Journalist Suspended By Twitter For Reporting COVID-19 Fact

( Twitter has gone off the rails yet again, this time banning a conservative journalist for stating a fact about COVID-19 vaccines.

Greg Piper, a reporter for Just the News, was locked out of his account on Twitter after sending the message:

“Vaccines are not safe for everyone.”

His message also included a link to a story posted on higher education news outlet The College Fix.

The article that Piper linked to summarized the battle a student from Brigham Young University Hawaii was going through. The college wouldn’t grant the student an exemption for the COVID-19 vaccine despite the fact that she has a medical condition that would ultimately make it dangerous for her to receive the vaccine.

Piper’s full tweet read:

“Vaccines are not safe for everyone. University refuses to let student attend unless she takes vaccine that could paralyze her.”

Twitter immediately locked the journalist’s account after he posted the message. Piper then appealed the decision. In response, he said:

“[Twitter] told me to delete the tweet and then my 12-hour lockout can start, but unless I delete the tweet, the appeal continues and has no deadline.”

Again, here’s a case of Twitter taking matters into their own hands, and flexing their liberal muscles despite the fact that the message in question is actually factually correct.

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesman actually confirmed on Wednesday that Piper’s tweet was indeed factual.

Tom Skinner said to Just the News:

“If you have had a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) or an immediate allergic reaction, even if it was not severe, to any ingredient in an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine (such as polyethylene glycol), you should not get an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.”

In addition, the guidelines the CDC has set say that “some people should not get certain vaccines or should wait before getting them.”

In other words, vaccines are indeed not safe for everyone. That statement doesn’t mean that Piper is spreading misinformation or that he’s an anti-vaxxer. Instead, it simply states a fact that some people could be harmed by getting a vaccine.

The people at Twitter, though, think they are the medical experts and make the decisions on what messages get sent and what don’t based on their own made-up scientific knowledge.

Just the News said that Twitter didn’t respond to their request for a comment regarding the situation with Piper.

The journalist did have his account unlocked, though, and he’s back sending messages on the social media platform.

One tweet he sent following the ban being lifted read:

“Let’s see if Twitter automatically flags this headline as ‘misinformation.” Study: As Delta Proliferates, Vaccines Are Less Effective at Preventing Infection but Still Sharply Reduce That Risk.”

For now, it appears that Twitter let that one slide, even though it would also seem to fit into what they would term “misinformation.”

The Big Tech giant is showing its inconsistent ways yet again.