Twitter is on a mission to squash any news reports deemed unsuitable for the general public — that is, any deviation from the agenda set by faceless leftists activists.
The latest act of censorship happened Sunday afternoon when Twitter removed a tweet from White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas for allegedly violating Twitter’s terms of service.
Atlas, a medical doctor and government official posted a tweet criticizing the use of masks to slow the spread of COVID-19 on Saturday, writing in the since-deleted tweet:
Masks work? NO: LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes, UK, Spain, Israel. WHO:”widesprd use not supported” + many harms; Heneghan/Oxf CEBM:”despite decades, considerble uncertainty re value”; CDC rvw May:”no sig red’n in inflnz transm’n”; learn why.”
Atlas followed up the tweet later the same day, explaining:
That means the right policy is @realDonaldTrump guideline: use masks for their intended purpose – when close to others, especially hi risk. Otherwise, social distance. No widespread mandates. #CommonSense
The White House doctor obviously forgot to obtain permission from the big tech overlords before tweeting medical information that lies directly within his purview, and for that, he was punished.
Twitter quietly removed the post on Sunday, replacing it with a message that “this tweet is no longer available,” along with a link to the social media platform’s terms of services.
According to CNN, Atlas’s tweet was removed because it “sought to undermine the importance of face masks because it was in violation of the platform’s Covid-19 Misleading Information Policy.”
CNN was also quick to label Atlas’s argument as incontrovertibly misleading and false, though neither CNN nor Twitter specifically cited a reason that Atlas is publishing false information aside from highlighting the fact that the CDC recommends face coverings to slow the spread of the virus.
We all know that the CDC is the absolutely final authority on all things COVID-19, and never reverses previously-accepted guidance.
Twitter’s actions make it quite clear that arguments and discussion are no longer allowed — even from qualified individuals. “Fall in line, or be silenced,” the tech gods say — and America nods along.