A New York Times writer wants the Biden Administration to do something about “all the misinformation” in the world today.
In a new article entitled, “How the Biden Administration Can Help Solve Our Reality Crisis,” the writer wonders how President Biden can unite a country in which millions of people have chosen to create their own version of reality. He concludes that it’s critical for the government patrol information.
“Disinformation,” he writes, “must be treated as an “urgent threat[s].” He calls on the Biden administration to appoint a “reality czar,” writing that the government needs to create,
a “cross-agency task force to tackle disinformation and domestic extremism, which would be led by something like a ‘reality czar.’
It seems the New York Times is channeling Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). The Congresswoman recently came under fire for stating in an Instagram post that members of Congress were considering a commission for “media literacy.”
She stated that, “There’s absolutely a commission that’s being discussed, but it seems to be more investigating in style rather than truth and reconciliation.”
Her comment sparked comparisons to Orwell’s novel “1984,” in which the government propaganda department was referred to as “The Ministry of Truth.”
Cortez added “We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation.”
It seems the Grey Lady, or at least its writer and those he interviewed, agrees.
The First Amendment
Nonetheless, there is that little problem of the First Amendment, which specifically prevents the government from making laws that would abridge the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press.
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