Emails show CDC had ‘significant influence’ on COVID policies at Facebook, worked to ‘silence’ vaccine dissent

Jan 20, 2023 | Political News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reportedly had “significant input on pandemic-era social media policies” at Facebook and Instagram and worked to “silence dissent” related to the COVID vaccine. 

Reason senior editor Robby Soave presented his findings in a lengthy thread similar to the ones that independent journalists have been routinely publishing about Twitter. 

“Twitter is not the only social media site to face pressure to censor content. I obtained emails showing that the CDC had significant influence over covid moderation at Facebook and Instagram. Here’s what I found,” Soave wrote to kick off the thread.