Twitter, Facebook & YouTube/Google have unanimously agreed Americans are too stupid to filter the information presented on their platforms for themselves.
Worse, they have subjectively decided a press conference of America’s Frontline Doctors held in front of the Supreme Court of the United States about the clinical experiences and observations of various doctors is “misleading and potentially harmful.”
In the clearest signal yet they are the self-appointed & supreme arbiters of what voting adults need to know and what they should be protected from like naive children watching TV after 8:30 on a school night, the corporate collective has censored a video of the press conference
Even Squarespace, where the organisation called “America’s Frontline Doctors” has taken down their website previously hosted there. It had claimed:
“If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease.”
New media outlet, Breitbart, who originally produced the press conference on Twitter’s livestreaming platform, Periscope, have had their Twitter account suspended as penalty for their coverage.
Footage had been seen a million times on Twitter and 17 million times on Facebook before it was scrubbed by the Ministry of Truth.
News.com.au has a short clip embedded in an article about the press conference, and quotes Dr Stella Immanuel, a GP from Houston, Texas:
“I’m here because I have personally treated over 350 patients with COVID. Patients that have diabetes, patients that have high blood pressure, patients that have asthma, old people… I think my oldest patient is 92… 87 year olds. And the result has been the same. I put them on hydroxychloroquine, I put them on zinc, I put them on Zithromax, and they’re all well.
The video can still be viewed by searching for it on BitChute, a video hosting site more inclined to trust users to think for themselves.
President Donald Trump had his tweets sharing the video deleted, and Donald Trump Jr. had his Twitter account suspended for 12 hours.
BREAKING: @Twitter & @jack have suspended @DonaldJTrumpJr for posting a viral video of medical doctors talking about Hydroxychloroquine.— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) July 28, 2020
Big Tech is the biggest threat to free expression in America today & they're continuing to engage in open election interference - full stop. pic.twitter.com/7dJbauq43O
Twitter’s spokesman, Liz Kelley, told a reporter at The Washington Post:
“Tweets with the video are in violation of our covid-19 misinformation policy.”
President Trump spoke about the video in his Tuesday afternoon press conference, not yet censored.
“There was a group of doctors yesterday, a large group, that were put on the internet and for some reason the internet wanted to take them down and took them off. …I don’t know why, I think they’re very respected doctors.”
“Maybe [Twitter, Facebook and other companies that removed the video] had a good reason, maybe they didn’t, I don’t know.”
Remarkably, much if not all of mainstream media has joined the pile on and reported all of the frontline doctors present are conspiring to mislead the public with false claims about their experiences treating many hundreds of patients with COVID-19, not even bothering to use the word “allegedly”, as if indisputably true.
Formerly news outlets, they’ve offered no possible motives for this conspiracy theory of theirs for readers to weigh and decide for themselves. No one has reported the doctors or not registered or board-certified. No one has offered objective evidence discrediting or contextualising their claims of clinical experience.
The best criticism offered seems to be the frontline doctors’ claims have no proof and haven’t yet published their results.
Apparently experts and science are only reliable if hand picked by your preferred politicians.
Meanwhile an Australian hydroxychloroquine trial is continuing despite both America’s FDA and World Health Organisation pausing their research amid concerns. The WHO’s credibility was severely undermined in the eyes of many when they compliantly regurgitated Chinese communist propaganda in January.
Professor Ian Wicks is the lead investigator of the Australian study testing the inexplicably controversial antiviral drug as a preventative treatment against coronavirus. He advised medical media in May:
“We don’t think it fundamentally changes anything that we were planning to do. [The Lancet] study is quite different to ours in a few respects.
Even the authors sounded a note of caution about the design of the study and pointed out that randomised controlled trials were necessary to draw a firm conclusion, and that their study had no implications for preventive prophylactic trials.
While we obviously all have to take new information as it arises onboard, we think there are good reasons to separate what we’re doing from what’s being reported.
This idea came in-part out of our experience in rheumatology of widely prescribing hydroxychloroquine for its preventive value against flare ups in diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, where we use it very routinely and are pretty comfortable with its side effect profile in that group.
That combined with the evidence from in vitro studies where it has an anti-viral effect on coronavirus, led us down this path… we felt obliged to pursue it as a possibility that might offer an extra degree of protection in healthcare workers in particular.
We’re trying to produce gold standard scientific evidence for efficacy, one way or another.
If the trial’s negative, hopefully it will put the issue to bed.”
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Dave Pellowe is a Christian writer & commentator, founder of The Good Sauce, convener of the annual Australian Church And State Summit and host of Good Sauce's weekly The Church And State Show, also syndicated on ADH TV. Since 2016 Dave has undertaken the mission of arming Christians to influence culture through events from Perth to Auckland, videos, podcasts and articles published in multiple journals across Australia and New Zealand. [more]