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A new bill would force the White House to disclose its requests for Facebook and other social media companies to censor content it considers “misinformation.” Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) on Wednesday introduced the Disclose Government Censorship Act to reveal the extent of censorship requests. “The recent collusion that has come to light between the Biden Administration and Big Tech is not only disturbing, but inconsistent with the government’s constitutional role in American life,” Hagerty said in a statement. The freshman senator unveiled his bill on Fox News, saying that recent White House remarks indicated that the social network had become “an extension of the federal government.” Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) are co-sponsors. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said this month that “we are flagging problematic posts for Facebook that spread disinformation,” particularly about COVID-19 vaccines. But the extent of White House-Facebook communications on censorship remains murky. Psaki later said that the White House was only flagging general topic areas for the company to monitor.

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