Elon Musk teases new Fauci revelations in future Twitter files installment
Elon Musk suggested his reasons for wanting prosecute Doctor Anthony Fauci would come out in a future installment to the “Twitter Files.” On Sunday, Musk caused a stir by tweeting “My Pronouns Are Prosecute/Fauci”
. Some cheered Musk for speaking out against the infectious diseases expert while others accused Musk of making reckless comments and mocking LGBT communities. When asked if his tweet about Fauci would be covered in a new Twitter file, Musk answered “yes.” Working with various journalists, Musk has released files in recent weeks on the inner workings of the social media giant, including its suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story and its decision to ban former President Trump from the platform shortly after the 2021 Capitol riot.
Fauci has faced intense backlash throughout the coronavirus pandemic for his guidance on masking, and other mitigation strategies, as well as his thoughts on the origins of the virus. His media coverage has been almost all positive from major outlets.
Republicans are pressing forward with investigations into the “judgment” of Fauci, specifically over his connection to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci has admitted that it is important that we find out what caused the pandemic. He also noted that although he believes it was natural, there is still the possibility that the lab leak could have been involved. He has repeatedly denied his agency funded so-called “gain-of-function research” at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which involves manipulating a virus to make it more transmissible for research purposes.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. was an outspoken critic of Fauci. stated on Thursday the GOP leaders are “not finished” with their search to find answers and are determined to hold the outgoing director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases accountable.
Fauci plans to step down from his position this month after serving in the role since 1984.
Musk’s comments come after the release of the fourth installment of the “Twitter Files” Saturday. The files reportedly show how Twitter, before Musk’s acquisition, violated its own policies in preventing the spread of accurate information regarding the New York Post Hunter Biden laptop story ahead of the 2020 election.
The documents also support how on Jan. 7, 2021, the day after the Capitol riot, Twitter executives – with pressure from former first lady Michelle Obama – created justifications to ban Trump.
Journalist Bari Weiss earlier reported how the documents show senior Twitter executives created secret blacklists to “de-amplify” disfavored Twitter users, not just specific tweets, essentially limiting the reach of their content across the site.
Journalist Matt Taibbi reported that the files document how senior Twitter execs censored tweets by Trump in the run-up to the 2020 election while regularly engaging with representatives of U.S. law enforcement agencies.
Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.
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