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White House to Ask SMS Carriers to Monitor Vaccine ‘Misinformation’ in Private Text Messages
By Megan Redshaw
Posted July 14, 2021
The Biden administration and allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee (DNC), are “planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS [Short Message Service] carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines sent over social media and text messages,” according to a report today in Politico by White House correspondents Natasha Korecki and Eugene Daniels.
The initiative is part of the administration’s attempt to get more people vaccinated for COVID after failing to reach its goal of having 70% of American adults receive at least one vaccine dose by July 4.
Politico did not clearly define what the administration meant by “monitoring” of text messages, including if messages would be flagged or if they would be prevented from being delivered.
This isn’t the first time the White House signaled its intent to work with social media platforms to monitor or suppress information it believes will deter people from getting the vaccine. As The Defender reported in February, the White House asked Big Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc.’s Google to “clamp down on chatter that deviates from officially distributed COVID-19 information,” according to the New York Post and other news reports. More…
Groups associated with the government are seeking to monitor and censor private text messages within the U.S.
Why is the main stream media failing to ask the logical bigger question:
Since the political groups are seeking to monitor text messages, it stands to reason that private text messages are already being monitored here in the “land of the free”. How can we claim we have a constitutional government if the government can monitor and censor private conversations?