Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has said that the Government’s disinformation unit is “working”, after suggestions from Labour that the counter disinformation policy was scrapped in the summer. The Telegraph has the story.
“It’s not the case, it’s not true – it is there, it is working,” Nadine Dorries told the Commons in response to a question from Alex Davies-Jones, the Labour MP.
“That work takes place daily, and daily we work to remove content online that is harmful and particularly when it comes to COVID-19, [and] daily we have contact with the online providers.”
A Government spokesman had previously said ministers are “providing people with advice and information about vaccines in one of the most extensive public health campaigns ever launched.”
It’s a relief to hear the Ministry of Truth is fully operational, ensuring that the Government’s public health messages, which are always accurate and honest and never exaggerated or in hock to unions or pressure groups, cannot be questioned or contradicted by citizens, which would naturally cause grave harm to the people, comrades. Orwell would be proud.
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