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Emails Show CDC Policed COVID Speech on Facebook. Live with Robby Soave, Nick Gillespie, and Zach Weissmueller

Join Reason on YouTube and Facebook on Thursday at 1 p.m. ET for a discussion of the Facebook Files with Robby Soave.


What do the confidential emails obtained by Reason's Robby Soave reveal about the relationship between Facebook and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? The social media giant's moderators were "in constant contact with the CDC, and routinely asked government health officials to vet claims relating to the virus, mitigation efforts such as masks, and vaccines," writes Soave.

Join Soave and Reason's Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller for a live discussion of the documents this Thursday at 1 p.m. Eastern. Watch and leave questions and comments on the YouTube video above or on Reason's Facebook page.

Show notes:

Robby Soave's publication of the CDC/Facebook emails at

State of Missouri ex rel. Schmitt, et al. v. Biden, et al.—New Civil Liberties Alliance 

Facebook's prior ban of the lab leak theory

The Media's Lab Leak Debacle Shows Why Banning 'Misinformation' Is a Terrible Idea

"Protecting Speech from Government Interference Act"