Elon Musk is expected to launch a new “Twitter Files” report this week, this time on Anthony Fauci.
On Sunday, Musk said the new report would be focused on the now-former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in what is sure to be dubbed the “Fauci Files.”
When asked whether or not the Fauci files would include conversations between former Twitter executives and the government aiming to censor tweets that went against COVID-19 narratives, Musk simply replied with a trophy emoji.
Musk previously used his new platform to address several controversies by inviting various journalists to read internal communication files and share articles disclosing what they found.
These journalists have covered, for example, internal discussions at Twitter regarding censorship of the Hunter Biden laptop story during the 2020 presidential election and Twitter’s decision to ban President Trump.
When Fauci stepped down in August, President Biden said, “His commitment to the work is unwavering, and he does it with an unparalleled spirit, energy, and scientific integrity.”
In contrast, Musk has publicly denounced Fauci, most recently calling for his prosecution on Twitter.
The files might include some internal Twitter dialogue on Fauci after Musk revealed that several Twitter employees had an internal Slack channel called “Fauci Fan Club,” according to Business Insider.
The Twitter CEO has expressed frustration that the media was unwilling to adequately cover his first Twitter Files release. Another Twitter user observed on December 12 that ABC, CBS, and NBC spent no time discussing the Twitter Files in their news coverage.
Musk also expressed displeasure following a 2021 Fauci interview with “Face the Nation” where he compared himself to “science.”
“Anybody who’s looking at this carefully realizes that there’s a distinct anti-science flavor to this, so if they get up and criticize science, nobody’s going to know what they’re talking about,” Fauci said.
“But if they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci,” Fauci said in that 2021 interview, “well, people can recognize that there’s a person there, so it’s easy to criticize, but they’re really criticizing science because I represent science.”
With 124.3 million Twitter followers, if Musk “aims his bullets” at Tony Fauci this week and releases proof of any action worth prosecuting, it may be a shot heard worldwide whether legacy media covers it or not.