Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 at 9:45 am
White House Internet Advisory System
Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly
claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about my health insurance
As part of my effort to push back on the misinformation
about health insurance reform, I've launched a new White House Internet Advisory System. With the
advice from the Department of Homeland Security, some websites and blogs will contain a color-coded
banner that indicates their current threat level.
- Severe Risk of Disinformation
- High Risk of Disinformation
- Significant Risk of Disinformation
- General Risk of Disinformation
- Low Risk of Disinformation.
Color-coded banners will be surreptitiously
inserted in the
upper right section of the website/blog page containing the questionable information. The
advanced underlying NSA technology of these "banners" will prevent their removal by the webmaster/blogger.
There is a lot of disinformation out there.
These rumors often travel
just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we
can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your
help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance
reform that seems fishy, send it to [email protected]
our team of crack coders on the job immediately and code the blog or site so that you
know who you can trust and who you can't.
Yet another example of the new era of
openness and unprecedented transparency you've come to expect from the Obama Administration.