Journalist Glenn Greenwald is blasting Facebook for its decision to crackdown on users posting comments about the coronavirus vaccine that undermine official information being provided by “authorities.”
Greenwald, a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter, said social media giants like Facebook are under immense pressure from mainstream media outlets to censor dissenting opinion.
“I think it’s so important to recognize that Silicon Valley companies are not the ones who want to do this. They would rather stay as far away from censoring, and arbitrating, and intervening, and keeping people off their platforms, not because they’re noble and nice, but because it’s in their business self-interest not to do it. They’re being pressured to do it,” he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Tuesday evening.
“This is what’s so amazing, by CNN, and NBC, and New York Times who are saying every time you allow information over your platform that we think is wrong, we’re going to shame you, we’re going to disgrace you,” Greenwald continued.