Oh Right! THAT’S Why I Quit Twitter…And Also Why We Can’t Trust The CDC [Correction Corrected!]

The new regime at Twitter announced that it will begin punishing users who tweet that vaccinated people can spread the Wuhan virus.

“When tweets include misleading information about Covid-19, we may place a label on those tweets that includes corrective information about that claim,” the Twitter website says addressing pandemic “misinformation.“We may apply labels to tweets that contain, for example… false or misleading claims that people who have received the vaccine can spread or shed the virus (or symptoms, or immunity) to unvaccinated people.” Users who pass on such ‘lies” might receive a permanent ban.

[Notice of Correction : Okay, now I’ve got all the information. Twitter did a stealth edit even as I was writing the post. The original text DID say “virus,” as EA stated above. Yesterday Twitter changed the word to “vaccine,” which is ridiculous, and claimed that virus was a typo. I do not believe it was a typo. I believe that once various web sources pointed out the CDC contradictory statements, Twitter tried to save face by the “typo” excuse. It is also a stealth edit, as the page itself never acknowledges the change. After several commenters told me that I had wrongly published “virus” when Twitter had used “vaccine,” I assumed it was my mistake. It wasn’t. My original source was correct regarding what the new Twitter rules were at the time I wrote this post.]

This is interesting, because in June of this year, the CDC announced that “the vaccinated public” could “unknowingly transmit virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones.”

Go ahead, Twitter: ban the Centers for Disease Controls! Of course, who knows if that June advisory was “misinformation” or not. The CDC’s conclusions, advice and recommendations are no more trustworthy than a Ouija board. Science! These “experts” have no idea what to do, and have been flailing for a full year and a half while two administrations foolishly danced to their tune, which has been atonal and arrhythmic at best. Why would anyone trust the CDC, and particularly Dr. Fauci, at this point? It’s quite obvious that it doesn’t understand the virus and that the CDC’s capacity for prognostication is in Jean Dixon territory.

That does not mean, however, that it is responsible or anything but damning for Twitter to decide that a user who passes along CDC’s conclusions is dealing in “misinformation.” Obviously Twitter isn’t smart enough or ethical enough to make such calls; worse, it is so politically biased it has moved beyond stupid to addled. This particular ploy by Twitter seems like misinformation itself, aimed at helping the Biden administration get more of the vaccine-hesitant stuck by lying outright, based on what the CDC claims to know, which might still be hooey.

You know how a democracy works out what is misinformation and what isn’t, don’t you? The remedy for speech is more speech: someone tweets something that is stupid or wrong, and someone else explains why it’s garbage. I do this a lot on Facebook, and people I correct often block or unfriend me. Why? Because they are 21st century progressives and thus nascent totalitarians who prefer censorship over civil discourse. That applies to Twitter as well.

And that’s why I quit the platform this year, as should you.

I nearly forgot.

38 thoughts on “Oh Right! THAT’S Why I Quit Twitter…And Also Why We Can’t Trust The CDC [Correction Corrected!]

  1. Nuts.

    Joe Rogan had Dr. Peter McCullough on and I listened to all three hours and man oh man did I learn a lot!

    All backed my study after study after study. All that to say… his information was just more (from a doctor who actually sees and treats patients and is the most published in his specialty) eye opening than any of the crap we hear from the mass media.

    I also listen to Joes interview with dr Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s expert and the two could not have been more different. One gave info based on Science and studies he could site almost by page numbers and first hand experience- the other was trying so hard to push the narrative it was painful to hear honestly.

    Blows my mind the brilliant voices that have been censored. I had NO idea how much so. The legion of world class doctors who are being hushed is truly mind blowing.

    It’s a long interview but worth watching. They do talk about the social media companies banning stuff too.

    Interesting times we are in.

  2. Lol, the first part of my comment was missing!!! Lol. Probably my fault!

    The CDC has been very inconsistent and dishonest. Sadly. Lots of conflicts of interest with this. Twitter is just off the charts dishonest as well.

    When we can’t trust those who are supposed to be trustworthy, we are in a very interesting place.

    The amount of lies being exposed is insane.

    Sadly lives have been lost by the ongoing pushing of lies.

    The fact that there’s no protocol for EARLY treatment of COVID has killed they estimate over1/2 who have died who ended up in the hospital when they were so sick.

    Most of us don’t know that early treatment can stop the virus from replicating while in our nasal area before it gets into the deep lung.

    I had no idea there were a few doctors treating people and trying to get the info out in the ONE published paper in I think it was the Lancet. (Not sure)

    (That was my first part pretty much) sorry!

  3. Early proven treatment is withheld from the populace and doctors are fired for treating with something other than the vaccine resulting in preventable massive mortality and unnecessary lockdowns.
    Never before has this been a strategy of treatment for any pathology. Gosh, I wonder why?
    Good comments Mary. This testimony by Dr. McCullough says it all in 19 minutes.

    • I saw that earlier this year… he has found more since then too. the joe rogan interview is so worth watching even thought it’s 3 hours. also, check out Dr. David Martin’s work on the patents on the virus, and all things related that predated the discovery of the “novel” virus. it’s mind-blowing. He recently spoke with Dr. McCulLough and it was pretty awesome.

      • Mary,
        Indeed-a-roo on the patents and it is very well documented.
        There is a ton of disturbing *credible* information out there for those willing to take the time for a deep dive.
        It is hard not to conclude the whole covid plandemic isn’t an engineered phenomenon, and it is still going.

        If there is ever an objective comprehensive analysis of the damage from lockdowns and withholding of non-vaccine RX, this will be the most damaging peacetime government overreach in history, and I read somewhere the survival rate for the non-sickly is something like 99%, without early treatment.

        • You are very right. it is indeed disturbing and most people are NOT willing to take that deep dive but once they do. they are in shock at how detailed and credible the information is. I was one of the ones who wasn’t sure what was up but thankfully the “conspiracy” narrative had not begun or I wonder if I would have gone that route and poo poo’d those who had a. different story and dismissed them as misinformation.

          I like to think I wouldn’t not have.

          My eyes have been opened so much through all this I truly had NO idea. And from it all I have made lifelong great friend including people like David Martin who’s work in all this has been crazy. He’s done so much work contributing to the overturning of the mandates and has been even counseling attorney’s on things. I sent Jack something in the mail this week to see… it’s a lawsuit any AG can submit that’s already done based on the laws violated.

          The defendants are, Alex Azar, Fauci, Peter Daszek, Ralph Baric, Moderna, CDC, FDA, NIAID, Pfizer.

          There are 8 counts.
          Count 1: 18 U.S.C. § 2331 §§ 802 – Acts of
          Domestic Terrorism resulting in death of
          American Citizens
          Count 2: 18 USC § 2339– Conspiring to
          Commit Acts of Terrorism
          Count 3. 15 U.S.C. §1-3 – conspiring to
          criminal commercial activity
          Count 4. 18 USC § 175 – Funding and Creating
          a Biological Weapon
          Count 5. 15 U.S.C. §8 – market manipulation
          and allocation
          Count 6. 18 U.S.C. § 1001 – lying to Congress
          Count 7. 15 U.S.C. § 19 – interlocking
          directorates
          Count 8. 18 U.S. Code § 2384 – Seditious
          conspiracy.

          Now, I barely know what those all mean in legal speak but in layman’s terms I understood it at the presentation he gave this week where he shared the stage with Dr. McCullough.

          Have you seen the document? it’s being heavily circulated and people are being asked to send it to their AG’s and Us Attorneys etc.

          Thanks for the comment. I hope that people will pay for what they have done. There’s so much damage not from the virus. It’s so sad. My friend’s nephew was shot and killed this week by another person who was “depressed and sick of life” due to “the lockdowns and his loss of freedom.” So sad.

  4. Has anyone considered that the push for more and more boosters could be the quid for the quo of lowered insulin prices. The pharmaceutical firms have a tremendous incentive to push boosters and a willing payer in the government who only has a strategy of pushing the mandatory shots.
    Further, it is in the financial interests of the hospitals to classify as many deaths as Covid related because the feds will pay full freight for those.
    As for the twits on twitter why must vaccinated people wear masks if they cannot transmit the virus?

    I gave use believing anything government tells me.

    • My spouse works in the medical field, and was vaccinated early, in mid-April. Medical personnel here get an antibody titer done every three months as this is an unknown vaccine and no one knows how long immunity lasts. Right after the shot he had a level 2775,pretty average, but last month it was down to 440. They thought that 200 or so was enough until Delta appeared, and people with lower antibody levels were getting infected. Flu shots are the same, the antibodies go down over time, it’s natural. The trouble is that Covid is at this point year round, as opposed to the flu. If you get a flu shot in November and a few months later your antibodies have tanked, it doesn’t matter as you’re unlikely to get the flu in the summer. Covid is different, so the levels of antibodies had to be brought up again once the Delta variant appeared. He got his booster Tuesday.

  5. Twitter knows that there’s only one totalitarian narrative that’s acceptable to “progressives” to be presented to the public and Twitter is doing their part by being a loyal political attack dog pushing that totalitarian narrative and silencing anyone that disagrees with that narrative.

    We are in the midst of a full blown culture war that’s being fought on many fronts throughout our society and the unifying shared culture that the United States of America was built upon is being destroyed in front of our eyes. There are four tenants of “truth” that are accepted as the only real truth for the 21st century; the political left is right, the political right is wrong, wrong is evil and evil should be silenced, that’s the dead end of the left’s current level of critical thinking.

  6. I can understand why recommendations may be rapidly changing, because there’s so much uncertainty involved, and the situation keeps changing.

    But by the same token, they need to acknowledge this uncertainty, and not pretend that their every pronouncement is the One True Voice of Science writ large.

  7. It says “spread or shed the vaccine” to me. Perhaps they have updated the page? I’m not sure why anyone would claim that vaccinated people can naturally vaccinate random strangers though.

    • It can happen with certain live virus vaccines. I believe it’s been known to happen with the oral polio vaccine. It certainly can’t happen with mRNA vaccines. The vector virus in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is non-replicating and not considered a live virus.

        • It’s an odd way of putting it, I’ll grant you, but since the live attenuated virus is the active agent in such vaccines (but not current COVID-19 vaccines), spreading the modified virus is tantamount to spreading the vaccine. This side effect is often regarded as an asset, when trying to inoculate large populations in developing countries, because it acts as a multiplier. I say “developing” countries because shedding is usually heaviest in the stool, so this sort of “indirect immunization” tends to to happen where sanitation isn’t great.

    • Yes, if you look at the story referenced in the post, Twitter has changed their message. Now they’re saying they will punish people for saying the vaccinated folks can spread the vaccine.

      Still, stupid, maybe even more so.

      If anyone is actually arguing that a vaccine is contagious — well, they shouldn’t be allowed out without a keeper.

      One of the problems is that when you try to ban something, the very act of doing so will make some people more willing to believe in whatever you’re banning. It is one reason why the best antidote to bad speech is more speech. An example of, or a cousin of, the Streisand effect.

    • No, it still says “vaccine” which isn’t just medically impossible, it’s physically impossible, and I have never heard or read about any one claiming that. I gave Twitter the benefit of the dioubt and quoted what I assumed it meant. That was wrong, and I’ve corrected it.

  8. Sorry this is my first time commenting and I left a comment on the wrong page.

    I wanted to just chime in and say that curious, I went and read these Twitter rules and they are not saying what you think they are saying.

    Twitter is saying they will ban the statement that being vaccinated, in and of itself, means you will be able to infect someone else with Covid. That somehow being vaccinated means you are now infectious and can then spread the virus.

    This is obviously not true and quite impossible. Hope that clears it up.

    – RJ

    • “We may apply labels to tweets that contain, for example… false or misleading claims that people who have received the vaccine can spread or shed the virus (or symptoms, or immunity) to unvaccinated people.”

      You know, I’m relatively well-educated and erudite and a lawyer an d all, and the words “misleading claims that people who have received the vaccine can spread or shed the virus” still seem pretty clear. If it means what you think it means, a) that’s a narrow interpretation based on your assumptions b) it is ambiguously stated and 3) I don’t trust it anyway. Ambiguous standards lay the groundwork for abuse. Nor am I convinced, based on the ‘authorities” telling us so, that vaccinated people can’t “shed” the virus because they were vaccinated. The CDC has lied or been wrong too many times to count. Maybe its true, and maybe not. As for Twitter: it apparently can’t compose English sufficiently well to be understood.

      • Well firstly it doesn’t say “spread the virus” it says “spread the vaccine” and it’s not a narrow interpretation because that’s exactly what they meant.

        The theory that if you are vaccinated you can spread the virus solely based on being vaccinated.

        Additionally, if you read the comments from your link, you can read the comments were numerous readers said the same thing I am.

        The vaccine has never made us unable to spread the virus if we caught Covid so it doesn’t make sense why Twitter would even say that. They’re trying to combat the false conspiracy that getting the vaccine let’s you spread the virus.

        Best, RJ

        • No. 1. It doesn’t matter if others also chose to read the words the way you chose to, or even what Twitter thinks it intended. (Obviously “spread the vaccine” is a typo, since it makes no sense whatsoever, and my source reasonably assumed that Twitter intended “virus.” But the text still says “vaccine,” perhaps because the typos gives Twitter plausible deniability.

          No. 2. It’s irrelevant to the point, which is that Twitter has no business deciding what is or isn’t “misinformation,” especially on this topic, when the CDC has spread misinformation itself.

          But thanks for focusing in Twitter’s “vaccine” for “virus” botch. Someone might claim that vaccinated individuals can spread immunity (which is crazy) or the virus itself (on which I see conflicting accounts), but cannot spread “the vaccine” under any conceivable process.

          • Sir,

            Spread the “vaccine” is not a typo. It doesn’t make sense because it’s a current conspiracy theory and conspiracy theories normally don’t make sense.

            That is why Twitter is including this in their updated terms. Even your other commentators here know this (see above)

            -RJ

            • This wasn’t your fault, or mine. I just posted this as an update to the post:

              “Notice of Correction : Okay, now I’ve got all the information. Twitter did a stealth edit even as I was writing the post. The original text DID say “virus,” as EA stated above. Yesterday Twitter changed the word to “vaccine,” which is ridiculous, and claimed that virus was a typo. I do not believe it was a typo. I believe that once various web sources pointed out the CDC contradictory statements, Twitter tried to save face by the “typo” excuse. It is also a stealth edit, as the page itself never acknowledges the change. After several commenters told me that I had wrongly published “virus” when Twitter had used “vaccine,” I assumed it was my mistake. It wasn’t. My original source was correct regarding what the new Twitter rules were at the time I wrote this post.”

              Got that? It said “virus” when I put up the post. Twitter changed it to “vaccine,” without flagging the change.
              However, my original point with you remains: The sentence you quoted, by standard English construction, contradicts the CDC’s advisory from June. If you think otherwise, you’re just wrong.

          • Sir,

            Do you actually believe that if you get the Covid vaccine you can then spread the virus to others having never been infected by the virus?

            -RJ

            • 1.I believe that ” in June of this year, the CDC announced that “the vaccinated public” could “unknowingly transmit virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones.” Which is what my post said. Apparently in June the CDC believed if you get the Covid vaccine you can then spread the virus to others having never been infected by the virus?

              2. Your question is obnoxious and dishonest, because it implies that I ever wrote that I “believe if you get the Covid vaccine you can then spread the virus to others having never been infected by the virus.” I never have. In fact, I refuse to wear a mask for exactly that reason: I don’t think I can infect anyone, having been vaccinated three times AND (i’m pretty sure) having a mild Wuhan infection before getting the shots.
              3. Your question arrived minutes after I spammed the nearly identical comment from “Larry,” who is banned for trolling and stupidity. Thus I strongly suspect that you are Larry. I’ll accept a direct assurance that you are not; until I receive that, none of your new comments will be stay up.

              2.

              • The reason I asked is because that’s what this entire Twitter issue is about.

                There are two conspiracy theories here that Twitter addresses.

                One, that you can spread the virus if you are vaccinated by virtue of the vaccine alone

                And Two, that you can spread the vaccine after being vaccinated.

                Twitter changed the language from “virus” to “vaccine” to avoid confusion (exemplified by your post) and just went with “shed” to express the first conspiracy theory.

                Obviously if you catch Covid, you can spread the virus even if you’re vaccinated. The CDC has never said otherwise.

                -RJ

                • There was no confusion on my part. “Shed” would have been clear, but the statement didn’t just say “shed,” it said spread. Moreover, there is no way changing “virus” to “vaccine” does anything but add to confusion. Meanwhile, the CDC statement “the vaccinated public” could “unknowingly transmit virus to others, including their unvaccinated or immunocompromised loved ones.” is ambiguous.

                  You have not supplied a promise and assurance that you are not the banned commenter “Larry” as I asked. I’ll wait until 1 PM, and lacking that, this comment and all future ones will be spammed.

                  • ALERT! The commenter calling himself “Robert” has been banned.
                    Almost immediately after “Larry,” a recently banned commenter, posted a comment, Robert, whosse comments (and poor reasoning skills) already resembled the habits that got Larry banned posted nearly the identical comment. I asked “Robert” twice to provide assurances that he was not Larry, he did not do so. After his last post, I gave him a 1 PM deadline to state that he was not the banned troll. That time has come and gone.

                    He can be reinstated if he contacts me off-site and convincingly assures me that he is not Larry.
                    I just hope Moe, Curly and Shemp stay away…

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