The Biden administration is pressuring tech giants to punish any COVID-19 dissidents guilty of spreading what they label as “misinformation” with excess censorship and surveillance.
In a new report titled “Confronting Health Misinformation,” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy urges big tech giants to crack down on what he labels “misinformation ‘super-spreaders’” operating on their respective sites.
“Limiting the spread of health misinformation is a moral and civic imperative that will require a whole-of-society effort,” Murthy wrote in the introduction of the report.
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Murthy urged platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and other corrupt social media companies to enact sweeping censorship “consequences” on “repeat offenders” who violate quickly concocted and ever-shifting content policies. He also suggested an algorithm “redesign” meant to “avoid amplifying misinformation, build in ‘frictions’ —