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During an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, former Vice President Mike Pence blasted the Biden Administration’s new Disinformation Governance Board aka ‘Ministry of Truth.’ Pence says the government has “no business regulating speech.”
“Well, first and foremost, Thomas Jefferson said it well. He said, ‘If I was given a choice between a government with no newspapers or newspapers with no government, I would choose the latter.’ The government has no business regulating free speech along the lines of misinformation or content. I mean, that, I think is deeply concerning, not even commenting on the individual that they’ve named to lead this board,” Pence told Fox News Digital during an exclusive interview on Saturday.
“But I think it should be deeply concerning to any American that in a time when we see conservatives de-platformed on a regular basis, in a time when we are still reeling from an election where major social media companies and major news organizations refused to report on Hunter Biden’s laptop, only to admit a year and a half later that it was a legitimate story and is really, it’s just disgraceful.”
“So, the administration’s efforts on managing misinformation should be abandoned immediately.”
Pence also offered up a comment on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and what it could mean for free speech.
“I welcome news that Elon Musk, who I got to know during my time as vice president, will be taking over Twitter. I have a sense that he understands that it is part of the public square. And I think everybody should be welcome in the public square,” said Pence.
And as for a possible Trump Twitter return…
“I mean, there are time honored limitations regarding obscenity, and you can’t cry fire in a crowded theater. But beyond those time honored traditions, we are we ought to be able to talk to one another. We all ought to be able to tweet at one another. And I hope Elon Musk will open the door to everybody.”
Pence: Biden’s ‘deeply disturbing’ disinfo board must be ‘abandoned,’ welcomes Musk to Twitter https://t.co/zrNmLuXd2j
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 9, 2022