This is pretty rich. Now that Elon Musk has purchased Twitter, Jen Psaki assures us that President Joe Biden has “long been concerned” about the power of large social media platforms and believes tech platforms must be held accountable for the harms they cause. OK, who’s going to hold Twitter (and Facebook) accountable for suppressing the New York Post’s scoop on Hunter Biden’s laptop and all of the emails on it? That did some damage to the Post, which was locked out of its Twitter account for six weeks because it wouldn’t take down the story, which was not Russian disinformation as John Brennan, James Clapper, and Leon Panetta all attested. Biden is damn grateful to Twitter for shutting down that story, or should be.
PSAKI: "No matter who owns or runs Twitter, the president has long been concerned about the power of large social media platforms, the power they have over our everyday lives. He's long argued that tech platforms must be held accountable for the harms they cause." pic.twitter.com/9KTSrBYiSM
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) April 25, 2022
— Rex Ratio (@vermontaigne) April 25, 2022
He didn’t mind when Twitter was suspending accounts like mine for sharing legitimate reporting from NYP on his son. https://t.co/Cs7KZgOU9J
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 25, 2022
The Democrats’ big argument is that January 6 was planned on social media, and that’s why there have to be such restrictions on what can be posted (and why Donald Trump isn’t allowed on Twitter).
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!
— Republican Party of Arizona (@AZGOP) April 25, 2022
Sooo, they should also be held accountable for interfering with the 2020 election?
— WhiskeyBentRx (@bent_rx) April 25, 2022
Long held belief since about four hours ago.
— Thomas Buglewicz (@tgbugle562) April 25, 2022
Interesting. I distinctly remember the White House inviting TikTok influencers to a special briefing on Russia/Ukraine… guess they’re not that concerned…
— Aliscia Andrews (@alisciaandrews) April 25, 2022
Very good point.
Now they want to regulate it.
— Boromir of Gondor (@dtetreault20) April 25, 2022
Now they care. Too funny and predictable!!!
— TedBonds (@theodorekorff) April 25, 2022
— Jimmy Harris (@JimmyHarris_) April 25, 2022
Gee, I don’t remember him being concerned until about 3 hours ago. Hmmmmm..
— Donald Gross (@donaldfgross) April 25, 2022
So odd he's never said anything about it before… or his press secretary. They must be pretty scared.
— Working Hardly (@WantMyFishy) April 25, 2022
How long before the WH and Dems start a congressional hearing on the dangers of Twitter?
— Salvator Mundi 2L2Q (@ilsalvatormundi) April 25, 2022
So this is a long-held belief of Biden. Right.
Joe Biden and the Jonas Brothers get called out for using a meme that mocks a homeless man to push vaccinations https://t.co/sPaOImU65g
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 20, 2021