Elon Musk says “Sweden was right” in a response to a post about big tech censorship of the “Great Barrington Declaration”
We’ve been writing about Sweden since early April. At the time when the rest of the world was in a complete shutdown, the tiny Scandinavian country was the only country that kept all its businesses, schools, and economy open. Instead of following China’s lockdown approach, Swedish health officials took proper safety measures to keep its people safe.
Fast forward six months later, Sweden proves the experts wrong, and Sweden has returned back to normal life as coronavirus cases surge across Europe, even with no face mask and no lockdown. In May, Swedish Epidemiologist Dr. Johan Giesecke explained that coronavirus lockdowns policies are wrong and not evidence-based.
Just like Sweden, now a group of scientists and doctors led by Sunetra Gupta of the University of Oxford, Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, and Martin Kulldorff of Harvard University are calling on governments around the world to end to ‘devastating’ lockdowns. This week, the group wrote a proposal called the “Great Barrington Declaration.” The strategy proposed in the Great Barrington declaration can be found in a letter signed by an international group of scientists that provides ideas for how to combat the pandemic.
However, it turns out that the Great Barrington declaration proposal has been shadowbanned in Google. In a tweet, Toby Young said this:
“Google “Great Barrington Declaration”. It doesn’t show up. It’s been shadow banned. Discussion of it has also been censored by Reddit. It’s not a conspiracy theory, not misinformation, not part of the “infodemic”. Big tech is just censoring dissent.”
In a response to Young’s tweet, Elon Musk responded saying”Sweden was right.”
Sweden was right pic.twitter.com/bzc2lFDjZQ
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 10, 2020
The Great Barrington Declaration is a proposal, written and signed at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on 4 October 2020 addressing the response to the COVID-19 epidemic.