Twitter suspends an anti-vaccine group that claims to have 3,000 pages of Fauci emails.
An anti-vaccination group’s Twitter account was suspended on Thursday after it claimed to have discovered thousands of fresh emails sent by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president’s main medical adviser.
According to a snapshot of the message provided on Twitter by conservative journalist Michelle Malkin, the social media giant temporarily blocked the Informed Consent Action Network’s account, claiming it was distributing “misleading and potentially damaging material connected to COVID-19.”
After ICAN tweeted that it will be publishing 3,000 pages of Fauci’s emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the suspension was imposed. ICAN said on the now-deleted post that the messages would provide “additional insight into Anthony Fauci’s actions on COVID, vaccination safety, and more.”
Hundreds of pages of messages sent to and by Anthony S. Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, were released on Tuesday, prompting the allegations. BuzzFeed and The Washington Post revealed these emails, which were written in the early months of the coronavirus outbreak.
When asked why he thinks Twitter has suspended ICAN, he told Washington Newsday that “One can only conclude that Twitter is concerned that [Fauci’s] own emails will undercut the narrative that Twitter has been attempting to disseminate regarding the COVID pandemic and COVID vaccine,” said Del Bigtree, the group’s founder and CEO.
Twitter today suspended my friends at @ICANdecide for stating that they have 3,000 additional pages of Fauci’s emails received under the Freedom of Information Act! They’ll be posting tonight at https://t.co/2FAmuN6pfZ. Help us spread the word and crowdsource email review! pic.twitter.com/BMoNMjMNUv BMoNMjMNUv BMoNMjMNUv BMoNMjM
3 June 2021 â€“ Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin)
Conservatives slammed Twitter’s move, including Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who tweeted: “Why would @Twitter ban them when they received the emails through a FOIA request?” What exactly is it that you’re trying to conceal? What makes you think it’s political?”
“Everyone suffered from the artificial virus that was spilled out of the Wuhan facility where Fauci supported gain of function research and it killed people,” Greene claimed, without giving any evidence for her assertion.
ICAN claims on its website that it offers the public with “scientifically studied health information” so that citizens can make their own judgments.
In a recent report on, however, ICAN was identified as a “major anti-vaxxer organization.” This is a condensed version of the information.