Big Tech Censored Dozens of Doctors, More Than 800 Accounts for COVID-19 ‘Misinformation,’ Study Finds

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Big Tech Censored Dozens of Doctors, More Than 800 Accounts for COVID-19 ‘Misinformation,’ Study Finds

Ailan Evans / @AilanHEvans / February 09, 2022

Twitter, Google, Google+, Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are among the platforms arrayed on the screen of an Apple iPhone. Many of them have used their largely unregulated power to censor information they don’t approve of as “misinformation.” (Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images)

Major technology companies and social media platforms have removed, suppressed or flagged the accounts of more than 800 prominent individuals and organizations, including medical doctors, for COVID-19 “misinformation,” according to a new study from the Media Research Center.

The study focused on acts of censorship on major social media platforms and online services, including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Ads, and TikTok.


Instances of censorship included Facebook’s decision to flag the British Medical Journal with a “fact check” and “missing context” label, reducing the visibility of a post, for a study delving into data-integrity issues with a Pfizer vaccine clinical trial.

Facebook also deleted the page of the Great Barrington Declaration, an open letter led by dozens of medical professionals, including Dr. Jay Battacharya, a Stanford epidemiologist, and Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a former employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which advocated for less restrictive measures to address the dangers of COVID-19.

“Big Tech set up a system where you can’t disagree with ‘the science’ even though that’s the foundation of the scientific method,” Dan Gainor, MRC vice president of Free Speech America, told the Daily Caller National Foundation. “If doctors and academic journals can’t debate publicly, then it’s not science at all. It’s ‘religion.’”

Big Tech also scrubbed podcast host Joe Rogan’s interviews with scientists Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone, the latter of whom was instrumental in pioneering mRNA technology. Twitter banned Malone from its platform permanently in late December over the virologist’s tweets questioning the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We tallied 32 different doctors who were censored, including mRNA vaccine innovator Dr. Robert Malone,” Gainor said. “Censoring views of credentialed experts doesn’t ensure confidence in vaccines. It undermines faith in government COVID-19 strategies.“

In addition to medical doctors, the study examined instances in which members of Congress were censored by tech platforms.

These included an incident last August in which YouTube suspended Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for posting a video arguing that “cloth masks” are not effective against the coronavirus, a view later echoed by many prominent medical commentators. Twitter also flagged a tweet from Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., in which he wrote “studies show those with natural immunity from a prior infection are much less likely to contract and spread COVID than those who only have vaccine-induced immunity.”

The study also examined Big Tech censorship of prominent media personalities, such as Rogan, Tucker Carlson, and Dan Bongino.

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Texas Legislature Could Make COVID-19 Liability Lawsuits Harder To Win

By J.D. Miles
May 13, 2021 at 8:29 pm

Give me a break!
Proponents of the bill say employers and health care providers could be devastated by opportunistic, baseless lawsuits.

“Baseless”? I think not! They are more worried about businesses going bankrupt due to lawsuits which is a valid concern but what about the crimes against humanity that are proving to be more and more valid every single day??? What about the hospital expenses that are piling up on and can’t afford to pay because of faulty diagnosis and death coding that hospitals were being PAID FOR EACH TIME SOMEONE WALKED THROUGH THE DOOR?

As of a few days ago so far, only 726 lawsuits out of 1.2 million filed in Texas since the beginning of 2020 are related to COVID-19.

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Lawsuits filed over COVID-19 liability claims could be harder to prove if a bill in the Texas legislature passes.

Nursing homes accused of not doing enough to protect their staff from catching COVID-19 have been the target of multiple lawsuits filed by Texas nurses and health care workers, like Lisa Collins who spent three weeks on a ventilator and Maurice Dotson, who died.

But those lawsuits are the subject of proposed legislation in Austin that would raise the standard of proof and make them harder to win.null

“There’s been a long-standing push, it started at the federal level to completely immunize corporations, retailers, medical providers from anything related to COVID,” said Dallas civil attorney Quentin Brogdon.

Brogdon has filed several lawsuits over COVID-19 infections believed to be the result of workplace negligence.

He said there’s no valid reason to offer such sweeping legal protection to employers, health care providers, physicians and insurance agencies.

“When you immunize, you remove any incentive to do the right thing. When nobody’s accountable, nobody is safe,” he said.

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Proponents of the bill say employers and health care providers could be devastated by opportunistic, baseless lawsuits.

But so far, only 726 lawsuits out of 1.2 million filed in Texas since the beginning of 2020 are related to COVID-19.

Of those, only three officially involve personal injury or death.

“Any blanket immunization has the potential to harm innocent victims and cuts off their access to legal redress,” he said.

There are several bills filed by state lawmakers to reign in COVID-19 lawsuits.

At least one is close to approval.

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Some of them would retroactively apply to lawsuits that have already been filed.

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Class action lawsuit filed against The Citadel in Salisbury, site of NC’s largest COVID-19 outbreak

Class action lawsuit filed against The Citadel in Salisbury, site of NC’s largest COVID-19 outbreak

Class action lawsuit filed against the Citadel congregate living facility

By David Whisenant | May 17, 2021 at 4:49 PM EDT – Updated May 17 at 6:43 PM

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) – A class action lawsuit was filed on Monday in Rowan County on behalf of two residents of The Citadel and members of their families. The suit was filed by Wallace & Graham of Salisbury.
The Citadel is a congregate-care facility located on Julian Road in Salisbury and was the site of the largest COVID-19 outbreak in the state last year.
There were 189 COVID-19 infections at The Citadel and 18 COVID-19 deaths, according to records in Rowan County.

The defendants in the case are The Citadel, Salisbury Two NC Propco LLC, a limited liability company organized under North Carolina law, with a principal place of business at 710 Julian Road, Accordius Health LLC, The Portopiccolo Group LLC, Simcha Hyman, and Naftali Zanziper, both listed as “sole members of The Portopiccolo Group LLC.”

Family member of 80-year-old COVID-19 positive resident at Citadel-Salisbury frustrated with level of care

The allegations involve “severe systematic understaffing at the Citadel nursing home.”
The suit also says the plaintiffs paid for staffing and didn’t receive the services they were promised.

The suit says that conditions at The Citadel when it was known as Genesis, were poor, and that they got even worse when the facility was purchased by the private equity firm Portopiccolo on February 1, 2020.

“The conditions at the facility grew worse as Genesis sought to cut costs and divest assets to satisfy its loan obligations. Genesis suffered financial reverses and became indebted to a private equity parent called Formation Capital.

By 2014, Genesis was paying more than $750 million a year on interest, rent, and transaction fees and interest rates as high as 22.2 percent on some of its credit lines,” the suit alleges.

Defendants Hyman and Zanziper, “while being aware of the dire conditions at the Facility, made no efforts to require Genesis to upgrade conditions prior to the sale. On the contrary, during this time Hyman and Zanziper were assuring prospective lenders that they would be able to cut millions of dollars of costs even after acquiring the new facilities.”
Cost savings would come about as a result of cuts to staffing and saving “$360,000 by lowering expenses associated with employee benefits and insurance and $410,000 by cutting equipment and transportation costs.”

These cuts compromised the care of residents, according to the lawsuit.
“Nursing staff found themselves working in chaotic. Hyman and Zanziper cut off contracts of vendors Genesis had used. The facility’s situation worsened as the new owners refused to carry forward paid time off and other pay and benefit agreements that Genesis had in place. Many staff left the Facility, no longer willing to work there. These events occurred at the Citadel in February 2020 before the advent of COVID-19 at the Facility, nor can Defendants blame COVID-19 for their actions.”

There are also details in the lawsuit alleging that one of the plaintiffs, a resident at The Citadel, asked why her roommate wasn’t quarantined in April 2020 despite having a fever and cough. The resident said staff told to “keep her curtain pulled” in case her roommate had COVID.
That same resident was also allegedly given an incorrect dosage for her diagnosed cardiac condition, atrial fibrillation. Later, the resident says that when she received her medications that night, “she had a different pill in place of one of her normal heart medications. She questioned it and the nurse assured her it was the correct one. She finally took the pill. A later review of her chart, however, reflected that her prescribed dose was 10 mg yet the dose she was administered was 40 mg.”

The lawsuit wants The Citadel’s parent company to pay residents and their families damages.

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