazon “to censor books that expressed views the White House did not approve of.”
And when books are censored/removed/burned – the last point referring to literal, but also in the digital age, figurative action – it’s historically heralding a point of no return, at least for a democracy.
What appears to have happened here is the Biden administration, ignoring restrictions on interfering in speech enshrined in the very Constitution Joe Biden swore on when assuming office – going to Amazon and asking for “anti-vax” books to be suppressed.
The less relevant part of the story is that Amazon obliged – of course it would.
It’s the White House role that is of true interest.
And so, no surprise that Amazon (given what it has to lose) was the one that appears to have taken initiative in this business.
According to the Daily Signal, Amazon “strategized for a meeting with the White House on March 9, 2021, openly asking whether the administration wanted the retailer to remove books from its catalog.”
This is also a useful bit of chronology – true or false – should the administration elect to defend itself. “It wasn’t our idea, it was Amazon’s” – in other words.
But – emails also reveal that Biden Covid team’s Andrew Slavitt got the ball rolling, so to speak, by writing – “Who can we talk to about the high levels of propaganda and misinformation and disinformation [on] Amazon?”
It’s hard to ignore the reported level of Amazon’s willingness to ask “how high” when told to jump.
“Is the [a]dmin(istration) asking us to remove books, or are they more concerned about search results/order (or both)?,” an Amazon employee’s email is now cited on the web.
Slavitt might yet become the face of the Big Collusion – given he has previously turned up in the damning Twitter Files, cropped up in to all intents and purposes leaning on Facebook – as apparently the go-to person when the White House needed social media to toe its line.
“The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Slavitt on November 30 (…),” reports now read.
“The White House instructed Slavitt not to appear” – as per the Washington Examiner.
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