Dr. Robert Malone, a virologist and immunologist who has worked on the development of mRNA vaccines, reacted to recent bans handed down by Twitter and LinkedIn.
“I felt compelled by my own ethics, that I needed to speak about what I was observing,” Malone told EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program on Wednesday in reference to comments he’s made about vaccine mandates. Part 1 of the full interview with Dr. Robert Malone will premiere on EpochTV on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.
“I may be one of the very few that has this depth of understanding of the technology that doesn’t have a direct financial conflict of interest,” Malone told The Epoch Times. “If I’m not allowed to speak about my concerns, whether they’re right or wrong … who is a valid person to participate in the dialogue?”
Malone said due to his publicly vocal opposition to COVID-19 vaccine requirements and mandatory vaccinations in children, he and Dr. Peter McCullough—a cardiologist who recently argued that COVID-19 vaccine mandates should be repealed—have been “shut down, attacked, [and] had purposeful attacks” against their medical licenses or freedom to practice medicine.
Last week, Twitter suspended Malone’s account without warning for alleged violations of the platform’s policies around COVID-19. Malone also reiterated during Wednesday’s interview that LinkedIn suspended his account.
“We have no choice but to carry on,” Malone said, adding that if he were “go back to my farm, and hang out with my wife, which is what I would far prefer to do,” he would be “abdicating the responsibility that I now hold as … one of the identified leaders of this globally.”
Malone noted during the interview that during his podcast with Joe Rogan about a week ago, he made reference to a theory known as “mass formation psychosis,” also known as mass hysteria.
“I mean, it has been amazing watching it, and what it demonstrates is the lack of self-awareness by Big Tech,” he said in reference to reports of Google allegedly manipulating search results about the term. “They are caught up in the mass formation themselves, or they are intentionally manipulating” results, he added.
“It’s more important to me to help people to get access to the data and learn to think for themselves and make their own opinion,” Malone also said. “I don’t want to tell people what to think I want to help them think and give them the tools to do it.”
A Google spokesperson told The Epoch Times in a statement, “These allegations are completely false. Search results are automatically generated and aim to help people find relevant, reliable information from across the open web.”
Twitter, meanwhile, has increasingly started to issue suspensions to more accounts for what it says are violations of its policies on COVID-19. Over the past weekend, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) wrote on Gettr that her personal campaign account was permanently suspended by the San Francisco-based social media firm for also allegedly violating its terms and conditions.
The freshman GOP lawmaker wrote that she was “suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics.” A spokesperson for Twitter told news outlets that Greene was banned “or repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy.”
Around the same time, video publisher Grabien News’ founder Tom Elliott wrote that his media’s account was suspended for posting a video with remarks from Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), who criticized pharmaceutical companies.
The Epoch Times has contacted LinkedIn and Google for comment.