Dr. Vivek Murthy, no thanks!
This guy is calling the rise of ”false information” around COVID-19 an “urgent threat.”
Unfortunately, Murthy is not looking at Dr. Fauci when he is referring to “false information.‘’ (i.e. vaccinating children).
A large percentage of Americans are uncomfortable with Dr. Fauci, never mind the thoroughly inept Harris/Biden administration.
Have you read Eric Clapton’s COVID vaccination horror story?
NPR reports on Murthy’s desire to see Big Tech firms censor even more Americans. They don’t want any alternative viewpoints being shared. Geoff Brumfiel writes:
In his advisory, he puts pressure on big tech companies to play a bigger role in combating health misinformation on their platforms. He wants to see algorithms tweaked to further demote bad information and companies to share more data with outside researchers and the government.
“The tech companies actually have a much better sense of how much misinformation is being transacted on their platforms, and without understanding the full extent of it … it’s hard to formulate the most effective strategies,” he says.
The new surgeon general’s advisory comes as welcome news to Imran Ahmed, the Chief Executive of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, a group that tracks COVID-19 misinformation online. But Ahmed also says that asking individual Americans to fight misinformation won’t be enough.
His group has identified a dozen major spreaders of vaccine misinformation, and many continue to operate unchecked on social media. “At our last count 30 of 89 social media accounts for those 12 people have been taken down, but that means 59 are still up,” he says. “They’ve still got millions of viewers being pumped misinformation and lies on a daily basis.”
Social media companies profiting off clicks are spreading misinformation faster than it can be counteracted, Ahmed says. He’d like to see the surgeon general exert even more pressure on those companies.
Read more here.
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