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Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu of California quietly deleted a Tweet containing false information following an exchange with Twitter CEO Elon Musk Monday. Lieu was informed by Musk that he posted false information pertaining to the latest release of ‘The Twitter Files,’ a trove of data revealing the extent of the social networking giant’s complicity with federal authorities in massive online censorship.

The new release demonstrated that the Trump and Biden administrations actively pressured Twitter to censor “info that was true but inconvenient to U.S. govt. policy,” discredit “doctors and other experts who disagreed,” and suppress “ordinary users, including some sharing the CDC’s *own data*,” according to David Zweig, an independent journalist releasing the Dec. 26 ‘Twitter Files.’

“When the Biden admin took over, one of their first meeting requests with Twitter executives was on Covid. The focus was on “anti-vaxxer accounts.” Especially Alex Berenson: In the summer of 2021, president Biden said social media companies were “killing people” for allowing vaccine misinformation. Berenson was suspended hours after Biden’s comments, and kicked off the platform the following month,” Zweig wrote.

Rep. Lieu responded to one of Zweig’s tweets saying, “Dear @davidzweig: The tweet you cite is in fact misleading. People of all ages at high risk from COVID generally benefit from vaccines,” according to The Daily Wire. “Prior natural immunity may last only a few months. COVID appears to be a leading cause of death for children.”

The Twitter CEO responded to another tweet, informing him “@tedlieu The preprint you linked to has actually been re-written as a result of my critique because it is seriously flawed and inaccurate. You linked to the old version,” indicating to Twitter’s @CommunityNotes team that the Congressman had linked to misleading data.

The tweet from Lieu was deleted shortly thereafter.

Zweig further reported that the efforts of the federal government to stifle dissent and promote the accepted COVID narrative were not exclusive to Twitter. Indeed, all of the ‘big tech’ mega-corporations were involved.

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“It wasn’t just Twitter. The meetings with the Trump White House were also attended by Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others,” he wrote.