SMS carriers are now being called upon to monitor the wave of misinformation that is supposedly circulating when it comes to vaccines. Can you believe that Biden is asking them to start “fact-checking” your personal text messages? That’s a massive invasion of privacy and we wish that this was a joke.
It feels like a headline that the Onion would have come up with or something along those lines. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claims that they are also going to be going door to door to make sure that Americans are all vaccinated. In other words, they are going to be harassing people. That’s exactly what is happening here.
Biden confirmed this plan during a recent press conference, as he believes that neighborhoods with low rates of vaccination are in need of a more hands-on approach. The COVID-19 Gestapo are prepared to be out in full force and Biden is the one who has called for their increased presence.
“We need to go community-by-community, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, and oft-times door-to-door, literally knocking on doors,” says Biden. This all sounds well and good but what happens when people are not a fan of this approach. It does not help when they are doing things that are designed to further erode the trust of the general public.
It’s not like the average person is going to be encouraged by these types of ideas. They come across as a form of extreme surveillance. No one wants the government to show up at their door or have access to their text messages. We did not think that this was too controversial, no matter which side of the aisle you may find yourself on.
Thanks to Biden, the Democrats can read your text messages. They are going to be doing so because they are looking to “dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages.” This sounds great on paper but in execution? It is not going to go nearly as well. TPUSA’s Charlie Kirk has not been a fan of these efforts and the government is looking to silence anyone who does not agree with their tactics.
“Organizations that are feeding misinformation and trying to mischaracterize this type of trusted-messenger work, I believe you are doing a disservice to the country and to the doctors, the faith leaders, community leaders, and others who are working to get people vaccinated, save lives, and help end this pandemic,” said White House COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients during a press conference last week. We will also leave you with a telling excerpt from this recent Politico piece:
Biden allied groups, including the Democratic National Committee, are also planning to engage fact-checkers more aggressively and work with SMS carriers to dispel misinformation about vaccines that is sent over social media and text messages. The goal is to ensure that people who may have difficulty getting a vaccination because of issues like transportation see those barriers lessened or removed entirely.
“We are steadfastly committed to keeping politics out of the effort to get every American vaccinated so that we can save lives and help our economy further recover,” White House spokesperson Kevin Munoz said. “When we see deliberate efforts to spread misinformation, we view that as an impediment to the country’s public health and will not shy away from calling that out.”
Charlie Kirk, the pro-Trump co-founder of the conservative student organization Turning Point USA, said on Fox last week that he was embarking on a “massive public relations campaign” around vaccination efforts, which he compared it to an “Apartheid-style open-air hostage situation.” (Turning Point’s other founder, Bill Montgomery, died last year from coronavirus-related complications.)
Turning Point USA has also sent out SMS messages urging people to sign petitions on the topic. In one message, viewed by POLITICO, Kirk contends, “Biden is sending goons DOOR-TO-DOOR to make you take a Covid-19 vaccine. Sign the petition to: No medical raids in America.”