Bill Gates Wants to Create Social Media Team to Censor “Vaccine Misinformation”

Gates aims to silence opposition and "good messages."

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The billionaire and main financier of the World Health Organization Bill Gates has announced plans to create a new team, consisting of 3,000 people to work on social media, messaging, and “help propagate accurate vaccine information in the future,” CNBC reported.


Gates wants social media platforms to be an area of “good messages” from “people of trust in the community, such as political and ethnic leaders.”


Gates spoke on the issue when asked about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter and the consequences it has for future of free speech on the platform.


The founder of Microsoft said Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter could make the scoial media platform worse during the Wall Street Journal's CEO Summit. While the CEO of Space X is a staunch supporter of free speech, Gates wants more censorship for those who have opposing views.


Gates acknowledged that Musk has achieved major success with his other companies such as: SpaceX and Tesla; however, Gates believes that Musk will not achieve te same level of success with Twitter.


“I kind of doubt that will happen this time, but we should have an open mind and never underestimate Elon,” he added.


One of the main reasons why Gates feels that Musk could make the social media worse is the Tesla CEO’s stance on freedom of speech.


“How does he feel about something [on Twitter] that says ‘vaccines kill people’ or that ‘Bill Gates is tracking people?’” Gates went on to ask.


“What are his goals for what it ends up being? Does that match this idea of less extreme falsehoods spreading so quickly [and] weird conspiracy theories? Does he share that goal or not?” Gates said.


Gates believes that social media platforms must prevent misinformation from spreading around.


“When you don’t have the trusted leaders speaking out about vaccines, it’s pretty hard for the platform to work against that,” he admitted. “So I think we have a leadership problem and we have a platform problem.”


Gates said: “The way that you make those platforms spread truth and not crazy stuff, there’s some real invention required there.”


He then went on to say: “It’s a huge problem in terms of legitimacy of elections or medical innovations … any sort of collective behavior.”