The Fauci Files finally dropped on Twitter on Thursday, after a promise from Elon Musk in December. Musk had said “My pronouns are Prosecute/Fauci,” which was a rallying cry from many GOP lawmakers in Congress.
Fauci, notably, said he had no idea what Musk was talking about. He further said he didn’t know how to use Twitter. This turns out to have been untrue, and Paul D. Thacker, former investigator for the US Senate, brought the receipts, straight from the Twitter files.
“Dr. Anthony Fauci did an account takeover for @WHOCOVIDResponse.” This runs contrary to Fauci’s public statements and sworn deposition given on Nov 23, 2022,” Thacker revealed. That first takeover was in March 2021, and a second came in April of that year.
Others in the Covid White House team working for the Biden administration, Dr. Rochelle Walensky and Andy Slavitt, undertook similar engagements on Twitter, to answer 32 questions about Covid and the Covid response, generating over 4 million impressions.
Fauci’s presence at Twitter went far beyond the facing pages of the site. Musk tweeted in December that employees at the big tech platform had an internal Slack channel dedicated to Fauci, called the “Fauci Fan Club.” Thacker indicates that Fauci’s perspectives were taken not as guidance but dictated by the Twitter club.