Elon Musk, on Sunday, hinted at the release of the “Fauci Files,” Fox News reports.
Musk, as Twitter’s new owner, has been releasing “Twitter Files” revealing internal communications that took place among Twitter’s previous management regarding big decisions, such as the social media platform’s decision to censor the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story in the leadup to the 2020 presidential election.
The latest release shows how the Biden administration pressured Twitter to moderate user content during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many users have been asking Musk to release internal Twitter communications that show Dr. Anthony Fauci’s involvement in the COVID-19 pandemic from a social media perspective. It now appears that users may soon get their wish.
On New Year’s Day, Musk put out a tweet that read, “Hope you’re having a great day 1 2023! One thing’s for sure, it won’t be boring.”
In response to this, a user wrote, “waiting . . . . . . for #FauciFiles,” to which Musk replied, “later this week.”
Fauci has faced heavy criticism for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and for the decisions that he has made as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Musk has made it clear where he stands on the Fauci debate.
“My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” Musk wrote in early December.
Richard Ebright, board of governors professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Rutgers University and laboratory director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology, told Newsweek these documents show “unequivocally” that NIH grants were used to fund controversial gain-of-function (GOF) research at the Wuhan Insitute of Virology in China—something U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has denied.
Musk also posted a message calling into question the work relationship between Fauci and his wife, Christine Grady, writing, “Almost no one seems to realize that the head of bioethics at NIH – the person who is supposed to make sure that Fauci behaves ethically – is his wife.”
A Fauci fan club? “creepy”
The New York Times recently published an article revealing that Fauci has decorated his home office with fan portraits of himself.
Musk responded to the news by calling it “creepy.”
Musk, last week, also revealed that Twitter “had an internal Slack channel unironically called ‘Fauci Fan Club.’”
That probably tells us everything we need to know about what the “Fauci Files” are likely to show.