Jay Bhattacharya

Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Defending science from ‘cancel culture’

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Freedom of speech is one of the fundamental tenets of a liberal democracy, and yet threats to freedom of speech today don’t so much come from authoritarians abroad as they do from within. The idea of ‘no-platforming’ those you disagree with, or ‘cancelling’ them, has taken root in all forms of public debate, and increasingly

Dr Jay Bhattacharya: questioning lockdowns, the Twitter files and how censorship kills

52 min listen

Winston speaks with Stanford University professor, physician, epidemiologist, health economist and public health policy expert, Dr Jay Bhattacharya. They discuss the history of the Great Barrington Declaration which he co-authored, advocating against lockdowns, and its censorship by Big Tech and at Stanford. He tells Winston about meeting Elon Musk at Twitter HQ, how censorship kills