A doctor claims that Google censored his paper on hydroxychloroquine effectiveness on COVID-19. Dr. James Todaro is one of those who are opposing the most common narratives of the pandemic.
On Monday, a group of doctors called “America's Frontline Doctors” held a press conference at the steps of the US Supreme Court. The purpose of the press conference was to speak about the “massive disinformation campaign” by the government and media, which, according to these doctors, is keeping schools and businesses closed.
In the “First White Coat Summit,” these doctors addressed issues such as hydroxychloroquine, lockdowns, and “medical cancel culture.”
During the press conference, one of the speakers, Dr. James Todaro, claimed that Google and YouTube censored his paper on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine on coronavirus.
According to Dr. Todaro, and the other doctors at the press conference, hydroxychloroquine is safe and effective, which is contrary to what the media and health organizations such as the CDC claim.
Dr. Todaro claimed that Google and YouTube removed his paper after one week for violating terms of service.
“Todaro linked to a Google Doc file and said there was “growing evidence of chloroquine as a highly effective treatment for COVID-19.”
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus, for which there has been no effective prevention or treatment to date, while chloroquine is a component in prescription drugs used to treat malaria and rheumatoid arthritis, among other conditions.
The research Todaro referred to was authored by him and two colleagues – Gregory Rigano of Johns Hopkins, and Thomas Broker of Stanford University.
Nevertheless, Google managed to block access to the linked Google Docs file for violating the giant's terms of service, as well as its anti-abuse program and enforcement.
Journalist Celine D. Ryan tweeted about this on Wednesday saying that her father previously shared a white paper on hydroxychloroquine (a chloroquine analog) with her, but that the link was now dead.”
In June, the US government stopped clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 patients. At the time, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said that even though the drug posed no harm, it was unlikely to improve the conditions of patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
Those who disagree are having their conversations, videos, and documents scrubbed from all mainstream social media networks.