Whether the "big tech tyrants" (as named by Sen. Ted Cruz) like it or not, solid scientific labs and personnel are popping up regularly and extolling the virtues of the old -- and inexpensive -- medication hydroxychloroquine for treating and relieving symptoms of Covid-19.
The latest victim -- not of the virus, but of social network bully Twitter -- is national conservative radio talk show host Joe Pags, who merely wrote on Twitter the words, "Hydroxychloroquine works." Almost immediately his account was shut down and Pags received a pop-up warning that he violated Twitter standards by not agreeing with the World Health Organization.
Oh boy, are we in hell.
W.H.O., of course, and Trump is quite correct, seems in large part an arm of Chinese communist propagandists regarding the virus and its origins.
No matter, of course. that Joe Pags referenced solid medical research and competent physicians. If the messenger doesn't carry a message in agreement with social network activists and censors, there's a heavy price to be paid.
Sure, private internet platforms can do as they wish -- but the most notorious among platforms have become publishers via such self-accommodating edits and deletions, and they should be taken to task, as their status has changed profoundly.
If social network censors ever get over their hatred of Donald Trump and conservatives long enough to understand and actually implement all First Amendment guarantees, and if they come to realize the REAL dangers inherent in naked Marxist organizations, blatant America haters, Black Lives Matter and Antifa (which ultimately and respectively care nothing about black people or conquering the fascism they embrace publicly every day), maybe an Internet freedom "cure" on par with promising hydroxychloroquine research will blaze a new trail of free speech.
And now this, fresh from Glenn Beck and a (gasp!) actual physician with credentials:
Decide for yourself should be the usual guidepost phrase for readers of this or any blog.