(TownHall) Democrats, including and especially the Biden administration, have made some rather concerning comments about social media, tech companies, and censorship.
It appears that Dr. Rachel Levine, a biological man who serves as the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), has called for such censorship for at least several months now, as evidenced by a video that Levine gave at the end of May that surfaced on Twitter on Monday morning.
Rachel Levine calls for big tech to censor “health misinformation” impacting “gender affirming care.” Says “gender affirming care” has a positive value for youth. pic.twitter.com/XdfyZknbuZ
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) December 26, 2022
A report from Valerie Richardson at The Washington Times shared that the video presentation, at nearly 40 minutes, was before the Federation of State Medical Boards in New Orleans.
As if a government official calling for censorship under the guise of it supposedly being “health misinformation” weren’t chilling enough, the nature of Dr. Levine’s points are themselves very concerning.
Levine calls for medical professionals to address this so-called “health misinformation” in the beginning of the clip. Levine points out that this applies to COVID-19, but is not limited to it, going on to claim there is supposedly “substantial misinformation directly impacting health equity in our nation,” which applies to so-called “sexual and gender minorities.”
“There is substantial misinformation about gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-diverse individuals,” Levine goes on to emphasize before lamenting “an onslaught of anti-LGBTQI+ actions at the state levels across the United States.” Such state bills, Levine claims, “are dangerous to the public health.”
A particularly concerning claim that Levine makes is how “the positive value for gender-affirming care for youth and adults is not in scientific or medical dispute,” which leads to Levine making the point that “we all need to work together to get our voices out in the front line” and “in the public eye.”
This so-called “gender affirming care” often involves gender mutilation and/or sterilization, and is often performed on minors who cannot legally consent.
Further, the very existence of individuals who regret having transitioned as minors, some of which who are going through the detransition process, at the very least calls into question Levine’s claim above that such “positive value” is “not in scientific or medical dispute.”