The White House raised the stakes on online censorship last week, announcing that it had been directing Facebook to censor posts and even suggested that social media users banned from one platform for “misinformation” should be banned from all platforms.
But The White House is not done yet.
When asked about whether the administration was considering regulation to tackle online “disinformation,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki didn’t say no.
“I don’t think we’ve taken any options off the table. That’s up to Congress to determine how they want to proceed moving forward,” Psaki said. “We are not in a war or a battle with Facebook. We are in a battle with the virus. The problem we’re seeing that our Surgeon General elevated last week is that… inaccurate information about vaccines is killing people.”