Florida Surgeon General Issues New Guidance On mRNA Shots — Twitter Removes It For Violating Platform’s Policy

Written by K. Walker on October 10, 2022

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The chutspah of some Millennial Twitter employee to assume that they know more about the mRNA shots than the Surgeon General of Florida.

On Friday, Dr. Joseph Ladapo announced new guidance on the ‘Rona jabs for Florida residents after a study conducted by the Florida Department of Health evaluating vaccine safety.

The results showed that the risk of cardiac complications was high for young males while the benefit of the shots was low, so the Surgeon General is not recommending mRNA shots to males aged 18-36.

This analysis found that there is an 84% increase in the relative incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA vaccination. With a high level of global immunity to COVID-19, the benefit of vaccination is likely outweighed by this abnormally high risk of cardiac-related death among men in this age group. Non-mRNA vaccines were not found to have these increased risks.

As such, the State Surgeon General recommends against males aged 18 to 39 from receiving mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Those with preexisting cardiac conditions, such as myocarditis and pericarditis, should take particular caution when making this decision.

“Studying the safety and efficacy of any medications, including vaccines, is an important component of public health,” said Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo. “Far less attention has been paid to safety and the concerns of many individuals have been dismissed – these are important findings that should be communicated to Floridians.”

It didn’t take long for Twitter to pull the tweet citing a violation of the Twitter rules on “medical misinformation.”

But they just as quickly reversed the position and allowed him to continue to tweet.

Now that Dr. Ladapo is back online, he’s using the incident as a “teachable moment.”

But the question is… why would Twitter censor the Florida Surgeon General for posting guidance on the mRNA shots based on information that the in the first place?

Removing users’ access to the platform seems like it would be antithetical to their business model.

We know that the Biden administration has put pressure on Big Tech platforms to censor speech they don’t like.

But the U.S. isn’t the only one doing that — some places like Canada, Australia, and the European Union are trying to control the flow of information that is shared on social media platforms.

Robert Kogon in his article in the Daily Sceptic that the EU is “Imposing Brutal Online Censorship of ‘COVID-19 Disinformation’ on the Whole World”.

Kogon writes about the passage of the Digital Services Act (DSA) in the European Parliament in July with little fanfare.

The DSA gives the European Commission the power to impose fines of up to 6% of global turnover on “very large online platforms or very large online search engines” that it finds to be non-compliant with its censorship requirements. Included in that is so-called “disinformation” on COVID-19.

Ironically, the European Union announced the heavy-handed approach to online censorship in a tweet.

Kogan writes:

Think about this for a moment. For the last several months, American commentators have been up in arms about occasional, informal contacts between social media companies and the Biden administration, whereas those same companies have been systematically reporting back to the European Commission on their censorship efforts for the last two years now and they will henceforth be part of a permanent task force on “combatting disinformation” – a.k.a. censoring – chaired by the European Commission.

While the former may or may not constitute collusion, the latter is obviously something much more than mere collusion. It is a matter of explicit EU policy and law that directly subordinates online platforms to the Commission’s censorship agenda and requires them to implement it on pain of ruinous fines.

Note that the DSA gives the Commission “exclusive” – in effect, dictatorial – powers to determine compliance and to apply sanction. For the online platforms, the Commission is judge, jury and executioner.

Again, there is no need to enter into the tortuous details of the legislative text to show this. All official EU pronouncements on the DSA highlight the fact. See here, for instance, from the parliament’s Internal Market Committee, which notes that the Commission will also be able to “inspect a platform’s premises and get access to its databases and algorithms”.

Does anyone really imagine that the Biden administration has anything remotely like this sort of capacity to direct the actions of online platforms? Make no mistake about it. Twitter censorship is government censorship. But the government in question is not the US Government, but rather the European Union, and the EU is, in effect, imposing its censorship on the entire world.
Source: The Daily Sceptic

As usual, these discussions about censorship never touch on who it is that decides what is and is not “misinformation” or “disinformation” that needs to be censored.

In this case, it was to censor the Florida Surgeon General for refusing to ignore the risks of myocarditis and pericarditis from the mRNA COVID shots on young men.

What happened to “if it saves just one life”?

That must not count if you’re saying something that might cut into Big Pharma’s profit margin.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker