The Democratic National Committee and other allies of President Joe Biden are reportedly pushing social media companies and SMS carriers to censor vaccine disinformation spread on their platforms.
The effort, reported Monday in Politico, comes as the Biden administration struggles to boost vaccination rates after failing to meet its July 4 goal. As Politico reports:
Biden allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages. The goal is to ensure that people who may have difficulty getting a vaccination because of issues like transportation see those barriers lessened or removed entirely.
The White House said Tuesday that it intended to adopt a “door-to-door” vaccination awareness strategy, an announcement that raised alarm among many that the federal government was tapping into private medical records and sending federal agents to the homes of the unvaccinated. The White House has