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Facebook Files Reveal White Houses Efforts to Control COVID Narrative on Social Media

White House’s Push for COVID Narrative Control

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Newly released Facebook Files reveal White House’s efforts to control the COVID-19 narrative on social media, including targeting vaccine-hesitant users.

Request for Special Targeting Parameters

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During an April 5th call, President Biden’s digital director asked if government agencies could access special targeting parameters to address vaccine concerns.

Counteracting Vaccine Misinformation

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White House officials aimed to counter vaccine misinformation, especially in rural areas where Facebook information is perceived as true.

Concerns of Surveillance

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White House dismissed privacy concerns, stating that the information was publicly available and not Big Brother monitoring.

Contentious Calls Between White House and Facebook

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White House accused Facebook of being less cooperative than other platforms in sharing information, leading to more contentious calls.

Facebook’s Data Dump

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After an April 14th call, Facebook provided a substantial data dump from CrowdTangle to help address vaccine misinformation.

Formulating Policy Recommendations

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The data gathered from CrowdTangle was analyzed to formulate policy recommendations regarding vaccine misinformation.

Government’s Role in Content Moderation

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Revelations raise questions about government involvement in social media content moderation and its impact on freedom of information.

Efforts to Address Vaccine Hesitancy

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White House sought special access to tools to target vaccine-hesitant users and address their concerns without triggering alarm.

Berating Facebook for Lack of Data Sharing

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Internal company communications show White House officials berating Facebook for not sharing enough data about vaccine hesitancy.

Countering Vaccine Misinformation in Rural Areas

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White House officials were particularly focused on countering vaccine misinformation in rural areas where Facebook is a trusted source of information.

Impact on Freedom of Information

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The extent of government involvement in social media content moderation raises concerns about the impact on freedom of information.

More From The Stock Dork – ABC News Questions Kamala Harris on Low Polling and Role of Race and Gender

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During a pre-taped interview that aired on ABC’s streaming platform, Vice President Kamala Harris was asked about her historically low polling numbers. ABC News’ Linsey Davis brought up reports stating that Harris has “the lowest approval rating of any vice president” and asked whether race and gender might play a role in her unpopularity.

Democrats Remain Loyal to Biden Amid Hunter Biden’s Legal Controversies

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Despite concerns about President Biden’s connections to his son Hunter Biden’s ongoing legal issues, Democrats do not appear ready to abandon him as their party’s nominee for the 2024 election. The House Oversight Committee recently held a closed-door interview with former Hunter Biden business associate Devon Archer, during which he mentioned that Hunter had included his father on speakerphone in various meetings with business associates. 

Biden Administration Withholds Funds for Schools with Hunting Courses, GOP Calls it ‘Shameful’

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The Biden administration has confirmed that it is withholding critical funds from elementary and secondary schools across the nation that offer hunting or archery programs in their curriculum. This decision is based on the interpretation of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden after a series of mass shootings.

As a result of this interpretation, funding for shooting sport activities earmarked under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 will be blocked for schools nationwide.

Hunter Biden’s Former Business Partner, Devon Archer, Ignored Questions Entering House Hearing

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Devon Archer, a former business partner of Hunter Biden and a fellow board member of Burisma, was met with media questions as he entered a congressional hearing on Monday. Archer, who is expected to testify against the Biden family, smiled but refrained from responding to reporters’ inquiries.

President Biden Takes Time Off in Rehoboth Beach Amidst Testimonies

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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were spotted spending time on Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, taking an extended break from the responsibilities of high office.

During this period, Devon Archer, a longtime friend and former business associate of Hunter Biden, is expected to testify on Capitol Hill regarding his foreign ventures and the alleged level of the president’s personal involvement.


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