Google Drive has reportedly blocked a user from sharing a document containing a collection of negative incidents with COVID-19 vaccines. The document was filled with screenshots from well-known news sources like The New York Times and New York Post, Reclaim The Net reported.
“Google is blocking access to a PDF document that has compiled 106 pages of screenshots of mainstream media reports about people who have allegedly experienced negative side effects or died after taking a COVID-19 vaccine and social media testimony from those who have alleged adverse vaccine reactions,” Reclaim The Net reported April 23.
It’s the “[f]irst time I’ve seen a cloud drive blocking a document,” an account that purports to be a journalist by the name of Anna Brees tweeted. “It was a very long document re vaccination headlines from around the world.”
The Brees account shared a screenshot that appeared to be from Google Drive explaining: “We’re sorry. You can’t access this item because it is in violation of our Terms of Service.” The Brees account then commented: “This was a document sent to me via email. I was able to view it three days ago but now it says this.” Google has not yet responded to the Media Research Center’s inquiry asking the company to confirm whether or not it has cracked down on the document, and if it has, to explain what policies the document violated.
Reclaim The Net theorized that “Google presumably flagged and blocked the document for violating Google Drive’s rules around ‘misleading content related to harmful health practices.’” The same story recounted how “YouTube regularly uses a similar term, ‘COVID-19 misinformation,’ to remove videos that ‘contradict expert consensus from local health authorities or the World Health Organization.’”
The document is titled “Informed Consent Matters.” It stated on the cover page that it was the right of citizens to review firsthand testimonies and reports from people who have experienced “adverse reactions due to the covid vaccine without censorship by the news or social media.” The cover page suggested “with access to this data, you can perform a risk/benefit analysis for yourself.”
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