The latest involving the tech giant's response to the pandemic puts a focus on Twitter Files released on Monday reveal that Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who is a former FDA commissioner as well as a sitting board member of Pfizer, the prominent COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer, flagged tweets that questioned the vaccine, pressing Twitter to hide posts challenging the money making jabs.
Alex Berenson is a vocal COVID-19 contrarian, and his past commentary regarding the job has caused him to receive harsh backlash from some critics and applause from supporters. He was the latest to get access to Elon Musk's Twitter Files, and he published his findings on his Substack newsletter, "Unreported Truths.”
Berenson posted an email that Gottlieb sent to Twitter's senior public policy manager, Todd O’Boyle on August 2021 that flagged a tweet that was written by former Trump administration official Dr.
Gottlieb told O'Boyle that “This is the kind of stuff that's corrosive. Here he draws a sweeping conclusion off a single retrospective study in Israel that hasn't been peer reviewed. But this tweet will end up going viral and driving news coverage.”
Berenson said that O'Boyle forwarded Gottlieb's email to Twitter's "Strategist Response" team, and wrote “Please see this report from the former FDA commissioner.”
Later, Giroir's tweet was labeled “misleading” which blocked the ability to like or share to it. The notice said "Learn why health officials recommend a vaccine for most people.”