Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says he was temporarily locked out of his Twitter account after sharing news regarding a coronavirus study that contradicted the prevailing narrative favored by the media.
Many conservatives have been complaining that Big Tech social media platforms are increasingly been acting instead as publishers and engaging in censorious editorial decisions regarding what users are and are not permitted to post on their own accounts.
Fitton announced what had happened to him with a post to Parler, an increasingly popular social media platform dedicated to free speech that has emerged as an alternative to Twitter’s censorship.
“I’ve been locked out of Twitter for 12 hours for posting this accurate tweet on the efficacy of masks, which describes the results of the massive Danish study released today. They won’t let me back in until I delete the offending and accurate tweet,” Fitton posted.
Included in that post was a screenshot of the “offending” tweet that earned Fitton a temporary block on his Twitter account.
That tweet read: “BREAKING: Massive Danish study further confirms masks don’t work and may be dangerous,” and included the hashtag “#ConstitutionOverCoronavirus.”
Breitbart noted that, according to a spokeswoman for Twitter, Fitton’s tweet “violates our policy on COVID-19 misinformation. The account owner will be required to delete the violative Tweet before regaining access to their account.”
The tweet appears to have since been deleted, either by Fitton or Twitter itself, but the fact that Twitter labeled the message as “misinformation” worthy of an account lock is rather concerning, given that it referenced a published medical study and has been reported on widely by numerous mainstream media outlets.
Indeed, the study referenced by Fitton was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and documented the results of a randomized controlled study by Danish researchers on the effectiveness of face masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
This is dangerous and unacceptable suppression of free speech.
Where will it stop?