(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) In an interview on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Vice President Kamala Harris made it clear that if she were president, she would expect leaders of social media platforms to acquiesce to her censorship requirements.
According to Brietbart, when commenting on the changes at Twitter, Harris indicated that she “would require” tech leaders to “work with us who are concerned about national security, concerned about upholding and protecting our democracy, and to prevent “manipulation” that may compromise “the security of our democracy and our nation.”
NPR White House Correspondent Asma Khalid conducted the interview, and stated that Harris did not indicate whether there is a point where she would stop using the platform completely.
Harris did mention that she is concerned about the spread of disinformation.
“So, what I would say about any social media site is this: I fully expect and would require that leaders in that sector cooperate and work with us who are concerned about national security, concerned about upholding and protecting our democracy, to do everything in their power to ensure that there is not a manipulation that is allowed or overlooked that is done with the intention of upending the security of our democracy and our nation,” she said.
During the interview she also blamed the situation at the southern border on Republicans, claiming they are unwilling to work with Democrats on the crisis.
“And sadly, what we have seen in particular, I am sad to say, from Republicans in Congress is an unwillingness to engage in any meaningful reform that could actually fix a lot of what we are witnessing,” Harris told NPR.