Federal efforts to censor social media extend past discussions with companies like YouTube over broad guidelines about Covid-19 “misinformation” to specific demands for suppression of individual posts, an email from an FDA official reveals.
In the April 30 email, the Food and Drug Administration director of social media, Brad Kimberly, told a Google lobbyist about that the agency expected YouTube to pull a video touting the potential of a new monoclonal antibody treatment for Covid. (Google owns YouTube.)
“Overall, the video is very problematic when it comes to COVID misinformation,” Kimberly wrote to the lobbyist, Jan Fowler Antonaros. “This video should [emphasis added] be pulled.”
YouTube initially declined to remove the video. However, it has since been taken offline.
How often the FDA has made other censorship demands is unknown, because the agency is apparently hiding the existence of its efforts in response to Freedom of Information Act requests.
In October, I asked the FDA and several government agencies to disclose both their internal discussions about me and their communications with social media companies like Twitter and YouTube about censoring Covid “misinformation” in general.
On Nov. 30, the FDA responded it had found some emails about me - mainly in response to questions I had asked in April and May for a story about VAERS, the federal vaccine adverse events reporting system. But FDA said it could not find any emails between its officials and social media companies that met my request.
Yet at the bottom of the emails containing the agency’s discussions about me was the email between Kimberly and Antonaros - apparently attached there by accident, as it had nothing to do with me.
The monoclonal antibody, leronlimab, is being developed by a small and troubled drug company called CytoDyn, whose stock trades around $1 a share. CytoDyn has repeatedly touted leronlimab, but clinical trial results suggest the drug is useless against Covid.
In May the FDA publicly stated “the data currently available do not support the clinical benefit of leronlimab for the treatment of COVID-19” and said it had no plans to approve the drug. (SOURCE: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/statement-leronlimab)
Because leronlimab remains unapproved, it is effectively unavailable to patients. Thus whatever its potential side effects or lack of effectiveness, it is not actually a risk to anyone - except Cytodyn’s investors, who are not the FDA’s concern.
In response to Kimberly’s email, Antonaros responded on May 6 that YouTube had reviewed the video and found it did NOT violate the company’s guidelines - probably because it did not promise the leronlimab would cure Covid, only touted its potential and encouraged the FDA to allow it under an emergency use authorization.
Yet the video has since disappeared from YouTube. It is now available only at the Internet Archive.
It is easy to understand the FDA’s frustration with leronlimab and CytoDyn.
But corporate and patient campaigns designed to push the agency to approve new treatments (sometimes of marginal or no value) are common and long predate Covid. Ultimately, the agency has the final authority on whether a drug can be sold and prescribed in the United States, no matter how much a company complains.
What is new is the agency’s efforts to scrub such campaigns from the Internet.
And, apparently, to pretend it is not doing so. My initial Freedom of Information request to the FDA included a request that the agency provide:
Any email or other communications between any FDA officials to executives, managers, or other employees at Twitter, Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram, and Google and its subsidiary YouTube regarding COVID and Sars-Cov-2, including BUT NOT LIMITED TO efforts to shape public opinion around lockdowns and vaccines and the anti-"misinformation" enforcement efforts of the five social media platforms mentioned above.
Yet the agency said it had not found a single record responsive to that request - not one - even as it accidentally provided one.
Here is the embodiment of the COVID-19 con expressed in a single image:
I’ve heard that “belief is the enemy of knowledge”. This is also true of disbelief.
The reason we are in this mess is because the majority of people refuse to believe that the controllers would ever do this to us.
I’ve tried and failed countless times to open their eyes to the truth of the situation – that the elites are evil incarnate, and that they want most of us dead, and that they want to enslave the rest of us.
If people can’t see this given how obvious what is occurring has become, then I do not see how we have any hope of turning the tide.
The normies will just keep on complying and believing what’s being done to them is for the greater good while they drag themselves and the rest of us into totalitarianism.
“The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it.”
Pfizer is working on a drug that will stop Corporate-State censorship called Censorimab so the FDA has started censoring information to increase demand for the drug when they approve it.
The irony of Leronlimab is that this Rantes- CCR-5 inhibitor has been found to effectively reestablish T cell regulation in HIV patients. Over 700 HIV patients have been on this subcutaneous therapy dating over a decade without any adverse side effect and with no evidence of HIV symptoms. The company , CytoDyn maintains that no HIV patient receiving Leronlimab ever contracted Covid. The company just completed a BLA for HIV. If it works for HIV it works for Covid since the the Fc receptor site of the spike protein for cell entry( furin cleavage site) is identical to the HIV virus.
The downside for little Pharma companies is that they lack the funds to perform massive phase 3 studies to achieve stastistical power. Leronlimab has passed safety studies by the FDA so the comments by the FDA official are flat out lies.
The FDA and NIH gets a vast amount of its funding from companies like Pfizer and Moderna. No different than the advertising expenses of these companies to fund the Deep State media. Why should anyone be surprised that Big Pharma’s goons are pressuring the FDA to put the kabosh on Leronlimab? Especially when it saves lives in HIV and cancer.
What big pharma, the FDA and CDC don't like and in fact they hate, is THE TRUTH.
Change up the wording, not meaning, and submit the FOIA request again. It's amazing what happens when bureaucrats read something for the second or even third time. This has been shown time and time again in the history of FOIA requests.
Why don’t you trust the FDA? They will release the covid-19 data in 55 years. That sounds reasonable. Please get the free boosters and wear your masks.
What the FDA and Big Pharma are doing here is following the same script used for hear disease/cholesterol/statins. Science and open discourse be damned and full speed ahead.
When you realize the FDA gets 45% of its budget from the pharmaceutical industry is it any surprise the FDA acts as an arm of the industry and not as a protector of the people?
I am halfway through Alex’ fantastic book. Completed RFK’s “Real Fauchi” last week. It is the most important and profoundly disturbing book I have ever read. The corruption mentioned in todays post is endemic. Both books are required reading for all Americans.
Seems to me when private companies censor as agents of the state, they lose their legal shield against First Amendment claims.
But the FDA loves us and protects us from the meanie antivaxxer!
The massive downside of Corporatism (for the general populace) is that eventually most competition is either acquired or crushed leaving a handful of megaCorps. These MegaCorps want to (and likely will) set the agenda for governments, economies, social interactions, etc. You name it, they’ll have a say in it.
That leaves little to no room for freedom of expression or much free thought.
PS I really (sarcastically) like how “difference of opinion” is now classified as “misinformation”. Language and wording psy ops. Creative!
I would love to know the stats of suicides during April-June 2020, lockdown for everyone. I submitted an FOIA and was told I’m not important enough to release that info (FBI). I would love to know the overall increases.
Thanks for the job you do.
One year ago today, Joe Biden assured the American people that he won’t make vaccines and masks mandatory in the U.S.
Biden made the false remarks on December 4, 2020 at press conference in Delaware.
In July, Jen Psaki said it is “not the role of the federal government” to force Americans to get vaccinated.
The FDA’S largest client is big Pharma. Big Pharma contribution to the FDA’s budget is almost 2 Billion dollars per year in user fees. This is a huge conflict of interest.
This is State Censorship. The state is directing it. Unconstitutional under the First Amendment.
Pre Covid ... FDA Approval meant safe, good to go. Now FDA Approval means 🤑🤑🤑for me and 🤢🤮🤕😷🤒for thee when it comes to your health and safety.
What a devasting disaster they have created in the fields of science and medicine. WE CAN SEE IT ALL NOW.
This site is worth every penny of a subscription. Thankful for all the info I get here both from Alex uncovering info like this and providing it to us and also info I get from other subscribers to this substack.
My axiom for decades: a bureaucrat's prime imperative is to protect, preserve and increase the bureaucracy. It's long past time to disband all of the alphabet agencies. The bureaucrats within them answer to no one and have created their own shadow government, the deep state as it were
FDA is the face of democracy.
Yes, democracy is the word that people think that means something it does not, like "just", "fair", "correct", etc.
It is time to end democracy.
Have you seen the new substack "Covid Facts - Questions the Narrative"? The author put up an article "COVID-19 Boosters and Cases" on November 29. It's a comparison of case rates between European countries that boosted and those that did not, which did not reflect well on the jabs.
I shared it on Twitter shortly after it was posted without issue. I tried to share it on Fakebook and got a message that I had violated community rules and that the post contained pornographic material or nudity. I was like...wut? I was sure it was a mistake, so I tried again. Same thing happened. Fakebook claimed the article had been flagged by other users. I was like...how, it was just posted? So, I cut and pasted the url...and Fakebook banned me for three days. I did complain...and included a link to the article in my message :). After a couple days of my absence, they started to "woo" me back. LOL. I know, I know, Fakebook sucks. I use it to keep in touch with extended family and, hopefully, open some minds.
My point is this...I wonder if some of the censorship is accomplished through this kind of tactic. It was too bizarre and clearly deliberate.
After reading the following analysis by Norman Fenton and Martin Neil watching the explanatory video, I've wondered if the substack author, Metatron, is associated with this group. They've taken on the UK ONS all cause death data and are clearly concerned about blowback.
This kind of reporting is why I subscribe. We need to keep Alex going. There are too many bureuacrats and billionaires trying to "shape" our opinions. It was only through his reporting that I became aware of this devastating study: https://www.nber.org/papers/w28930
Communists “disappear” everything they don’t like….
…..be it Confederate statues or Chinese tennis players.
It's quite apparent that the censorship that Media companies are imposing on the public is being directed by the government. We've come to a point in this country where the government institutions who exist to serve the public interests are no longer aligned with that mission. The people in power at the FDA, NIH, HHS, CDC, etc. subscribe to capitalism a la China -- Public health is not their main mission, using COVID as a transfer of wealth from the masses to the few and consolidation of power guide their actions.
Wow. The amount of money that is flowing into political contributions and scientific grant money from the vaccine companies must be staggering. The FDA doesn't even care how bad it looks engaging this kind of behavior.
Alex is a true rebel force! Pandemia is fantastic. Everyone needs to read it. The intersection of politics, science and money spells CORRUPTION. Alex stands as a small but growing wedge between them.
FDA: Fear and Death Administration
I have been removed from YouTube, they canceled my youtubetv access and removed me from Google. All because I noted my Covid protocol, when I had it. They still however, think I should continue to pay for youtubetv, cretins. Dispute raised with bank.
The overlapping circles of influence between government, social media and the MSM is unhealthy at best and dangerous in the extreme. We seem to be living parallel to 1930's Germany with the un-vaxxed, white "supremacist" and any of us that question the election results, CRT or the BLM / racial reckoning (i.e. most sensible non coastal white people) being targeted as the enemy. There is no longer middle ground where Americans can find common footing to discuss gradations of policy or the old subtle differences of opinion. If you really understand what is going down, you will see the failure of US Economic policy at the center. We have traded our manufacturing base for big government and the welfare / warfare state. We have been at war with poverty, drugs, Iraq, Afghanistan and each other since 1980. What's next? The neocons desperately need another big stage distraction to pull off the next level reset. Digital currency, social control, debt reallocation and full blown socialist / marxist control. Free thinking, armed white Christian people don't fit the bill. You must be eliminated. Pray. Plan. Prepare. Resist.
So the American Heart Association says that the mRNA vaccines cause heart inflammation. And Twitter is censoring this.
Please keep up the good fight!
Yay FOIA! Perhaps refine the question? "Shaping public opinion" is itself an opinion. "I wasn't trying to shape public opinion in that email." Maybe: "any emails that contain the word 'misinformation', from FDA, to any of the five companies." Some guy at the other end has to enter search terms. This makes it easy. "That email has the word misinformation in it." Maybe think of the FOIA officer as the person executing your query. The more mechanical you can make it, the better results you will get. Might be a lot of emails though.
Enough already - host it somewhere else - Rumble, Odysee, LBRY; enough already DuckDuckGo as your default search engine - if we continue to play in their space, the truth will die in their space (like they want) - do you understand why SubStack is?
Way to odd to be accidently attached. Perhaps you have a few alies hidden in the agency making innocent mistakes on your behalf
This what happens when you have ANTIFIA running America .
Was it really, "accidental?" One hopes there might be a few folks in the FDA who still have a conscience.
Love Pandemia. No agenda or lecturing. Just the facts well documented. Superb!
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo terminated by the network! Hallelujah! Drunken rage-aholic Don Lemon is next.
They are lying to you. Stop making excuses for things you know are wrong! Wake up! Resist! Fight back!
Hold. Your. Line!
WATCH: Demonstrators invade a Christmas market in Luxembourg, access to which is restricted by vaccine passports.
Dr Vernon Coleman – “They have exaggerated Omicron to cover up the rising flood of Heart Attacks due to the Vaccines”
Predictably, governments around the world have now got a new variant of the rebranded flu to use as a weapon in their fear campaign.
Despite the fact that the South African doctor who raised the alarm thinks the symptoms of the Moronic variant of the covid bug are mild, governments everywhere are screaming abandon ship, grab your lifebelts. It’s time for Doris and idiots first.
The new variant, they say, with absolutely no evidence, will, by coincidence, cause all the terrible things such as heart attacks and blood clots which are also associated with the covid-19 jabs. Isn’t that a huge coincidence?
The video is not removed, it is still viewable with a link. The FDA is violating freedom of speech. Brad Kimberly, “director of social media” of the FDA is a career bureaucrat without any medical training. What makes him qualified to censor videos about potential life saving medications? I didn’t realize we lived in the United States of China.
This shows leronlimab was used in March 2020 under emergency use...
We need some big whistleblowers. Seems every agency we have needs to be cleaned out.
VOTE 'EM ALL OUT!!!
House Votes to Pass Bill Funding Federal Vaccination Database
Fully Vaccinated UFC President Dana White Recovers From COVID After Taking ‘Dr. Joe Rogan’ Treatment
Margaret Hamburg participated in the JHU Center for Health Security simulations since Dark Winter (2001). These people are the deepest of the deep state. If only they were ineffectual bureaucrats coveting more grant money we wouldn’t be in this position. I really wish that everyone in the world with access could look into O’Toole, Inglesby, et al. and come to their own conclusions.
Must Watch!! Someone has produced a very nice short video proving that everything the public has been told about the COVID-19 shots has been a lie, with words directly from their own mouths, including Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, and Joe Biden
Have a chat with Del Bigtree and the folks at ICAN about this. They’re constantly dealing with the FDA not finding what they’ve been asked to provide, but when pressed, it magically appears.
Once you’ve got a rapport with them, please start an investigation into childhood vaccines. Based on your conversation with Bobby Kennedy Jr. on his podcast, I know you think that’s all antivax conspiracy, but after all of this I’m not sure you can still be so sure. You’re already cancelled, so what’ve you got to lose? 😉
Just FOIA all of Brad Kimberly's correspondence with the lobbyist and other Google and Facebook, Twtr employees. He's the point guy, possibly, at FDA for such things.
Sadly, FOIA is a joke. Just ask Hillary Clinton.
Can someone comment on this? https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2021/12/05/1059828993/data-vaccine-misinformation-trump-counties-covid-death-rate