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The CDC played a direct role in moderating and censoring speech on Facebook surrounding the COVID pandemic, emails obtained in a lawsuit against the Biden administration suggest.
Facebook’s cozy relationship with the CDC was revealed after the state of Missouri sued the federal government for alleged censorship of citizens in violation of the First Amendment. Reason Editor Robby Soave outlined the nature of the communication in a series of tweets reminiscent of the Twitter files, with screenshots of the relevant emails between the CDC and Meta employees.
“The CDC had significant input on pandemic-era policies at Meta,” Soave wrote. “The CDC was consulted frequently, at times daily, receiving constant updates about which topics were trending, and giving recommendations on what content to flag as false or misleading.”
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1. THREAD: THE FACEBOOK FILES— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) January 19, 2023
Twitter is not the only social media site to face pressure to censor content. I obtained emails showing that the CDC had significant influence over covid moderation at Facebook and Instagram. Here’s what I found.