The Biden Administration has admitted, proudly admitted, that they are colluding with social media companies to flag content they consider to be misinformation so that those posts can be deleted and removed from circulation.
In other words, the executive branch of the United States federal government is censoring our speech.
Most insidiously, they aren't even leaving their fingerprints at the scene of the censorship crime. They are directing their toadies in Big Tech to do their dirty work for them. And Mark Zuckerberg (you know, the guy whose social media creation is "killing people") is gladly doing the bidding of his powerful pals. After all, that's literally how oligarchies work.
Within days of the chilling boast, a sitting congresswoman was banned from Twitter for posting about Covid-19 and vaccine policies.
Twitter claimed the tweets were "misleading" and tagged them with a disclaimer to that effect.
Here's what she posted:
The controversial #COVID19 vaccines should not be forced on our military for a virus that is not dangerous for non-obese people and those under 65.— Marjorie Taylor Greene ???? (@mtgreenee) July 19, 2021
With 6,000 vax related deaths and many concerning side effects reported, the vax should be a choice not a mandate for everyone. https://t.co/JhYg3acrrK
"The controversial #COVID19 vaccines should not be forced on our military for a virus that is not dangerous for non-obese people and those under 65."
Here is what the CDC has tabulated regarding the Covid-19 deaths broken down by ages.
And here is what the American Journal of Managed Care tells us about obesity and other similar medical factors related to Covid-19 dangers.
"With 6,000 vax related deaths and many concerning side effects reported, the vax should be a choice not a mandate for everyone."
Here is the CDC webpage reporting on over 6,000 deaths from individuals after they had received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Then she posted this:
This is why no entity should force NON-FDA approved vaccines or masks.— Marjorie Taylor Greene ???? (@mtgreenee) July 19, 2021
Instead help people protect their health by defeating obesity, which will protect them from covid complications & death, and many other health problems.
We should invest in health, not human experimentation. https://t.co/I4zHqwabhi
"This is why no entity should force NON-FDA approved vaccines or masks. Instead help people protect their health by defeating obesity, which will protect them from covid complications & death, and many other health problems. We should invest in health, not human experimentation."
The Covid-19 vaccines have not been FDA-approved, they have been authorized under emergency conditions. Here are the facts (from the FDA) about that distinction.
Finally, here is what Harvard says about helping people protect their health regarding Covid-19 by overcoming obesity.
The congresswoman expressed her opinion based on available facts and information that anyone can obtain and absorb on their own. I just provided data from respected organizations (yes, even Harvard is reluctantly respected in certain contexts) that support the information the congresswoman expressed in her Tweets.
The Biden Administration and their powerful allies in charge of social media platforms would tell you that steps to intercept the kind of opinion the congresswoman expressed were necessary to prevent people from being misled to health-related decisions that could put their lives in danger.
They will rationalize their government-encouraged censorship as a life-saving act that is imperative lest a person read these dangerous, misleading words and do something that might put them in a position to contract the Covid-19 virus.
They will tell us that because the congresswoman is an elected official and holds a position of influence and leadership, she has an extra responsibility to not use the social media platform in a way that the American public might be lulled into a false sense of complacency and security that they might act recklessly and get sick.
I have provided you with objective data that supports the assertions the congresswoman made before she expressed her own opinion, informed by those facts.
Now, ask yourself (before this column is banned as well), which tweet objectively resulted in more Covid-19 infections, the ones from the congresswoman who was temporarily banned from Twitter, or this one:
When it comes to protecting our right to vote, all cards are on the table. We broke #quorum again today because the Gov & #txlege Repubs chose to bully Texans out of our constitutional rights instead of finding solutions to problems that really exist. #SuppressionSession #DemsOut https://t.co/muMdHLSy9F pic.twitter.com/9UbJnB8ehW— Julie Johnson (@juliejohnsonTX) July 12, 2021
As a footnote (because this sort of thing is very important to certain people), I have been vaccinated and so have my wife and my children. It was the right decision for me and for my family. We weighed the facts and the known risks and reached this personal health decision after much contemplation and prayer. I respect those who have done the same reflection and research and reached a different conclusion.