NEW: Today, I released a Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation. As Surgeon General, I’ve seen how health misinformation sows confusion and mistrust, harms people’s health, and undermines public health efforts. pic.twitter.com/EYTqzTbHqI— Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) November 9, 2021
A Community Toolkit for Addressing Health purports to be an educational asset developed by the Office of the Surgeon General to provide information and exercises to slow the spread of health misinformation.
“Misinformation is information that is false, inaccurate, or misleading according to the best available evidence at the time.” What does this mean? As we know from bitter experience, “evidence” changes by the hour and is seldom rooted in anything other than politics. Just look at the mask fandango, the testing protocols that were tilted towards showing positive results rather than negative one, the science of lockdown – now well and truly debunked.
While we missed its publication in November hen they were planning their campaign for children, we’re surprised they don’t threaten us with prison for saying anything they don’t condone. It’s surely just a matter of time.
Don't let anyone tell you that Misinformation is 'innocently mistaken'. The goal of propaganda is to employ all forms of wrong, in order to create a false Hegelian Bifurcation.— Ethical Skeptic ☀ (@EthicalSkeptic) March 17, 2022
Wherein you must choose a side for fear that the other side might win.
The Channels of Propaganda pic.twitter.com/ZudcliCUBm