Rep. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI) the top Democrat on the Arms subcommittee cited Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH)’s use of the committee to force social media companies to promote conspiracy theories to help Trump.
Plaskett brutally describes what Jordan did, “They want to force social media companies to promote conspiracy theories because they think that’s the only way their candidate can win the 2024 election. They want to bully experts into leaving their jobs in disinformation.” pic.twitter.com/XjvrvfpYcW
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PolitikusSarah) July 20, 2023
If Republican Maga agrees with you. You are given a platform to spread any conspiracy theory, no matter how dangerous and if they don’t agree with you, you get death threats until you have to leave. These people have a plan. They want to force social media companies to promote conspiracy theories because they think that is the only way their candidate can win the 2024 election.
They want to bully the experts into leaving their work on disinformation to pave the way they want to reveal the sources of the most heinous speeches right here in this committee room. Because that sets up the groundwork for their own conspiracy theories and apparently doesn’t care how many people get hurt or die as a result of their actions, whether through lies about vaccines or threats to the safety of witnesses, because nothing is more important to them than power.
Jim Jordan and House Republicans used a subcommittee they created to force social media to promote conspiracy theories to help Donald Trump. The goal is to recreate the same social media environment that existed in 2016 that will allow Trump, the Republican Party, and hostile foreign governments like Russia to spread lies and misinformation that will help Republicans win in 2024.
Kevin McCarthy has acknowledged that the point of the arms subcommittee is to help Trump.
Audiences are a joke. The only censorship Republicans are interested in is restrictions that prevent them from spreading lies and misinformation.
Jordan is trying to pave the way for Trump in 2024, and Rep. Plasket called him.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also the White House Press Pool and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor of Political Science degree. His postgraduate work focuses on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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