Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson has exposed Democrat President Joe Biden’s censorship efforts, revealing that the “White House privately demanded Twitter ban me.”
Berenson is also the author of 13 novels, three non-fiction books, and the Unreported Truths booklets.
His newest book, PANDEMIA, on the coronavirus and the response to it, was published last year.
Berenson, however, did not toe the company line about the pandemic.
For speaking his mind, he was banned from Twitter.
He then sued the Big Tech giant and won.
And in a shocking and all too rare twist, he was put back on the platform.
But what he made a chilling discovery during the legal process.
Berenson found that the Biden administration was not only pressuring Twitter to ban people they were singling out individuals like him.
“Biden Administration officials asked Twitter to ban me because of my tweets questioning the Covid vaccines, even as company employees believed I had followed Twitter’s rules, internal Twitter communications reveal,” Berenson writes.
“In a White House meeting in April 2021, four months before Twitter suspended my account, the company faced ‘one really tough question about why Alex Berenson hasn’t been kicked off from the platform,’ a Twitter employee wrote.
“The employee recounted the meeting discussion afterward on Twitter’s internal Slack messaging system.
“The message, and others, make clear that top federal officials targeted me specifically, potentially violating my basic First Amendment right to free speech.
“The First Amendment does not apply to private companies like Twitter.
“But if the companies are acting on behalf of the federal government they can become ‘state actors’ that must allow free speech and debate, just as the government does.
“Previous efforts to file state action lawsuits against the government and social media companies for working together to ban users have failed.
“Courts have universally held that people who have been banned have not shown the specific demands from government officials that are necessary to support state action claims.
“In my case, though, federal officials appear to have gone far beyond generically encouraging Twitter to support Covid vaccines or discourage ‘misinformation’ (i.e. information that the government does not like).
“Instead, top officials targeted me personally.”
“Andrew Slavitt, senior advisor to President Biden’s Covid response team, complained specifically about me, according to a Twitter employee in another Slack conversation discussing the White House meeting.
“’They really wanted to know about Alex Berenson,’ the employee wrote.
“Andy Slavitt suggested they had seen data viz [visualization] that had showed he was the epicenter of disinfo that radiated outwards to the persuadable public.”
Berenson sued Twitter, which settled the case, reinstating Berenson and acknowledging it should not have banned him. Documents in the lawsuit revealed the White House role. https://t.co/vi56LqF6tP
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Read the rest of Berenson’s story and see the screenshots here.