The mention of Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill in the most recent Twitter files release has raised a lot of eyebrows.
Of course, Merrill was not the only state official emailing Twitter to limit the free speech of users in Connecticut.
CT Attorney General William Tong had also put pressure on Twitter and Facebook to stop people and groups from spreading “vaccine misinformation”. He even suggested in a letter to Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg that it would take “widespread acceptance of these vaccines as safe and effective” in order to end the pandemic.
That letter was sent on March 24, 2021.
Two days later, CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) was updated to reveal 50,861 reports of injury related to covid vaccines, including 2,249 deaths, 4,824 hospitalizations, 8,287 urgent care visits, and 7,813 doctor office visits.
The VAERS warning signal was already clear by the time Tong sent the letter that covid vaccines were far from “safe and effective”.
So why did he pressure Twitter and Facebook to censor the free speech of those who were rightly concerned about covid vaccines? Why not allow open discourse and public debate about covid vaccines?
By the way, as of December 23, 2022, VAERS showed 1,490,160 reports of injury related to covid vaccines, including 33,334 deaths, 187,676 hospitalizations, 142,756 urgent care visits and 218,777 doctor office visits.
That’s a 2,830% increase in reports of injury, a 1,382% increase in deaths, a 3,790% increase in hospitalizations, a 1,623% increase in urgent care visits and a 2,700% increase in doctor office visits between the time Tong sent his letter to stifle free speech on the safety of covid vaccines and today.
P.S. Freedom of Information Act requests were submitted to Merrill and Tong to obtain copies of their emails with Twitter and Facebook. Stay tuned.