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U.S. Surgeon General Calls on Big Tech Companies to Turn Over “COVID Misinformation Data” to the Federal Government


U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy is determined to conduct a Stasi-like purge of social media users for ‘wrong think’ on COVID-19.

And the authoritarian wants to utilize Big Tech companies as his weapon to obliterate free speech on online platforms.

Murthy formally requested on Thursday that the major tech platforms submit information about the scale of “COVID-19 misinformation.”

The request includes social networks, search engines, crowdsourced platforms, e-commerce platforms, and instant messaging systems.

It’s a total onslaught against the rights of all Americans for questioning the regime’s COVID-19 narrative.

The notice wants the companies to submit “exactly how many users saw or may have been exposed to instances of Covid-19 misinformation,” and data on demographics that may have been affected by ‘misinformation.’

Thus, online users who question the efficacy of masks or the safety of COVID-19 injections could be deemed ‘dangerous spreaders of COVID-19 misinformation’ by the Biden regime.

It remains to be seen how the regime would respond to ‘COVID-19 misinformation’ should Big Tech companies capitulate to the request.

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As noted by The New York Times:

The surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, also demanded information from the platforms about the major sources of Covid-19 misinformation, including those that engaged in the sale of unproven Covid-19 products, services and treatments.

“Technology companies now have the opportunity to be open and transparent with the American people about the misinformation on their platforms,” Dr. Murthy said in an emailed statement. He added: “This is about protecting the nation’s health.”

Companies have until May 2 to submit the data. Denying requests for information does not carry a penalty, but the notice is the first formal request from the Biden administration of the tech companies to submit Covid-19 misinformation data, according to the surgeon general’s office.

Six months ago, Dr. Murthy used his first formal advisory to the United States to deliver a broadside against tech and social media companies, which he accused of not doing enough to stop the spread of dangerous health misinformation — especially about Covid-19. He called the misinformation “an urgent threat to public health.”

The request for information is part of President Biden’s Covid National Preparedness Plan, which the White House detailed on Wednesday and which is a road map for a new stage of the pandemic where Covid-19 causes “minimal disruption,” according to the White House. Mr. Biden first revealed details of the plan during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.


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