Social Media Companies Team Up With WHO to Censor Wuhan Virus Info
Mac Slavo at SHTFplan.com wrote an article about social media companies colluding with the WHO to censor information online.
They are ostensibly in a partnership to fight “misinformation” about the Wuhan flu.
Slavo sees the ultimate endgame of this joint venture:
“Only the official narrative from those in the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon be allowed on social media.”
The popular social media app TikTok announced last week its effort to cooperate with the WHO to spread “veritable” information on the Wuhan Flu or COVID-19 and also promote best public health practices.
Last week, the social media app TikTok, popular with youths and young adults, announced it would be partnering with the WHO in an effort to spread veritable information on the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in addition to best public health practices.
“COVID-19 outbreak has seen a massive ‘infodemic’—an over-abundance of information—some accurate and some not—that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it,” TikTok informed ABC News.
Therefore, WHO is working with various social media platforms, including TikTok, to help us reach the right audience (the right community, the right age group, etc.), as well as to detect the spread of misinformation on the new coronavirus. We understand that different platforms might have their specific audience, hence important to make trustworthy information available where people are looking for it.
As Slavo sees it:
….WHO is asking TikTok to make sure their narrative infects the minds of the young adult and youth audience they are said to attract. Only the information from the WHO will be deemed relevant to this outbreak. The censorship surrounding this virus is ongoing, but it’s becoming obvious authorities are continuing to have problems completing the totalitarian squashing free speech.
The Chinese government is already censoring what gets out about the Wuhan virus.
Now, social media titans in the U.S. think they know what’s best for Americans and want to make sure they receive the “right” information.
Based on social media’s track record, we can only assume that they will be allowing certain establishment narratives.
Regardless of the mechanisms that countries like China and the U.S. use to control information, the goal is still the same — suppressing free speech.