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Parler Responds to Facebook's Pro-Biden Suppression of Concerns About COVID Vaccine
Henderson, NV – Parler CEO and founder John Matze denounced Facebook this morning after reports that the tech giant is planning to work with Vice President Joe Biden to push what CEO Mark Zuckerberg called "authoritative information" regarding the soon-to-be-available COVID-19 vaccines.
"Our team at Facebook has already reached out to the incoming administration to help with the COVID response in any way that we can. I'm sure there will be a few important things that we can do together," Zuckerberg told Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday.
Zuckerberg’s sudden desire to work with Biden comes just weeks after Biden staffer Bill Russo attacked Facebook in a Twitter thread for “shredding the fabric of our democracy” by allegedly allowing information to be freely shared.
“Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to publish or highlight on his app cherry-picked ‘authoritative information’ regarding imminently available COVID vaccines is yet another example of Facebook taking a position and promoting a narrative, rather than serving as a neutral platform for open discussion” Parler founder and CEO John Matze said. “Facebook continues to create a caustic environment for anyone who expresses any sort of ‘wrongthink,’ such as skepticism regarding a new COVID vaccine. The online publisher’s actions continue to impede the flow of expression and information, and so interfere with people’s ability to think critically about issues crucial to their health and well-being. Particularly where, as here, a medical treatment has been fast-tracked, it is dangerous to interfere with the natural process of challenging ‘accepted wisdom,’ a process that is necessary to achieve knowledge and progress. Parler is a neutral platform which encourages public debate, discussion and information sharing, regardless of viewpoint, and so does not impede efforts to gain knowledge and understanding."
Parler is committed to free speech, does not mine or sell data, and does not remove content based on politics or ideology. Parler continues to stand with the People and against techno authoritarianism.
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