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During Wednesday’s White House press conference, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to questions regarding a recent federal judge-issued order that demands the administration turn over communications with social media platforms regarding misinformation and censorship.
“A federal judge ordered that you have 20 days to turn over emails communicating with social media companies over misinformation and disinformation. What are those emails going to show?” a reporter asked.
“So I can’t comment — you asked me this question last week. I can’t comment on any specifically ongoing litigation. And so again, I’d refer you, would refer you to the Department of Justice,” Jean-Pierre responded.
“A couple of things that I would say, just as a general matter on this, as we said over and over again: since the beginning of the administration in our battle against Covid-19, it has been crucial for the American people to have access to factual, accurate, science-based information and ensuring that any media platforms have access to the latest information on a once-in-a-generation pandemic, is something that has been done since the earliest days of the pandemic beginning under the former president,” she continued, noting once again for the reporter to contact the Justice Department.
“What about if those communications are still happening? Are there frequent contacts between the administration and social media companies?” He pressed.
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