Contra Costa County Looking To Pay Teens, Young Adults To Post Information About COVID-19 On Social Media

July 31, 2020 10:00 am · 53 comments

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Realust July 31, 2020 at 10:11 AM

Another Soros production.

LL Cool J July 31, 2020 at 1:19 PM

@Realust – Thank You!

Jackie Aldridge August 1, 2020 at 5:29 AM

Done with our tax dollars.
Notice they are selecting for liberals and other leftists with the mention of “social justice”.
The question is, will these people be groomed for further work for Soros, et al?

Brandi August 1, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Geez Jackie, they already are!
Have you never recognized the work of paid liberal postings on various websites?
Some of them are too lazy to even change the names they go by & lots of their posts are the same, word for word, under a variety of names.
They get paid about .25¢ per post & after they do a few thousand it adds up to a tidy sum.
Investigate for yourself, don’t take my word for it!

Firstw July 31, 2020 at 10:14 AM

I can think of many better things to spend tax -payer monies on, covid and non-covid related. Whose terrible idea was this?

Mitch July 31, 2020 at 10:15 AM

Remove the entire Board of Supervisors and replace them with Golden Retrievers.

Mary Fouts July 31, 2020 at 3:05 PM

@Mitch: 👍

Bad Nombre July 31, 2020 at 10:22 AM

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to create some bots to do the job?

George July 31, 2020 at 10:29 AM

Great Idea!

DLo July 31, 2020 at 1:31 PM

I think it is a great idea as well! This age group has the largest positive case rate right now and this group needs special outreach and messaging..

Also, for all the naysayers complaining about using taxpayer funds for this. The funds for the program are being paid for by the Contra Costa Regional Heath Foundation which is a non profit.

Lizzee July 31, 2020 at 7:02 PM

Totally agree.

Pyrrhus July 31, 2020 at 10:30 AM

*gets the popcorn* I’m sure there are going to be some frothing mouths at this.

Yoyo Hop July 31, 2020 at 10:33 AM

So basically these kids are being paid to disclose and exploit their social networks.

This is a new low.

If there isn’t a law against this, there should be.

Sick stuff.

Lolz July 31, 2020 at 11:42 AM

An absolute middle finger to the rest of us who have a life to live. What losers to spend so much time money energy to this fake pandering bondage that keeps this suffering generation in its grasps.

Power grab, vote grab, notice the end date for campaign?? By December they mean November 4th.

So sad that the stipend will attract the losers who don’t want to do any real work or much of anything.

L0L July 31, 2020 at 10:33 AM

What does social justice have to do with sharing information about the virus?

Oh wait, they’re using the virus as cover to use tax payer money to push Marxist views. Surprise surprise.

LL Cool J July 31, 2020 at 1:21 PM

@ L0L – Thank You!

BURNBABYBURN July 31, 2020 at 10:37 AM

Yes, lets waste taxpayer money to pay county workers to facilitate this program. And then, pay the precious youth to spread the news (which I am sure will not be altered to help further their views) to their friends and families. Maybe, when the schools re-open, we can pay the students to return to class and let them pick their own agendas.

John July 31, 2020 at 10:46 AM

This is wrong. Social Media is the devil. You’ve been warned.

Yoyohop July 31, 2020 at 12:03 PM

They even designed the notice with balloon like decorations, as if it were an invitation to a kid’s birthday party.

This is blatant child exploitation.

Anonymous2 July 31, 2020 at 1:50 PM

One thing is always certain: Commenters here will deny the existence of real threats like pandemics (excepting, in this thread, The Realist), yet when an innocuous item like this appears they spiral out of control with the same Soros/power grab/fascist/Marxist paranoid inferences they apply to anything they don’t like.

With Covid-19 case rates rising rapidly in younger populations – deniable only if one rejects the numbers from virtually every state – it’s important to reach that population with accurate information so that they can keep themselves safe.

The Realist July 31, 2020 at 11:03 AM

Gotta educate the ignorant masses somehow. Masks and social distance works to reduce spread. It’s not just someone’s opinion or infringing on your “freedom” to get other people sick.Masks don’t cut your oxygen, O2 is a bit smaller than your fabric threads. Masks hold moisture but you aren’t breathing in anything worse than the air quality in your own home. IE radon/molds. That’s why they are disposable/ washable. Masks don’t block the virus which is microns big, they block the vapor particles coming out of the lungs which harbor the virus. Which is why reopening business was bad and caused the re-uptick, studies have shown how effective HVAC is at propagating in a close environment. EG: the hot and humid south where everyone seeks A/C comfort inside. Something something Florida.

But I also see this as a slippery slope. What information campaign is next? Paid Left/right political propaganda?

But on the other hand, they are just taking a page out of corporate america’s PR book. Giant corporations do this to us everyday in all media not just social.

ZZ July 31, 2020 at 11:43 AM

Masks are BS.

Bobfished July 31, 2020 at 11:45 AM

I wish they would of educated all of the Ignorant people attending the John Lewis funeral. Hundreds of people inside a church, not social distancing. Matter of fact, they had several funerals. I guess if you want to have a funeral with more than 10 people you better be important.
Many of the people attending were in the vulnerable group.
Maybe the elites have a different set of rules than us. Or, maybe they know something we don’t.

heath August 1, 2020 at 3:37 PM

mask don’t work , nor does hiding in your house, notice cases on the rise ever since mask started? ask any nurse, you being played, Sweden has herd immunity, they did it right, this whole social experiment is a joke, as long as we are on lock down with masks it will get worse, notice states open, doing way better than us!! You are letting the same people who run the DMV make decisions about your health and life??? no masks, go back to your life, the flu does this every year and nobody noticed, TB killed 1.8 million , not one person wore a mask, seriously wake up

cheeseburguesa July 31, 2020 at 11:19 AM

and all I picture is Steve Buscemi on 30 Rock saying “how do you do, fellow kids?”

HappyPappy July 31, 2020 at 11:20 AM

First they convinced the youth to join by convincing them it’s the right thing to do………………….

The Fearless Spectator July 31, 2020 at 11:35 AM

People who can’t govern training kids who can’t write to post messages for people who can’t read.

Pyrrhus July 31, 2020 at 12:45 PM

Oh the irony.

Obamavirus July 31, 2020 at 12:03 PM

I wonder if the CCHealth Marxists are aware of the legal concept of libel and defamation
For instance if one of their youth ambassadors posts to social media false or misleading information about another person regarding COVID mask violations which can now result in a fine
The unstated purpose is to further intimidate people by employing a bunch of ignorant children to record people and post online
It is time to fire Roth this has gone into East German Stasi territory

Turn n Burn July 31, 2020 at 12:10 PM

Kinda reminds me of the German youth.

The Wizard July 31, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Are they going to be able to talk about the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine as a therapeutic in the early stages ? Or will they be censored.

JD July 31, 2020 at 12:57 PM

This is terrific! The future is in their hands, and we should empower our youth to be smart, responsible stewards of their communities….especially when it comes to COVID-19 where there is unfortunately sooo much false and misinformation out there which seems to spread more virally than the truth. This model should be spread nationwide. Kudos to Coco County for this amazing initiative!!

ZZ July 31, 2020 at 8:40 PM

But they’re still finding things out about Covid-19. It changes everyday. So the information they give to their buddies will be misinformation by the time they put it out there. Or maybe that’s what “they” want them to do…..

Sam August 1, 2020 at 1:06 PM

@jd That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Kids are idiots. Never should we rely on kids. The brains don’t develop until they are in their mid 20s, some longer. The most horrible thing anyone could ever do is listen to kids. What planet are you on?

Donk August 1, 2020 at 1:22 PM

No it is not terrific brainwashed McGee

Sam’s Fan August 1, 2020 at 10:16 PM

I agree with Sam. Sam, when are you running for Concord City Counsel? You have my vote.

LL Cool J July 31, 2020 at 1:22 PM

The new brownshirts.

To Do List July 31, 2020 at 1:44 PM

Just look to the historical paths of various authoritarian governments and you see the playbook for bay area democrats. There is a nice Wikipedia article on China’s 50 Cent Army or 50 Cent Party about how their government pays people to influence social media. However, CC Health seems to be seeking an even lower ethical bar because as far as I know the 50 Cent Army does not use children to speak for government initiatives. This is a breathtakingly poor road for the government to go down. Wow. $525 to argue in favor of the government. Just wow.

Bob July 31, 2020 at 1:47 PM

Will official armbands be provided?

Ash August 1, 2020 at 7:24 AM

I hear this year they will be giving out yellow stars to mark each young person who is participating in this program.

Concordian July 31, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Good idea. This country & state needs to get our act together. This is too much every day I hear of someone I know that has it. It’s so sad and upsetting. So the more information that could keep people safe the better.

Time to Go July 31, 2020 at 2:29 PM

Indoctrination continues.

Nightmare July 31, 2020 at 3:32 PM

Wtffff!!!! Everything dólar that goes to spread more fear on our community should be take as a Terrorism, that money should go to ppe to hospital and to strength our hospital !! Walnut Creek have 90 covid patients on Manorcare for more than a Month now !! They have not removed this ppl and can infected residents that lived there for years 🤬

MDUSD Grad July 31, 2020 at 4:41 PM

The affected children were instructed to report any activities or conversations that could be considered treacherous. Children reported the activity of neighbors, teachers, religious leaders, and even their own family.[2] Through these means, the youth of Contra Costa were taught to respect, follow, and embrace the ideologies of the Party and those espoused by Fauci.

Original G July 31, 2020 at 6:54 PM

In case this sounds slightly familiar, liberal political campaigns have been doing same thing for years. Paying people to make posts supporting a politician or attacking conservatives or their posts.

“It is meant to appear to be coming organically from people and their social media networks in a groundswell of activism, when in fact it is highly paid and highly tactical.” …
“… Paid Trolls Floods Social Media to Counteract Negative News About Hillary Clinton”

‘Bloomberg campaign paying workers $2,500 per month to promote Bloomberg through texts, social media’

Sam July 31, 2020 at 7:44 PM

The term is “astroturfing”. Because it copies an organic, grassroots movement..except it’s totally fake.

Fake news is the enemy of the people. – ancient wuhan proverb

Lizzee July 31, 2020 at 7:06 PM

This initiative is funded by private, charitable donations, not by taxpayer dollars.

Sam July 31, 2020 at 7:46 PM

Who? What’s the names of these “charitable” person? Just because they throw money around don’t mean they run the show. What’s there motivation.

To Do List July 31, 2020 at 8:05 PM

This only gets better and better. Please provide details. Looks like this this is through the 4-H clubs. Please don’t tell me CC Health somehow hijacked 4-H to organize and fund this????????????????????

Ash July 31, 2020 at 8:11 PM

what a joke!

chuckie the troll August 1, 2020 at 11:59 AM

And because we have a great school system here in California (insert irony and #$^%& words here), there will be no risk of these young people spreading misinformation.

anon August 1, 2020 at 12:40 PM

Paid social justice leftist propagandists? Are you Fing serious? That is literally what this is, and claims itself to be. Covid is just a backdoor for this creeping, Communistic chicanery.

Sam August 1, 2020 at 1:14 PM

Yes this is the playbook. Always has been. Indoctrination of the kids at school. They think they have enough kids brainwashed to pull it off now. The good news is the propaganda rinses off with minimal effort when subjected to virus fearporn and racist BLM propaganda mixed with a little constitutional study. The next generation coming up are gonna be the most conservative, constitution loving Americans we have ever had.

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