The Biden administration isn’t giving up on its hopes to regulate speech, as the White House revealed in a Thursday briefing that Vice President Kamala Harris would lead a new “disinformation” task force.
The panel, which has been delegated authority to develop regulations to protect public figures from so-called disinformation and harassment, comes just two months after the administration paused its widely-panned Disinformation Governance Board.
“In the United States and around the world, women and LGBTQI+ political leaders, public figures, activists, and journalists are especially targeted by sexualized forms of online harassment and abuse, undermining their ability to exercise their human rights and participate in democracy, governance, and civic life,” the briefing read.
“Online abuse and harassment, which aim to preclude women from political decision-making about their own lives and communities, undermine the functioning of democracy,” it added. Read more…