Biden Administration Pressured Facebook to Censor COVID-19 Content

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Facebook and Instagram allegedly censored Americans and changed content moderation policies at the request of the Biden administration to crack down on Covid-19 “misinformation.” Internal documents obtained by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed pressure on social media platforms to remove content that contradicted official health narratives and vaccines. Facebook employees mentioned external pressure from the White House to remove COVID-19 vaccine-discouraging content, including a humorous meme. Biden advisor Andy Slavitt was reportedly upset when Facebook refused to delete the meme. The administration continued pressuring Facebook, resulting in the demotion of posts, including a video from Tucker Carlson. In response, Facebook decided to adopt stricter moderation policies against Covid-19 and vaccine “misinformation.”