Viral post claims Pfizer board member “secretly pressed” platform to censor vaccine discourse

A widely shared social media thread and blog post claim that a member of Pfizer’s board of directors contacted the platform’s public policy manager to flag a post promoting natural immunity over vaccine immunity. The post in question claimed that immunity from COVID-19 infection was far superior to immunity from vaccination and that those who have had COVID-19 should be exempt from vaccination requirements. The post, which was not supported by scientific evidence, was flagged as misleading.

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