Big Tech has used a worldwide pandemic to usher in a new plague of censorship, but has allowed the World Health Organization’s (WHO) infamous misinformation to remain online unfiltered.
The WHO has been a source of dangerous misinformation on social media with regard to COVID-19, but Big Tech has allowed it to speak unchallenged. On Jan. 14, 2020, the WHO acted as a mouthpiece for Chinese authorities to misinform nations around the globe as to the nature of the virus.. WHO claimed in a tweet:
“Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China.”
The particular COVID-19 misinformation may have worsened the global COVID-19 pandemic, but Twitter has allowed the post to remain without a filter or interstitial, even as the platform suspends public figures for speaking scientific truth on gender. The account purportedly representing Turning Point USA Ambassador Courtney Holland scorched Twitter for the massive hypocrisy:
“Two Year Anniversary of this Tweet.
“No misinformation warning label. Never taken down by Twitter.
“Censorship is only reserved for those guilty of ‘wrongthink[.]’”
Big Tech, which has taken the WHO as a trusted source, has been called out by multiple sources for censoring the Wuhan lab leak origin theory of the COVID-19 pandemic that went from banned misinformation to likely explanation in a matter of months, all while disgraced fact-checkers have brought upon themselves a crisis of credibility.
Liberal organizations that echo China’s assertions have a curious blind spot for the regime’s atrocities. China’s communist government has a well known history of mass murder and lying about human rights abuses, including allegations to the UN that the government has been harvesting organs from racial minorities, so downplaying its disease outbreak so it could blame other countries is not out of character.
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