Misinformation is very often is factually true, that’s why they’re angry about it.
Last March, as the first big clusters of Coronavirus cases, started to appear in this country, media executives in Silicon Valley coordinated with officials in Washington to determine how much the public was allowed to know about the growing epidemic that was killing them.
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook emailed Tony Fauci at NIH, to assure him that Facebook users would see only Tony Fauci’s approved guidance on Covid-19. Twitter and Google effectively did the same.
Twitter and Google eliminated any post that deviated from Washington’s official line. In many cases, they censored information from frontline physicians that was both medically sound—it was the science–and potentially lifesaving. Posts about treatments for example were downplayed. They have never apologized for this, they probably never will.
Historians will assess it. They will likely record the early days of COVID-19 as a turning point in our society — an unprecedented assault on our most basic civil liberties, that somehow very few people seemed to notice when it first started happening. The usual stooges and think tank libertarians assured us at the time none of it was a big deal. Soulless multinational media monopolies censoring essential medical information? No problem. That’s how the free market works. Build your own Google if you don’t like it. Start your own NIH. And anyway, in private you can still say what you want. You’re still free. It’s not like this is North Korea. So calm down, conspiracy nut. You’re starting to sound like Alex Jones. Most of obeyed, we dutifully calmed down, and went back to Netflix.
DNC, Biden allies want phone carriers to vet anti-vax messages
One SMS (Short Message Service) message cited by the outlet, sent by Turning Point USA and co-founder Charlie Kirk, read: “Biden is sending goons DOOR-TO-DOOR to make you take a Covid-19 vaccine. Sign the petition to: No medical raids in America.”
White House spokesperson, Kevin Munoz: “When we see deliberate efforts to spread misinformation, we view that as an impediment to the country’s public health and will not shy away from calling that out.”