Remember when Hunter Biden abandoned a laptop at a computer repair shop — which he recently told “CBS This Morning” he has no memory of doing? The New York Post got a hold of emails on the laptop, but a group of more than 50 former intelligence officials signed a letter saying the emails had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” That’s the story the media ran with, while Twitter prohibited users from sharing or linking to the story and suspended the Post for spreading “hacked” information.
In that light, a coalition of groups is asking President Biden to create a task force to crack down on disinformation campaigns, while not limiting free expression.
A coalition of groups is calling on President Biden to create a task force that can explore ways to crack down on deliberate disinformation campaigns in ways that don't unduly limit free expression. https://t.co/Pjt7NzCA4K
— Axios (@axios) April 29, 2021
We don’t recognize most of these groups, but we want to name and shame them: Pen America, Voto Latino, Common Cause (red flag), the Center for Democracy and Technology, Access Now, SimplySecure, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for American Progress (no way!), and Free Press. “Disinformation itself is a profound threat to free speech,” said Matt Bailey, director of Pen America’s Digital Freedom Program.
“Digital Freedom Program.”
Rachel Maddow is fucked
— The Boss (@JimboRevenge843) April 29, 2021
Damn, RIP NY Times.
— Cori Britt (@CoriBritt1) April 29, 2021
CNN and MSNBC are in real big trouble
— Voter Fraud Is Real?? (@BballMichael) April 29, 2021
The answer is “no”. They cannot crack down on @CNN without violating the 1st amendment.
— Toxic Miscuelinity (@Dave_DelFavero) April 29, 2021
Like peeing prostitutes?
— Matthew Rosario (@knows_he_doesnt) April 29, 2021
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 29, 2021
Like Officer Sicknick?
— Toxic Intellectual (@basementpoli) April 29, 2021
Wow so every reporter who blamed the Covington kids and Jussie will go to jail. Good.
— MagicSam (aka Fultz Force Five & Fat Jimmy) (@jj4t12win10) April 29, 2021
Will it be retro for the "journalists" piping Russia nonsense for 4 years?
— contingent 50 (@contingency50) April 29, 2021
How about those so called intelligent agent people who said that Hunter Biden’s laptop was disinformation? They interfered in our election.
— Jenny J. (@jennyjupite) April 29, 2021
Let’s start with arresting the people who said Hunter’s laptop was Russian disinformation. It was not.
— Rewind and Eject (@rewindandeject) April 29, 2021
Will they arrest the Journos who told the public that Hunter Biden's laptop was a Russian operation? https://t.co/qLKWt19BMe
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 29, 2021
Arrest all the former intelligence officials who claimed it was Russian disinformation at the same time please.
— Lakelady (@marthamkb) April 29, 2021
You mean like when he edited a video to make it seem Trump called COVID a hoax?
— InMyHumbleOpinion (@IMHO1969) April 29, 2021
Vox’s Aaron Rupar should be getting a knock on his door.
A thought crimes division.
— GX11 (@hostilemk) April 29, 2021
Has everyone stopped reading "1984"?
— Todd Salvo (@ToddSalvo) April 29, 2021
… because some folks think '1984' was a "how-to" guide rather than a cautionary tale, apparently.
— Wooden Nickel (@WoodenNickelTX) April 29, 2021
The same crowd that waves away facts with phrases like "MY truth" (my hallucinatory hate trumps reality) wants you to think that when it suppresses dissent just like their totalitarian heroes in Russia and China do, it's just what the founders intended.
— Saeger Ryman (@saegerart) April 29, 2021
My god. This is so fucking dangerous.
The fact anyone is writing this or even asking for this without seeing that is SO troubling.
— flats (@redfish832) April 29, 2021
Nice passive aggressive way to destroy the First Amendment
— Colton Adams (@coltrain8224) April 29, 2021
“No amendment is absolute”
— Dr. Evil (@BTCLayZerz) April 29, 2021
Continuing to try and disenfranchise over half of the country again this year?
2022 will be lit AF
— JayWilspn (@jay_wilson202) April 29, 2021
Oh yeah, we know how that's gonna pan out.
— Pamela Roth (@rothfarms) April 29, 2021
We don’t need thought police. People can decide for themselves what is true or not. That’s what debate and discussion is for
— Kathy Bulgarelli (@KathyBulgarelli) April 29, 2021
Basically they want him to create Pravda. "Crack down on misinformation" means get rid of any enemy propaganda and have the government boost the propaganda for our political causes. Literal Stalinist shit.
— скйлер (@Skyl3r26) April 29, 2021
Translation: we want a task force to attack things we dont like.
— doogie4u (@snewsh619) April 29, 2021
Look at all the liberals wanting to ban platforms they don’t agree with. ?
— Gary, MA professional counseling (@GaryCGeorge) April 29, 2021
You should start with the so called mainstream media.
They have been deliberately spreading disinformation about conservatives for years.
— So yup, we're screwed. Not the Suns though! (@aopaderf) April 29, 2021
Sorry, there are no "due limits" on free expression.
— ZeeTeeAy (@ZeeTeeAy) April 29, 2021
This is such an incredibly bad idea that the Biden-Harris administration is probably considering it right now.
Richard Grenell would like some follow-up on Sen. Chris Murphy’s intel saying Russia was responsible for the emails on Hunter Biden’s laptop https://t.co/chYUoDSR3E
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 26, 2020