‘Loaded and Inaccurate Question’: Psaki and Fox’s Doocy Clash Over Covid Misinformation

In a contentious back-and-forth with a Fox News reporter Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki rebuffed accusations of censorship on the grounds the government is working with social media companies to combat misinformation about coronavirus vaccines.

“For how long has the administration been spying on people’s Facebook profiles looking for vaccine misinformation?” asked White House correspondent Peter Doocy.

“Well that was quite a loaded and inaccurate question,” Psaki replied, adding that the Biden administration is frequently in “touch with a range of media outlets” before being interrupted by Doocy, to which Psaki said, “let me finish.” Psaki said that the White House is in regular contact with media outlets just like it is “in regular touch with social media
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