White House may work with carriers to screen anti-vax messages

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The US, just like every other country in the world, is currently doing its best to get its population vaccinated against COVID-19 for life to return to normalcy. But with the proliferation of fake news and misleading headlines, it’s easy to see why there are so many who are adamant against getting inoculated. 

One problem is that there are some groups that see vaccination as a way of deliberately misleading the public against their political rivals. This is why it is always important to call out those who spread misinformation and make them see that they are not actually doing any good to the country and the economy. 

Right now, the White House is planning to work with major communication channels, including traditional and social media empires. They also hope to work with cell phone carriers to screen misleading claims about vaccines and help stop the spread of such messages. 

The White House could ask carriers like T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T to step in and stop the spread of these text messages. This is one way they hope they will be able to get their vaccination message across better and eliminate misinterpretation. 

There is no word yet on whether or not the White House has reached out to these carriers to help them screen anti-vax messages. But if it does, it will be interesting to see how this will be acted upon and which tools would be used. Then again, it could open a can of worms with potential issues that would violate customer privacy and an individual’s right to free speech. 

 

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  • Joe Quinn

    How can I report this article? Stick to tmonews not propaganda.

    • TmobileCustomer83

      Amen

    • marque2

      Sadly and unfortunately Biden administration is attempting to censor us through the phone companies. And who be first to skip to the government’s tune. The ever woke T-Mobile.

      • StevenM

        Yep, more privacy out the window…

      • vrm

        It is not Biden- he’s a puppet with a pulse. At least Obama had a big mouth for lying. Biden is dummer than Bush. Wonder who their handlers are.

    • Francisco Peña

      Why report, this is real and already reported elsewhere.

      • Joe Quinn

        Because this isn’t written as a news story… it’s an opinion piece.

        Last I checked…. yep, just looked again. It’s even in the URL.

        tmoNEWS.

        • Francisco Peña

          “already reported elsewhere”
          Please read there. I’m not talking about TMONews. I said this was reported elsewhere. Politico is the original source for the info. TMoNews edited the narrative, but the original info on this was reported by Politico.

          So please… go ahead and look for yourself.

        • Joe Quinn

          Ha ha ha! POLITICO. Also says it… right in the name. Go ahead and look for yourself.

          While you’re at it, why don’t you link to some pieces written by CNN, or even Fox!

  • Bklynman

    If this happens what next? If we don’t like who in office will those messages be block too?

    • marque2

      Very slippery slope. Of course Biden got the idea from Facebook, Twitter and Google who attempted to allow only pro government pro Biden posts during the election.

      • JLaw

        I’m an independent, so that answers alot.
        Yet, I’d like to know who as president really launched into Twitter and Facebook? Being attached to your phone while being given power to run a country is hilarious, at best.
        Follow the leader is what I’m seeing.
        Now, I can see why other countries laugh at us and make (mostly) funny memes.

    • vrm

      That already happened and is happening. All information about corruption, voter fraud, human trafficking, high crime in some cities and drug problems blocked. Criminals let loose while FBI chases innocent people opposing govt. Welcome to CCP USA inc.

  • yooo wtf is this BS….

  • rosedawg

    Start using the Signal App.

  • Walter Kowalski

    Tyranny. My body my choice. Also this is not china. Communist plague was created and spread by communists and now our lives are being suppressed.

  • Francisco Peña

    Funny how the left is down with this. BUT if Trump said he’d do this, all hell would break loose. I’m sorry, this is crap. Its one thing having to navigate to find opposing viewpoints around the Big Tech’s anti-left hate, but now to come and stop texts that I may or others may send to me or them? No no no…. Thank you left voters for allowing this.

    F-in idiots.

    • Donald Zuchowski

      like i said before it all depends on who is in power. right now the dems control congress and the executive branch. Whoever is not in charge just needs to bow down and take it until they are in charge and then they can undo all the work of the previous people in charge. This is how it works. What we need is a one computer rule that controls all of human kind, a computer that never dies, never takes sides and just tells us the way it is.

      • Francisco Peña

        before yes… but when you try to rig things to make it easier to stay in power, it gets harder to have a 2 party system. As a Hispanic, what is happening now can easily turn into a VEnezuela or Cuba, where everything is government controlled. Look how well that has been.

  • George Salcedo

    There’s more bitter Trump supporters on this page than previously thought.

    • Joe Quinn

      George, you equivocating those who believe in a right to privacy with being a Trump supporter is the scary thing here. That assumes anyone that didn’t support Trump doesn’t believe in a right to privacy, but that is a Constitutional Amendment… something those on the Left (George, it would seem) are more than happy to take a piss on.

      Since you don’t seem to be able to see the forest through the trees, this isn’t about COVID at all!!! This is about the White House SCREENING YOUR PRIVATE TEXT MESSAGES. Quite frankly, it doesn’t matter how erroneous and evil said text messages are. They don’t have the right to screen or block them until such time they can prove you’ve done something illegal.

      Last time I checked, having an opinion or belief contrary to the US government isn’t illegal.

      Unbelievable how much freedom you’re willing to give up.

      • Shaun Michalak

        I find the irony in the fact that you could even associate anti vax with Trump in the first place.. Who was the person that pushed the the covid vax?? Trump.. It usually takes years and many trials to get a new vaccine on the market.. But Trump got it out in less then 1 year.. He even took one of them too.. So bringing Trump into it is the greatest kind of irony..

        • Joe Quinn

          The man is out of office, but folks like George are still all “Orange Man Bad!!!” even when it has nothing to do with the situation.

        • Bklynman

          He lives rent free in there heads!! There are some people that don’t want covid to end and hoping the lockdowns will start up again,they don’t want to stop wearing there face blanket!!

        • Andrew

          ^Literacy levels that match the opinion

        • Bklynman

          You must be one of those people who drives by themselves with the windows up, with a face blanket on and an face shield.

        • Andrew

          Strawman harder daddy

        • Bklynman

          Ok,lil beta/soyboy,troll.

        • dcmanryan

          They don’t want to work and want to keep living off the government. That’s what it boils down to. And since these Democrats want to make everything political so I will too. Democrats are far lazier than Republicans and most want nothing more than to be told what to do and here’s some “free” money for doing nothing but sitting on your fat, lazy ass while the rest of the country pays for it. Go to work! Have some pride when you look in the mirror.

        • Shaun Michalak

          If conditions do not change, 29-43% of renter households could be at risk of eviction by the end of the year.

          That was from an article in Aug 2020.. So with that being said, people on full welfare, SSI, etc had no income change.. People that were working, most ended up getting more on UE due to the government subsidies on top of the UE.. Yet somehow, they were saying back then, that almost half of all people renting are in danger of getting evicted?? Yet they expect me to believe that half of all tenants are in that position due to no fault of their own?? I find that hard to believe.. If they said that 5% were, I would be like.. Ok, that is possible.. But close to half.. I do not think so..

          Not sure about all states, but here, they were giving out money to help pay the rent for tenants.. the only problem is.. They filed for the money, they got the money sent to them, and it was up to them to give it to the landlords.. I had a neighbor that did just this.. But instead of giving the money to the landlord, they just used the money as a deposit on a new apartment.. and both people living in the house were both on SSI.. They stopped paying rent just because they could, and you should have seen all the packages and TV’s and stuff that they had coming in since they had all that extra money because of not paying rent for over 6 months..

          and that right there is the problem.. They claim that there is all this help to help pay of the back rent, but they send it to the renters, and nothing is done to verify that they actually use it for just that.. More free money..

    • Francisco Peña

      Question George.

      If Trump was still president and he said in order to combat “fake vax information” he was going to get with carriers to screen and remove false (in terms of the official Government narrative) texts and info, what would you do?

      Would you be “cool, that’s a good thing” or would you be “Oh HELL NOW!!!! My PRIVACY!!!”

      Be honest now.. because no matter WHAT side of the aisle you are on, this should NOT be done. Once you start it, when will you stop? Censoring discussions, blocking information is very NKorea, Venezuela, China, Iran, etc….

      • marque2

        Someday the GOP will be in power and the precedent will be set. Can’t howl that president Abbot is doing it, when you were OK with Biden doing it. Some day your guy won’t be in power and the filibuster will suddenly be deified.

  • Brian Korsedal

    Getting into text messages going between people is a bit of an over reach. I’m pro vax, but people deserve privacy in their text messages.

  • Nogdolan

    STOP CALLING THE COVID SHOT A VACCINE!!!
    vaccine
    NOUN
    a substance used to stimulate the production of antibodies and provide immunity against one or several diseases, prepared from the causative agent of a disease, its products, or a synthetic substitute, treated to act as an antigen without inducing the disease.

  • Shaun Michalak

    I see too many problems with this.. From what I can tell, this will most likely turn into another “facebook” type of censoring.. I remember this article a while back that said that a parent was arrested for not wearing a mask and refusing to leave or put one on, at an outdoor game. Facebook said that meme was “false”. They talked around it saying that she was arrested for not following school rules.. What school rule did she not follow. Not wearing a mask. but it was false that she was arrested for not wearing a mask.

    There was another that facebook marked as false, as if the whole meme was a lie (would have marked it as partly false otherwise), and the meme said that the cdc quietly updated the numbers to tell that only 6% of the people that died with covid, actually died from covid. Read the fact check and they say that it was false, not partly false, but fully false, because the cdc did not “quietly” do it. Of course they never denied that the rest of the meme was true..

    My point is, can you see how one sided facebook tries to shut up stuff that goes against their, or someone elses agendas?? Where is the equality of truthfulness and not taking one side? I can see this same type of stuff happening on cell phones if this went through.. and there would be no way to stop them from doing it either..

  • Shaun Michalak

    I really do not see what good this would actually do.. When it comes down to it, people are going to believe what they “want” to believe, no matter how true or false it is. Do you really think that stopping a text message is going to change how they think, or what they believe?? It is like saying that stopping a text that says that 5G gives you covid is going to make people believe it any more or less.. and there are a lot of people out there that believe that 5G does just that.

    From my point of view, all this would do is put a system in place where the government could monitor the general population, and the things that they say, taking away ones privacy to say what they want. and do it under the rouse of stopping misinformation. My problem is.. what is there to stop them from going even farther with it?? After all, it is harder to get something started, then to take it to the extremes after it is already in place..

    • marque2

      True, but we know the government hasn’t been truthful. As an example Now they want vaccination for kids with a 1/10000 death rate and those kids who die really died of other very serious complications due to severe liver damage or various lung diseases where the kids won’t reach 18 anyway.

      • Francisco Peña

        You can add in there that they are reporting COVID deaths of anyone WITH COVID, regardless if that actually killed the person.

        I know several folks who have had loved ones die that had COVID. All except one, had some underlying condition. Heart disease, kidney issues, something, and most were older too (70+). Only 1 person that we personally know that died was young (40ish) and in relatively good health other than a bit overweight.

        • Shaun Michalak

          I remember reading on the CDC website a while back.. It stated that if someone died and had “symptoms” of COVID, that you could mark them down as having COVID on their death certificate.. I saw that and thought.. Wait, just about anything that goes wrong in your body will make you have a fever.. If you have a fever, that is a symptom of COVID.. and everything else too.. But they can mark that you died from COVID just because of that?? But yup, that is all it took.. No one had to prove anything beyond that, and they were fine with it.. I think that should say everything in itself..

        • marque2

          You notice the flu deaths disappeared this winter. It certainly wasn’t because we were 100% vaccinated for flu, it is because as you state any symptom of Covid and you got it.

          Of course if you read the lists there are some 100 potential symptoms and they are all contradictory – e.g. you could have a fever, maybe not a fever, or even an under-temperature.

        • Shaun Michalak

          Here, on the news, they tried claiming that we had almost no flu cases because people were doing what they were supposed to do because of taking precautions for COVID, and that was the reason why there was almost no flu cases.. I heard that and just laughed.. I thought.. So let me get this straight.. COVID and the flu are both transmitted in about the same way, and are both are about the same size.. But somehow COVID can get through, and the flu can not?? Do you know how stupid that sounds?? and then I think, I can just imagine how many people actually fell for it.. are gullible enough to actually believe it..

        • Francisco Peña

          My kid got the flu in December. Got tested and was positive. got meds and was better in a few days. i got sick too with breathing issues, but didn’t bother getting checked, as was similar to the kid’s symptoms. I just dealt with it and got better eventually.

        • Shaun Michalak

          Probably has to do with area.. I was talking with someone at the hospital around here, and they got sick.. They asked to be tested for the flu and the doctor just laughed at them.. Then told them, there is no flu test.. The only test that they were giving was for COVID, and that was it.. I was told this by someone that was a patient in the ER at the hospital while I was there.. That sounds about right for around here..

        • marque2

          You are right, if they counted people who died with flu rather than of flu, we would have half a million flu deaths every year. But the Federal government doesn’t dole out extra money for flu deaths, they dole it out for Covid deaths.

      • Shaun Michalak

        I remember this one article a while back, where this guy went in and got the COVID shot.. He walked in healthy and with no real problems.. Walked out and died not too far from where he got the shot.. The first thing that they said was “he did not die from the shot”.. I thought, wait.. This guy with no real problems dies just minutes after getting the shot, you do no testing, but tell everyone that he died from something else with no evidence otherwise?? Yea, right.. I find that hard to believe..

  • Fan_Atl77

    Just wish they worked with Carriers to Block scam messages and calls about car repairs warranties to our personal numbers…

  • Shad0wB0xin

    This is authoritarian.
    Welcome to 1984 ppl

  • Jake Fitzpatrick

    This is fantastic! People can make their own choices, however so many are basing the choice of not getting vaccinated on fake news and fake sources. People need to form their own opinion on facts shown by actual science. Sources such as random texts, FOX NEWS, NEWSMAX and OANN are not real scientific sources and are created to specifically divide us.

    • Trevnerdio

      This is not fantastic. You should be able to say whatever you want to say via SMS, as long as your carrier allows it (to a reasonable extent). The gov’t being involved is literally a direct infringement of the 1st amendment.

      • marque2

        To a reasonable extent. It is none of anybody’s business unless there is a surveillance warrant. TMobile shouldn’t know what we are texting at all

        • Trevnerdio

          At the same time, the contract is between you and your carrier. Your data is only as visible as the contract is written.

          All that aside, the government has absolutely no right to obstruct information like this, whether they deem it “fake” or not.

    • TheRealKingSen

      So right wing news is lies and meant to divide but liberal outlets are real news and j info?

      • JoshW

        When it comes to a pandemic that so far has killed over half a million Americans, we absolutely should be listening to the scientists and doctors. Networks like Fox News regulatory trashes them.

        • Moby

          Well I think you are only permitted listen to scientists and doctors that are pro-vaccine. A scientist or a doctor who has any issue with a vaccine is quickly censored.

    • Moby

      So you are advocating that people who have formed an opinion that you agree with censor everyone who has a different opinion.

      How about letting all voices be heard? Isn’t that what freedom of speech is all about? And the people have the freedom to form their opinions from hearing all points of view.

      Throughout history, the governments that have engaged in most restrictions on speech have been the most authoritarian or fascist regimes, not the most free societies. Please study history.

  • TheRealKingSen

    The writer is clearly a liberal puppet willing to give up freedom because the democratic party told her its for her own good

    • Steve Jackson

      You’re clearly a radical right wing conspiracy puppet willing to give up his life and the life of your family and friends because the republicans told you its for your own good.

      • htyoung

        You obviously have no idea what the word puppet means. Republicans think for ourselves and don’t need anyone to tell us if we want or don’t want the vaccine.

        • Matthew 7:3-5

          Republicans also think windmills give you cancer and a secret agent codenamed “Q” was going to lock Hillary up and overturn the election.

          You’re not loons at all…no sir.

          You guys aren’t nut jobs at all…

        • RLB63

          We aren’t stupid enough to put an UNTESTED vax in our bodies so we can be the guinea pigs. The trial period ends early 2023. Good luck. The reason they stopped animal testing of mRNA years ago was that the animals would die after vaccination and later exposed to a corona virus. Hope you have your will up to date

  • Phil

    No more cell service, I’m cool with that.
    Looking forward how this plays out

  • RLB63

    Australia had a press conference. 141 people were in the hospital. They buried the lead. They were commenting about how many young people had it on ventilators etc. Then at the end they go 140 were vaccinated. One had 1 shot. So 100% of the people in the hospital were vaccinated.

    Top Israeli er doctor said up to 95% of people in the hospital for Covid were vaccinated. Didn’t say the countries vax rate. I know they are one of the top in people vaxed. So I did some research. Under 65% of the population were vaxed at the time.

    This seems like a really good thing for us to do get vaxed. At least of we want to end up in the hospital….