Saturday, July 17, 2021

Facebook’s Heavy Hand

Posting links on Facebook can be tricky these days. I was put on probation earlier this year for a link that Facebook found to be offensive. I don’t remember what it was now. Recently, my account was suspended for 24 hours for two links I posted back in May that questioned the information we’re being given about Covid. I also shared a link to an article in opposition to gun control. Facebook’s explanation for reprimanding people is always that what you have posted goes against their “community standards.” 

Facebook posters aren’t paranoid. At a recent press conference, Jen Psaki came right out and said that the administration is working with social media to flag “certain problematic posts.”  She said that the administration is urging social media companies to supress anti-vaccine ideas. They supress posts by removing them or attaching a notice to them that says they are inaccurate or out of context.

According to conservative Mark Levin, by saying these things, Psaki has given Trump a gift. Trump is suing Big Tech, arguing that since Big Tech has taken direction from the government about the pandemic, they must abide by the First Amendment. Psaki’s statements support Trump’s allegations. 

I’m glad Trump is suing Big Tech, but the wheels of justice turn slowly, and there are at least a few corrupt judges in the system. No telling when this will be settled.


You have to ask yourself what’s going on when state governments offer multi-million dollar lotteries as an incentive to take the Covid vaccine. I don’t recall this ever being done for other vaccines. Why are governments taking such extreme measures to promote a vaccine for a disease that doesn’t kill in any greater numbers than the flu?

The lottery is not the only thing that bothers me about the Covid vaccine. All the conflicting information about Covid and the vaccine should give any thinking person pause. And why is the vaccine promoted by foundations that also promote population reduction? If they want population reduction, why promote a vaccine that they claim is going to save lives? And then there’s the fact that the vaccine is not FDA approved. It’s being distributed under an emergency exception. 

Are those who decline to get the vaccine making a mistake? At this point, I don’t think we know. Maybe time will show that they are indeed making a mistake. But it’s reasonable to want answers to questions, to want conflicting information sorted out, to want to know why strong-arm tactics are being used. 

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