“Free speech itself was under attack.”
Former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) wrote this in a piece for Mises Institute about the U.S. government’s potential role in driving Twitter’s ban last year of journalist Alex Berenson. Berenson was reinstated by the platform after nearly a yearlong legal battle.
Permanent ban on Twitter BerensonThe former New York TimesA journalist who questioned the efficacy and safety of COVID-19 vaccines, more than a decade ago. “Berenson took government and mainstream media rhetoric about the pandemic the way journalists used to take it: with a heavy dose of skepticism,” Paul wrote. Twitter, however, disagreed with Paul’s view on journalistic credo.
Twitter banned Berenson after he tweeted, “It doesn’t stop infection. Oder transmission. Don’t think of it as a vaccine. Think of it—at best—as a therapeutic with a limited window of efficacy and terrible side effect profile that must be dosed IN ADVANCE OF ILLNESS. We want it to be mandatory. Insanity.” Ironically, even pro-COVID-19 vaccine government officials like National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci have since admitted that the COVID-19 vaccines do not, in fact, prevent transmission of COVID-19.
The CDC director Rochelle Walensky confirmed the truth of Berenson’s tweet not long after Twitter banned him, Paul wrote.
Berenson tweeted a statement upon his reinstatement which read: “The settlement does not end my investigation into the pressures that the government may have placed on Twitter to suspend my account. I will have more to say on that issue in the near future.” Tesla CEO Elon MuskTwitter is currently battling a Twitter user named ‘Twitter’ over a pending purchase. questionedBerenson on the meaning of his words, but Berenson is the journalist saidHe could not elaborate further.
Paul noted in his article that Berenson’s original cancellation was more than an attack on one person; it was a warning to anyone questioning the left’s narrative on COVID-19. Paul called it an attack on freedom of speech.
“Questions about the vaccine were silenced just as were questions about the origins of the virus,” Paul said. “At a critical time—just as authoritarians were locking the country down and threatening anyone who refused the shot—all public discussion about the matters was shut down by ‘private’ companies that just happened to have very close ties with the US government.”
He cited evidence the U.S. government was connected to coronavirus research at China’s Wuhan lab where many experts, including the Biden administration, believe COVID-19 originated.
U.S. government supported Big Tech censorship over COVID-19 issues.
Tech companies have been compelled by the Biden administration to increase censorship more than once.
Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy in July 2021 declared he was “urging all Americans to help slow the spread of health misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.”
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