Twitter Files: Stanford Group, Government Censored Accurate Pandemic Information

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  • Newly released internal Twitter communications provide details about the platform’s communications with an academic project that advocated censoring topics deemed COVID-19-related misinformation during the pandemic.
  • The social platform agreed to receive communications from the Virality Project, a Stanford-based coalition of researchers and analysts who advocated online censorship of certain claims and narratives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The communications, as revealed Friday through internal emails provided by Twitter under the ownership of Elon Musk to journalist Matt Taibbi, included discussions of the “vaccine passport narrative,” a reference to fears that apps used to verify vaccination status could limit freedoms.