We were debating for a bit whether or not to put quotation marks around ‚Äúchild‚ÄĚ reporter, considering the maturity of our White House correspondents ‚ÄĒ remember CNN‚Äôs Jim Acosta playing keep-away with the microphone with a young female aide? We‚Äôre not sure why there was a child reporter there Thursday, but this young person wanted to know how the White House could prevent kids from encountering misinformation on the internet. They‚Äôll probably grow up to be a White House correspondent, seeing how the assumption in the question was that the White House has an obligation to do something about it.
Psaki said there are ‚Äúcertainly steps the government can take,‚ÄĚ but she could start by taking down some of her tweets, like the ones claiming the Hunter Biden laptop story was Russian disinformation. But we are curious what these steps the government can take are, and if Nina Jankowicz, the Mary Poppins of disinformation, has any role to play in it.
A child reporter asks Jen Psaki how the White House will "prevent children from getting misinformed from the internet."
PSAKI: "There's certainly steps the government can take‚Ä¶" pic.twitter.com/VWN8DA9Joe
‚ÄĒ Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 12, 2022
She‚Äôs even patronizing to the children.
‚ÄĒ Matt Edward (@Cardinal_Bowler) May 12, 2022
She'll end her tenure the way it started ‚Äď by answering nothing.
‚ÄĒ Adam (@MillennialAK1) May 12, 2022
What misinformation are kids getting from the internet ‚Ä¶ that men can get pregnant? That critical race theory isn‚Äôt being taught in public schools? That you can‚Äôt say ‚Äúgay‚ÄĚ in Florida?
We‚Äôve already seen just how poor of a job Twitter itself did with its ‚Äúmisinformation‚ÄĚ tools appended to the Hunter Biden story and to any tweet about COVID-19 and the vaccine ‚ÄĒ the last thing it needs is for the government to ‚Äúhelp.‚ÄĚ
Minister of Truth thinks trustworthy, verified people like her should be able to ‚Äėadd context‚Äô to your tweets https://t.co/3q8kWADG7v
‚ÄĒ Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 11, 2022