MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace suggested on Thursday that President Trump doesn't have the "right" to "spread lies" about the coronavirus on social media.
Amid reports that indicate that nearly half the Twitter accounts talking about the coronavirus are "likely bots" and that China is increasing its disinformation campaign about the spread of the pandemic, Wallace had on MSNBC political analyst Richard Stengel accused Trump of "echoing" the viral "conspiracy theories" and the bots then echo the president.
"You know, I want to ask you why the social media companies don't have more power and authority at a time when it's a health crisis," Wallace said. "I understand that in the context of an American political election, you've got free speech to navigate, but what is the right to spread lies about a deadly pandemic? Where's that?"
"I think it's a much easier call," S... (Read more)
MSNBC’s Richard @stengel on Trump spreading Covid “conspiracy theories”: "The First Amendment doesn’t protect false speech about a virus or false speech that endangers the health of your users." pic.twitter.com/5Vh89kBGrT— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 21, 2020
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