While it is no secret that questioning the vaccine or masks is enough to get a user suspended from social media platforms, Big Tech is now censoring users who so much as make a future prediction about COVID-19 that does not conform to the narrative.
Ontario Party (OP) Leader Derek Sloan, who was already banned in February from running campaign ads on Facebook, was suspended by Twitter Sunday for a tweet he wrote about the direction of the COVID-19 narrative.
Sloan was responding to remarks by Canada Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam, who said Sunday she estimates 50% of people who caught COVID have “long COVID” symptoms. She also warned that "the impact of long COVID is going to be quite substantial.”
In response, Sloan predicted that “long COVID” would become a euphemism for “vaccine injury”.
“Their next move will be to rebrand the symptoms of COVID vaccine injury as ‘long COVID’,” Sloan tweeted. “The cure for ‘long COVID’ will be more vaccine boosters, which create more ‘long COVID.’ Public health isn’t on your side.”
For that, Twitter suspended Sloan, who is in the middle of a fierce election campaign.
“Social media platforms should be arenas for the free exchange of ideas, not fiefdoms where Big Tech employees act as operatives for certain political parties and arbiters of thought,” said Sloan in a statement.
Sloan said that the Big Tech’s censorship amounts to election tampering.
“Silencing the leader of a political party for expressing legitimate political views during an election cycle is nothing less than election tampering and is a profoundly anti-democratic act,” he said.
“Our party is committed to getting our message of 'Freedom, Faith, and Family' out this election, and no amount of censoring by Big Tech will stop us. The people of Ontario deserve a party that truly stands up to censorship.”