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An influential COVID policy skeptic is threatening to sue Facebook for suspending his account based on a graphic he posted Tuesday, titled “Masking Children is Impractical and Not Backed by Research or Real World Data.”

Justin Hart was identified in a recent MIT paper as one of a handful of “anchors” for the anti-mask network on Twitter. He’s also chief data analyst for the COVID contrarian website Rational Ground.

warning letter to Facebook from Hart’s lawyers at the Liberty Justice Center said the graphic was “science-based and contains footnotes to scientific evidence supporting its claims.” Facebook issued him a three-day suspension the next day, citing the post as misinformation. The page remains live but the post is no longer there.

Hart’s mask argument is similar to one made recently by University of California San Francisco epidemiologist Vinay Prasad. “No one has any clue” if the benefits of masking children outweigh the risks, he wrote in MedPage Today. “During the last year and half, the scientific community has failed to answer these questions. Failed entirely.”

The Liberty Justice Center letter invoked Facebook’s previous actions against accounts that shared the Wuhan lab-leak theory for COVID’s origins — a posture it changed this spring after the Biden administration said the theory was plausible. Now as then, Facebook should “admit its error” and let posts like Hart’s remain on the platform as an “equally valid scientific hypothesis.”

The letter doesn’t provide an explicit legal basis for suing. Hart cited loss of income and personal damages in a Twitter direct message to Just the News. He said he posted the same graphic that another user tweeted months earlier.Tweet URL

The letter said Hart has paid Facebook to promote many of his posts intended to build his social media consultancy. While suspended he can’t contact his followers on Facebook, and they can’t contact him.

He’s also unable to serve as administrator of a client’s Facebook page, and he has suffered “reputational and emotional harm by having the validity of his posts questioned.”

Liberty Justice Center gave Facebook until close of business Thursday to reinstate Hart. His suspension should end Saturday. Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the difference between Hart’s post and Prasad’s argument that mask evidence is too thin to make policy decisions.

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The mob wants Joe Rogan banned. Spotify removed 116 of his episodes.

But they refuse to totally ban Rogan, even as the White House demands that they do “more.”

When it comes to speech, where’s the line?

I say, let even the most controversial be heard

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BREAKING: Anti-Censorship Rumble Makes Joe Rogan A STUNNING Offer

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Over the course of the last week, a massive coordinated campaign to get Joe Rogan removed from Spotify began as a result of him hosting vaccine skeptical experts such as Dr. Robert Malone.  The campaign, which was supported by politicians as well as many prominent artists such as Neil Young, who removed his music from Spotify in a failed attempt to pressure them in to removing Rogan, took off on social media extremely quickly.  Yesterday, Spotify buckled to pressure from the activists and took 113 episodes of his podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, off of their platform.  Reports claim that Rogan was pressured to remove the episodes after a viral video surfaced of him saying the N word on the podcast.  The highly edited video was created by a far left Super PAC.

Today, anti-censorship video platform Rumble made Joe Rogan an offer to exclusively host his content.  The platform offered him $100 Million, the same amount that Spotify offered Rogan to host his podcast.  They also promised to host his content free of censorship.

Rumble’s viewership over the last year has exploded as people seek a pro free speech alternative to YouTube and Spotify, who continue to impose harsher censorship measures in response to pressure from left wing activists, the media and politicians.  The platform claims that its active monthly users multiplied by 30 over the last year, from 1.6 million monthly active users in 2020 to 36 million in 2021.  Rumble is currently valued at roughly $2.1 Billion.

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ARTICLE: Aspirin can lower risk of Co-V Nine Teen

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Over-the-counter aspirin could protect the lungs of Co v idd patients and minimize the need for mechanical ventilation, according to new research from George Washington University.

The team investigated more than 400 patients from hospitals across the United States who take aspirin unrelated to their CO V IDD disease, and found that the treatment reduced the risk of several parameters by almost half: reaching mechanical ventilation by 44%, ICU admissions by 43%, and overall in-hospital mortality by 47%.

“As we learned about the connection between blood clots and CO V IDD, we knew that aspirin – used to prevent stroke and heart attack – could be important for patients,” said Dr. Jonathan Chow of the study team. “Our research found an association between low-dose aspirin and decreased severity and death.”

Low-dose aspirin is a common treatment for anyone suffering from blood clotting issues or in danger of stroke, including most people who had a heart attack or a myocardial infarction. Although affecting the respiratory system, the coronavirus has been associated with small blood vessel clotting, causing tiny blockages in the pulmonary blood system, leading to ARDS – acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Israeli researchers reached similar results in a preliminary trial at the Barzilai Medical Center in March. In addition to its effect on blood clots, they found that aspirin carried immunological benefits and that the group taking it was 29% less likely to become infected with the virus in the first place.

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