John Solomon

Twitter

Twitter reportedly censors Just The News founder John Solomon for reporting on a peer-reviewed study: Just the News published a report on Mar. 3 explaining that founder John Solomon's Twitter account had been restricted because he had tweeted a link to a Just the News story. The story was titled "Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine converts to DNA inside human liver cells, new study." According to the report, the article discussed "a study by Swedish scientists that found when the Pfizer vaccine's mRNA enters human liver cells it triggers a number of reactions that yield a reverse transcription that turns the mRNA into spike DNA." It described the study further, saying that "[t]he peer-reviewed study was published in the respected medical journal Current Issues in Molecular Biology and was conducted by Lund University in Sweden, a medical research institute that has done contract work with NIH and often cited by the WHO."

According to Just the News, Twitter claimed that the tweet violated its "policy on spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19," and thus restricted Solomon's account to a read-only mode. At the time of this entry, the story has not been updated, but Solomon's tweet is still on his feed and is not labeled or restricted in any manner. Typically, if Twitter flags a tweet as violating the COVID-19 policy, it will require the user to delete the tweet and then start the timed account restriction. If the user wishes to appeal, they can refuse to delete the tweet until the appeal is finalized, but will not have access to their account until either the appeal is approved, or the tweet is deleted. It appears that Solomon has not tweeted since the censorship occurred.

Just the News did report that "Solomon appealed to Twitter executives to lift the suspension," saying that "If journalists can't accurately quote a peer-reviewed study in a respected medical journal written by a university that has been trusted by NIH and WHO without being censored, then the First Amendment has been thoroughly gutted by Big Tech censors who want to substitute their version of truth for honest coverage of disputes in science and public policy. There is nothing inaccurate or harmful in the story, which includes dissenting views and context from the CDC. I ask Twitter to review the article and the underlying information and lift its suspension immediately. Accusing a journalist falsely of 'spreading misleading and potentially harmful information' without a basis is defamatory and suspending the account without cause simply erodes Twitter's standing in the market of free ideas."