It is very rare that Big Tech backs down from anything, but Facebook seems to be lifting restrictions on content and posts related to the possible man made origin of Covid-19.
There is mounting reason to believe that Covid-19 was a man made virus that leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China. This idea was initially floated when the pandemic began but because of the pandemics use as political leverage many of those in the tech industry decided to cut this speculation out of the publics eye. Things are changing however, even more evidence has come out that supports this theory and the election is long since over.
From The Daily Caller:
The ban was originally put into place on Feb. 8 after the company consulted the World Health Organization (WHO). Now, “in light of ongoing investigations,” the ban will be removed due to new debate around the true origin of the COVID-19 pandemic
Claims that COVID-19 was man-made were on a list alongside false information like assertions that the virus doesn’t exist or that the vaccines cause autism, despite the lab-leak theory never being disproven. In relying on the WHO to initially add this claim to the list, Facebook relied on an investigation into the pandemic’s origin that was compromised by Chinese Communist Party influence.
A number of articles and posts about the lab-leak theory, which was initially dismissed as a conspiracy theory by corporate media, were flagged and deleted by Facebook until now. Facebook has taken an aggressive stance toward alleged disinformation during the pandemic, stating that it put warning labels on more than 50 million pieces of content in the month of April 2020 alone based on articles from “independent fact-checkers.”
Some of those fact-checkers, such as PolitiFact, are now retracting fact-checks that declared the lab-leak theory to be debunked. In recent weeks, more and more corporate media outlets and government officials that once dismissed the possibility that COVID-19 is man-made have granted the theory newfound legitimacy.
The big wigs at these cooperation’s are some of the most powerful people on Earth, they control the major information highways that people across the world use to access news and data. These people have almost no reason to back down, if people don’t know that they are being mislead or that there is another side to the story they have no reason to challenge these executives on their information monopoly.