By Veronika Kyrylenko
World-renowned scientists and physicians Robert Malone, Peter McCullough, and Bryan Tyson have filed a lawsuit against Twitter, Inc., alleging that the company unlawfully censored them for posting truthful information about Covid-related topics. The complaint contends that by doing so, Twitter breached its own terms and is asking the court to order Twitter to reinstate the doctors’ accounts.
On May 12, Matthew Tyson, a lawyer representing the doctors, sent a letter (pdf) to Twitter requesting the reinstatement of five accounts: The three, plus Drs. Vladimir Zelenko and George Fareed.
In the letter, Tyson admitted that Twitter is a private company and reserves the right to suspend user accounts for “any or no reason.”
“However, Twitter also implemented specific community standards to limit COVID-19 misinformation on the platform, and Twitter was bound to follow those terms,” the letter notes.
According to its official ‘COVID-19 misleading information policy,” Twitter does not allow users to share “false or misleading information about COVID-19 which may lead to harm.” That includes “false claims” that suggest that vaccines are not safe; promotion of “unapproved” and “potentially harmful” Covid treatments; and “false claims about COVID-19 that invoke a deliberate conspiracy by malicious and/or powerful forces,” among others.
Twitter also established a five-strike policy. When somebody violates Twitter’s terms, he or she gets a warning and a temporary suspension of the account. If that happens five times, the account get suspended permanently. Yet in the doctors’ case, Twitter failed to follow its own rule.
None of the doctors have ever posted “false or misleading information” about Covid-related issues, maintains Tysons.
Yet it was “no an accident” that the platform purged the accounts, since Twitter colluded with the government “to censor certain viewpoints and speakers” that shared the information deviated from the official Covid narrative, no matter how evidential.
The letter reads,
The First Amendment means that government has no power to restrict expression because of its message, its ideas, its subject matter, or its content. A private entity violates the First Amendment if the government coerces or induces it to take action that the government itself would not be permitted to do, such as censor expression of a lawful viewpoint.
The Biden administration’s involvement with the social media companies is well-documented by the attorneys general of Louisiana and Missouri. On May 5, the latter filed the lawsuit against the administration for suppressing speech regarding the Covid pandemic and election integrity, among other topics, under the pretext of combating “misinformation.”
Since the company remained unconvinced by the arguments presented in the letter, the doctors filed a lawsuit (pdf) on June 27.
The lawsuit describes the following:
• Twitter implemented clear, unambiguous, and specific community standards to limit COVID-19 misinformation on the platform;
• Twitter’s content moderation terms included takedown procedures, such as measures for “labelling” information as “misleading” and five-strike policy;
• Twitter did not employ those procedures with the doctors; and
It further alleges that Twitter’s violation of the contracts between the company and the doctors and the suspension of the accounts harmed doctors themselves as well as the general public.
The plaintiffs are asking the court to order Twitter to reinstate the accounts and provide them with “Verified badges.”
All three plaintiffs are reputable and internationally recognized physicians with life-long careers in medicine and related fields. All of them have numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Robert Malone, for example, is described in the suit as “the original inventor of mRNA vaccination technology, DNA vaccination, and multiple non-viral DNA and RNA/mRNA platform delivery technologies.” He also has “roughly 100 scientific publications, which have been cited more than 12,000 times,” and who “holds an ‘outstanding’ impact factor rating on Google Scholar.”
Dr. Peter McCullough has more than 1,000 publications and has been an invited lecturer at the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Since the onset of the pandemic, he pioneered successful Covid early treatment protocols and has more than 30 peer-reviewed publications on Covid.
Last but not least, Dr. Brian Tysons, working in collaboration with Dr. Fareed, has gained international recognition for providing Covid early treatment to more than 10,000 patients. Not a single one of them died when the treatment began within seven days from the onset of the disease. The doctor was invited to testify on the matter before the Australian Supreme Court.
As reported by The New American, Dr. Malone was suspended from Twitter in late December 2021 over posting the study that showed that “93 percent of people who died after being vaccinated were killed by the vaccine.”
A paper entitled “On COVID vaccines: why they cannot work, and irrefutable evidence of their causative role in deaths after vaccination” was published by Sucharit Bhakdi, M.D. and Arne Burkhardt, M.D. As shown in the study, 14 of the 15 vaccinated patients who died had autoimmune damage in different organs, i.e., the patients’ immune systems were attacking their own organs.
Prior to that, Malone has repeatedly tweeted studies and opinions to say that young people and children not only don’t need the vaccine but actually might be irreparably harmed by it.
Drs. McCullough and Tysons were “guilty” of sharing the information of “unapproved” early treatment protocols and advocating against mass Covid vaccinations, particularly children.