So much for open discussion and debate at one of America’s formerly great universities. From Steve Kirsch at stevekirsch.substack.com:
I think so. I asked to give a talk about COVID at MIT, but they couldn’t find a faculty member to sponsor it. Apparently they don’t allow viewpoints that challenge the mainstream narrative.
Twenty four years ago (in 1998), I donated $2.5M to MIT. They named the auditorium in the EECS building named in my honor: the Kirsch Auditorium, Room 32-123.
I’ve never asked to speak in the auditorium until now.
I wanted to give a talk at MIT about what the science is telling us about the COVID vaccines and mask wearing and how science is being censored.
I also wanted an opportunity to defend myself against unfair accusations made in MIT’s Tech Review accusing me of being a “misinformation superspreader.”
Am I a misinformation superspreader? Or is MIT one by publishing their article?
Read my rebuttal and decide for yourself who is telling the truth. There were 652 comments, nearly all of them suggesting I sue MIT for defamation.
They couldn’t find a member of the MIT faculty who was willing to sponsor me to give a talk that would examine the possibility that MIT made a serious mistake that jeopardizes the lives of students, staff, and faculty
MIT requires a faculty sponsor for all talks and they said they couldn’t find one willing to sponsor my talk.