According to Twitter’s new CEO Elon Musk, there was an internal Slack channel run by former employees called the “Fauci Fan Club”.
Elon Musk referenced an old group chat in a thread he posted Wednesday morning criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci. He was responding to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen’s criticism of an artificial intelligence chatbot meant to defend Fauci.
Elon Musk accused Fauci of lying about “function-for-function” research by tweeting on 9 September 2021, titled “Fauci was ‘untrue’ to Congress about Wuhan lab research, new documents show” appear for”. Elon Musk compared gain-of-function research to a “bioweapon” and said “Fauci wrote a 2012 paper arguing for gain-of-function research. Obama wisely blocked it, but Fauci Took it again.” Started with a link to a National Review article in his tweet.
Despite these glaring issues, Twitter nonetheless had an internal Slack channel unironically called “Fauci Fan Club” 🤯
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 28, 2022
Despite these obvious issues, Elon Musk said, Twitter had an internal Slack channel, unsurprisingly called the ‘Fauci Fan Club’. He didn’t provide any details about the Slack channel. Elon Musk also said that Fauci’s wife Christine Grady is the head of bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who is going to make sure Fauci behaves ethically, Elon Musk said.
The Newsweek report references documents released by The Intercept Sept. 6, 2021, which include a previously unpublished grant proposal and project update by the EcoHealth Alliance, a group that is studying the bat coronavirus at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China, according to the outlet. Funds research. Federal grants were used to fund it. Newsweek compared the documents to Fauci’s congressional testimony in May 2021 when he said the NIH has never funded end-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Rutgers University microbiologist Richard Ebright told Newsweek Fauci’s statement at the Wuhan lab was “documentally untrue”. Fauci announced his resignation from his longtime position as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at NIH on August 22.