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My friend Whitney, a political moderate, posted a shocking Instagram story last night. She received a message that one of her posts had been flagged for spreading “false” information about COVID and was removed. She couldn’t figure it out; she doesn’t post political content on the photosharing site. So what could have possibly been removed? After a few hours she realized: it was a private message with a video of the “White Coat doctor” press conference in Washington that the President and his family promoted. She shared it with a doctor friend to ask her opinion on the controversy.
Maybe because the messengers are a bit kooky, but I’ve heard next to nothing from conservatives about what actually happened with Big Tech and that video. The press conference, while highlighting some fringe figures, was a critical look at some issues that the media doesn’t seem to want to discuss: the effectiveness of COVID treatments that many feel could play a vital part in reducing mortality.
I’m not a doctor; but I know doctors working on the front lines who say it didn’t change outcomes one iota, and I know another doctor who, when her mother first came down with symptoms, she immediately put her on a round of hydroxychloroquine and zinc (the mother is, thank God, doing well).
What’s clear is the media want to silence any voices who may tout its effectiveness, and Big Tech is playing along. The media are on a search-and-destroy mission for the reputations of the doctors at the press conference and Big Tech have swooped in, removing the video from every single social media platform (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). Their heavy-handed attack didn’t stop there, either.
WOW: Our website host @Squarespace has just completely and arbitrarily shut down our website, claiming a violation of their terms of service.
We are a group of physicians advocating for a better understanding of COVID-19 and its available treatment options.
This is outrageous. pic.twitter.com/TNwvpbsBGC
— Dr. Simone Gold (@drsimonegold) July 28, 2020
The only person I’m seeing talking about this is Tucker Carlson, whose monologue on the subject is an important few minutes of your time:
I differ with Carlson on how effective this treatment is, and about the fact that doctors promoting it just want to see more deaths in order to get Joe Biden elected… But this whole thing is turning me into a bit of a conspiracy theorist and at this point, I’m open to the possibility that I’m wrong, and Carlson is right. Because that’s where they’re pushing us.
What are they hiding, exactly? And why? Is that what the media and Big Tech want to do? Turn us all into QAnon tinfoil hat wearers? Because that’s where I feel like we’re all headed. Information is being actively suppressed and we can’t trust anyone: the CDC, government officials, the media, Big Tech… It would sure be nice to have an open exchange of ideas with elites who trust us with the responsibility.Published in