How fake is "An Open Letter to Spotify: A call from the global scientific and medical communities to implement a misinformation policy"
Two stars ** for fake news
After Joe Rogan’s December 30 interview of Dr. Robert Malone, an open letter to Spotify was published on WordPress.com calling for “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast to be censored. With more than 250 signatories, the letter claimed to be “a call from the global scientific and medical communities.” After it was published and made news headlines, it received another thousand signatures.
The signatories called Rogan’s interview of Dr. Malone a “transgression” and said it wasn’t Rogan’s first. They accused some of the doctors and scientists Rogan has interviewed of spreading “misinformation” and “baseless conspiracy theories.”
According to The New England Journal of Medicine, in 2010 there were 9.2 million doctors and 18.1 million nurses worldwide. Last summer Science Business reported there were 8.8 million scientists in the world. The accused Dr. Malone himself claims to lead a group of 16,000 scientists and physicians from around the world who agree with his perspective on the Covid pandemic.
A little more than a thousand signatories who were not elected by the global scientific and medical communities and who signed a document that was posted online have no reasonable claim to be the voice of the tens of millions in the actual global scientific and medical communities.
And calling an interview of an accomplished physician-scientist a “transgression” fails to realize that reason and free enquiry are the only effectual agents against error, not censorship.
Their open letter to Spotify gets two stars for fakeness.