Not only has Big Tech censored information, but now the Democrats want their hands on tech platforms and private text messages as a means to pressure people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This is getting scary.
President Joe Biden’s allies and the Democratic National Committee planning to use more fact-checkers and SMS messages to reach more people who are reluctant to take the inoculation, the Daily Wire reported. The administration previously promised to go “door-to-door” to combat waning interest.
On Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the proliferation of “disinformation” is a “disservice to the country,” seemingly justifying such aggressive efforts “The failure to provide accurate public health information, including the efficacy of vaccines and the accessibility of them to people across the country … is literally killing people,” she claimed.
The administration missed its July 4 target for vaccinations, leaving the government scrambling for solutions to get more jabs into more Americans. However, the methods they’ve announced are raising privacy concerns though the administration has clarified that the canvassing will occur in areas with low vaccination rates and won’t be based on personal medical data.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Biden’s chief medical advisor, shot back at critics of the efforts in an interview Sunday. “The big misinterpretation that Fox News or whomever else is saying is that they are essentially envisioning a bunch of federal workers knocking on your door, telling you you’ve got to do something that you don’t want to do,” Fauci said, according to Politico.
“That’s absolutely not the case, it’s trusted messengers who are part of the community doing that — not government officials,” he insisted. “So that’s where I think the disconnect is.”
More troublingly than the foot soldiers are the efforts to blitz social media and SMS messaging to get the government’s viewpoint out. It’s not so much about privacy concerns as it is their efforts to manipulate public opinion through means that people use to connect on a personal level.
Not only are many Americans vaccinated, but those who don’t want to be aren’t necessarily doing so out of “misinformation.” It’s a fact that these vaccines are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration yet and it’s a fact that they’re relatively new and untested — and it’s telling that the government is so aggressively targeting those who don’t want it.