Social network LinkedIn has removed Wybren’s account from Haga. This is reported by the Member of Parliament of Forum for Democracy on Twitter.
In concrete terms, according to Van Haga, the point is that he says that mouth masks do not work, that only 0.23 percent of people with a corona infection die from them, instead of the 1.3 percent that the RIVM estimates, and that the corona measures of the cabinet are disproportionate.
LinkedIn does not want to comment substantively on the decision in a comment: “We are committed every day to ensure that our members have a safe, trusted and professional experience on LinkedIn. Our guidelines support that fact, and they apply to all. our members. We expect everyone to follow this policy too. “
Van Haga says in a response that he is trying to get his account active again. He is very critical of LinkedIn’s decision: “The patent on the truth should not lie with a company or the government. This makes discussion impossible. I had hoped that as a Member of Parliament I would be free from the censorship of tech companies that are increasingly powerful. to become.”
Public health authorities
The case resembles what happened a few months ago with pollster Maurice de Hond. His account was temporarily removed because, according to LinkedIn, “no contributions are allowed that directly contradict the guidelines of leading global health organizations and public health authorities.”
After a conversation between LinkedIn and De Hond, his account was reactivated.
Van Haga is a fierce opponent of the government’s corona policy. According to Van Haga, corona does not lead to more excess mortality than in other years, he said in the Lower House last week. As in previous years, 0.88 percent of the population in the Netherlands died in 2020, he says.
That’s what his party leader Thierry Baudet said on Twitter. However, it showed figures up to and including 6 December instead of the whole year. According to Statistics Netherlands, excess mortality in the first wave was over 9,000 people and over 5,000 in the second wave.