Free Speech is under attack in America. Complaints about Facebook and Twitter refusing to post Conservative posts began to appear during the 2016 Presidential campaign. During President Trump’s four years in office, Congress called both leaders of both platforms to Washington to answer questions concerning their actions and received vague answers, such as “the algorithms were at fault”. Congress did, however, procure promises to do better in the future.
Those promises lasted about as long as it took Zuckerberg to make his next dime. Both platforms continued the practice of refusing to accept many posts from Conservatives. Facebook said it was not their doing as Facebook was depending on “independent” Fact-Checkers to determine if a post included false statements. If the Fact-Checker found the post to contain a false fact or premise, then the post was blocked. In truth, if the Fact-Checker simply disagreed with the statement in the post, the Fact-Checker marked the post as containing false information and blocked it.
During the beginning of the current coronavirus problem, President Trump mentioned that the use of hydroxychloroquine, a drug that has been used since World War I for the treatment of malaria, discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The following information was found using Google with a single search. As you can see by reading just these two articles, Hydroxychloroquine is a relative safe medication that has no history of causing heart problems as was reported in the major media. The FDA test that was used to ban the use of Hydroxychloroquine was a two week trial using the medicine by itself even though all physicians having good responses to the medicine reported that they were also treating with azithromycin, a treatment for severe respiratory tract infections or zinc to open the receptors in the lungs.
An open-label, non-randomised clinical study was approved by the French National Agency for Drug Safety (ANSM) performed by Didier Raoult and team in 36 Covid-19 patients in the Mediterrane Infection University Hospital Institute in Marseille, France.
A total of 20 patients received hydroxychloroquine, while 16 patients were in the control group.
At day six, 70% of the hydroxychloroquine-treated patients showed no signs of virological loads compared to 12.5% of patients in the control group. Further, six of the hydroxychloroquine-treated patients received azithromycin for the prevention of bacterial super-infection under daily electrocardiogram control.
After inclusion, at day six, 100% of patients receiving hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin were virologically cured, compared to 57.1% of patients receiving hydroxychloroquine alone and 12.5% of patients in the control group.
Hydroxychloroquine was efficient in clearing the viral loads of SARS-CoV-2 in Covid-19 patients in three to six days, strengthened by azithromycin.
Azithromycin is active against Zika and Ebola viruses in vitro, as well as severe respiratory tract infections.
Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin have been recommended to cure Covid-19 in patients to weaken the transmission chain of the virus and to curb the spread of the disease worldwide.
Hydroxychloroquine can be prescribed to adults and children of all ages. It can also be safely taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers, although, people with psoriasis should not take hydroxychloroquine.
Hydroxychloroquine is a relatively well tolerated medicine. The most common adverse reactions reported are stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and headache. These side effects can often be lessened by taking hydroxychloroquine with food. Hydroxychloroquine may also cause itching in some people. All medicines may have some side effects. Minor side effects such as nausea, occasional vomiting, or diarrhea usually do not require stopping the antimalarial drug. If you cannot tolerate your antimalarial drug, see your health care provider; other antimalarial drugs are available.
Facebook and Twitter immediately blocked the posts by the President claiming that his opinion, which was that Hydroxychloroquine might be a good treatment for COVID-19, was false information. Dozens of physicians claim to have seen good results using the medicine and even a Democrat Legislator came forward with her story of how Hydroxychloroquine had saved her life. Why is it false information to say the medicine might be a good treatment when doctors and patients are proclaiming how well it works? Facebook and Twitter simply took it upon themselves to claim the President’s opinion was false.
Now Facebook and Twitter are doing it again. The Hunter Biden emails which were on the laptop dropped off for repairs and never picked up show Joe Biden has been lying when he has said he never had anything to do with Hunter Biden’s business dealings. The emails also show the underhanded dealings by Hunter Biden. However, Facebook and Twitter are both going against free speech by blocking or throttling any mention of the emails or their content. The reasons they are giving for their actions are ridiculous and even false themselves. A claim by Twitter that their EULA states they do not allow hacked or stolen information to be posted is ridiculous since the information was legally obtained when the owner of the laptop did not return to pick it up from the repair shop. As in all repair shops, after a specific length of time the laptop became the property of the repair shop owner.
By blocking the posts about the emails, Facebook and Twitter are showing the disdain they have for free speech. The content they claim is against their set policies is no worse than posts they allow from Left leaning posters and anyway, Facebook was even blocking links to the material not just posts containing the material. In other words, Facebook and Twitter were working to keep even the mention of the content of Hunter Biden’s emails from reaching the American public.