New Twitter Files Show How Execs Tried To Censor ‘Inconvenient’ COVID Data

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U.S. President Joe Biden receives a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine administered by a member of the White House Medical Unit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Biden unveiled a new website where Americans can find recommendations for mitigating Covid-19 risks that are specific to their area. Photographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

At a glance

  • Newly released documents detail how Twitter executives sought to censor ‘inconvenient’ data about Covid by discrediting doctors and experts who spoke out against vaccines.
  • In the latest instalment of the Twitter Files, journalist David Zweig laid bare how both the Trump and Biden administrations pressured Twitter executives to censor information that was ‘true but inconvenient.’
  • Using their pull, Zweig writes, the government was able to discredit doctors and experts, and suppress ordinary users’ freedom of speech on Twitter — even if they were citing the Center for Disease Control’s own data.

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