The Biden Administration is seeking to have BigTech companies censor information on its behalf – literally, U.S. government censorship via proxy:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has been reaching out to social media companies including Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc’s Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it from going viral, a senior administration official said.
Their stated reason is:
“Disinformation that causes vaccine hesitancy is going to be a huge obstacle to getting everyone vaccinated and there are no larger players in that than the social media platforms,”
Right now there are orders of magnitude more people who want to get vaccinated than are eligible to be vaccinated. Vaccine hesitancy is not a factor in rolling out vaccinations now – distribution and the logistics of administering vaccines are the bottlenecks.
According to President Biden and his advisor Dr. Fauci, I am not eligible to even sign up until sometime between August and October 2021. No amount of information or disinformation can change that.
This is government imposed censorship via proxy.
BigTech companies will rush to go along as they are most interested in currying favor with government leaders that have been recently discussing regulating the BigTech companies, especially in the social media space.