Published On: Sun, Jul 18th, 2021

Legal Group Seeks to Learn About Biden Administration’s Coordination With Big Tech

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A legal group is seeking information on the extent of the Biden administration’s coordination with Big Tech, after White House officials last week said they were in regular communication with the companies. America First Legal, run by former Trump administration officials, filed a flurry of Freedom of Information Act requests on July 16, seeking details on U.S. government agency communications relating to the current administration’s effort to push Big Tech to censor speech. White House press secretary Jen Psaki on July 15 told reporters in Washington that the administration is in regular touch with social media platforms and that officials are “flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation.” She also claimed that about a dozen people produce 65 percent of “anti-vaccine misinformation” on social media and suggested those people should be banned. Psaki, “from the White House press room, announced that the federal government is coordinating with social media platforms …

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