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1) Twitter Files #FauciPharmaFiles

Last December, @elonmusk sent out his viral tweet about Fauci.

Fauci went on Fox News and said he had "no clue what [Elon] was talking about." Image
2) "A lot of people are spouting out a lot of things about me and Twitter," Fauci told @FoxNews. "I've never had a Twitter account. I don't intend on having a Twitter account, and I've had nothing to do with Twitter. So I don't know what they're talking about when they say that."
3) Fauci made similar claims, during multiple exchanges, in a 7-hour deposition, where he denied using Twitter or even knowing how to access a tweet. Image
4) But in an internal Twitter report in March 2021, the company revealed "Dr. Anthony Fauci did an account takeover for @WHOCOVIDResponse."
This runs contrary to Fauci's public statements and sworn deposition given on Nov 23, 2022. Image
5) According to this tweet, Fauci took over the White House COVID-19 Response account again, in April 2021. Image
6) Fauci was beloved by Twitter 1.0

Elon Musk tweeted last December that former employees had an internal Slack channel unironically called "Fauci Fan Club." (pssst, don't disagree w/ Fauci)
7) Attorney Angela Sherrer, who left when Musk sought to buy Twitter, praised Fauci as "the leading trusted voice about the COVID-19 response in the United States." Image
8) Angela Sherrer was no small fry at Twitter. According to a deposition by FBI agent Elvis Chan, Sherrer was one of the attorneys he interfaced with on "disinformation" at Twitter. Image
9) Twitter didn't just rely on the voices of prominent physicians like Fauci. Oddly enough, they also worked with Big Pharma companies and pharmacy chains to shape vaccine marketing campaigns.
10) In December 2020, Twitter announced they would begin removing and labelling tweets that contained vaccine "misinformation" especially concerning COVID-19 vaccines. Image
11) During that same time frame, Twitter began working with Johnson and Johnson on a COVID-19 vaccine "marketing strategy" and with CVS pharmacy to promote approved narratives. Image
12) By the summer of 2021, Johnson and Johnson began a full court press to market a ton of their products on Twitter, including a controversial antidepressant. Image
13) Much thanks to @TexasLindsay_ who helped collect and organise #TwitterFiles. We read and read, until our eyes bled.

More to come! Image
14) Harvard's @MartinKulldorff who is suing the federal government for colluding w/ social media companies on censorship "Twitter should be a place for people to exchange ideas without censoring."…
16) I had to make a slight change to article, noting that J&J was a Twitter *client* while Twitter was simultaneously calling balls & strikes on vaccine "misinformation."

A subtle yet important distinction.… Image

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More from @thackerpd

Sep 28
1) TWITTER FILES: Yoel Roth’s private emails explain why free speech advocates target academics—they’re the censorship clergy.

Follow me to see Roth's emails discussing Stanford's Renee Diresta.
2) Emails show that Twitter rejected Renee DiResta as a "hobbyist, but Roth and other Twitter executives embraced her once Stanford University gave her an academic baptism. Image
3) When NY Times @sheeraf contacted Twitter, excited about doing a profile of her, a Twitter executive dismissed DiResta as a "hobbyist." Image
Read 25 tweets
Sep 19
1) Yoel Roth is throwing a tantrum in the NY Times, complaining he is the victim now that everyone is pissed off at him for attacking our Constitution and censoring people.

ROTH: "This isn’t a story I relish revisiting."

Get ready for some revisiting.…
2) ROTH COMPLAINS: "Universities are cutting back on efforts to quantify abusive and misleading information spreading online."

Oh, really!? Guess who hired Roth? UC Berkeley. Image
3) ROTH COMPLAINS: "All the fanfare surrounding the initial release of the Twitter Files, in the end 'there was absolutely nothing of interest' in the documents, and what little there was had significant factual errors."

FACT CHECK, WRONG! Ahem, here you are talking about it...
Read 7 tweets
Sep 8
1) Partisans and social media influencers are attacking the science on masks, because they want....NEED masks to stop COVID.

It's like a religion--an unseemly religion. And it needs to stop.

But even Fauci had to admit on CNN the obvious....…
2) There's no scientific evidence to say "Masks stop community COVID spread." Image
3) This nonsense started again when Zeynep Tufekci colluded w/ Cochrane's EIC to attacks the science review on masks. Tufekci refuses to correct her errors.

She's not an expert in infectious diseases, she's a sociologists and social media influencer.
Read 10 tweets
Aug 28
1. @CochraneLibrary is a mess and is now blowing money on an outside consulting firm to clean up the mistakes by EIC Karla Soares-Weiser. Meddling in the mask review has harmed their scientific credibility Image
2. Cochrane has hired Envoy to clean up mistakes by Karla Soares-Weiser who will not explain how much she is paying the consulting firm. Image
3. Soares-Weiser put out a statement on masks w/o consulting the scientists who wrote the review. Scientists hold the copyright for the review and Soares-Weiser has no training in this area.

Here's the email. Image
Read 7 tweets
Jul 27
1) Department of Commerce added two subsidiaries of the Chinese biotech company behind the Earth Biogenome Project to its list of entities that pose risks to national security or foreign policy, placing trade restrictions on China’s BGI Group and its many aliases. Image
2). BGI Group is the world’s largest genetic-research company, however, BGI has long been dogged by allegations of spying on Western companies and serving as a corporate front for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
3) BGI Group organized the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution in 2017. The EBP officially launched in 2018 and began operating from UC Davis, led by Harris Lewin. Image
Read 7 tweets
Jul 18
1. Twitter Files: Who Are the People Claiming RFK Jr. is “Disinformation”?

Let's look at what I found inside Twitter's internal documents. Image
2. First thing I found was Twitter officials discussing action they were taking on @RobertKennedyJr b/c of a report put out by the Center for Countering Digital Hate @CCDHate

CCDH's report was called "The Disinformation Dozen."

But was the report credible?
3. Facebook said @CCDHate report lacked credibility and posted a statement dismissing it. Image
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