Last March, as the first big clusters of Coronavirus cases, started to appear in this country, media executives in Silicon Valley coordinated with officials in Washington to determine how much the public was allowed to know about the growing epidemic that was killing them.
Twitter and Google eliminated any post that deviated from Washington’s official line. In many cases, they censored information from frontline physicians that was both medically sound—it was the science–and potentially lifesaving. Posts about treatments for example were downplayed. They have never apologized for this, they probably never will.
Historians will assess it. They will likely record the early days of COVID-19 as a turning point in our society — an unprecedented assault on our most basic civil liberties, that somehow very few people seemed to notice when it first started happening. The usual stooges and think tank libertarians assured us at the time none of it was a big deal. Soulless multinational media monopolies censoring essential medical information? No problem. That’s how the free market works. Build your