Former New York Times Reporter Alex Berenson files a lawsuit against Twitter after he was permanently banned for correctly stating that “vaccine doesn’t stop inflection or transmission”
Alex Berenson was a former New York Times reporter, science writer, vaccine advocate, and the author of the book titled, “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns.” We first wrote about Berenson back in June 2020 after his book was censored and banned by retail giant Amazon. A few days later, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and other public figures came to his defense, and Amazon later reversed its decision.
But the censorship didn’t end there. About a month later, 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.”
His account was reinstated the following day but he wasn’t out of the woods yet. A few days later, Berenson posted a series of tweets spotlighting an Israeli preprint study that showed that natural immunity from a prior Covid-19 infection is 13 times more effective than vaccines against the delta variant. The tweets went viral with about three million impressions and over a quarter-million people interacted with the tweets before Twitter took them down.
Then on August 29, Twitter permanently suspended him after he posted a tweet that vaccines don’t stop infection or transmission. In the tweet, Berenson stated:
“It doesn’t stop infection. Or transmission.”
In a statement, Berenson said, “Yes, that was Twitter banning me for writing that ‘It doesn’t stop infection. Or transmission.'” He went on to explain that the New England Journal of Medicine said the same thing he said but wasn’t banned. He also included a screenshot of the article.
Hey, check out this “Perspective” piece that ran yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), maybe’s the world’s top medical journal:
In an email to his fans on SubStack, Berenson said, “Can’t wait to see Twitter’s lawyers try to explain this.” Meanwhile, NEJM is not the only organization saying that vaccines don’t stop infection or transmission. Just last month, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that the current vaccines do not stop transmission of the virus.
Now fast forward four months later, Berenson is now fighting back. This afternoon, Alex Berenson filed a lawsuit against Twitter alleging the social media platform banned him for correctly stating that “vaccine doesn’t stop inflection or transmission.” Below are the screenshots of the lawsuit.
We will keep you posted as the news develops.