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Internal docs show Amazon censored books on vaccinations due to pressure from Biden White House

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Recently released internal Amazon emails reveal the company caved to pressure from the Biden White House to suppress available vaccine information.

Provided to the House Judiciary Committee, the emails light on the extent of the Biden White House’s influence over the retail giant regarding vaccine-related content. The emails disclose a concerning narrative of pressure from government officials to suppress information deemed unfavorable to their agenda.

Republican Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio took to Twitter to disclose the findings, stating that the emails reveal direct pressure from the White House on Amazon to censor books expressing views contrary to those endorsed by the administration. One email, albeit redacted, explicitly poses the question of whether the administration requested the removal of certain books, to which the answer was affirmative.

National Review highlights the successful efforts of the Biden administration in persuading Amazon to limit the visibility of titles skeptical of vaccine efficacy. White House senior adviser for Covid-19 response, Andrew Slavitt, expressed concerns about Amazon’s role in propagating what he termed as “misinformation” regarding vaccines. His emails illustrate a push for action to address what he perceived as a proliferation of dissenting views.

In response to Slavitt’s inquiries, Amazon initially hesitated to take overt action, fearing backlash from conservative media outlets. The company’s internal deliberations reflect a concern for public perception and the potential amplification of the issue if intervention were too conspicuous.

Despite initially refraining from manual intervention, Amazon eventually succumbed to pressure, engaging in discussions with White House officials. The company’s internal documents reveal deliberations on whether the administration sought outright book bans or alterations to search results. Amazon’s stance, as expressed in their meeting with the White House, emphasized the provision of diverse viewpoints and the distinction between online retail and social media platforms.

 

 

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American and Chinese researchers applied to engineer a virus very similar to the Covid-19 outbreak in 2018

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Watchdog group U.S. Right to Know obtained the 2018 grant proposal and related documents through a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request which reveal that an American virologist working with the Wuhan lab planned to engineer a virus that resembles SARS-CoV-2 as part of a U.S.-China research collaboration called “DEFUSE.”

National Review reports that it was to be led by EcoHealth Alliance, a New York City-based research nonprofit funded by the NIH, the project aimed to perform gain-of-function research on coronaviruses in bats at the Wuhan lab.

While the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) rejected the funding request, the proposal outlined plans to engineer a virus resembling SARS-CoV-2. EcoHealth Alliance insists that the proposed research never took place, but the information indicates a keen interest in coronaviruses with similarities to the one causing the global pandemic.

New Zealand data scientist Gilles Demaneuf suggests that accumulating data and predictions point towards the accidental release of SARS-CoV-2 during research, marking a significant step in that direction. The DEFUSE proposal detailed the insertion of furin cleavage sites and the assembly of synthetic viruses, both contributing to increased transmissibility to humans.

Critically, the use of restriction enzymes BsaI and BsmBI, common in genetic engineering, raises eyebrows. Although these enzymes can occur naturally, their presence in a pattern similar to SARS-CoV-2 has less than a 1 percent chance of occurring naturally, according to scientists. Alex Washburne, a co-author of a preprint on Covid’s origin, emphasizes strong evidence suggesting the virus’s assembly with a known lab protocol.

Contrary to the belief that the virus originated from an infected mammal at Huanan Seafood Market, newly released documents challenge this theory. The FBI and U.S. Energy Department lean towards a lab-leak hypothesis. Rutgers University professor Richard Ebright sees the 2018 EcoHealth proposal as a “smoking gun,” aligning with the genome sequence evidence.

Recent findings by Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee add weight to suspicions. Documents reveal that Chinese researchers sequenced the Covid virus structure in a U.S. database two weeks before sharing it globally, with Chinese officials describing the outbreak as a viral disease of “unknown cause” initially.

 

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