Last week, President Biden made an appeal to tech companies to more aggressively censor Covid ‘misinformation’. “I make a special appeal to social media companies and media outlets — please deal with the misinformation and disinformation that’s on your shows. It has to stop.” He said during a press conference. Politicians and the legacy media have made an aggressive push since 2016 to curate news and censor misinformation that weakens their narratives. Yesterady, the Epoch Times released an interview with Emmy award winning journalist Sharyl Attkinson. Attkinson raised the alarm about the media’s obsession with misinformation and how they have curated the news to control the narrative on covid. The Epoch Times Reports–
Five-time Emmy award-winning journalist Sharyl Attkisson said she has seen an increased effort to manipulate the public to appreciate censorship and disapprove of journalism. One of the strategies that has been employed is the use of third-party fact-checkers, she said.
“Nearly every mode of information has been co-opted, if it can be co-opted by some group, [and] fact-checkers are no different,” Attkisson told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders.”
“Either they’ve been co-opted, in many instances, or created for the purpose of distributing narratives and propaganda,” said Attkisson. “This is all part of a very well-funded, well-organized landscape that dictates and slants the information they want us to have.”
Attkisson said she first started to notice news being controlled in the early 2000s when the media company she was working for was actively trying to suppress certain stories.
“The pushback came to be more about keeping a story from airing or keeping a study from being reported on the news, not just giving the other side, not just making sure it was accurately reported,” she said of pharmaceutical company stories she was covering at the time.