WATCH: Biden Spox BEGS for More Censorship After Biden Fail Goes Viral

June 18th, 2024 12:27 PM

A Biden campaign spokeswoman went on MSNBC to whine that more censorship is necessary to protect Democrat Joe Biden ahead of the 2024 election.

When Biden was caught on video disorientedly ambling away from other G7 leaders in Italy, only to be stopped and redirected by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, the video quickly went viral online. Biden supporters are now claiming the video was taken out of context. Biden campaign spokeswoman Adrienne Elrod went on MSNBC to suggest the video’s virality shows a need for more suppression of speech online.

“Disinformation is alive and well,” Elrod intoned. She tried to play up Biden as a patriotic leader without addressing the president’s clear confusion and habitual wandering. “Biden was out there literally representing America at the G7, saluting our troops, you know, doing what he does as president of the United States.”

She then made a rambling demand for increased suppression of free speech: “Look, we’re gonna see more of this. I mean, this is just the reality of campaigning in 2024. So we have to combat that disinformation. We have to hit it hard when it happens and make it clear that these are dirty tactics that MAGA Republicans are using because they can’t run on the issues.”

Without explaining how it’s “disinformation” to show authentic clips of Biden messing up, Elrod called on Big Tech, “surrogates” and the media to endorse her calls for increased censorship. 

“We’re going to do what we can to combat it but it does take the voices of surrogates across the country. It does take the media to call it out,” she said. 

Her assertion that the Biden campaign would “do what we can to combat” such content is concerning, especially given the lawsuit Murthy v. Missouri, which accuses the Biden administration of colluding with social media and private entities to stifle free speech. The Supreme Court is expected to rule soon on the lawsuit and the Biden administration’s actions.

Elrod then apparently urged Big Tech to help protect Biden too, stating, “It does take social media platforms where a lot of Americans are getting their information to point it out as well.” 

The Murthy v. Missouri case cited exclusive MRC research showing that Big Tech censored criticism of Biden 646 times between March 2020 and March 2022.

Conservatives are under attack. Contact your representatives and demand that Big Tech be held to account to mirror the First Amendment while providing transparency, clarity on so-called “hate speech” and equal footing for conservatives. If you have been censored, contact us using MRC Free Speech America’s contact form, and help us hold Big Tech accountable.