In a Twitter thread that widely criticized Fauci for lying about gain-of-function research, Musk responded by posting a link to a Newsweek article titled “Fauci was ‘untruthful’ to Congress About Wuhan Lab Research, New Documents Appear to Show” posted.
The article linked to a September 2021 column that revealed that Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases funded the gain-of-function research.
In virology, gain-of-function research involves modifying pathogens to be more infectious, deadly, or both.
The Twitter thread started Tuesday with a meme by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen mocking Fauci for dishonesty.
In a series of responses to the meme, Elon Musk tweeted, “Almost nobody seems to realize that the head of bioethics at the NIH – the person charged with making sure Fauci is behaving ethically – is his wife.”
Musk responded to the thread again, linking to a May 2021 National Review article titled “Fauci Argued Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research Are Outweighed Pandemic Risk in 2012 Paper.” Musk argued that gain-of-function research “is just another way of saying ‘bioweapon’.”
“Important to note that Fauci authored a paper in 2012 arguing for gain-of-function research!” he added. “Obama wisely paused that, but Fauci restarted it.”
Musk responded to the Twitter thread again, revealing, “Despite these glaring issues, Twitter still had an internal Slack channel called ‘Fauci Fan Club’.”
Since becoming CEO of Twitter, Musk has made it a priority to release internal documents that show the company shares repressed accounts that share views that disagree with establishment narratives.
The latest edition of the Twitter files, posted by David Zweig, revealed “how Twitter manipulated the COVID debate” by “censoring information that was true but inconvenient to US government policy,” “doctors and other experts who disagreed,” and “common information has been suppressed from users, including some who share the CDC’s *own* data.”
https://www.theblaze.com/news/ex-twitter-employees-had-fauci-fan-club-slack-group-elon-musk-claims Ex-Twitter employees had the Slack group “Fauci Fan Club,” claims Elon Musk