(Natural News) Back in September, Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy demanding an “immediate review” of the company’s algorithms for censoring “covid misinformation.” One of Warren’s primary targets for elimination at the time was Dr. Joseph Mercola’s “The Truth about COVID-19” book, a move that prompted Dr. Mercola to sue her in response.
According to Warren, Dr. Mercola’s book should not have been allowed to reach the number one slot on Amazon when searching for the words “covid-19” or “vaccine.” Warren wrote to Jassy that Dr. Mercola’s book contains “dangerous conspiracies” about the Chinese Virus and “false and misleading information about vaccines.”
“It asserts that vitamin C, vitamin D and quercetin … can prevent COVID-19 infection,” Warren lamented in her letter. “And the book contends that vaccines cannot be trusted.”
As a government official, Warren should know that trying to silence free speech is illegal. The First Amendment protects it, and for her to try to pressure a private retailer into overriding it is a serious constitutional breach, especially for a “public servant.”
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“As a government official, it is illegal for Warren to violate the U.S. Constitution, and pressuring private businesses to do it for her is not a legal workaround,” Dr. Mercola says.
“Cummins and I, along with our publisher, Chelsea Green Publishing, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who wrote our foreword, are now suing Warren, both in her official and personal capacities, for violating our First Amendment rights and scaring book sellers into pulling and / or suppressing sales of our book.”
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There is no doubt whatsoever that Dr. Mercola’s book qualifies as protected free speech. He is also a medical doctor who is sharing his medical expertise – Warren, on the other hand, is not a doctor.
“In our book, we share viewpoints, ideas, opinions, verifiable facts and factual hypotheses that our federal government just so happens to disfavor, as it counters their chosen narrative that SARS-CoV-2 emerged naturally, cannot be prevented by any means other than experimental gene therapy, and cannot be treated by any other means than certain experimental and exorbitantly costly drugs,” Dr. Mercola further says.
“Since the start of the pandemic, government has systematically sought to suppress the kind of information shared in our book, using the same tactic as Warren used against us here – warning Internet-based companies that if they don’t censor these views, the full weight of the government’s wrath will be turned against them.”
For Warren to call the contents of Dr. Mercola’s book “vaccine misinformation” is propaganda, plain and simple. Just because she personally disagrees with the book’s premise does not make it false, and yet Warren assumes that her own opinions somehow trump the First Amendment.
The fact that Warren also called out vitamins C and D by name, claiming that these two powerful nutrients are not beneficial for human health, is even more egregious. Peer-reviewed science disagrees with Warren, and Dr. Mercola points this out in his lawsuit.
Dr. Mercola says that Warren is “purveying false information that could lead to COVID deaths” by “telling people that vitamin D levels don’t matter for COVID.” Instead of letting an accredited doctor speak, in other words, Warren is trying to silence him with her own uninformed opinions on the matter.
In addition to the lawsuit, Dr. Mercola and the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) are launching a campaign to stop the type of censorship that Warren wants to see expanded.
“This includes unraveling the threads that lead back to the fake fact checkers and disinformation agents in the media, but all of this will take time, so be patient,” Dr. Mercola says.
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Article by Ethan Huff
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