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Twitter reinstated Dr. Robert Malone and Dr. Peter McCullough in what amounts to a significant win for our free speech rights.

For context, Malone and McCullough are two high-profile doctors who expressed skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccines. Both were invited to the Joe Rogan Experience podcast to discuss their reservations about the vaccine. Indeed, Malone was involved in creating mRNA vaccine technology, which was crucial in developing the Covid vaccines. In turn, Dr. McCullough is the Former Vice Chief of Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center. He is a leader in the field of cardiology.

The Daily Wire reports that “Malone was banned from Twitter in January after sharing a video that said Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccines caused ‘more harm than good.’ McCullough received his own suspension after he also questioned the effectiveness of vaccines.”

On the other hand, McCullough was unsure what motivated his ban:

“In the months leading up to my Twitter arrest I operated under strict rules: 1) no V-words, 2) no hashtags, 3) no tagging, 4) no links. Tweeted in code with original pictures and videos. Lets see what happens now and if @elonmusk will allow completely uncensored discourse.”

Both doctors put out welcome tweets following their reinstatement:

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“I’m back…Welcome to Fifth Gen (Information) Warfare

The battleground is consensus of the swarm and your own mind. Please share my substack from today.” Malone tweeted.

“Alright everyone, I am back on Twitter! Let’s see my verification and completely uncensored, no unfollow programs, no bots assigned to me, and absolutely no shadow-banning. Let the world hear the medical truth (98% want it) on the pandemic and more! @elonmusk,” McCullough remarked.

Whether their claims are valid or not, their free speech matters. Twitter is a town square for a reason — people can debate ideas and debunk them if necessary. The public conversation hinges on the free exchange of ideas. Indeed, Democracy itself depends on this most important of notions. We trust individuals to make their own informed decisions. Censorship and shadowbanning are not the way forward; their reinstatement is a massive victory in the battle for a free public square.