by Penka Arsova
CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday advocated for reducing the reach of those he believes are spreading misinformation on social media, claiming it differs from censorship.
In detail: Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent and host of the network’s “Reliable Sources,” made the argument on Saturday on his show. In his speech, Stelter took issue with right-leaning networks complaining of censorship, arguing that they’re wrong. He mentioned Fox News and Newsmax and pointed out how many times each network mentioned the word “censorship.”
He specifically pushed back against claims that CNN seeks to silence Fox News and said conservative-friendly networks and some Republicans are using the censorship card because Democrats won the presidential election and secured the majority in the Senate.
He called it “patently false” and “predictable as the sunrise — Democrats win elections and then Republicans say they are being silenced.”