Former U.S. President Barack Obama called on tech companies to clamp down on freedom, denouncing those challenging the “official” government narrative on social media as spreaders of disinformation and a threat to democracy itself. 

Unhappy with those who refuse to swallow the bullshit of the Noble Peace Prize winner who bragged in the book “Double Down,” that “I’m really good at killing people,” Obama, speaking at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center event, said, “The very design of these platforms seems to be tilting us in the wrong direction.” 

Obama, a lawyer, referred to himself as being “pretty close to a First Amendment absolutist,” but said these social media companies need to be more transparent about their governing principles and clear on what is allowed and what is not. 

He said these platforms tend to turbocharge “some of humanity’s worst impulses.” 

He pointed to what he identified as the spread of false information about COVID-19 and the 2020 election claims.

He also pointed to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Steve Bannon, the former Trump adviser, as experts in the field of disinformation. 

“People like Putin, and Steve Bannon for that matter, understand it’s not necessary for people to believe this information in order to weaken democratic institutions. You just have to flood a country’s public square with enough raw sewage,” Obama said. “You just have to raise enough questions, spread enough dirt, plant enough conspiracy theorizing, that citizens no longer know what to believe.”

TRENDPOST: The Trends Journal has reported on the spread of propaganda from Washington and the Presstitutes in the media, especially since the outbreak of the Ukraine War. (See “TRENDS ANALYSIS: U.S. NEWS OUTLETS PERFORM PROPAGANDA ACROBATICS IN UKRAINE WAR” and “WASHINGTON: ONLY BELIEVE U.S. WARMONGERING. SAYS ZERO HEDGE PEDDLES RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA.”)

It’s amusing to see Obama take the mantle of ‘Disinformation Avenger,’ especially since his administration had public feuds with reporters on the rare occasion he was pressed. 

James Risen, the former New York Times reporter who is now The Intercept’s senior national security correspondent, called the Obama administration the “greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation.”

“[Former Attorney General] Eric Holder has been the nation’s top censorship officer, not the top law enforcement officer,” Risen tweeted at the time. “Eric Holder has done the bidding of the intelligence community and the White House to damage press freedom in the United States.”

Risen wrote about a CIA plan to undermine Iran’s nuclear program and cited an unnamed source in his 2006 book, Politico reported. He vowed to never give up the name of his source. The Justice Department later dropped the demand after CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was found guilty for the leak.

“I plan to spend the rest of my life fighting to undo damage done to press freedom in the United States by Barack Obama and Eric Holder,” Risen tweeted, according to Politico. “My son is a reporter. I don’t want him to have to live in a country where there is less press freedom than when I started as a journalist.”

How Obama Would Fix the “Disinformation” Problem

Obama told his audience that there needs to be an effort by the government and these tech companies to correct the issue. 

“At the end of the day the Internet is a tool, social media is a tool,” he said. “At the end of the day tools don’t control us. We control them. And we can remake them.”

The Trends Journal is proud of our unparalleled coverage on the electoral and free speech abuses of Facebook and other tech companies in many articles, including:

TRENDPOST: The arrogance of someone saying that anyone who disagrees with his belief should be chastised and censored is promoted and accepted as being acceptable in what is now mislabeled as a “Democracy.”

Obama, who was vaccinated and boosted with the COVID Jab, admitted it was “clinically tested” on billions of people: “Despite the fact that we have now essentially clinically tested the vaccine on billions of people worldwide.

Around 1 in 5 Americans is still going to put themselves at risk… rather than get vaccinated.”

Yet, that the Operation War Speed was the first gene therapy injected into the human body and Obama was fully vaccinated and boosted but still got the virus was not discussed, while those who have not gotten the jab and not gotten the virus—or had it and were asymptomatic and/or recovered—are accused by him and the mainstream media of spreading “Disinformation.” 

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