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U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

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Misinformation about COVID-19 is costing lives, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy lamented Sunday, as case numbers are increasing throughout the country. “All of us — including the media, including individuals, health professionals — have a responsibility to share the truth about health, as science dictates,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “My worry is that all this misinformation that’s floating around is having a real cost that can be measured in lives lost, and that is just tragic,” Murthy said. The comments came after President Biden on Friday blasted Facebook and other soci...

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Jason Miller

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Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

If there's anything that right-wing chat platforms promising uncensored "free speech" like Gab and Parler have proven, it's that such predicates ensure the platforms will quickly be inundated with the worst people in the world—bigots spewing death threats, hatemongers, disinformation artists, conspiracy theorists, vile misogynists, and terrorists of all stripes. The kind of clients that will doom such networks to permanent deplatforming.

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