White House slammed for pledging to keep a ‘close eye’ on ‘misinformation’ on Twitter: ‘Absolutely insane’

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced new criticism Monday for saying that the Biden administration is “keeping a close eye” on Elon Musk‘s newly acquired Twitter over concerns about the spread of “misinformation” and incitement to violence on the platform.

The House Judiciary GOP tweeted, “Why is the Biden White House scared of the First Amendmentand @Elon Musk?”

Ilya Shapiro, director of constitutional studies at the Manhattan Institute, said Jean-Pierre’s comments likely violated the Bill of Rights.

“That statement sounds ominous and is likely a First Amendment violation in and of itself,” Shapiro tweeted.

James Hirsen, a New York Times bestselling author and attorney, encouraged the Biden administration to “Keep an eye on the border,” instead of Musk’s social media platform.

Prior to Musk’s takeover of the platform last month, Twitter had long been accused of a bias against conservatives. The platform infamously censored the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story just weeks before the 2020 presidential election and suspended the accounts of conservatives such as Donald Trump, Jordan Peterson, and others while allowing the Iranian ayatollah and Chinese government propagandists to remain.





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