Another week, another bombshell from Elon Musk – this time, the bombshell surprises no one, though it has rather alarming implications that extend far beyond partisan politics.
Indeed, the latest revelations regarding the collusion between Big Pharma and Big Tech, notably Twitter, throughout the pandemic illustrate just how coercive a tool Twitter is for the government to weaponize against constitutional rights, ranging from the right to privacy to the right to freedom of speech.
In this edition of the Twitter files, investigative journalist Lee Fang unveiled documents that exposed insight regarding how “the pharmaceutical industry lobbied social media to shape content.”
“The push included direct pressure from Pfizer partner BioNTech to censor activists demanding low-cost generic vaccines for low-income countries,” Fang detailed.
Well, isn’t that something.
First of all, Twitter attempted to suppress information regarding generics for low-income countries? What happened to all that “equity and inclusion” that Big Tech is allegedly all about?
Secondly, if Twitter was indeed attempting to limit information regarding potentially lifesaving vaccines in the developing world, the tech giant hasn’t done much to assuage fears regarding potential depopulation plans mastered by self-appointed global elites.
“In 2020, it was clear that the pandemic would require rapid innovation. Early on, there was a push to make the solution equitable: an international partnership to share ideas, technology, new forms of medicine to rapidly solve this crisis,” Fang continued, “the global lobbying blitz includes direct pressure on social media. BioNTech, which developed Pfizer’s vaccine, reached out to Twitter to request that Twitter directly censor users tweeting at them to ask for generic low-cost vaccines.”
So, in other words, Big Pharma ordered around Big Tech. Nice.
It really is quite a shame that the mainstream media has declined to address the ongoing release of the Twitter Files, considering just how problematic the information dissemination has become.
Journalist Matt Taibbi, another collaborator on the Twitter files, is not even a Republican, but he recognizes the growing authoritarianism in the swamp, especially evident in the eleventh installment of the Twitter files.
This particular installment is deeply disturbing, as it underscores the close relationship with intelligence communities who have a bad habit of colluding with Russian disinformers, notably Igor Danchenko, who has long since been firmly linked to Team Clinton.
Needless to say, Danchenko did a whole lot of the Clintons’ dirty work, including poisoning the well of public opinion against conservatives, in particular Trump.
“In August 2017, when Facebook decided to suspend 300 accounts with ‘suspected Russian origin,’ Twitter wasn’t worried. Its leaders were sure they didn’t have a Russia problem,” Taibbi reported.
Too bad Democrats didn’t like the fact that Twitter stated it did not, in in fact, have a “Russia disinformation” problem, which is precisely why Democrats, such as Senator Mark Warner, openly told Twitter what to do and not do, as evidenced by a 2017 email from Public Policy VP Colin Crowell to then-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
“Warner has political incentive to keep this issue at top of the news, maintain pressure on us and rest of industry to keep producing material for them, and generate interest for the Nov 1st hearing that is planned,” Crowell wrote urgently.
Oh, that’s nice. A Democrat has “political incentive” to control the narrative on Twitter, an allegedly private company.
And he’s hardly the only one, as Ms. Hillary Clinton has also very vocally ranted and raved against Twitter when the platform was not serving her deceitful purposes.
“It’s time for Twitter to stop dragging its heels and live up to the fact that its platform is being used as a tool for cyber-warfare,” Clinton snarled.
Apparently, when Clinton barks, Big Tech listens, as revealed in Taibbi’s continued revelations.
“In growing anxiety over its PR problems, Twitter formed a ‘Russia Task Force’ to proactively self-investigate. The ‘Russia Task Force’ started mainly with data shared from counterparts at Facebook, centered around accounts supposedly tied to Russia’s Internet Research Agency (IRA),” Taibbi continued.
Key emphasis on “supposedly,” given what Taibbi reveals next.
“No evidence of a coordinated approach, all of the accounts found seem to be lone-wolf type activity (different timing, spend, targeting, <$10k in ad spend),” Taibbi added.
So much for the sustained cyber warfare and “Russian collusion” with Trump that Clinton claimed existed.
Author: Jane Jones