Twitter’s Censorship of COVID-19 Information Not Consistent with Accepted ‘Narratives’ Cost Lives, Says Former Trump Medical Advisor – zoohousenews.com
(Natural News) A former senior medical and health adviser to then-President Donald Trump says Twitter’s massive censorship of “not profoundly government-approved” COVID-19 information under the old management team very likely claimed thousands of American lives.
dr Scott Atlas, MD, said when it comes to censorship in general there is “vague implications” for the impact of these restrictions, but when it comes to censoring medical and scientific studies and information, “you kill people.” he told NTD and The Epoch Times this week.
“The censorship of accurate scientific and medical information during this pandemic has absolutely killed people. It prevented people from making intelligent decisions. It prevented people from exercising the proper caution,” Atlas claimed to Twitter, which even censored him and other doctors.
Additionally, Atlas said the platform’s previous regime of censorship was particularly “harmful” and “shocking” because America was founded on the principles of freedom of speech and expression.
“This type of censorship was, in my opinion, unheard of in the United States,” Atlas said in his interview. “It’s reminiscent of everything we as a free society and democracy detest about authoritarian countries like China, the former USSR and now Russia and North Korea. That’s the kind of censorship that occurs in these countries. And now it is happening in our country.”
He went on to say that the censorship, at the request of the federal government, is not just limited to the major social media sites, but is actually more widespread than first thought.
“It’s not just blocking information. It also, less frankly, restricts the public’s access to information. It challenges people who are giving out accurate information,” Atlas said.
He noted that there have been few acceptable COVID-19 narratives during the pandemic, and Dr. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx. As other health officials and experts like him offered competing viewpoints, the deep state sought support from social and legacy media to censor and challenge those offering counterstatements and other scientific data.
“Dr. Fauci, Dr. Birx, etc. went to their friends in the media and undermined people like me. Who actually said what was right, which was confirmed to be right all along. But the reality is, yeah, that Censorship of science is killing people. And it’s been killing people during this pandemic. There’s no doubt about it,” Atlas said.
The Epoch Times further noted:
According to the latest Rasmussen Reports, 63 percent of “probable US voters” want Congress to investigate the FBI’s involvement in social media companies like Twitter.
Unfortunately, Atlas said he was skeptical of any investigation “led by government officials.” Also, he doesn’t think a congressional investigation is enough to fully uncover the collaboration between big tech and the government.
The pollster further noted that confidence in the FBI has collapsed: “Fifty percent (50%) of likely US voters have a positive impression of the FBI, including 20% who have a very positive opinion of the FBI. Forty-six percent (46%) now have negative views of the FBI, including 26% who have a very negative view of the FBI. These results are almost unchanged since October.”
“Government investigations are usually political in nature. And even if they are not political, they are perceived as political. And once something is perceived as political, you’ve lost a significant percentage of the public’s credibility,” Atlas said.
The doctor and former Trump administration official doesn’t believe congressional investigations are enough to push through reforms, but said they must be conducted so the general public can be informed of what really happened and the extent of the lies and Propaganda.
“There is a need to investigate because we need the public to know the truth, and investigation is a way of doing that,” he told NTD.