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The censorship-happy Washington Post could barely contain itself as it declared in a headline that a “misinformation reckoning” is now hitting Spotify thanks to mega-podcaster Joe Rogan’s shows concerning masks and vaccinations.
“New: Spotify is now facing the same reckoning on misinformation that has long focused on social media sites like Facebook, highlighting how the public debate about how misinfo spreads is evolving,” Washington Post writer Cristiano Limo tweeted.
What stands out here is his reference to public debate about how misinformation spreads. The only public debate out there on that issue is between leftists and media propaganda outlets. And there has been no reference to exactly what was “misinformation” on Rogan’s show. Those parroting that talking point seem to just not approve of any discourse that is anti-vaccine or anti-mask.
“The controversy highlights how the debate over how false and misleading medical information spreads is shifting to focus on a broader array of companies, particularly as social media companies deplatform more purveyors of misinformation,” the leftist media outlet reported.
New: Spotify is now facing the same reckoning on misinformation that has long focused on social media sites like Facebook, highlighting how the public debate about how misinfo spreads is evolving https://t.co/AysNGo9KMy
— Cristiano Lima (@viaCristiano) January 31, 2022
President Joe Biden is on the same page as the Washington Post and has previously asserted that social media platforms such as Facebook are “killing people” by allowing the spread of COVID misinformation. More recently, he has said that such platforms need to be more proactive in curbing misinformation.
Now, he’s widened his attack to also include broadcasters and television personalities over misinformation dissemination. In December, Biden proclaimed during an address that vaccine hesitancy has “been fueled by dangerous misinformation on cable TV and social media.”
“These companies and personalities are making money by peddling lies and allowing misinformation that can kill their own customers and their own supporters,” he charged. “It’s wrong, it’s immoral and I call on the purveyors of these lies and misinformation to stop it.”
In January, Biden made a “special appeal to social media companies and media outlets” to “deal with the misinformation and disinformation that’s on your shows.”
Last year, Democrats on the House Energy Committee held a session on “disinformation and extremism in the media” according to the Washington Post. In April of last year, the Senate Commerce Committee convened a hearing on how to promote reliable sources of medical information that focused on “media outlets, including television, radio, and online platforms.”
A number of leftist lawmakers are joining leftist media outlets such as the Washington Post by focusing on how Spotify is spreading medical misinformation and discussing what can be done about limiting their freedom of speech and the right to conduct business as they see fit in the United States.
Reaction to the spreading of misinformation accusations by the Washington Post was swift and harsh:
Misinformation is a meaningless word now. It merely means, ‘something Democrats don’t like.’
— Marie Arf 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@schwingcat) January 31, 2022
Information you disagree with is not “misinformation”. Best I can tell today’s Covid “misinformation” is a news story 6 mo from now.
— Stacey – Gen X – The Sleeper Generation (@ScotsFyre) January 31, 2022
Misinformation = Wrongthink
— Yoda Man (@BestRobbNewton) January 31, 2022
How much was the reckoning in dollar amounts for your paper’s misinformation about Nick Sandmann exactly?
WaPo and most of the mainstream media need to sit this subject out for a while, at least until you clear out your own misinformation practices.
— The USA Patrioteer (@USAPatrioteer) February 1, 2022
Who are you to say what is misinformation or not?
— Larry (@lazzaNZL) January 31, 2022
The Washington Post calling any other platform “disinformation” is hilarious.
— Whiteguy_Joe ✊🏿 (@whiteguy_joe) January 31, 2022
You’re nuts! It’s funny how opinions are labeled as ‘misinformation’ when you disagree with them, but labeled as ‘opinions’ or ‘facts’ (whatever fits your narrative) when you agree with them. Hypocrite. pic.twitter.com/VWuwRSorKw
— Troy Teixeira 🤯 (@generationxtex) January 31, 2022
There is no ‘reckoning’ on misinformation regarding Facebook. Facebook willingingly pushed the TrumpRussia hoax, they willingly censored stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop, and his dealings in Ukraine and China. They have ZERO credibility.
— telekinetica (@telekinetica) January 31, 2022
You’re forgetting that misinformation is whatever the liberal establishment says it is, and it can change at any given point in time.
— Ranba_Ral (@Ranba_Ral) January 31, 2022
Look around, sport. Not only is WaPo less trusted than Rogan. They’re less trusted than Nigerian princes.
— Marsha (@Fergus642379) January 31, 2022
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