Why I was banned from Facebook

Steven Mosher
June 8, 2021
Reproduced with Permission
Population Research Institute

I thought that my New York Post article of February 23, 2020, understated the lab-leak hypothesis. After all, I only called it a possibility . But Facebook quickly moved to suppress the column as "False Information," refusing to unblock it until April 17.

As it happened, I was only the first of many who were censored for questioning China's cover story - that someone had gotten a bad bowl of bat soup in something called the Wuhan Wet Market.

In my article, "Don't buy China's story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab," I marshalled several plausible pieces of evidence - all of which pointed to the lab:

Yet despite my careful caveats and the fact that this was published in the "opinion" section of the paper, Facebook's so-called "fact-checkers" blocked posters' friends from reading it for themselves. The mainstream media piled on, hammering me a "conspiracy theorist" and slamming the Post for publishing it.

Over the past few months, the attempted cover-up has finally started to unravel. The evidence pointing to the China Virus as a genetically engineered product of the lab is finally getting the serious consideration it deserves.

For example, New York Magazine 's January cover story, "The Lab-Leak Hypothesis," concluded that COVID-19 is probably a human-engineered virus that escaped from a Wuhan lab.

Last weekend, a Wall Street Journal report noted that according to U.S. intelligence, three researchers from the Wuhan Instit