White House: Conservative media needs to be held accountable for misinformation
UPDATED 5:30 PM PT – Tuesday, July 20, 2021
White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield claimed social media companies should be held accountable for so-called misinformation. On Tuesday, Bedingfield spoke with MSBNC’s Mika Brzezinski and said it was a goal of the Joe Biden administration to promote the vaccine.
Bedingfield said that most hospitalizations and deaths came from unvaccinated Americans, which has prevented the U.S. from moving on from the pandemic. While she has blamed social media companies for many of the alleged issues, she claimed the real blame was on conservative media.
“It is also the responsibility of the people creating the content,” she claimed. “…There are conservative news outlets who are creating irresponsible content that’s sharing misinformation about the virus that’s getting shared on these platforms.”
Biden is using Big Tech as an arm for his agenda. This is state-sponsored media.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) July 19, 2021
Bedingfield went on to say the vaccine would save lives and spreading so-called misinformation was harming people. She failed to mention holding accountable Democrats like Kamala Harris, who previously said she would not take the vaccine because of President Trump’s influence.