Social-media giants Facebook, Google, and Twitter on Monday purged their platforms of a video from the “White Coat Summit,” a gathering of healthcare professionals in Washington, D.C, that seeks to counteract “disinformation” and fear related to the mainstream coverage of COVID-19.
Organized by America’s Frontline Doctors and sponsored by Tea Party Patriots, the conference featured Representative Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) and was the most-viewed video in the world on Facebook Monday afternoon, with over 17 million views.
That was more views than those for other prominent accounts, such as those for Hillary Clinton, Reverend Franklin Graham, and Kim Kardashian. The stream was up for about eight hours before being taken down by Facebook.
“We’ve removed this video for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19,” a Facebook company spokesman, Andy Stone, told Breitbart News, though the social-media company did not make clear what the “false information” was or which medical professionals were consulted on the decision.
Stone confirmed to New York Times tech columnist Kevin Roose that Facebook removed the video.
Yes, we removed it for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) July 28, 2020
Stone added that the social network would be redirecting users who interact with the post to information on “myths debunked by the WHO.”
Also, one other thing to note. We’re showing messages in News Feed to people who have reacted to, commented on or shared harmful COVID-19-related misinformation that we have removed, connecting them to myths debunked by the WHO.
— Andy Stone (@andymstone) July 28, 2020
Soon after Facebook took action against the video, YouTube, owned by Google, jumped in with its own censorship. At the time it was removed, the America’s Frontline Doctors broadcast had over 80,000 views.
Twitter followed soon after with a removal of the Periscope livestream of the event. The platform then went further, limiting Breitbart’s official account under the guise that stories about the press conference were in violation of the platform’s coronavirus policies.
A message from Twitter to Breitbart read:
Under this policy, we require the removal of content that may pose a risk to people’s health. Including content that goes directly against guidance from authoritative sources of global and local public health information.
Twitter then went on to advise Breitbart to read up on COVID-19 guidelines from the World Health Organization.
This is the same WHO that covered for China by dismissing Taiwan’s concerns about human-to-human transmission during the early days of the viral outbreak in December of 2019.
The WHO, an arm of the socialist-led United Nations (UN Secretary General António Guterres is a former president of the Socialist International and other prominent socialists fill key leadership positions), is led by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
As The New American has previously noted, Tedros is a communist member of Ethiopia’s violent, human rights-violating Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPFL), which the U.S. government and the Global Terror Database have designated a terrorist organization. He helped cover up epidemics in his native Ethiopia and got his UN job with backing from China.
America’s Frontline Doctors, the organization behind the White Coat Summit, says on its website that “American life has fallen casualty to a massive disinformation campaign. We can speculate on how this has happened, and why it has continued, but the purpose of the inaugural White Coat Summit is to empower Americans to stop living in fear.”
The group was founded by Dr. Simone Gold, a board-certified physician and attorney. At the conference, Dr. Dan Erickson, owner of Accelerated Urgent Care, reminded the public that “99.8 percent of people” make it through COVID-19 without serious issues.
On the matter of the rising cases in the United States, Erickson stated, “A case is a person, healthy, that tested positive. The vast majority. But the public hears cases and thinks, ‘Oh my goodness. These are sick people!’ No the vast majority — 99.8 percent of people get through this with little to no progressive or significant disease.”
The latest act of censorship by the social-media companies hits on the subject of tech monopolies. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is one of many voices calling for antitrust action against the tech giants due to their bias and anti-free speech policies. Hawley sent a letter last week to Attorney General Bill Barr asking him to look into Google’s virtual monopoly over the search market.
“It is not good for any American whenever a company monopolizes a market and then uses that monopoly power to harm consumers in other markets,” Hawley wrote.
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