In its latest bid to exert absolute, arbitrary control over the flow of information, Twitter has announced that it will censor any posts that “advance harmful, false, or misleading narratives” about the COVID-19 vaccines. Posts will also be removed that promote any claims that have been “debunked about the adverse impacts or effects of receiving vaccinations.”
It’s an odd move, given that there have been numerous reports about certain vaccine recipients experiencing harmful side effects such as allergic reactions. Mainstream outlets like The New York Times and Reuters have reported on hospitalizations from side effects of the vaccine.
“Even the ability to question medical experts, who are still fallible human beings, is being taken away from us by the arbiters who run Twitter,” Parler Founder and CEO John Matze said. “Dr. Fauci is always right, even when he’s not, and if anyone has the temerity to point this out then they will be censored. If any news outlets that report on adverse vaccine effects suddenly find themselves locked out of Twitter, no need to worry. There’s plenty of room at the table on Parler.”