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5 July, 2023

More COVID disinfo please

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Judge limits Biden administration contact with social media firms

Judge Terry Doughty, a Trump appointee rules for Republican Attorney Generals and blocks Biden Administration from contacting Facebook.

What does this ruling mean for you? Follow the facts with this StoryMap.
- 1,101,771 COVID deaths in America - USA Facts
- Facebook failing to protect users from Covid misinformation - The Guardian
- Facebook greatest source of Covid-19 disinformation - The Guardian
- The Infinite Reach of Joel Kaplan, Facebook’s Man in Washington - WIRED

“They’re killing people,” Biden said in July 2021, after being asked about the presence of anti-vaccine content on Facebook and other sites. “The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and they’re killing people.”

Facebook failing to protect users from Covid misinformation

Police disinformation on social media platforms

"The Justice Department has argued in the case that federal officials engaging with social media companies were simply encouraging them to police their platforms and that the officials’ speech in doing so was protected by the First Amendment. Federal officials have denied engaging in threats or coercion to force the companies to de-platform certain speech or speakers, although top officials sometimes denounced the companies in stark terms. The judge’s decision cites a wide range of topics that he says “all were suppressed” on social media at the urging of administration officials, including opposition to Covid vaccines, masking lockdowns ..." - Politico

The ongoing COVID threat

"From cities to rural towns, stay informed on where COVID-19 is spreading to understand how it could affect families, commerce, and travel. Follow new cases found each day and the number of cases and deaths in the US. The county-level tracker makes it easy to follow COVID-19 cases on a granular level, as does the ability to break down infections per 100,000 people. This county visualization is unique to USAFacts and will be updated with the most recent data as frequently as possible." - USA Facts

TakeAway: Stop billionaires being allowed to profit from spreading disinformation. Vote for Democrats.

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