The second installment of Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” confirmed that Twitter has secretly “blacklisted” certain users and tweets that don’t fit the platform’s left-leaning agenda.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor of medicine at Stanford University, was one of many on the platform’s “blacklist,” according to reports The Free Press’s Bari Weiss reported Thursday.
Bhattacharya was secretly blacklisted because he “argued that Covid-19 lockdowns could harm children” and thus failed to trend on the platform, Weiss reported on Twitter.
The medical expert spoke with Laura Ingraham about the revelation Thursday night.
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In “Ingraham’s Corner,” Bhattacharya’s suppression of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s testimony and his voice questioning the policies of COVID-19 ultimately harmed data, children, and the American public.
He believes that he was actually silent because the opposing “arguments were not strong enough to survive the light of day.”
“If we had had an open discussion, Laura, schools would not have been closed in the fall of 2020. If we had had an open discussion, the lockdowns would have been lifted much earlier because the data and evidence behind them was so bad,” he said. – said in the show.
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He argued that open, “free and fair” conversations on social media should be allowed during the pandemic to avoid the “harm” of lockdowns and forced vaccination campaigns.
He added that he never used threatening words against a person, only Dr. Fauci’s opinions.
“They have gone too far,” Bhattacharya said. “It’s one thing to quell threats of violence against people.”
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The professor also told Ingraham that he had no idea who asked him to be blacklisted by Twitter, but he believed the “very strong” decision had government guidance.
Bhattacharya said he joined a lawsuit filed by doctors and scientists against the Biden administration over social media censorship related to COVID-19 information. He said the lawsuit “revealed a great deal of evidence” about who and what federal agencies were censoring on social media platforms.
“Every American should be outraged,” Bhattacarya said.
Bhattacharya is also an economist and serves as director of the Center for Demography and the Economics of Health and Aging at Stanford.