Former NYT Writer Sues Twitter Over Censorship

December 21st, 2021 9:25 AM

A former writer at The New York Times is suing Twitter for censorship. 

Alex Berenson, a journalist and skeptic of vaccines related to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Twitter violated his First Amendment rights. He is the author of “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns.”

Berenson was suspended multiple times on Twitter because of his views on vaccines.

“For this tweet, which is completely accurate and does nothing but quote PFIZER’S OWN CLINICAL TRIAL DATA. Welcome to the Brave New World,” he said after he was suspended for tweeting the results of a Pfizer clinical test. “I probably have about one strike left after this. And it’s gonna go quick. If you care about free speech, protest to Twitter, not that it will matter. And please, please, please tell everyone to sign up here. I will do as much as I can on here.”

He was later permanently banned from Twitter after he tweeted that the COVID vaccine “doesn’t stop infection or transmission.” Berenson’s lawyers alleged that his claim was “true at the time and is true now.” 

“It is undisputed that vaccinated persons can contract and spread COVID-19,” the lawsuit said. Berenson also alleged that as a “common carrier,” Twitter is required to provide service to all users, like a railroad or telegram.

'Twitter’s role in public debate in the twenty-first century resembles that of the telegraph in the nineteenth,' the complaint said. Berenson further stated that he has a “unique” claim under the law and that Twitter censored him at the behest of the federal government.

After he announced his lawsuit on Substack, he added: “Remember, folks - Don’t take the law into your own hands, you take ‘em to court!”

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