There is, however, one thing that disappoints and upsets that board even more over on Twitter: Elon Musk. And his understanding of free speech, which he is now, to their seemingly great chagrin, free to exercise as the owner of the platform.
Apparently, while in a somewhat “doublethink” frame of mind, WaPo’s Editorial Board is arguing that the efforts to bring (back) – and therefore protect – free speech on Twitter are in fact harming free expression.
When you see “only 6%” trending on Twitter, the next obvious question is “only 6% of what?” Only 6% of dogs wear shoes? Only 6% of cats are plotting to stage a coup d’état in your house? Only 6% of what Tinder profiles say is true?
“Table 3 shows the types of health conditions and contributing causes mentioned in conjunction with deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned.”
Once Dorsey was through lying to Congress about what Twitter does, the social media platform proceeded to de-platform, shadow-ban and permanently remove doctors, scientists and others who dared to defy the official narrative about the plandemic.
All of a sudden, users with “unapproved opinions” were seeing their tweets deleted or their accounts axed. This prompted numerous lawsuits, including one filed by former New York Times science reporter Alex Berenson.
Just the other day, in fact, a doctor who raised concerns about Pfizer’s covid “vaccine” records was suspended from the platform. This once again shows that Twitter’s censorship brigade – you know, the one Dorsey says does not exist – is alive and well.
This continued affront to free speech by Twitter has prompted several doctors, including Jayanta Bhattacharya of Stanford University and Martin Kulldorff of Harvard University to file a joint lawsuit with the states of Missouri and Louisiana against Twitter.
The aforementioned doctor who was suspended from Twitter is Dr. Clare Craig, and Bhattacharya, Kulldorff and the two states are coming to bat for her by arguing that Twitter had no right to silence her and her account.
“Those doctors were the co-authors of the Great Barrington Declaration, which advocated for a more focused Covid response that targeted the most vulnerable population rather than widespread lockdowns and mandates,” writes Jonathan Turley on his blog about Bhattacharya and Kulldorff.