Former Obama consultant Dan Pfeiffer appeared with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today to complain about the harmful and unjust “right-wing media advantage,” and to demand Congress take action and “regulate” algorithms and increase censorship of popular conservative websites.
Pfeiffer implicated conservative media as being a”very well-funded, aggressive operation” spreading “incredibly dangerous” disinformation and lies “for profits and political gain.”
“Why can’t we pass basic regulations to make these companies be more transparent about the algorithms that spread the lies on everything from COVID to January the sixth?” Scarborough asked.
Pfeiffer said Congress “absolutely should”pass policies, however that social networks business are “exploiting loopholes in the law to deeply damage America.”
“If you go to Facebook on a daily basis, the posts with the most engagement are from Ben Shapiro, Dan Bongino, and Candace Owens,” he said. “It is right-wing media content. It dwarfs progressive content. It dwarfs mainstream media content — which is actually, should be the part that should scare us the most, that Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire has more followers and engagement — many times more — than the New York Times or CNN. That is a problem for democracy.”
Joe Scarborough seemed to agree.
.@danpfeiffer on MSNBC: "If you go to Facebook on a daily basis…@benshapiro's Daily Wire has more followers and engagement, many times more than the New York Times or CNN. That is a problem for democracy." pic.twitter.com/WYraWGfp8C
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) June 6, 2022
“The problem around this is getting worse every single day,” Pfeiffer continued. “The media, the right-wing media advantage, this disinformation propaganda operation is so much more powerful now than when I worked in the White House.”
“It’s getting bigger. It’s flourishing. Mys-tastasizing,” Brzezinski slurred.
“Metastasizing,” Pfeiffer corrected. “Yes, cancer, that is a perfect metaphor for what we are dealing with, and it is, I think, what we have to do is radically rethink how we communicate … and then the social media companies have an obligation to do more. We can’t rely on them to do it on their own and so this is where Congress and regulators have to step in to think about how we regulate these algorithms that are pushing this disinformation for profit.”
On “The Rubin Report” June 8th, BlazeTV host Dave Rubin shared clips from the “Morning Joe” interview, in addition to videos of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, and former President Barack Obama all requiring more federal government policies to deal with whatever they consider as “dangerous misinformation.”
Watch the video below:
H/T The Blaze