New Batch of Twitter Files Makes Clear the Lengths Big Pharma Went Through to Lobby Social Media

The new editions of Twitter Files keep on coming. Earlier on Monday we were treated to another one to do with COVID-19, in this case specifically as it applied to how Big Pharma was in league with social media to push their narrative. 

The latest comes from investigative journalist Lee Fang, who got right to the point in a slightly shorter than usual but still informative thread. This thread, on "How the pharmaceutical industry lobbied social media to shape content around vaccine policy," explains how vaccine manufacturer and distributor Pfizer partner BioNTech sough to censor those calling for low-cost generic vaccines in low-income countries. 

In a revelation that's hardly surprising, Fang points to how Big Pharma "saw the crisis as an opportunity for unprecedented profit." This included shutting out others who could help with treatments and vaccines. As Fang put it, "pharma launched a massive lobbying blitz to crush any effort to share patents/IP..."

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