Our Surgeon General Just Called for “Rumor Control Mechanisms” and Stricter Tech Censorship as Media Pressure Builds for Vaẍ Mandates

The Surgeon General of the United States just outlined a government propaganda campaign in the name of “public health.”

Note: the terms vaẍ, vaẍҿҿne and variants thereof, are used to minimize automated censorship by Social Media platforms.

This week, the Radical Axis has really ramped up the pressure on Biden’s Administration to effectuate some form of vaẍ mandates. Several stories have made headlines over the past few days, including a statement by the former Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius, from the Obama-era, openly calling for restrictions of the rights of unvaẍed individuals to work and to have contact with children. Today, an official statement from the Surgeon General has been published, pressing the tech sector for increased censorship on communications platforms and calling on the Biden Administration for the establishment of “Rumor Control Mechanisms.”

This article is divided into two parts below, which can be read independently of one another to save you time.

  1. A steady stream of media voices calls for vaẍ mandates this week
  2. The Surgeon General issues call for additional tech censorship and “Rumor Control Mechanisms

PART 1: A steady stream of media voices calls for vaẍ mandates this week

It all kicked off on Monday morning when, during an interview Dr. Anthony Fauci, CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King said she will refuse to allow unvaẍed family members to attend Thanksgiving at her home this year. Dr. Fauci was lamenting the relatively low vaccination rate in certain “regions of the country,” prompting King to respond:

“I don’t know how many more times you can say to people, ‘Listen, it will save your life… I have this problem with some members of my own family, which I’m now going to ban for Thanksgiving vacation. That’s how strongly I’m taking what you’re saying.”

Gayle King, CBS This Morning, July 12

A day later (Tuesday, July 13) over on ABC’s The View, Joy Behar claimed that teenagers should be allowed to get the vaẍ without parental consent, calling parents that are holding their kids back “ignorant.” She somehow tried to draw an analogy to abortion and child molestation, stating:

“I think that these kids should be allowed to make their own decisions, frankly… I mean, I don’t want to bring abortion into this, but sometimes you have young girls who are afraid to tell their parents that they’re pregnant because some uncle has molested them or some horrible thing has happened to them, and they can’t get permission to get an abortion. And I think that kids, sometimes, should have the ability to do what the science is telling them to do.”

Joy Behar, The View, July 13

She then attempted to tie that statement back to the topic of vaẍҿҿnes, directly addressing the question of whether or not kids should be allowed to obtain a vaẍ without parental consent, proclaiming:

“These kids are at the mercy of these ignorant parents, in my opinion… And yes, they should be allowed to do it.”

Joy Behar, The View, July 13

Later that evening, CNN’s Erin Burnett interviewed the former Secretary of HHS, Kathleen Sebelius, who served under Barack Obama. Sebelius openly called for a restriction of the right to work for unvaẍed individuals and possibly some kind of restricted access to children. She also tried to draw an analogy between remaining unvaẍed and driving drunk or smoking indoors. She told Burnett:

Fmr. Sec. of HHS Kathleen Sebelius on Erin Burnett Out Front, Tuesday

“We’re in a situation where we have a wildly effective [vaẍҿҿne], multiple choices, lots available, free of charge, and we have folks who are just saying I won’t do it. I think that it’s time to say to those folks, it’s fine if you don’t choose to get [vaẍed]. You may not come to work. You may not have access to a situation where you’re going to put my grandchildren in jeopardy. Where you might kill them, or you might put them in a situation where they’re going to carry the virus to someone in a high-risk position… That’s, I think the point where we are, is freedom is one thing, but freedom when you harm others like secondhand smoke and issues that we’ve dealt with very clearly in the past you can’t drive drunk. You can drink, but you can’t drive drunk because you can injure other people. You can’t smoke inside of a public place where you can give cancer to someone else in spite of their never having been a smoker…. So I think we’re reaching that point in the United States where those of us who are [vaẍed], I want to take off my mask. I want to be able to live my life with [vaẍҿҿnation], and right now, I’m being impinged on by people who say I don’t want to get [vaẍed]. It’s fine. I want them to maybe have a limitation on where they can go and who they can possibly infect.”

Fmr. Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius, Erin Burnett Out Front, July 13

On Wednesday, NBC got in on the action. MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle interviewed CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin, both of whom advocated for airlines to begin refusing to fly unvaẍed passengers. Sorkin told Burnett:

“The only way to change the dynamic, especially in places where there is a hesitancy, is to have a requirement. If you can’t walk into a Walmart or work at a Walmart without a vaccination, especially in states where there is a hesitancy, that’s going to actually change the dynamic. If you can’t get on an airplane without a vaccination, that is going to change the dynamic. The airlines took an enormous amount of taxpayer money, an enormous amount of taxpayers’ money. We have all supported them, and there has been very little support on the other side.”

Andrew Ross Sorkin, Stephanie Ruhle Reports, July 14


PART 2: The Surgeon General issues call for additional tech censorship and “Rumor Control Mechanisms”

The Biden Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a formal advisory form the Surgeon General on Thursday, urging the Biden Administration and Big Tech companies to crack down on “misinformation” regarding the pandemic and vaẍ-related issues.

In a report entitled Confronting Health Misinformation, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy calls for big tech to crack down further on “misinformation super-spreaders” operating on their platforms, claiming that, “Limiting the spread of health misinformation is a moral and civic imperative that will require a whole-of-society effort.”

In his 16-page report, Dr. Murthy calls on ‘big tech’ firms to “Strengthen the monitoring of misinformation,” stating:

“Platforms should increase staffing of multilingual content moderation teams and improve the effectiveness of machine learning algorithms in languages other than English since non-English language misinformation continues to proliferate. Platforms should also address misinformation in live streams, which are more difficult to moderate due to their temporary nature and use of audio and video.”

Confronting Health Misinformation, Pg. 12

Dr. Murthy goes on to insist that tech firms should,

“Prioritize early detection of misinformation “super-spreaders” and repeat offenders. Impose clear consequences for accounts that repeatedly violate platform policies.”

Confronting Health Misinformation, Pg. 12

It was just a few weeks ago that Twitter had to abruptly change its policy of censoring tweets regarding the ‘Wuhan Lab Leak Conspiracy Theory’ when the US government finally came out and admitted that there is ample evidence to support that “theory.” Facebook was exposed by Project Veritas for using a “Vaẍ-Hesitancy Algorithm” to censor the exchange of CoVid related information on its platform. It wasn’t until May 27 that Facebook stopped censoring any discussion of CoVid “being a man-made virus” and even after that, Facebook was regularly accused of suppressing discussion of CoVid with fake-fact checks. There are many, many more examples; these are just a few of the recent highlights.

The Surgeon General goes on to urge the Biden Administration to increase funding for “research on misinformation” and for “technical assistance to state and local public health agencies.” He urges the Administration to “Continue to modernize public health communications,” specifically asking them to:

“Work to understand Americans’ health questions, concerns, and perceptions, especially for hard-to-reach populations. Deploy new messaging and community engagement strategies, including partnerships with trusted messengers. Proactively and rapidly release accurate, easy-to-understand health information in online and in-person settings. Invest in fact-checking and rumor control mechanisms where appropriate.” (emphasis added)

Confronting Health Misinformation, Pg. 15

That quote contained a footnote (footnote 62), referring the reader to an article published in May by a group called The Virality Project, entitled, Rumor control: A framework for countering [vaẍ] misinformation. The Virality Project describes itself as, “a coalition of research entities focused on supporting real-time information exchange between the research community, public health officials, government agencies, civil society organizations, and social media platforms.”

The surgeon general is advocating for the “rumor control mechanisms” described in their article, which specifically call for a “rumor control website” that is modeled after the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Rumor Control Page employed during the 2020 Presidential election. The article draws parallels between the CISA efforts during the 2020 election and the recommended steps with CoVid, stating:

“Work to understand Americans’ health questions, concerns, and perceptions, especially for hard-to-reach populations. Deploy new messaging and community engagement strategies, including partnerships with trusted messengers. Proactively and rapidly release accurate, easy-to-understand health information in online and in-person settings. Invest in fact-checking and rumor control mechanisms where appropriate.” (emphasis added)

Rumor control: A framework for countering [vaẍ] misinformation

The document then details a “Rumor Control Workflow” as follows:

  1. Myth Detected: The Rumor Control operator receives reports from community partners such as doctors, [vaẍ] administrators, community-specific liaisons, or through internal detection and monitoring to determine which narratives are gaining traction in key communities.”
  2. Response Threshold Triggered: The Rumor Control team continually monitors the spread of the myth online, regularly evaluating whether or not the thresholds for response have been met.”
  3. Fact Drafted and Published: Once the threshold has been met, the Rumor Control operator consults with subject matter experts to determine ground truth and the best way to debunk the observed myth, and publishes the result.”
  4. Fact Amplified: The Rumor Control operator engages with community partners to amplify the accurate information through whichever communication channels best reach the target communities. Given that falsehoods may spread further and faster than facts on social media, this step is critical to ensuring factual information receives as much reach as possible in the appropriate online communities.”
  5. Reaction Measured: After the Rumor Control posting is disseminated widely, the operator checks in with community partners and other stakeholders to determine the continued pervasiveness of the debunked myth. While discerning the causal impact of the Rumor Control posting is not easy, this process will yield valuable feedback on the current Rumor Control workflow and identify opportunities for improvement, such as whether thresholds for response should be lowered to future rumors on a certain topic given past spread.”

This graphic was added to illustrate the workflow (Figure 1: Proposed Rumor Control Workflow)

Image from Rumor control: A framework for countering [vaẍ] misinformation, “Figure 1

It’s odd enough for the Surgeon General of the United States to be issuing recommendations to silicon valley tech companies about how to manage their platforms, but it seems particularly insidious when it’s done against the backdrop of the recent tech censorship issues described above.

This illustrates yet anther example of bureaucratic mission-creep in the Biden Administration, as they continue to insist that “everything is infrastructure,” they now appear to be expanding that mantra into the realm of public health. This is clearly a strategy aimed at expanding the power of the federal government by broadening the scope of the subject-matter jurisdiction applicable to the various bureaucratic agencies.

I know the term “Orwellian” is over-used nowadays but this is absolutely beyond the pale. The Surgeon General of the United States just outlined a government propaganda campaign in the name of “public health.”

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