Former First Lady Hillary Clinton is advising that social media needs a “global reckoning” with disinformation, and urged the media to “rid themselves of both-sideism.”
In an interview with the Guardian, Clinton made the confusing argument that social media companies are at once too powerful, but also how they also need to tamp down more on certain kinds of views and information.
She also bashed the mainstream press, saying, “They’ve got to rid themselves of both-sidesism.”
“It is not the same to say something critical of somebody on the other side of the aisle and to instigate an attack on the Capitol and to vote against certifying the election.”
“Those are not comparable, and it goes back to the problem of the press actually coming to grips with how out of bounds and dangerous the new political philosophy on the right happens to be.”
Oddly enough, Clinton never opposed anyone objecting to election certifications when Democrats did it over and over again both in 2017 and 2005.
I spoke to the @guardian about the global reckoning we need on disinformation and the importance of a free press (along with the perils of persistent both-sidesism that we need to address). https://t.co/Oqfx8dkdEo
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 6, 2021
Hillary Clinton Wants Political Opponents Shut Down Over ‘Misinformation’
Can you even recall a time in our nation when Democrats were so open and brazen about their attempts to shut down free speech in America?
Hillary Clinton proceeded to attack Big Tech companies, who have banned President Trump from ever offering his opinion on their platforms, for not doing enough to stop the spread of “misinformation.”
“The technology platforms are so much more powerful than any organ of the so-called mainstream press,” she claimed.
“And I do think that there has to be not just an American reckoning but a global reckoning with the disinformation, with the monopolistic power and control, with the lack of accountability that the platforms currently enjoy,” Clinton continued.
Clinton, who has repeatedly blamed her 2016 presidential election loss on Russian conspiracies, called for world governments to step in and regulate Big Tech.
“So governments are going to have to decide right now that the platforms have to be held to some kind of standard, and it’s tricky,” Clinton said.
Former President Donald Trump was banned from social media for daring to claim the 2020 election was stolen. Here you have Clinton, who claimed that Trump was an “illegitimate” President, saying this isn’t enough.
And Democrats think Republicans are fascists?
Facebook banned Trump for saying, since November 2020, that the election was “stolen.” But Hillary Clinton, since November 2016, has said THE SAME THING. Why hasn’t Facebook banned for Clinton for peddling “The Big Lie” about her 2016 defeat?!? pic.twitter.com/rokrSovlEA
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) May 6, 2021
She Needs A Global Reckoning With Herself
Where to even begin with this obvious case of projection on the part of Hillary Clinton? Perhaps the media needs a global reckoning with her own history of lies and misinformation.
Clinton, after all, admitted that her lawyer, Marc Elias, paid for the infamous Steele dossier.
Elias, in a lawsuit filed by former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, was accused of using “false information, misrepresentations and other misconduct to direct the power of the international intelligence apparatus and the media industry against” him to “further their political agenda.”
The dossier, which the Wall Street Journal has described as uncorroborated “junk,” was the basis for the Russia/Trump conspiracy news that dominated media during the former President’s administration.
And the surveillance was built on lies, fabrications, and based on a dossier paid for by Hillary Clinton.
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) April 23, 2021
Clinton, of course, was also integral in the lie that the Benghazi attacks were the result of an obscure YouTube video.
Former National Security Adviser under Barack Obama, Susan Rice, even claimed in her book that she was pushed to do five Sunday television interviews by the Obama administration to cover for Clinton by insisting on that story.
‘I smell a rat. This is not a good idea.’ Susan Rice tells how the Benghazi scandal took a toll on her family https://t.co/Sfuu0HKytM
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) October 8, 2019
What other misinformation came from Hillary Clinton? Well, you could write a book.
All of these are provable lies, some mundane, some quite serious. All misinformation that, if social media giants had a global reckoning over, would result in her banning as well.
The problem being, the media isn’t interested in ‘both-sideism.’ In essence, Hillary has already been granted her wish to stifle free speech.
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