FNC: White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s comments about Spotify adding a disclaimer to certain Joe Rogan episodes is another example of Democrats using corporate allies to censor free speech in a way the First Amendment prohibits the government itself from doing directly, Journalist Glenn Greenwald told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday.
Psaki praised Spotify last week after the company decided to put a misinformation label on Rogan’s podcast at a briefing: “So, this disclaimer — it’s a positive step… It’s a good step, it’s a positive step, but there’s more that can be done.”
“Obviously that comment that you just referenced is in and of itself disturbing,” Greenwald said. “Why should the White House be weighing in at all on who they think should be on Spotify, who they think should not be what they think Spotify should and shouldn’t be doing about their podcast host? But it’s even more alarming when you consider that it’s actually part of a broad pattern, even an explicit strategy by Democrats to use their majoritarian power in Washington to coerce companies to censor for them in ways the Constitution would prohibit.”
“They’ve repeatedly subpoenaed social media companies and explicitly said If you don’t start censoring more, you will face legal and regulatory reprisals,” Greenwald said.
“Remember, when Parler was taken off the internet, it was the number one most popular downloaded app. It was because AOC went online the day before and said, ‘Hey, Google and Apple and Wall Street and Amazon, why are are you allowing this app that I don’t like on the internet?’ And three days later it was gone,” Greenwald shared.