For many, the information being shared in this document is new. This is, in part, because the media and more alarmingly, social-media has enacted an open policy of censorship. For example, Facebook and YouTube have an explicit policy that prohibits posting information that contradicts the World Health Organisation.[1] [2] [3] [4] Between April and June of 2020, Facebook has removed over 7 million posts that contravene this policy.[5] Examples of credible posts that were deliberately removed include, a pair of medical doctors from California who were reporting being coerced into falsifying death certificates[6] and a video produced by a group of doctors talking about the ineffectiveness of masks and the suppression of effective treatments for covid patients[7]. Facebook also created a Fact Checking program, that alerts users if they have visited “debunked content”[8] Interestingly, two noted Oxford academics were labeled as passing on “false information” even though one is director of the university’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine![9].  Over at, books which are critical of government response to Covid-19 were removed (some were later reinstated, under pressure).[10] [11] Perhaps even more disturbing is that governments, have joined the chorus and are also now encouraging more censorship[12] [13] [14]

[1]“Anything that goes against WHO recommendations would be a violation of our policy”
[2]“Facebook is hiding these posts. At the time of viral pandemic this shouldn’t be happening.”
[3]“Facebook is increasingly dictating what its users should see and think”
[4]“[facebook] will remove “false claims and conspiracy theories that have been flagged by leading global health organizations.”
[5]Facebook says it has taken down 7 million posts for spreading coronavirus misinformation”
[6]YouTube for banning Californian doctors’ video that claimed physicians are being pressurized into putting Coronavirus on death certificates”
[7]“was removed by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube after going viral online Monday”
[8]“Facebook will start telling people when they’ve interacted with posts about bogus cures”
[9]“Two top Oxford academics accuse Facebook of censorship for branding their article”
[10]Amazon yanks Covid-19 skeptic’s book for ominously vague ’content violations’”
[11]“Former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson found that a book he’d written was temporarily banned from Amazon”
[12]UK MP Khalid Mahmood calls for censorship of “misinformation” about coronavirus and politicians”
[13]“criminal penalties for social media firms that do not remove false scare stories about vaccines”
[14]“[AG threatened] criminal prosecution if it did not take down a video of alleged voting fraud”

David Heller 9.12.2020 The Emperor's New Clothes