In a Tuesday tweet, Elon Musk stated that ex-Twitter employees ran an “ironically” internal Slack group called “Fauci Fan Club” to support Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Musk responded to criticisms of Fauci’s lies about gain-of function research in a Twitter thread. He posted a link to a Newsweek article entitled “Fauci Was Untruthful to Congress About Wuhan Lab Research. New Documents Show.”
This article was linked to a September 2021 column which revealed Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funding gain-of function research.
Gain-of-function research is a method of altering pathogens so that they are more infectious or more lethal in virology.
On Tuesday, Marc Andreessen, a venture capitalist, posted a meme mocking Fauci’s dishonesty.
Elon Musk replied to the meme with a series tweets: “Almost nobody seems to realize the head of bioethics (NIH) – the person supposed to ensure that Fauci behaves ethically – is his wife.”
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Musk responded to the thread once again, and linked to a May 20,21 National Review article titled “Fauci Argued benefits of gain-of-function research outweighed pandemic risk in 2012 paper.” Musk claimed that gain-of function research is just another way to say “bioweapon.”
“It is important to mention that Fauci wrote a 2012 paper advocating gain-of function research!” He added. Fauci reopened it.
Musk responded to the Twitter thread again and said, “Despite these glaring problems, Twitter nevertheless had an internal Slack Channel unironically named ‘Fauci fan Club’.”
Musk, who was appointed Twitter CEO in 2013, has made it a priority for the company to release documents that show how accounts were suppressed and views that didn’t align with established narratives.
David Zweig posted the latest installment of Twitter Files. It revealed “How Twitter rigged COVID” by “censoring information that was true, but not convenient to U.S. government. policy,” “discrediting doctors, other experts who disagree” and “suppressing normal users, including some sharing CDC’s *own* data.”