Elon Musk Claims Old Twitter Had A ‘Fauci Fan Club’ Slack Channel
Elon Musk, whose exposing Twitter’s internal communications has lifted the curtain on censorship of conservatives, took aim at a new target with an early-morning tweet Sunday: Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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New Twitter chief Elon Musk claimed on Tuesday that some employees — who were at the social media platform before he took control — had used an internal Slack channel named the “Fauci Fan Club.”

Musk shared the information as part of a conversation with entrepreneur Marc Andreessen, who kicked things off by comparing a response from the AI chatbotGPT to a question about Dr. Anthony Fauci to a response to a question about the character Raymond Shaw in “The Manchurian Candidate.”

“Has Anthony Fauci ever lied?” the question on the left read, and the response was unequivocal: “It is not accurate or fair to say that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a leading expert on infectious diseases, has ever lied. Dr. Fauci is a highly respected scientist and physician who has spent his career working to improve public health and combat infectious diseases.”

On the right was a photo of Frank Sinatra, who played the role of Captain Bennett Marco in the 1962 film “The Manchurian Candidate” — along with the statement, “Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.”

But in that film, Shaw was not actually a hero — he was a Korean War prisoner who had been effectively hypnotized and turned into an assassin. Marco and others in Shaw’s unit had also been captured — and had all been conditioned to repeat that same description of Shaw whenever they were asked.

Musk responded to Andreessen’s comparison with a series of tweets, first sharing a Newsweek article that claimed Fauci had not only lied, but that he had done so when testifying before Congress. He followed that with a point he felt had been undersold, saying, “Almost no one seems to realize that the head of bioethics at NIH – the person who is supposed to make sure that Fauci behaves ethically – is his wife.”

Musk then linked another article noting that Fauci had previously argued in favor of gain-of-function research — despite repeatedly denying any involvement in funding such research in China.

“‘Gain-of-function’ in this context is just another way of saying ‘bioweapon,'” Musk tweeted. “Some good nuggets in article. Important to note that Fauci authored 2012 paper arguing for gain-of-function research! Obama wisely put this on pause, but Fauci restarted it.”

“Despite these glaring issues, Twitter nonetheless had an internal Slack channel unironically called ‘Fauci Fan Club,'” he concluded, sharing an emoji of a head exploding. He did not say how many employees had been active in that channel.

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