Twitter’s General Manager Jay Sullivan testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee to discuss the impact of social media on homeland security, and during questioning from senators, he said that Twitter’s “Covid misinformation policy only looked at information that was demonstrably and widely believed” to be false.
For Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, this raised alarm bells. Johnson had been censored on Twitter for sharing information that was not only not false, but based on data from a government agency, VAERS. VAERS, the Vaccine Adverse Effects Reporting System, is a voluntary reporting system where Americans can report their first-hand accounts of vaccine side effects. After the roll-out of the mRNA Covid vaccine, many accounts were reported. Johnson shared a tweet on January 3, 2022, showing a “drug adverse effect comparison” with information from VAERS, including from the FDA and CDC. That tweet was slapped with a “misleading” label that reads: “Learn why health officials consider COVID-19 vaccines safe for more people.” The tweet cannot be shared due to that label.
Johnson is requesting information and material concerning the development and implementation of those policies and his own censorship on the platform.
Johnson sent the request for “information and material concerning the development and implementation of those policies.
“Dr. Rochelle Walensky , Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testified before a Senate Committee in November 2021 that the United States has the ‘most robust vaccine safety system we have ever had in this country.’
“In October 2020, before the vaccines for COVID-19 were approved, CDC’s Dr. Tom Shimabukuro said, ‘VAERS [the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System] is the national passive surveillance or spontaneous reporting system that is co-managed by CDC and FDA. VAERS can rapidly detect safety signals and can detect rare adverse events.'”
Yet when Johnson […]
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