Biden's Surgeon General Calls For Social Media Companies to Censor More, Current Censorship ‘Is Not Enough’ (3 Cartoons)

 During an interview this morning on “State of the Union With Jake Tapper and Dana Bash” another Biden administration official came out calling for more censorship from the social media companies.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy specifically called for more censorship from Big Tech when it comes to “misinformation” about covid:

Rather than editorialize further it’s better to let Biden’s Surgeon General speak for himself, it’s rather chilling:

MURTHY: “Well, I’ve been very consistent in what I have said to the technology companies and I’ve spoken with a number of them over the last many months. And my team has as well. What I have effectively said is when we see steps that are good, that are being taken, we should acknowledge those.

There have been some positive steps taken by these technologies to promote accurate sources like the CDC and other medical sources.

Others have tried to reduce the prevalence of false sources and search results. What I’ve also said to them, publicly and privately, is that it’s not enough. That we are still seeing proliferation of misinformation online. And we know health misinformation harms people’s health. It costs them their lives. I’ve seen that as a doctor over the year as people have struggled with health misinformation.

Health misinformation takes away our freedom and our power to make decisions for us and for our families. And that’s a problem. And the platforms have to recognize they played a major role in the increase in speed and scale with which misinformation is spreading.”

BASH: “What about the specific accusation that you’re making Facebook and other social media platforms a scapegoat?”

MURTHY: “Well, my concern, as surgeon general, has been consistent from the beginning. We saw misinformation flowing around Covid-19 from the beginning. And we raised those concerns to these companies. And I’ve spoken about my concerns about misinformation publicly numerous times over the last many months.

My concern is that we’re not seeing nearly enough progress here. And that’s one of the reasons I issued this advisory. It’s not entirely about the tech companies. I issued this advisory to call the entire country to action.

Technology companies have an important role, particularly when it comes to being transparent with the public about how much misinformation is flowing in their sites. Each of us has a decision that we make every time we post something on social media and I’m asking people to pause and to see is the source accurate?”

Is it coming from a scientifically credible authority? If it’s not or you’re not sure, don’t share.

Over the past four year the Democrats screamed about fascism but it turns out they were simply projecting.

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