The Wuhan virus is changing society in frightening ways.
One particular way is how some government officials have gotten comfortable exerting power.
And now, news about the coronavirus is being censored for a shocking reason.
There are now over 2.5 million confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus around the world, and nearly 180,000 people have died as a result.
Information about the virus is difficult to parse, partly because new data is arriving incredibly rapidly.
But some news about the coronavirus is being censored.
After Donald Trump defied the prognosticators and defeated Hillary Clinton in 2016, the Democrats determined that “fake news” was the reason for her loss.
Since then, big tech companies—who are essentially entirely left-wing—have cracked down on dissident conservative, libertarian, and pro-Trump voices.
Companies like YouTube (which is owned by Google), Twitter, and Facebook began purging certain voices to control the flow of information.
And it just got a lot worse.
Facebook is now issuing warnings to users who click on or “like” posts that disseminate “fake” news about the coronavirus.
If that doesn’t sound nightmarish enough, the World Health Organization (WHO) is being cited as the standard bearer for true and accurate information about the coronavirus.
But it was the WHO that uncritically parroted China’s lie about the Wuhan coronavirus not being transmitted from human to human.
This lie had grave consequences as health officials in other countries built modeling based on that assumption.
The WHO is also unquestionably in China’s pocket.
WHO official Bruce Aylward proved that when he abruptly ended an interview with a Hong Kong reporter who asked him about Taiwan’s inclusion in the WHO.
Aylward pretended not to hear the question, then hung up when the reporter repeated it.
China does not recognize Taiwan’s independence, so their inclusion in the WHO would be an affront to the Chinese Communist Party.
Facebook’s crackdown on coronavirus information unfortunately gets even more troubling.
One of the people responsible for determining the veracity of coronavirus news is a scientist who worked in the Wuhan biolab where the virus might’ve leaked due to negligence.
Financial blogger Zero Hedge was banned permanently from Twitter after raising questions about the doctor in the Wuhan lab who was experimenting on the effects of coronaviruses in bats.
So the people who determine what is and isn’t fake have direct ties with the players involved.
This is corruption at its finest.
A few months ago, it would’ve been considered fake news to suggest that the Wuhan virus could be passed from human to human, and that the virus leaked in a lab.
This is precisely why information shouldn’t be censored.
The so-called experts are not only wrong sometimes, they’re politically motivated in ways that the general public does not know about.
As the tech giants grow in influence, it’s going to become harder to find opinions that deviate from the accepted orthodoxy.
The march toward “1984” intensifies with each passing day.