This thing is hashtagged #MOVEFASTFIXIT even though Biden hasn’t moved fast since 1972 and has never fixed anything in his life.
But it’s basically the predictable set of demands that Facebook boost media propaganda favoring him and suppress Trump ads couched in the usual talking points that make these sound like sensible socially responsible requests rather than a corrupt call to rig an election,
“After foreign operatives and rightwing trolls used Facebook to hack the 2016 election,” Biden’s statement begins.
Good thing nobody fact checks him or they’d have to ask how “rightwing trolls used Facebook to hack the 2016 election”. Did they break into the voting machines using Facebook? That’s the kind of tech you might see in an 80s movie about how how computers work.
“Tens of millions of Americans rely on Facebook as a news source. But the company continues to amplify misinformation and lets candidates pay to target and confuse voters with lies.”
Including Joe Biden!
They’re called election ads. We have them in America. Maybe not in Delaware which must be run by Kim Jong-Un. Candidates tell crazy lies and make crazy promises and voters get to decide. Like the time Joe Biden claimed that Mitt Romney was going to put black people in chains.
“We have asked Facebook to take action–responsible action, action that is critical to the health of our democracy,” Biden goes on.
Nothing says democracy like silencing dissenting voices and suppressing the political opposition.
“They need to promote authoritative and trustworthy sources of election information, rather than the rants of bad actors and conspiracy theorists.”
That would be awesome. If those existed. Beyond CSPAN? But Biden means the corporate media. Which is 100% in his corner.
So it’s fair of him to ask Facebook to amplify his supporters and suppress his opponents. Healthy democracy.
“They need to promptly remove false, viral information “
Like Biden’s repeated claims that Trump won’t step down if he loses the election?
I kid. Fact checks don’t apply to Democrats.
“They need to prevent political candidates and PACs from using paid advertising to spread lies and misinformation — especially within two weeks of election day”
But who gets to decide what’s a lie? Oh right. Biden’s media allies.
This is what they call rigging an election.