Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) claimed during a roundtable discussion on Tuesday that there is evidence that the medical establishment was targeting “scientific dissenters” as a part of a broader endeavor to dominate the narrative regarding the Chinese coronavirus.
“Part of this difficulty, and other flaws with COVID… stem from an attempt to impose a single acceptable narrative on all of these concerns.” During the roundtable conversation, DeSantis especially mentioned the suppression of Dr. Jay Bhattachary on Twitter.
“You also witnessed it with Dr. Fauci and a number of these people who are saying that they needed to pursue these individuals who had written the Great Barrington Proclamation,” DeSantis said, referring to the open letter that brought into question how federal health care officials as well as the medical establishment were managing the pandemic, putting the burden on the working class.
According to DeSantis, those who opposed the letter did not want to debate the ideas, but rather wanted to “smear them” because they “did not want any criticism about the lockdown policies.”
“And so a part of the reason I believe that there has been a negative response is that from the beginning, there’s been a lot of arrogance that it is our way or the highway, and anybody who presents any type of dissenting perspective — and they were suppressing from day one,” DeSantis added, saying that a lot of people who were tweeting “anti-lockdown stuff” in March & April of 2020 were discovering themselves restricted on Big Tech platforms.
He explained that the elites didn’t want those standards to apply to them, preferring to “separate themselves from any of the criticism or belittle anybody who had a different approach to thinking.”
“We saw it again and again. And I believe that, in the end, your policies, attitudes, or analyses of this medical research should stand on their own. And if you can’t tolerate criticism, if you can’t even defend the policy against fair criticism, perhaps you should look in the mirror, but that is not what this elite desired to do.”
DeSantis expected that much more would be exposed in the following days through the Twitter Files, but he also stated that this is only one example of the vast censorship practiced by these other Big Tech firms.
“I guarantee you that everything that was happening in Twitter is happening in these others, if not more so,” he claimed, citing YouTube and Google as examples.
Prior to Musk’s takeover, Twitter banned Florida Doctor Joseph Ladapo after he had published the state’s amended guidance, which advised against mRNA shots for men that are under the age of 40. According to the findings, “the relative incidence of heart-related deaths for males 18-39 years old within 28 days after the mRNA vaccination increased by 84%.”
As part of their lawsuit against federal authorities and the Biden admin. over the possible collusion with social media firms “to control not just what you think, but and even more so what you say” in relation to the Chinese coronavirus, Missouri and Louisiana released the transcript of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s deposition this month.
During the deposition, Fauci conveniently claimed “can’t recall” 174 times, and while claiming to be “so distanced” from social media, he acknowledged to meeting with the CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and disclosed that his daughter was working for Twitter.