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Literal Fascism Before Our Eyes: Psaki Says You Should Be Banned from All Platforms if You're Banned from One

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is no stranger to controversy from her statements made from the briefing room podium, and her latest comments about social media censorship are deeply disturbing.

Psaki explained how the White House wants to combat misinformation regarding the coronavirus and the vaccine on major social media platforms.

“A couple of the steps that could be constructive for the public health of the country are for Facebook or other platforms to measure and publicly share the impact of misinformation on their platform and the audience it’s reaching,” Psaki began.

“Also with the public, with all of you to create robust enforcement strategies that bridge their properties and provide transparency about rules. You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others for providing misinformation,” she added.

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Yes — the official spokesperson for the White House believes that being banned from social media should be a one-and-done process.

Needless to say, free speech advocates are not letting her off the hook.

“Seriously, who the f*** is the White House to be dictating who should and should not be banned from social media platforms, to keep lists of who they think are the spreaders of “misinformation,” and then pressure companies they regulate to obey? This is pernicious shit,” liberal journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

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Eric Weinstein, the managing director at Thiel Capital, pointed out how the government strictly controlling the flow of information is a core tenet of fascism.

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Social media is one of the most important tools for receiving information and spreading ideas in the 21st Century.

In an age where it is hard to even define misinformation, the White House is playing with fire by suggesting blanket bans to Big Tech companies.

Especially when Big Tech companies are mainly staffed by the young bucks of left-leaning Silicon Valley, this probably would not be met with much hesitation.

While there are limitations to the First Amendment, and social media companies have terms of use, it would be an unprecedented and dangerous overreach of power to essentially erase someone’s online presence.

Psaki must apologize for these remarks, as the language threatens one of the most fundamental principles of a free country.

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Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. His "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
Cameron Arcand is a political commentator based in Orange County, California. In 2017 as a school project, he founded YoungNotStupid.com, which has grown exponentially since its founding. He has interviewed several notable conservative figures, including Dave Rubin, Peggy Grande and Madison Cawthorn.

In September 2020, Cameron joined The Western Journal as a Commentary Writer, where he has written articles on topics ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic, the "Recall Gavin Newsom" effort and the 2020 election aftermath. The "Young Not Stupid" column launched at The Western Journal in January 2021, making Cameron one of the youngest columnists for a national news outlet in the United States. He has appeared on One America News, and has been a Young America's Foundation member since 2019.
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