MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said Monday that social media platforms like Facebook need “to be shutdown” because they have only decided to censor “disinformation” now that President-elect Joe Biden is entering the White House.
“You need to be shutdown. Nobody needs what you have to offer. You’ve destroyed this country and quite frankly, it’s still happening right now,” she said. “If this is some last minute suck up by Twitter or Facebook, all you’ve done is shown just how impactful everything that you have been doing so far has been in terms of spreading disinformation,” she continued, suggesting that these companies have decided to act because Biden will soon be president. (RELATED: Twitter Follows Trump Suspension With Massive ‘Purge’ Of Conservative Accounts)
“You have shown that you should have done this a long time ago,” she said, referring to a report that says “election misinformation” has dropped by 73% since Twitter banned President Donald Trump from its site.
Brzezinski suggested if they had banned Trump earlier, “perhaps there wouldn’t be people dead … Perhaps there wouldn’t have been some sort of insurrection at the Capitol that was promulgated all over your sites. Perhaps there wouldn’t be so much hatred and disinformation.”
There has been an exodus of conservatives from Twitter after the social media site deleted Trump’s account as well as those of former national security advisor Gen. Mike Flynn and lawyer Sidney Powell.
“The leadership at Facebook is pathetic. Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Zuckerberg, you guys are pathetic,” Brzezinski said, referring to the Facebook COO and CEO.
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh deactivated his Twitter account in response to Twitter’s apparent purge.
Brzezinski insisted Monday that social media companies’ actions against Trump and others were politically motivated.
“You make absolutely no reason about your actions. You could have done this a long time ago. You decided to do it now. Huh? I wonder who is going to be president now? Maybe this will make [Biden] happy. No, you have just shown him why you need to be shut down,” Brzezinski said.
She suggested that social media giants should “follow the law that publishers have to follow” and that they should not be given immunity from the libel laws that regulate how purveyors of traditional media and books publish information. (RELATED: Trump Says He Was ‘Outraged’ By Supporters Storming Capitol, Is Now Focused On ‘Smooth’ Transition Of Power)
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale suspected Twitter might move against the president and he encouraged Trump in early 2020 to move to Parler, a social media app that was popular with conservatives, a former senior Trump campaign adviser told the Daily Caller in January.
Parler is inactive because it has lost its Amazon hosting server.