Biden transition team disables Zoom chat for journalists

Biden transition team disables Zoom chat for journalists

[Ed. – Just imagine how much more intense the lack of transparency will become once he’s sworn in. The media have no room to complain meanwhile. They weren’t interested in asking him real questions during the campaign.]

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team disabled the chat function for reporters on conference Zoom calls, where journalists had been pressing officials to take more questions.

“The Biden transition team appears to have disabled the public chat function on its transition zoom calls, a place where I and others had been routinely complaining to them to take more questions,” incoming Politico White House editor Sam Stein tweeted Wednesday.

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Reporters on the call had to use a “raise hand” function to register they wanted to ask a question.

Stein and other reporters expressed frustration on the chat on Dec. 18 after one Zoom call where the transition team took only five questions.

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