Joe Biden made a 180-degree turn during a Monday speech, walking back comments he made Friday that “Facebook is killing people.”
In his speech, Biden said that rather than Facebook, 12 individuals, referred to as the “Disinformation Dozen” by the media, are the ones killing people by spreading “misinformation.”
“Facebook isn’t killing people,” Biden insisted. “These 12 people are out there giving misinformation, anyone listening to it is getting hurt by it. It’s killing people. It’s bad information.”
Biden hinted that Facebook was not happy with his remarks that the social media platform was killing people, saying they should engage in more censorship instead of “taking it personally.”
“My hope is that Facebook, instead of taking it personally…that they would do something,” Biden said.
A leftist group called the “Center for Countering Digital Hate” disseminated a profile on the so-called “Disinformation Dozen” Biden is referring to, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Jr., psychiatrist Kelly Brogan, and health freedom advocate Ty Bollinger.
On Friday, Biden drew the ire of Facebook when he told the media: “They’re killing people. Look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and that — and they’re killing people.”
Biden weakly apologizing to Facebook before asking them to engage in mass censorship on the government’s behalf – in violation of the First Amendment – is typical 2021.
As former Rep. Justin Amash noted Sunday, the First Amendment “protects the spreading of misinformation in almost every context.”
“It does so because what’s widely perceived as false may at times be unpopular truth,” he tweeted.