(TheRedWire.com) – Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a member of the coronavirus task force. He’s been a pivotal figure in setting COVID-19 policy nationwide over the last year, prompting some degree of celebrity. Almost as an aside, some media outlets reported in March 2020 that Fauci’s youngest daughter, Alison Fauci, works for Twitter as a software engineer and has since her graduation from Stanford University in 2014. On the surface, that’s unremarkable. But some people are looking deeper.
Over the last year, Dr. Fauci, an epidemiologist, has been controversial as he often changed positions on issues like wearing masks. In one instance, he even confessed to lying to Americans. In recent months, Twitter banned former President Trump and other conservatives from the platform. Additionally, Twitter also censored those skeptical of lockdowns and other issues related to COVID-19 that Fauci has advocated for since the pandemic began last year.
While few gave any thought to it in March 2020, some now wonder if there could be a conflict of interest.
Is There a Conflict of Interest?
One has to wonder if there is a real or perceived conflict of interest because Fauci’s daughter is working for a social media company openly willing to censor people over differing views and opinions. Not just any views either. Importantly, opinions that run contrary to Fauci’s. As the federal and state governments began locking down America, Twitter subjectively censored tweets that it said were a “denial of expert guidance.”
However, what if the chief expert wasn’t credible anymore? What if that person kept contradicting himself and even admitted to lying to America to manipulate people into accepting the government’s actions?
Twitter claims to be protecting people from “misinformation.” But who’s deciding what is or isn’t misinformation? If you’re Dr. Fauci, it doesn’t really matter to Twitter. He’s the “expert.”
There isn’t any denying that Twitter uses its ability to censor people who don’t agree with the views or edicts of Alison Fauci’s father. It doesn’t matter if the conflict is real or perceived. It matters that people already struggle to trust health officials who admit to misleading them under the guise that’s what’s best for them.
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