One of the many tech platforms that uniformly decided to blacklist the America’s Frontline Doctors (AFD) “White Coat Summit” event for allegedly containing “misinformation,” YouTube was recently caught continuing to host fake news videos about the long debunked and retracted Lancet study that falsely claimed hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is “ineffective” at treating the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
In a tweet, Dr. James Todaro, M.D., pointed out the hypocrisy of not only YouTube but also Facebook and Twitter systematically taking down the AFD event, while still leaving up one featuring Surgisphere founder Sapan Desai lying about how HCQ supposedly does not work and has been “disproven” as a remedy for the novel virus.
As you may recall from our earlier reporting, the fake science study that was published in The Lancet was never peer-reviewed. Its creators claimed that the data was “proprietary,” and thus off-limits to outside scrutiny – how convenient, eh?
When word got out and it was becoming abundantly obvious that nobody with a functioning brain was buying this faux research, The Lancet quietly retracted it, indicating that the authors “were unable to complete an independent audit of the data underpinning their analysis.”
This was back in May, and ever since the medical establishment and mainstream media have continued to rely on the “findings” of this fake study, using them as weapons to fight back the idea that HCQ combined with zinc is helping many Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients recover from associated illnesses.
Surgisphere, as we reported, is just some random company that has zero expertise in anything related to infectious disease or epidemiology. It was basically hired on to produce artificial results in the name of “science,” a scam that was quickly outed and that ultimately led to the “study” in question falling by the wayside.
But YouTube apparently never got the memo because it is still hosting dangerous misinformation about this debunked and retracted study that is falsely leading viewers to believe that HCQ does not work, and that there is no hope in avoiding or recovering from infection from the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).
“This is where we are in the story right now,” tweeted PeakProsperity.com. “Fake and 100% fraudulent anti-HCQ studies are A-OK with YouTube but a bevy of MDs speaking from their professional experience is not. Lives don’t matter. *[S]igh*,” it added.
Science and free speech are dead, thanks to Big Tech
It is a wonder that more people, including those on the left who claim to embrace “science,” are not up in arms about this development. Do they not care that YouTube continues to openly promote fake science while systematically silencing real science with which it does not agree?
Either you allow credentialed, practicing doctors who are, in fact, working on the front lines to tell their stories, or you admit that you are a totalitarian entity with a clear-cut censorship agenda. If you choose the latter, as Big Tech has, then you cannot claim to be promoting “science” or “authoritative sources” of scientific truth.
“The story isn’t over,” wrote one Twitter user, adding that “it’s a murder mystery crime thriller apocalyptic dystopian tale so far.”
“I have to believe that science & truth still matter. HCQ needs to be rebranded at this point because it has been covered in so much dirt by people with questionable motives,” he added.
Another responded that this is all very sobering because we “were laughed at many years ago warning about Google, Facebook, et. al. going 1984 one day. Welcome to 2020.”
By the way, HCQ is not a fraud like the mainstream media and medical establishment are falsely claiming. To learn more, check out Pandemic.news.
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