Elon Musk responded Sunday to a viral tweet that prompted liberal leaders and some conservatives to demand the prosecution of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top master on irresistible illness. Said that he is trying to make Twitter a “common digital town square where a wide range of beliefs can be debated in a healthy way.
Musk is a longtime critic of the COVID-19 lockdown who has voiced a number of conservative opinions since receiving on Twitter my pronoun Prose/Fauci in October who sometimes uses his pronoun to indicate his gender identity.
Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who is President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser. He will step down from his current roles later this month. Several Democratic officials and commentators have defended Fauci and expressed support for LGBTQ people. Vale Musk’s Tweet Condemns Dr. Fauci And How He’s Calmly Guided Our Country During A Time Of Crisis Sen. Amy Klobuchar D-Minn.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre calls it disgusting, and they get divorced in the meantime. reality. Monday’s White House briefing. These attacks, these personal attacks that we’re seeing on Dr. Fauci and other public health professionals are dangerous, and they’re also disgusting, and they’re detached from reality, Jean-Pierre said.
Astronaut Scott Kelly, twin brother of Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz. Please do not mock or promote hatred towards already marginalized and at-risk members of the #LGBTQ+ community,” Elon tweeted to his 5.3 million followers. In addition, Dr. Fauci is a dedicated public servant, Kelly said, adding that his only motivation was to save lives.
In the public health sector, the tweet sparked outrage and debate on whether to leave the platform rather than receive threats and criticism for posts about COVID-19. I’m really struggling whether I should stay here or not because the CEO intends to turn this site into a misinformation machine to persecute scientists and marginalized groups. There’s value in pushback, but the platform was used by Dr. Price to Angela Rasmussen, a virologist who has tweeted extensively on Twitter during the pandemic.
Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital, tweeted in support of Fauci, but then said he was being attacked for speaking out. For the record: Dr. Fauci has done nothing wrong other than serving our country. Meanwhile, Mr. Musk should know that 200,000 Americans needlessly lost their lives to Covid because of such anti-science rhetoric and propaganda.
Elon I am asking you to delete this tweet written by Hotz. Other public health organizations said they would leave Twitter if Musk did not remove the tweet. Emory University’s School of Infectious Diseases said Musk was against science for insulting infectious disease, and people with trans/nonbinary identities who suffer from substantial stigma. He strongly encouraged all infectious disease programs to consider leaving it in place permanently, if it is not removed.”
Rutgers University’s School of Public Health, saw Musk’s tweet as the final straw. #RutgersSPH is leaving Twitter! As a school that supports zero tolerance for harassment and discrimination, we have decided to leave the Rutgers University School of Public Health. Some far-right conservative leaders, by contrast, praised Musk’s message.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene R-Georgia, whom Musk reinstated on Twitter after a previous permanent ban over the spread of COVID-19 misinformation, applauded the attack on Fauci. Alone Green said I confirm your pronouns. Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent anti-vaccine activist, celebrated Musk for looking beyond the hype.
Fauci himself is not on social media, although he told ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton that he may have to consider it in the future, when he has a public presence within the government to defend himself. There will be a platform.
I have never had to resort to it now because of my connection with the standard press to be able to communicate things. But there may come a time in the reasonable future when I will use it. I won’t deny it, Fauci said in an interview airing on GMA3 Tuesday, Dec. 13. Fauci has said that the biggest concern is his and his family’s safety when it comes to misinformation and attacks on social media.