(FreedomBeacon.com)- United States Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is jumping on the far-left bandwagon of bashing popular podcaster Joe Rogan and putting pressure on streaming platform Spotify to take down his show. It comes after musician Neil Young threatened to remove his music from the platform unless they took down Rogan’s show, which he inaccurately claimed was pushing “misinformation” to millions of listeners.
During an interview with MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, the surgeon general was asked about what can be done to “push back on misinformation about COVID” that is allegedly being “aggressively pushed” through platforms like Facebook or through Joe Rogan’s podcast.
No evidence was offered to suggest that Rogan’s podcast was responsible for spreading “Misinformation.”
At that point, Murthy stressed that the United States already has the “best public health expertise available” and that it won’t help people “if they don’t have access to accurate information.”
He was apparently suggesting that if the American people don’t listen to the government’s preferred public health officials, then it means they don’t have access to the “best public health expertise.”
“People have the right to make their own decision, but they also have the right to have accurate information to make that decision with,” he added, before calling on Big Tech platforms like Spotify to censor people who publish information he doesn’t like.
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Murthy didn’t appear to be afraid of touting the power of the government to restrict access to information, and he also wasn’t afraid of calling on the American people to do more.
“This is just not just about what the government can do, this is about companies and individuals recognizing that the only way we get past misinformation is if we are careful about what we say and use the power that we have to limit the spread of misinformation,” he said.
How long until the government and the far left get their way and force Spotify to kick the most popular podcast ever made off of the most popular music streaming platform?