Head of Twitter, Elon Musk, revealed that former employees of the social media company had a Slack channel titled “Fauci Fan Club” — in reference to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert.
Musk tweeted the claim in a thread that was highly critical of Fauci. He accused him of lying about so-called “gain-of-function” research that some suggest played a role in the pandemic.
“Despite these glaring issues, Twitter nonetheless had an internal Slack channel unironically called ‘Fauci Fan Club,’ ” Musk tweeted late Tuesday. He did not go into detail on how many employees participated in the Slack channel.
Despite these glaring issues, Twitter nonetheless had an internal Slack channel unironically called “Fauci Fan Club” 🤯— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 28, 2022
Since buying Twitter, Musk has been eager to reveal the company’s evident left-wing bias. On Tuesday, Musk responded to a tweet thread by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.
Almost no one seems to realize that the head of bioethics at NIH – the person who is supposed to make sure that Fauci behaves ethically – is his wife 🧐 https://t.co/CpWHNCqc8y— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 28, 2022
The tweets were linked to a Newsweek article titled “Fauci Was ‘Untruthful’ to Congress About Wuhan Lab Research, New Documents Appear to Show.”
The story was from a September, 2021, article by The Intercept that found the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, headed by Fauci, provided funds for “gain-of-function research.”
“Gains of function” is a process scientists utilize to study viruses, make them more pathogenic or transmissible and prevent future spreads.
The NIH funded a nongovernmental organization, EcoHealth Alliance, which conducted the research in China for bat-specific viruses infecting humans, according to The Intercept. Continue reading at Newsmax.
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