There was a time when the ACLU, the EFF or the various other civil liberties and speech organizations would have been up in arms, lawsuits would have been filed and the media would have covered the story from the standpoint of a civil rights violation.
But since it’s 2021, the ACLU and the EFF have nothing to say about it, and CNN is cheering government censorship.
Facebook on Wednesday announced that it had taken action against the so-called “disinformation dozen,” one month after the White House singled out the twelve people and argued that they were responsible for a majority of coronavirus misinformation.
“There’s about 12 people who are producing 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at the time.
On Wednesday, after Facebook’s action against the “disinformation dozen,” a White House spokesperson continued to strongly criticize the company.
“In the middle of a pandemic, being honest and transparent about the work that needs to be done to protect public health is absolutely vital, but Facebook still refuses to be straightforward about how much misinformation is circulating — and being actively promoted — on their platform,” a White House spokesperson told CNN Business.
There’s a whole lot more misinformation and disinformation coming out of the White House than there is out of Facebook.
But in a matter of months, the Biden regime has completely dismantled the argument that Big Tech censorship isn’t a First Amendment violation. This is state action. It’s a monopoly censoring people specifically targeted by the government in response to government pressure.
If this were happening in China or some Eastern European country, there’d be no ambiguity on the subject whatsoever.