Dems threaten Facebook: Continue censorship or else

Empower Wisconsin | Dec. 20, 2022

By Spencer Brown, Townhall

After Elon Musk took control of Twitter, the left has been mourning its waning power over the platform as the old guard was “exited” and pro-free speech policies were implemented. The loss of Twitter as an arm of the Democrats’ censorship machine has shaken the foundations of their power structure. Now, the changes at Twitter have at least some Democrat lawmakers on Capitol Hill scrambling to make sure they retain what power they have left to control the information Americans can view.

In a letter to Nicholas Clegg, the president of global affairs for Facebook parent company Meta, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Cathy Castor (D-FL), Andre Carson (D-IN), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) demand that the company continue censoring what it calls “dangerous and unfounded election denial content” and “continue the suspension of former president Donald Trump’s Facebook account beyond January.”

The Democrat lawmakers explain that “social media platforms like Meta often alter or rollback certain misinformation policies, because they are temporary and specific to the election season” but fret that “[d]oing so in this current environment, in which election disinformation continuously erodes trust in the integrity of the voting process, would be a tragic mistake.” Clutching their pearls tighter, the Democrats demand that “Meta must commit to strong election misinformation policies year-round, as we are still witnessing falsehoods about voting and the prior elections spreading on your platform.”

“For Meta to credibly maintain a legitimate election integrity policy, it is essential that your company maintain its platform ban on former president Trump,” the letter continues as lawmakers tell Meta how to run its business. The Democrats also go after Facebook allowing “election denial claims” by other candidates to “remain untouched on Facebook” which “gained more engagement on the platform.”

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