Clamp down on this

Meanwhile, Reuters has an exclusive that includes my laugh-out-loud snippet of the day:

WASHINGTON – The White House has been reaching out to social media companies including Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet Inc’s Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it from going viral, a senior administration official said.

President Joe Biden, who has raced to curb the pandemic since taking office, has made inoculating Americans one of his top priorities…

Since the onset of the pandemic, calls from lawmakers asking the companies to tackle the spread of COVID misinformation on their platforms have grown.

 
Joe Biden hasn’t raced for anything since he caught his last 12 year-old girl for a photo-op as Vice-President.

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61 Responses to Clamp down on this

  1. mh says:

    I want the Federal Govt to at least make the case for taking this rushed vaccine.

    Brendan Murphy attempted and failed on Sixty Minutes.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Remember when Biden, Kamala and lots of other lefty luminaries took to Twitter to say they wouldn’t trust a vaccine from Trump? You reap what you sow, you stupid people.

  3. cuckoo says:

    What’s next? Joe Biden pilots pioneering heavier than air flight at Kitty Hawk?

  4. incoherent rambler says:

    A Facebook spokeswoman said that the company has reached out to the White House to offer “any assistance we can provide” and has recently announced a new policy to remove COVID and vaccine misinformation along with pages, groups, and accounts that repeatedly spread such material.

    So that is why they removed links to the Aus Govt’s ABC.

  5. H B Bear says:

    Expect to get lumped in with Crazy Eyed Pete sometime shortly. Start working on your argument.

    Sounds like the disabled are going to be lumped in with the aged somewhere towards the front of the queue, so only a matter of weeks for me I suspect.

  6. incoherent rambler says:

    HB
    My line is,
    Given my and my families history with vax, get your crash cart, epipen and personal liability policy ready.

  7. JMH says:

    Well, I am certainly NOT taking your fucking vaccine – for a few significant reasons but mainly because ferrets died!

  8. Tom says:

    The rise of the anti-vaxxer movement was inevitable when our lefty ruling class set out to destroy the authority of experts as part of their politicisation of science and their relentless war on everything to remake the world in their own image.

    First off the rank of wall-to-wall bullshit was their championing of the fake science of climate change – the central tenet of which is that people not believe their lying eyes.

    You reap what you sow, you stupid people.

    Damn right, Bruce of Newk.

  9. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “The rise of the anti-vaxxer movement was inevitable when our lefty ruling class set out to destroy the authority of experts as part of their politicisation of science and their relentless war on everything to remake the world in their own image.

    First off the rank of wall-to-wall bullshit was their championing of the fake science of climate change – the central tenet of which is that people not believe their lying eyes.

    You reap what you sow, you stupid people.”

    Hear hear.

  10. Lloyd says:

    History is replete with examples where medical products produced unforeseen side effects. I’d sooner take my chances with this bug than get vaccinated.

  11. Ed Case says:

    Repeat something often enough, everyone believes it.
    That’s what happened with Global Warming.
    Goes back at least to the Fifties, when the Sugar Industry paid Ancel Keys to discover Saturated [animal]
    Fats were the cause of Heart Disease, a disease which had been unknown 40 years earlier.
    Pete Evans is probably Controlled Opposition, Governments can’t afford antivaxxing to go Mainstream.
    Aside from that, and i’m not an antivaxxer, the amount of energy put into reinforcing and defending the vast network of lies that appear to support our Society must be colossal.

  12. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    2021 is the new 1984

    They keep referring to something called Joe Biden as though it’s a real cogent human being in charge of something. Let’s cut the crap and just use the correct term: Big Brother

  13. Penny says:

    I’m with you Lloyd
    Far to many unanswered questions, even the pharma companies state that they don’t know what the long term effects will be of this (gene therapy) vaccine
    Why would any government push so hard an untested and experimental vaccine, rather than tried and tested drugs which have been proven to work and are safe??? Whoops silly me it’s all about the money making $ trillions for big pharma, what I would like to know is do any of our health advisers or politicians have any interests in big pharma?? As does Patrick Vallance the UK chief scientific adviser
    I have nothing but contempt for all politicians except Craig Kelly

  14. H B Bear says:

    HB
    My line is,
    Given my and my families history with vax, get your crash cart, epipen and personal liability policy ready.

    Yes, something along those lines has been suggested to me already. Given I have already copped a few sessions of dialysis following my stroke I will be going down that road. Turn the risk management back on the health provider. Very ninja.

  15. Tom says:

    Sorry to hear you were crook in that extended period of absence, Humphrey. Glad you survived with your wit intact.

  16. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Sounds like the disabled are going to be lumped in with the aged somewhere towards the front of the queue, so only a matter of weeks for me I suspect.

    Yes seems like that’s the go I had a call to that effect the other day. On behalf of my very fit and healthy 30-year old son who is disabled and literally cannot tell anyone to go away and leave him alone, or words to that effect; I have told them to go away and leave him alone he is not getting a vaccination – reason being the last vaccination he had caused him seizures for some time after. So there’s that.

  17. Baa Humbug says:

    First off the rank of wall-to-wall bullshit was their championing of the fake science of climate change

    Actually, the Montreal Protocol banning CFC’s was first off the rank.
    People went from $60 bottles of refrigerant gas to $6000 bottles of less effective gas without a whimper.
    If honest scientists pushed back against that crap, then AGW would have had a hard time getting off the ground.
    If AGW had a hard time getting off the ground, the COVID scam wouldn’t even have been a starter.

    Water is next.

  18. m0nty says:

    Are you really going to refuse the vaccine, CL? I didn’t think you were that far gone.

  19. C.L. says:

    Tell me what will happen if I “refuse” the vaccine, Monty.
    Will I go on not getting coronavirus and not even noticing if I do?

  20. JC says:

    Monst

    I hope you get the jab, but don’t think for even a atom of time that you will be allowed out of the basement.

    You’re never coming out. Ever!

  21. Dot says:

    The vaccine was rushed. Taking medicine is poorly researched and more or less, unfinished, should be a choice of the individual.

    Amazing and rather sad that we have people pushing for mandatory vaccines; even unfinished ones, yet you need a special exemption to take trial stage cancer drugs.

  22. m0nty says:

    Tell me what will happen if I “refuse” the vaccine, Monty.
    Will I go on not getting coronavirus and not even noticing if I do?

    Maybe. If you’re lucky.

    I guess you are in at least one high risk category due to your age. Without knowing your full actuarial tables, I don’t know what your chances are in this game of Chinese Roulette. What I do know is that if you get vaccinated, you don’t play the game at all.

    So do ya feel lucky… punk?

  23. Dot says:

    The chance is very low outside of Victoria.

  24. m0nty says:

    JC, having spent five long hours at Gumbuya World with the kids today plus three hours in the car in transit, sitting in a basement for a while sounds inviting.

  25. Nob says:

    I remember when Gumbuya was just a paddock by the highway.

  26. Nob says:

    Traffic must have got worse.

  27. m0nty says:

    I live in the west so it was a hike over the bridge and all the way on the Monash.

  28. Dot says:

    There was a tunnel proposed monty.

    You’re a turkey voting for Christmas.

  29. m0nty says:

    The chance is very low outside of Victoria.

    You have to consider the situation years into the future when everyone who wants to be vaccinated has got the shots. Travel will open up, carriers will be allowed to roam Australian streets once again, and you have to assume the virus will be as common as the common cold. So you are going to get it, most likely, without the amelioration effects of the vaccine. You are rolling the dice at some stage if you don’t get the shot.

  30. C.L. says:

    I guess you are in at least one high risk category due to your age.

    LOL. Not even close, Monty. Not by a quarter of a century close.

  31. C.L. says:

    The chance is very low outside of Victoria.

    It’s very low inside of Victoria.

  32. Eyrie says:

    I’ll get in an aeroplane with EXPERIMENTAL stenciled on the entry door (so will Mrs Eyrie) and a nice little placard that says CASA doesn’t set standards for such aircraft and fly it around Australia. However, I helped maintain the aircraft, it is a well proven design (50 + years) and we wear parachutes.
    Anyone taking the vaccine should be informed that it is EXPERIMENTAL and has not been tested to normal vaccine standards. How many would take it if this was solemnly and carefully explained when they turned up for the jab?
    The clueless seem to believe that politicians care about them or their welfare.

  33. Dot says:

    carriers will be allowed to roam Australian streets once again

    Who is carrying Coronavirus?

    assume the virus will be as common as the common cold

    At which point, we will have herd immunity.

    without the amelioration effects of the vaccine

    No, most people are asymptomatic.

    The reason to get vaccinated is if you are near vulnerable people. They can be segregated from those unvaccinated.

    There is no need to rush a vaccine and demand everyone have it.

  34. maree says:

    “The Science” shot down its credibility with outrageous claims about AGW/climate change, which in itself was a form of vaccination for logical thinking people against the loonies and grifters. In the present debate about WuFlu vaccination, we sane people are justifiably sceptical.

    There is a huge free test market out there for pharmaceutical companies, and they are grabbing it with both hands, aided by spooked governments and the private sector.

    I am by no means an anti-vaxxer, our family is fully vaccinated for all the things that used to kill or incapacitate us until the mid-20thC, but this rush to jab us for a virus that barely exists in the wide populace outside a few vulnerable people seems to me like overkill (sorry about the pun).

    Let me sit back and watch for the time being, without compulsion to take unproven medications into my body.

  35. Mark A says:

    The reason to get vaccinated is if you are near vulnerable people. They can be segregated from those unvaccinated.

    Do the vaccinated no longer carry the virus?

  36. H B Bear says:

    Tom, I missed your post yesterday. Cheers. This strange, sad, dysfunctional “community” (a very poor description for whatever Snic “runs” here) is appreciated.

  37. Mark A says:

    maree
    #3763521, posted on February 22, 2021 at 5:37 am

    Let me sit back and watch for the time being, without compulsion to take unproven medications into my body.

    I said all I was going to say about getting vaccinated and having read a bit more about it my resolve only got firmer.
    Not only that but it raised questions in my mind about the pharmaceutical industry in particular and the medical profession in general.

    To be blunt.
    We are being screwed by them with government connivance.

    (how come we still don’t have vaccines for some common illnesses but suddenly we have one for the Covid19?)
    A person cured, a customer lost.
    Sounds like it.

  38. H B Bear says:

    To be blunt.
    We are being screwed by them with government connivance.

    I wouldn’t go that far. There is enough to warrant a healthy degree of scepticism, if you pardon the pun.

  39. maree says:

    MarkA , I respect good, thorough science and research, as a journalist and sceptical thinker of the days previous to the present dis-enlightment. The virus thing is just another device of instilling fear into the populace, as was AGW/CC/emergency/catastrophe/end of days.

    Been there, read the book, heard it all before, many times over.

    No wonder I am such a cynic, after a life of reporting about the liars and frauds, having known many of them up close.

  40. Boambee John says:

    What I do know is that if you get vaccinated, you don’t play the game at all.

    Dr Mengele, oops, sorry, munty has spoken.

    Certainly those who die after getting it don’t get to play the game any more.

  41. m0nty says:

    At which point, we will have herd immunity.

    Herd immunity will not protect you if you refuse to be part of the herd.

    If you are not vaccinated, at some point you will get infected and roll the dice, where even if you live you could cop Long COVID effects for the rest of your life. Why take the risk? What are you trying to prove? Who are you trying to impress? What is the upside here?

  42. cuckoo says:

    It’s very low inside of Victoria.

    I live in Melbourne and even at this late stage I do not personally know a single individual who has contracted COVID.

  43. Rex Anger says:

    Herd immunity will not protect you if you refuse to be part of the herd

    Benito M0ntylini tolerates no deviation from the Party line…

    If you are not vaccinated, at some point you will get infected and roll the dice, where even if you live you could cop Long COVID effects for the rest of your life. Why take the risk? What are you trying to prove? Who are you trying to impress? What is the upside here?

    …Because you might somehow possibly conceivably impede his comfort and his agenda.

  44. Tel says:

    The reason to get vaccinated is if you are near vulnerable people. They can be segregated from those unvaccinated.

    A fine principle, except for a small problem … the WHO have said that no vaccine can reliably prevent transmission, thus from a “herd immunity” standpoint, that would make the whole exercise useless. Mind you the CDC says the exact opposite … but there’s no real world trial that either side can cite … meaning they are guessing what it’s going to do. They also have no idea how long immunity lasts (either natural or from vax) and no idea how many mutations will come along. In other words, the whole thing is one big experiment.

    But you have to believe, right? People who don’t believe hard enough are bad people anti-something-something not one with the faith. Does anyone still remember when the thing we believed in was the scientific method? Taking actual measurements and reporting real things? Been a while huh?

  45. Tel says:

    Herd immunity will not protect you if you refuse to be part of the herd

    Did Monty say that? He gets stupider every year … gonna be difficult to beat that one.

  46. Mother Lode says:

    If they change the rhetoric back to ‘flattening the curve’ they would be able to get away from sweating bullets whenever a single person tests positive.

  47. bollux says:

    I just wonder if it was a good idea to vaccinate a 99 year old Prince Philip and how that will play out.

  48. Ozman says:

    Everyone except the deluded know a con when it is on. Gates is leading the charge. Zuckerberg is his second-in-command.

    Meanwhile, though banned on Farcebook, Frontline Nurses are speaking out, as in blowing the whistle.

  49. twostix says:

    M0nty admitted he’s ‘high risk’ last year.

    Funnily he never mentions that when he’s demanding you Do As You’re Told. See it’s for your benefit, that he’s concerned, even though he thinks you’re a Nazi he needs to be removed from society, he’s terribly worried about your health.

  50. JC says:

    M0nty admitted he’s ‘high risk’ last year.

    As if we needed to be told. As if. It kind of encourages people not to have the vax. 🙂

  51. twostix says:

    The TGA says it has absolutely no idea if the ‘vaccines’ prevent you catching and spreading Covid.

    This is because it’s completely experimental never-approved-before biotech platform, and they couldn’t find enough people with covid19 to run proper clinical trials. So they’ve held their nose, borrowed data from overseas and said “Hail Mary! Take it for your own self if you must – unless you’re pregnant, or old, or young – see your doctor”.

    So anyone uttering the retarded words ‘herd-immunity’ (the 2020 version of ‘Iraq’) at this moment is retarded or just hiding their latent nazi impulses to crush people who go against the mob they’re in like bugs.

  52. Slim Cognito says:

    I’ve seen enough movies to know that this is how the zombie apocalypse starts. Guess I should buy a sawn off shotty as that seems to be the most effective way to defend against the undead if the movies are anything to go by.

  53. Kneel says:

    “President Joe Biden, who has raced to curb the pandemic…”

    Ah yes – he said he had a plan, pre-election.
    Now there’s nothing to do.
    So that was obviously his plan – do nothing.
    Oh, sorry, he’s printing more dollars. Print, baby, print! Why stop at 60% of the money supply in under 12 months, when you can aim for 75% or more?
    What could go wrong – after all, anyone worth speaking about is buying assets, so who cares about peoples pensions when I get mine from China my son’s wise investments.

  54. Lee says:

    Herd immunity will not protect you if you refuse to be part of the herd

    Did Monty say that? He gets stupider every year … gonna be difficult to beat that one.

    I’d bet that Monty is a pro-abortionist who maintains that what a woman does with her body is her business.
    Except when it comes to jabbing a vaccine into her against her wishes.

  55. Albatross says:

    Nice CL. You may continue to post here.

  56. maree says:

    Every politician and staffer should have the jab while the rest of us outside the bubble sit back and watch for results.

    Also, give young women working in political offices a compulsory course of Antabuse. This might help them recall where they left their undies.

  57. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    I have told them to go away and leave him alone he is not getting a vaccination – reason being the last vaccination he had caused him seizures for some time after. So there’s that.

    Good choice in those special circumstances, Tinta, in my opinion. I don’t think the Pfizer vaccine is the right choice for everyone, better ones for him may be available later.

  58. maree says:

    According to family member who is an experienced GP, people with asthma and similar disorders should stick with their maintenance medication such as Pulmicort, Becotide, and relievers like Ventolin, rather than having any of these hasty jabs.

    He has been in the game a long time, and prefers a cautious approach as in the Hippocratic oath: First, do no harm.

    My brother, sister and our son are asthmatic since childhood, and they are taking our cousin’s advice seriously. Son is FIFO in WA and worried he will be forced to have the jab in order to go to work, without knowing about any side effects.

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  60. Tailgunner1 says:

    I, for one, am glad this Nazi thread was taken down.

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