Twitter suspends science writer and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson after he posts the results of Pfizer clinical test
Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter, science writer, and the author of the book titled, “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns.” According to hundreds of his tweets, Berenson is also an advocate for vaccines. However, Berenson also claimed that the role of facts, reporting, journalistic integrity, and public trust throughout the pandemic is slowly eroding away.
We first wrote about Berenson a little over a year ago after Amazon banned his digital book from being published on its platform. Berenson later received an email from Amazon saying his book “did not comply” with their (undisclosed) guidelines, which he later shared on Twitter.
Berenson’s tweet later got the attention of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. “This is insane @JeffBezos,” Musk tweeted, adding in another tweet:
“Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!”
Time to break up Amazon. Monopolies are wrong!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 4, 2020
After Musk’s tweet, Amazon backed down and allowed the book to be published. “It was shortly after that that Amazon contacted me and said, ‘We’re going to go ahead and publish this,’” Berenson said. Berenson said he’s grateful for everyone who spoke out.
Since then, Berenson has been very vocal about the government, and health agencies’ handling of the covid vaccine. In one tweet, Berenson said this about Psaki’s comments about the unvaccinated Americans: “They are censoring dissenting views and that is wrong.” Berenson’s posts also got Twitter’s attention. Just last week, Twitter suspended his account for one day.
Then yesterday, Twitter suspended Berenson for one week after he tweeted the results of the Pfizer clinical test. In a statement, Berenson said:
“For this tweet, which is completely accurate and does nothing but quote PFIZER’S OWN CLINICAL TRIAL DATA. Welcome to the Brave New World. I probably have about one strike left after this. And it’s gonna go quick. If you care about free speech, protest to Twitter, not that it will matter. And please, please, please tell everyone to sign up here. I will do as much as I can on here.”
Below is a screenshot of the post that Twitter suspended him for.
In the meantime, Berenson continues to shares his views with his 300,000 fans on Substack, a new platform and “a place for independent writing.”
You read Berenson’s latest posts on Substack by visiting https://alexberenson.substack.com/
Update 2: Twitter has not reinstated Alex Berenson’s account. It seems his account is locked for a week.
Update: Not sure if it is due to pressure from the backlash or simply realizing their action was ridiculous, Twitter has reinstated Alex Berenson and even more fascinating, has removed the ‘warning’ label from his tweet…