Dr. Vivek Murthy demanded that Big Tech platforms turn over “misinformation” about COVID-19.
The companies have to turn over the sources of the so-called “misinformation” by May 2.
“Technology companies now have the opportunity to be open and transparent with the American people about the misinformation on their platforms,” Dr. Murthy told The New York Times. “This is about protecting the nation’s health.”
Murthy also asked healthcare providers to turn over information related to the negative effects of “misinformation” about COVID-19.
“We’re asking anyone with relevant insights — from original research and data sets to personal stories that speak to the role of misinformation in public health — to share them with us,” Dr. Murthy said.
Murthy’s referred to this action as a “request,” while The Times four times referred to it as a “demand.”
His “requests” have had consequences in the past.
Last year after Murthy demanded that platforms do more to combat the “misinformation,” YouTube suspended Sen. Rand Paul (R–Ky.) after he said that “most of the masks that you can get over the counter” have “no value.” Paul, a physician by trade, was referring to the inefficacy of cloth masks.
According to Reason Magazine, the CDC agreed with Paul and said “properly fitted respirators provide the highest level of protection,” while “loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection.”
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