Big Tech, Media, Governments, Medical Boards Colluded to Suppress COVID Dissent: Study Confirms

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‘Extreme and unprecedented’ tactics deployed against doctors

Governments, medical authorities, media outlets, Big Pharma, and Big Tech colluded to censor medical professionals—with differing views on COVID-19 science—by deploying a range of tactics, including suppression of academic journals and online censorship, a new study confirms.

The study, “Censorship and Suppression of Covid-19 Heterodoxy: Tactics and Counter-Tactics,” found well-known scientists and doctors were forced to find ways to circumvent this censorship and get the word out.

Together the five researchers behind the study said there were attempts to silence prominent medical experts on issues such as the origins of SARS-CoV-2, mask mandates, the efficacy of drugs such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, the usefulness of lockdowns and restrictions, the effectiveness of vaccines, and whether vaccine mandates and passports were appropriate.

This censorship targeted “well-credentialed, highly accomplished mainstream” doctors and scientists, not fringe figures.

“Many of them leading experts working in prestigious universities and/or hospitals, some of whom have authored books and published dozens or even hundreds of papers and whose studies have been widely cited,” the paper said.

The study involved long-form interviews with 13 doctors from different countries worldwide.

Broad Range of Tactics Used to Maintain the Consensus

The range of tactics deployed to censor health experts was “unprecedented” compared to the suppression of dissenting viewpoints in other areas like fluoridation, environmental studies, and AIDS science.

Some experts said media outlets stopped interviewing them for comment and claimed they were defamed while being slapped with labels such as “anti-vaxxer,” “COVID denier,” “misinformation spreaders,” or “conspiracy theorist.”

Further, some reported having their social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, Google, and LinkedIn taken down.

One expert says they even experienced censorship on Google Docs.

“Google Docs started restricting and censoring my ability to share documents … This is an organisation telling me that I cannot send a private communication to a colleague or to a friend, or to a family member,” the expert told researchers.

By Daniel Y. Teng

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