Twitter censored the obituary of a mother whose family said she died of complications induced by the COVID-19 vaccine.
An obituary in Oregon Live detailed how Jessica Berg Wilson, an “exceptionally healthy and vibrant 37-year-old young mother with no underlying health conditions,” died from COVID Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia.
When user Kelly Bee posted the link to the Seattle woman’s obituary on Twitter, the big tech company labeled the tweet as “misleading” and prohibited other users from interacting, liking, or sharing the post. The label led to a page that explained “why health officials consider COVID-19 vaccines safe for most people.”
When @jack eventually dies, any obit that doesn’t include “created a pointless lie-filled hellsite that ruined the lives of millions” should be flagged as misleading, too.
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) October 3, 2021
Twitter is now censoring obituaries. https://t.co/1hmY1TtVms
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 3, 2021
The obituary described Wilson as a devoted wife and mother but said the “last weeks of her life, however, the world turned dark with heavy-handed vaccine mandates.”
“Local and state governments were determined to strip away her right to consult her wisdom and enjoy her freedom. She had been vehemently opposed to taking the vaccine, knowing she was in good health and of a young age and thus not at risk for serious illness. In her mind, the known and unknown risks of the unproven vaccine were more of a threat,” the obituary stated. “But, slowly, day by day, her freedom to choose was stripped away.”
These mandates, the obituary stated, “cost Jessica her life,” “cost her children the loving embrace of their caring mother,” “cost her husband the sacred love of his devoted wife,” and “cost God’s Kingdom on earth a very special soul who was just making her love felt in the hearts of so many.”
After facing pushback from multiple users for the censorship, Twitter eventually removed the label. The Silicon Valley giant did not respond to The Federalist’s request for comment or questions about why it censored the post in the first place.