The Federal Election Commission’s radical leftist chairwoman, Ellen Weintraub, has called Facebook and Twitter executives to Washington, D.C., where she will meet with them to discuss banning conservative sites from their platforms ahead of the 2020 election.
“The goal of the symposium will be to identify effective policy approaches and practical tools that can minimize the disruption and confusion sown by fraudulent news and propaganda in the 2020 campaign,” POLITICO reports.
The meeting would craft policies to ban, censor and block news sites Weintraub and others consider “fraudulent.”
Weintraub, who has accused conservatives of “Russian collusion” in the 2016 election, earlier floated a plan allowing FEC regulators to subpoena and harass websites supportive of President Trump.
She has spent the Trump presidency openly attacking him on MSNBC and other radical leftist outlets, using her position as chair of America’s campaign regulator to practically campaign for his opponent.
It appears she’s ramping up such efforts ahead of the 2020 elections, ensuring only one presidential campaign will be able to reach supporters online. Liberals blame Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss on “Russian hacking,” pointing to several thousand dollars worth of Facebook ads promoting memes.
Weintraub’s event is being organized by PEN America, a radical leftist group which has attacked Trump’s criticism of biased media.
“The FEC has no business policing the truth or accuracy of speech of any kind by American citizens on the internet,” Lee Goodman, a former Republican FEC chairman, tells FOX News.
“I concluded that conservative speakers and press would always be held to a double standard if government got to regulate them,” says Goodman. “Now the hook to get Drudge is something vaguely defined as ‘disinformation,’ however that might be defined. The FEC has no business regulating the internet or browbeating internet platforms to censor American citizens.”