Ron Paul Believes that Potential Government Pressure Could Have Led to Alex Berenson’s Initial Ban from Twitter
The Wuhan virus pandemic was a significant moment in American history in how it exposed the managerial regime’s tyrannical nature.
One of the most notable cases of censorship that took place during this period was the suspension of former New York Times journalist Alex Berenson. He was unpersonned for questioning the effectiveness of Wuhan virus vaccines.
Following a protracted legal struggle, Berenson’s account was finally restored.
Former Congressman Ron Paul argued in a piece titled “How Much Did the US Government Pressure Twitter to Ban Alex Berenson?” that the government likely pressured Twitter to boot Berenson off the platform. Paul published a video on July 14, 2022 to follow up on this topic.
“Berenson took government and mainstream media rhetoric about the pandemic the way journalists used to take it: with a heavy dose of skepticism,” Paul stated.
Paul believes that the actions taken against Berenson were acts of flagrant censorship.
“Questions about the vaccine were silenced just as were questions about the origins of the virus,” Paul remarked. “At a critical time – just as authoritarians were locking the country down and threatening anyone who refused the shot—all public discussion about the matters was shut down by ‘private’ companies that just happened to have very close ties with the US government.”
As Christina Maas of Reclaim the Net observed, “Officials in the Biden administration have previously called for more censorship on social media on multiple occasions.”
Big Tech has quasi-state powers in terms of its ability to shape discourse and ruin dissidents’ lives. Private vs. public sector dichotomies are outdated in these circumstances and generally obfuscate the incestuous relationship major private corporations have with the Deep State.
All things considered, populists will need to use the state in a prudential manner to knock these corporations down a peg and establish a broader Internet Bill of Rights to protect all peaceful political discourse online.
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