The authors describe some of the tactics used by the censors to silence doctors, scientists and researchers during COVID-19.
Cover-up — Attempting to hide the existence of censorship by masking the real sources behind it. For example, “Fact Checkers” are portrayed as ‘independent’, but most are agents of the perpetrators.
Devaluation—Publishing false and disparaging claims about the targets, dismissing them from work in academia or medical institutions, and stripping them of various senior positions and board certifications.
Reinterpretation — Framing censorship as a means of “protecting the public” from the dissenting doctors and scientists by portraying them as “misinformation spreaders” endangering public health in a time of crisis.
Official Channels—This is part of a wider range of silencing and repressive actions, which also includes formal proceedings, such as investigating or withdrawing their medical licenses, suing them, or ordering a police search of their homes.
Intimidation—Tactics intended to intimidate and deter them from continuing to publish their views and criticism, and also single them out in a way that implicitly invites harassment by others and serves as an example to other doctors and scientists who think the same way as the “dissidents.”“It’s the Indictment of the Cowardly Peddlers of Censorship for Which We Have Been Waiting. ” —The FLCCC News Capsule for November 6, 2022