Twitter CEO Elon Musk invited a Stanford professor to the social media giant’s headquarters on Saturday to investigate why the old regime acted so “imperiously” and blacklisted the epidemiologist for he argued that Covid lockdowns would harm children.
Stanford University medical professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, was one of many on the platform’s “blacklist,” according to the second episode of Twitter files released Dec. 8 by The Free Press reporter Bari Weiss.
On Sunday, Bhattacharya tweeted that he spent Saturday at Twitter headquarters after receiving an invite from Musk.
Bhattacharya explained that this is an opportunity to find out more about the blacklist he has been placed on.
“Twitter 1.0 blacklisted me on the first day of my joining in August 2021,” the professor tweeted. “I think it was my pinned tweet linking to the @gbdeclaration that triggered the blacklisting based on unspecified complaints Twitter received.”
The @gbdeclaration references the Great Barrington Declaration, which the declaration’s website said was written from a global public health and humanitarian perspective, with particular concern about how current Covid-19 strategies are affecting children, the working class and the Poor bearers force the heaviest burden.
The declaration was authored by Bhattacharya, Sunetra Gupta and Martin Kulldorff and signed on October 4, 2021. It was released to the public the next day.
Bhattacharya said he and Kulldorff applied for confirmation from Twitter 1.0, but they were turned down for not being notable enough.
“You should have asked Francis Collins – he would have vouched for our reputation as ‘marginal epidemiologists,'” Bhattacharya said. “It will take time to find out more about what prompted Twitter 1.0 to act so authoritatively, but I am grateful to @elonmusk who has promised to help find out. I will report the results on Twitter 2.0, where transparency and freedom of speech prevail.”
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