Biden White House moves to strip Republicans of their First Amendment rights

Joe’s true mental and physical state has been found out. Now the Left is doing everything to cover it up.

And the Biden White House just moved to strip Republicans of their First Amendment rights.

White House officials are dismissing a series of viral films appearing on social media that purport to show President Biden in diminishing mental acuity as “cheap fakes” as the general election season approaches.

However, a conservative tech expert contends that the videos are legitimately problematic and that the Biden campaign’s response is part of an “election buzzword” campaign geared at pressing social media sites to “take action” against them.

“The discredited right-wing critics of President Biden who spread other debunked lies, including that the 2020 election was stolen, are clearly threatened by the wide range of nonpartisan fact-checkers that have pulled back the curtain on the cheap fake smears they’re forced to rely on – since the last thing they want to discuss is Joe Biden’s agenda to cut taxes for working families and keep bringing violent crime to historic lows,” White House spokesperson Andrew Bates told Fox News Digital.

“Their panicked reaction to mainstream reporters, including at The Washington Post, NBC News, and PolitiFact, citing misinformation experts taking anti-Biden cheap fakes apart says more than we ever could,” according to Bates.

In recent weeks, videos of Biden at various engagements have appeared to show him “confused.”

One video shows him turning away from a group of world leaders at a D-Day commemorative event in France to speak with a parachuter.

Another video showed him unsure when it was time to sit down, and another from this week showed him being helped off the stage by former President Obama at a fundraiser gathering.

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubled down that these videos were “cheap fakes,” which the Media Manipulation Case Book defines as “altered media” that does not require advanced technology, like “photoshopping (including face swapping), lookalikes, as well as speeding and slowing video.”

The term first appeared in some news pieces in 2019, but there were much more this week following Biden’s social media broadcasts.

“It’s also very insulting to the folks, the viewers who are watching it. And so we believe we have to call that out. We’ve been calling it ‘cheap fakes.’ That is something that came directly from the media outlets in calling it that, the fact-checkers … calling it that. And so we’re certainly going to be really, really clear about that as well. And calling it out from where we are, from where we stand,” Jean-Pierre told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday.

Not everyone believes the explanation, however. This is all part of “election slogans and buzzwords,” according to Jake Denton, a Heritage Foundation technology researcher.

“It’s very clear what’s going on here,” Denton told Fox News Digital. “They’re trying to push a new term underneath the school of misinformation to try and pressure social media companies to take action on videos of this nature.”

The epithet “cheap fake” is also being used barely a week before Biden’s debate with former President Trump, the GOP’s general election frontrunner.

“This kind of requires a ramp-up stage where you allege that something is a ‘cheap fake,’ or that it’s malicious in some way related to misinformation, and then you have essentially the evidence, the fact pattern, whatever, to go and push the social media companies with takedown requests, because it’s misinformation regarding an election. So to me, that’s kind of the seed that’s being planted here.”

Denton also categorized “misinformation experts” as “pseudo-science” stemming from “digital politics.”

Failed academics who try to rebrand themselves have found a home in this burgeoning field online, according to Denton, at independent fact-checking websites and groups, as well as media sources.

“At the end of the day, there’s really not a lot of science to it,” Denton stated.

“They’re experts, but what are they really analyzing? There is truth that there’s a need for expertise in deepfake production, but when it comes to something like a cheap fake or just the broader term of misinformation, you’re largely just sifting through junk on social media and saying what’s real and what isn’t; it’s not really a very scientific or professional exercise.”

Denton went on to say that the administration’s goal is to “gaslight” the American people into believing that what they see on social media misrepresents his current situation.

However, he stated that the videos correctly reflect his current cognitive level and advised people to “reject these terms and buzzwords and just assess the videos as they are, because they’re very damning.”

“It looks horrible because it is,” he told me.

The president’s mental acuity has become the focus of political debate this month, following a bombshell Washington Journal report, which the White House dismissed, revealing that many lawmakers on Capitol Hill were concerned about Biden’s mental acuity after many said his aging was visible in private meetings.

Stay tuned to the DC Daily Journal.

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