The harms of Big Tech’s COVD-19 censorship continue to ripple throughout America, vaccine scientist Dr. Robert Malone told MRC Free Speech America.
“People have been prevented from obtaining informed consent because of the censorship,” Malone said at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday. Malone is an inventor of the mRNA vaccine technology used in COVID-19 vaccines. His concerns about COVID-19 vaccines repeatedly landed him in hot water with the Big Tech COVID-19 narrative police.
Malone noted that online censorship has a tangible – and potentially lethal – impact offline as well. “[P]atients aren’t getting that preventative care because the physicians are being, and the patients are being, blocked from understanding about it, and that means there'll be additional avoidable excess deaths in the future,” he said.
Malone warned of the dangers of silencing scientific discussion online. “The consequence of [COVID-19 censorship] is that physicians who might otherwise be able to provide preventative care to their patients are not aware of what the risks are,” he said.
Platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube have all attempted to silence Malone’s posts or media appearances.
In December of 2021, Twitter suspended Malone for allegedly sharing “misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19.” LinkedIn also ousted Malone who wrote, “No explanations, no warnings were given.”
Big Tech’s repeated censorship of COVID-19 information showcases the platforms’ aversion to truth, debate and scientific discussion.
MRC Free Speech America’s CensorTrack.org database documented 808 total cases where Big Tech silenced doctors, media figures and hard-working Americans who dissented from the tightly controlled COVID-19 narrative between March 17, 2020, and Feb. 3, 2022.
MRC Free Speech America documented that Big Tech platforms have targeted no fewer than 52 doctors, scientists, and scientific organizations to date. The censored individuals included epidemiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, Trump White House Coronavirus Task Force advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, the British Medical Journal and European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences. Each attempted to share COVID-19 information with their audiences and many were censored multiple times.
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