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Did Elon Musk say US voting machines are designed for fraud?!

Did Elon Musk say that US voting machines are designed to allow fraud?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Elon Musk Said US Voting Machines Are Designed For Fraud!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Elon Musk said that US voting machines are designed to allow fraud!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Elon Musk Sounds the Alarm: “U.S. Voting Machines Are Designed To Allow Fraud”

Elon Musk has called for the banning of all electronic voting machines in America, warning that they are designed to allow rampant fraud to take place by bad faith actors.

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Truth : Elon Musk Did Not Say US Voting Machines Are Designed For Fraud!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Elon Musk Did Not Say US Voting Machines Are Designed For Fraud!

First, let me just point out that Elon Musk never said that US voting machines are designed to allow fraud.

If he actually made such a controversial and explosive claim, it would have been extensively reported by the mainstream media. Needless to say – that never happened, because Elon Musk never said anything to that effect.

Needless to say, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that Elon Musk said that US voting machines are designed to allowed fraud.

In fact, beyond mentioning it in its title and lede, the rest of the article never mentioned anything about Elon Musk saying that US voting machines are designed to allow fraud.

Fact #2 : Elon Musk Only Spoke Out Against Electronic Voting Machines

In response to a Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s post about voting irregularities involving electronic voting machines in Puerto Rico, Elon Musk only stated that “electronic voting machines” should be eliminated due to the risk of being hacked:

We should eliminate electronic voting machines. The risk of being hacked by humans or AI, while small, is still too high.

As you can see, Elon Musk never said that US voting machines (which are still based on paper ballots) are designed to allow fraud. So why would The People’s Voice article claim otherwise???

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Fact #3 : Puerto Rico Uses Paper Ballots

I should also point out that Puerto Rico does not use electronic voting machines that record the votes directly, called Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) systems.

Puerto Rico uses paper ballots, that are marked either by hand or assistive marking devices called Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs). The paper ballots are then tabulated by hand-fed optical scanning machines.

In fact, the voting discrepancies were not actually due to the machines used, but the software used to calculate the vote totals.

The problem stemmed from a software issue that caused machines supplied by Dominion Voting Systems to incorrectly calculate vote totals, said Jessika Padilla Rivera, the commission’s interim president.

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Confused Joe Biden Wander Off At G7 Photoshoot?!

Did a confused President Joe Biden wander off at a G7 photoshoot, forcing Italian Prime Minister Meloni to shepherd him back?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Confused Joe Biden Wandered Off At G7 Photoshoot!

Some people and/or websites are claiming or suggesting that a confused President Joe Biden wandered off at a G7 photoshoot, forcing Italian Prime Minister Meloni to shepherd him back!

New York Post : Biden appears to wander off at G7 summit before being pulled back by Italian PM

President Biden appeared to wander off at the G7 summit in Italy, with Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni needing to pull him back to focus.

As world leaders applauded a parachuting presentation, Biden could be seen trailing off and stepping away from the group, appearing to talk to an officer packing a parachute.

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Truth : Joe Biden Did Not Wander Off At G7 Photoshoot!

This is yet another example of misinformation about President Joe Biden, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : G7 Parachute Video Was Edited

Let me start by pointing out that the viral video, which was posted by the New York Post, appeared to be edited from the original video posted by the Republican National Committee (archive).

The truth is – the Joe Biden turned away to give a thumbs up to several parachutists who landed behind the group. A parachutist rigger appeared in the original video, but was cropped out to make President Joe Biden appear as if he wandered away from the group of world leaders preparing for a G7 photo opportunity.

In the full, unedited video, the group of world leaders watched as a parachutist carrying a G7 banner landed in front of them. Several other parachutists landed behind them, along with a parachute rigger who was kneeling on the ground to pack up one of parachutes and the French flag.

The original video also shows Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron briefly looking towards the parachutists who landed behind them. Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni then walked toward Biden, to tap him on the arm and invite him to join the other leaders who were being briefed by an Italian Army officer about the demonstration they just watched.

In short – President Joe Biden did not wander off in a confused or befuddled state. In fact, he was not only aware that some parachutists had landed behind the group, he actually took the effort to acknowledge them, and say something to them.

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Fact #2 : White House Criticised The Disinformation

The White House criticized the New York Post and other media outlets for mischaracterising President Joe Biden as “confused”, and for using an “artificially narrow frame” to make it appear as if he wandered off in a daze.

White House spokesperson Andrew Bates shared the unedited video, and pointed out on X that Joe Biden was congratulating one of the parachutists, and giving them a thumbs up.

The Murdoch outlets are so desperate to distract from  @POTUS’s record that they just lie.

Here, they use an artificially narrow frame to hide from viewers that he just saw a skydiving demonstration.

He’s saying congratulations to one of the divers and giving a thumbs up.

White House communications director Ben LaBolt shared Andrew Bates’ criticism, and warned about “bad faith actors” who posted the edited video:

Beware cheap fakes … and all the bad faith actors who post them

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Fact #3 : Rishi Sunak Explained What Happened

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pushed back on claims that President Joe Biden was confused that day. According to The Telegraph, Biden merely wanted to shake the hands of all those parachutists:

He went to go and talk to the pilot, one of the parachute jumpers. He went to go and shake all their hands.

They all landed and he was being very polite and went over to talk to all of them individually, and Giorgia was saying don’t worry they’re all coming – we were meant to line up and they were coming to shake our hands.

As far as I know he went over to talk to some of the parachute jumpers, saying thank you or hello to them all individually, and then we all lined up and they all came and lined up.

Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake News About Joe Biden

This is ultimately just another example of fake news created about Joe Biden, like these other examples:

As campaigning for the 2024 US Presidential elections heats up, you can expect more fake news about Joe Biden to appear.

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Elon Musk Bitcoin + Ethereum Giveaway Scam Alert!

Please watch out for the Elon Musk Bitcoin and Ethereum giveaway scam, and warn your family and friends!

Last updated @ 2024-06-15 : Added new scam website domains
First posted @ 2024-05-07

 

Elon Musk Bitcoin + Ethereum Giveaway : What Is It?

People are sharing posts by Tesla Event (archive), and other X accounts with similar names (like Tesla News), about Elon Musk giving away cryptocurrency, in the form of 5.000 bitcoins (BTC) and 100.000 ether (ETH).

Great times have come! 🚀

To support crypto community, Elon Musk initiated 5.000 BTC and 100.000 ETH Airdrop!

💰First come, first served: TESLA.domain-removed

Great times have come! 🚀

To support crypto community, We are initiated #BTC and #ETH GiveAway!

💰First come, first served: TESLA.domain-removed

The links lead to a website that looks like a Medium post by Elon Musk, with this message:

Elon Musk — Official ETH and BTC Giveaway

You can visit the website, but do not follow the instructions there, because it’s a scam!

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Elon Musk Bitcoin + Ethereum Giveaway : Why Is It A Scam?

Here are the reasons why the Elon Musk Bitcoin and Ethereum giveaway is a scam

Fact #1 : Elon Musk Is Not Giving Away BTC / ETH!

First, let me just point out that Elon Musk is not giving away any Bitcoin or Ether. He is a businessman who loves making money, not give it away.

Even his philanthropy appears to be largely self-serving, making him eligible for enormous tax breaks, and helping his businesses. That’s why he’s a billionaire.

There is also no reason why X (formerly Twitter) would ever give away over $600,000 worth of BTC and ETH cryptocurrency, when it is in financial trouble with negative cash flow, and has already lost about half of its value.

Fact #2 : Those Are Fake / Scam Websites

Those websites are fake, pretending to be a Medium post by Elon Musk. There is no such Medium post by Elon Musk.

And think about this – why would Elon Musk post on Medium, when he can post on X (formerly Twitter) – the social medium platform he owns???

The domains are also brand new, and do not belong to X or Tesla, or Elon Musk. In fact, their ownership is being hidden – which is common with scam websites.

  • finance-promotion.com – hidden ownership, registered on 26 February 2024
  • event-promotion.info – hidden ownership, registered on 6 May 2024
  • event-finance.net – hidden ownership, registered on 10 May 2024
  • event-finance.org – hidden ownership, registered on 10 May 2024
  • finance-promo.net – hidden ownership, registered on 18 May 2024
  • finance-foundation.com – hidden ownership, registered on 21 May 2024
  • finance-foundation.net – hidden ownership, registered on 25 May 2024
  • finance-promotion.info – hidden ownership, registered on 9 June 2024
  • finance-promotion.net – hidden ownership, registered on 11 June 2024
  • promotion-finance.net – hidden ownership, registered on 12 June 2024
  • promotion-finance.com – hidden ownership, registered on 14 June 2024

It appears that the scammers will keep switching the same scam website to different domains every time they get exposed.

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Fact #3 : This Is A Double-Up Crypto Scam!

This double-up crypto scam relies on your greed to cheat you of your cryptocurrency.

Instead of giving you BTC or ETH like in a real giveaway, it asks you to send your own BTC or ETH to receive double the amount in return!

To verify your address, just send from 0.05 to 2 BTC to the address below and get from 0.1 to 8 BTC (x2 back)!

That’s utter nonsense. Whatever BTH or ETH you send to those addresses will be lost for good. You will never get it back, never mind get double the amount!

To further tempt you into giving even more bitcoin or ether, the scammers offer special bonuses for large transactions:

If you send from 1+ ETH, you will receive from 2+ ETH back +40% BONUS.

If you send from 3+ ETH, you will receive from 6+ ETH back +60% BONUS.

If you send from 9+ ETH, you will receive from 18+ ETH back +80% BONUS.

If you send from 25+ ETH, you will receive from 50+ ETH back +100% BONUS.

If you send from 40+ ETH, you will receive from 80+ ETH back +200% BONUS.

All that is bullshit. They are just preying on your greed to trick you into sending more cryptocurrency.

Please do NOT send any bitcoin or ether to those addresses. It is a SCAM!

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Was Dr. Michael Mosley Killed For Exposing COVID Vaccines?!

Was Dr. Michael Mosley killed for exposing the COVID-19 vaccines?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Dr. Michael Mosley Was Killed For Exposing COVID Vaccines!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Dr. Michael Mosley was killed for exposing the COVID-19 vaccines!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Top BBC Presenter Found Dead After Vowing To Expose COVID Vaccines

The global elite and their useful idiots are scrambling to cover up the crimes against humanity they perpetrated during the Covid plandemic, as the truth emerges and threatens to destroy those who played god and culled the herd.

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Truth : Dr. Michael Mosley Was Not Killed For Exposing COVID Vaccines!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Dr. Michael Mosley Died From Natural Causes

First, let me just point out that Dr. Michael Mosley (born Michael Hugh Mosley on 22 March 1957) died from natural causes.

On Wednesday, 5 June 2024, Dr. Michael Mosley was on holiday with his wife on the Greek island of Symi, when he left the St. Nikolas beach at about 1:30 PM to walk to Symi Town about 3 km away. He was later reported missing when he did not show up.

After four days of searching, his body was found on Sunday, 9 June, on the rocky slope above the Agia Marina beach by a British journalist who was on a boat with the mayor and ERT TV journalists.

An initial post-mortem established that, based on the position of his body, and the lack of any fatal injury, Dr. Michael Mosley likely died from natural causes at about 4 PM the day he disappeared.

Coroner Grigoris Leon who reviewed his death cited exhaustion as one of the likely causes of death.

The most likely thing in these conditions is for a person of this age to walk under the sun and in a rocky environment, at some point the body will be exhausted. The most likely cause of death is from natural causes.

Needless to say, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that Dr. Michael Mosley was murdered for any reason, much less killed for exposing the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Fact #2 : CCTV Footage Showed Him Alone

I should also point out that there was CCTV footage showing the 67 year-old doctor and BBC presenter’s last hours. It showed that he was alone, and not attacked by anyone.

At about 2 PM, CCTV footage showed Dr. Michael Mosley walking past a house towards a trail leading to the Agios Marina beach. He did not have a mobile phone with him, and only brought a purple umbrella to protect him from the sun, and the high temperatures of between 36°C to 40°C.

He was then seen making his way down a rocky slope before falling over. However, the Hellenic Police stated that they did not believe that he died from the fall:

It is emphasised that from the preliminary investigation material so far, it does not appear that the British presenter fell from a height.

Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that someone murdered Dr. Michael Mosley. Instead, all evidence so far show that Dr. Micheal Mosley died from exhaustion in the hot sun that tragic day.

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Fact #3 : Dr. Michael Mosley Never “Exposed” COVID-19 Vaccines

The People’s Voice article claimed / suggested that Dr. Michael Mosley was killed for attempting to “expose the disastrous consequences of the Covid vaccine roll out“, but provided no evidence to back up its claims.

In fact, Dr. Michael Mosley has repeatedly emphasised the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19. He even published a book called COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine (US | UK | AU | SG | MY).

He also wrote an article for The Daily Mail, called “Why vaccine immunity is better than natural immunity (and why unjabbed Novak Djokovic is so wrong to claim he’s protected by antibodies after a recent bout of Covid)“.

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

BMJ just called out misreporting by the New York Post, and The Telegraph, on a controversial study on COVID-19 vaccines and excess deaths! Find out what’s going on!

Updated @ 2024-06-13 : Added official statements by The Princess Maxima Center and World Child Cancer NL
Originally posted @ 2024-06-12

 

Claim : BMJ Study Shows COVID Vaccines May Have Caused Excess Deaths!

The New York Post and The Telegraph recently posted articles on a controversial study by scientists from the Vrije Universiteit in The Netherlands, claiming or suggesting that it shows that COVID-19 vaccines may have caused excess deaths!

New York Post : COVID vaccines may have helped fuel rise in excess deaths since pandemic: study

COVID vaccines could be partly to blame for a rise in “unprecedented” excess deaths in the US and other Western countries in the three years since the pandemic took hold, a new study suggests.

Analyzing mortality data from 47 Western countries, scientists from the Netherlands’ Vrije Universiteit found that excess mortality has “remained high” since 2020 — despite the widespread rollout of COVID vaccines and various containment measures.

The researchers said the trend “raised serious concerns” as they urged government leaders and policymakers to “thoroughly investigate the underlying causes of persistent excess mortality,” according to the study published in BMJ Public Health.

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BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

As the New York Post and The Telegraph are major news outlets, their articles covering the BMJ Public Health study were read widely, and eagerly shared by anti-vaccine activists as “proof” that they were right all along, and that the COVID-19 vaccines were indeed killing people.

However, not only has BMJ come out publicly against the news reports, so has the Princess Máxima Center, and Ariel Karlinksy – one of the two founders of the World Mortality Dataset, which was used in the study.

For more details WHY the study has many troubling issues, and should not be taken at face value, please read our separate article – Did COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Rise In Excess Deaths?!

Fact #1 : BMJ Called It “Misreporting”

Let me start by pointing out that on 7 June 2024, BMJ Public Health publicly refuted news reports which claimed that the study showed that COVID-19 vaccines caused excess deaths, calling it “misreporting“.

Statement in response to misreporting of BMJ Public Health research on excess deaths since the COVID-19 pandemic

Various news outlets have claimed that this research implies a direct causal link between COVID-19 vaccination and mortality. This study does not establish any such link. The researchers looked only at trends in excess mortality over time, not its causes. While the researchers recognise that side effects are reported after vaccination, the research does not support the claim that vaccines are a major contributory factor to excess deaths since the start of the pandemic. Vaccines have, in fact, been instrumental in reducing the severe illness and death associated with COVID-19 infection.

The message of the research is that understanding overall excess mortality since the COVID-19 pandemic is crucial for future health policy, but that identifying specific causes is complex due to varying national data quality and reporting methods.

As the BMJ Public Health clearly stated, those news outlets misreported what the study said, and that the study did not establish any causal link between COVID-19 vaccination and deaths.

While the New York Post appears to have amended its article and title (albeit without mentioning the corrections), it did not include BMJ Public Health’s statement. The Telegraph though does not appear to have made any changes / corrections. Neither has it attached that BMJ Public Health statement to better inform its readers…

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Fact #2 : Princess Máxima Center Distanced Itself From Study

The controversial study, called “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022” was written by Saskia Mostert, Marcel Hoagland, Minke Huibers, and Gertjan Kasper’s – three of whom are from the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The Princess Máxima Center quickly distanced itself from the study, and issued a statement virtually denouncing the study, and said that it would be investigating how the paper was written, and possibly retract it from BMJ Public Health:

The Princess Máxima Center distances itself from the publication “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022”.

Serious questions have arisen regarding the publication “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022”. Therefore, we will further investigate the scientific quality of this study. The Princess Máxima Center deeply regrets that this publication may give the impression that the importance of vaccinations is being questioned.

Originally, the idea was to look at the effect of COVID measures on, among other things, the mortality rate of children with cancer in low-income countries. During the course of the study, the focus shifted and diverted in a direction that we felt was too far from our expertise: pediatric oncology. We are not experts in epidemiology, nor do we want to give that impression. The Máxima Center therefore emphatically distances itself from this publication. We should have been more alert to the formation and results of this publication and will further investigate the way it was created. If it turns out that carelessness was involved in the realization of this publication, it will of course be withdrawn.

We, as the Princess Máxima Center, want to emphasize that we strongly support vaccination, and that this publication should certainly not be read as an argument against vaccination. The study in no way demonstrates a link between vaccinations and excess mortality; that is explicitly not the researchers’ finding. We therefore regret that this impression has been created.

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Fact #3 : World Child Cancer Denies Funding Study

The Mostert et. al. study claimed that it was sponsored by the Foundation World Child Cancer NL. However, World Child Cancer NL publicly refuted that in a statement (translated) on 12 June 2024:

The Netherlands Foundation is not a financier of the publication “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022”.

World Child Cancer is wrongly referred to as a financier.

Fact #4 : Ariel Karlinsky Condemned The Study

The Mostert et. al. study used data from The World Mortality Dataset, which was created and maintained by Ariel Karlinsky and Dmitry Kobak.

Ariel Karlinsky spoke out (again) publicly against the study, and even suggested that some plagiarism was involved!

The onus here is on BMJ Public Health which published a really bad paper with a misleading title (nothing to do with OWID) and copies some of our work in WMD almost verbatim and misleadingly.

The researchers who wrote it then talked with Telegraph and this is the result.

How on earth @BMJPublicHealth editors and reviewers allowed such blatant copy-pasting is beyond me.

He also said that BMJ should retract the study, and open an inquiry into how such a study could ever make it past its editors and reviewers.

I say BMJ PH should retract it and open an inquiry into what happened there with editors and reviewers.

I agree – BMJ should not only retract the study, it should open an investigation into how this study actually passed its reviewers and its editors!

 

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Did COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Rise In Excess Deaths?!

Did new research show that the COVID-19 vaccines are partly to blame for the rise in excess deaths?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : COVID-19 Vaccines Caused Rise In Excess Deaths!

Some people and/or websites are claiming or suggesting that new research from The Netherlands show that the COVID-19 vaccines are partly to blame for the rise in excess deaths!

New York Post : COVID vaccines may have helped fuel rise in excess deaths since pandemic: study

COVID vaccines could be partly to blame for a rise in “unprecedented” excess deaths in the US and other Western countries in the three years since the pandemic took hold, a new study suggests.

Analyzing mortality data from 47 Western countries, scientists from the Netherlands’ Vrije Universiteit found that excess mortality has “remained high” since 2020 — despite the widespread rollout of COVID vaccines and various containment measures.

The researchers said the trend “raised serious concerns” as they urged government leaders and policymakers to “thoroughly investigate the underlying causes of persistent excess mortality,” according to the study published in BMJ Public Health.

Recommended : BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

 

Truth : COVID-19 Vaccines Did Not Cause Rise In Excess Deaths!

This is yet another example of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, and here are the reasons why, with some help from Stuart McDonald:

Fact #1 : BMJ Called It “Misreporting”

Let me start by pointing out that on 7 June 2024, BMJ Public Health publicly refuted news reports which claimed that the study showed that COVID-19 vaccines caused excess deaths, calling it “misreporting”.

You can read more about this in our separate article – BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

Suffice to say – BMJ Public Health clearly stated that those news outlets misreported what the study said, and that the study did not establish any causal link between COVID-19 vaccination and deaths.

Fact #2 : Princess Máxima Center Distanced Itself From Study

The controversial study, called “Excess mortality across countries in the Western World since the COVID-19 pandemic: ‘Our World in Data’ estimates of January 2020 to December 2022” was written by Saskia Mostert, Marcel Hoagland, Minke Huibers, and Gertjan Kasper’s – three of whom are from the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Ironically, the Princess Máxima Center quickly distanced itself from the study., and said that it would conduct an investigation. You can read more about this in our separate article – BMJ Calls Out Misreporting By New York Post + Telegraph!

Recommended : Did Scientists Confirm COVID Vaccines Cause Autism In Rats?!

Fact #3 : Ariel Karlinsky Called For Study To Be Retracted

The Mostert et. al. study used data from The World Mortality Dataset, which was created and maintained by Ariel Karlinsky and Dmitry Kobak.

Ariel Karlinsky spoke out publicly against the study, and even suggested that there was plagiarism! He also called for the BMJ to retract the study, and open an inquiry into how such a study could ever make it past its editors and reviewers.

Fact #4 : Study Did Not Include 2023 Data

Interestingly, the Mostert et. al. study used excess death data from January 2020 to December 2022, skipping the whole of 2023 for some reason.

If the researchers included the 2023 data, they would have seen a precipitous 79% drop in excess deaths in 2023, following a large drop in 2022. That would tie in quite nicely with the waning COVID-19 pandemic, as vaccination progressed globally.

Even if you don’t look at the data in detail, the trend would have suggested that the excess deaths were mostly caused by COVID-19, and not the vaccines.

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Fact #5 : COVID-19 Drove Increase In Excess Deaths

The truth is – the data clearly shows that COVID-19 was driving the increase in excess deaths. As Stuart McDonald shows in these charts – officially-reported COVID-19 deaths (the black lines) almost perfectly lines up with excess deaths (the red lines).

The question of whether Covid drove global excess deaths in 2020-2022 is not a hard one to answer. Not now anyway! The same source the authors copied from contains good analysis. Black line is Covid deaths. Red line is excess deaths. You can see by eye how well these line up.

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Fact #6 : Study Looked At Selected “Western” Countries

The Mostert et. al. study bizarrely used only data from selected “Western” countries, which the authors defined as:

“various countries in Europe and to countries in Australasia (Australia, New Zealand) and North America (the USA, Canada) that are based on European cultural heritage. The latter countries were once British colonies that acquired Christianity and the Latin alphabet and whose populations comprised numerous descendants from European colonists or migrants”

Why those “Western” countries, and not countries with high vaccination rates? After all, vaccination rates are not uniformly high across those 47 “Western” countries used in the study.

While countries like Malta, Germany, and Finland recorded over 70% vaccination rates by end of 2022, other “Western” countries like Moldova, Bulgaria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina had vaccination rates that were less than 40%!

Fact #7 : Countries With Higher Vaccination Had Lower Excess Deaths!

In fact, the data actually shows that countries with high vaccination rates (over 70%) had much lower excess deaths from 2020 to 2022!

With the exception of Lithuania, the top 10 countries with the highest excess deaths were those with low vaccination rates.

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Fact #8 : mRNA Vaccines Are Not Gene Therapy Products

While the Mostert et. al. study does not outright claim that COVID-19 vaccines cause excess deaths in those 47 “Western” countries, it does make the bizarre claim that French studies suggest that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are gene therapy products requiring long-term stringent adverse events monitoring.

Those “French studies” are not actual “scientific studies”, but appear to be opinion pieces. But more importantly – mRNA vaccines are clearly not gene therapy products!

mRNA vaccines do not change our genes. After all – the mRNA strands in mRNA COVID-19 vaccines do not enter the cell nucleus!

On the other hand, the COVID-19 coronavirus – SARS-CoV-2, integrate its genes with the our cell DNA, to hijack the cell and use it to produce copies of itself!

If you are truly worried about anything modifying your cell’s DNA, you should try to avoid viral infections like COVID-19.

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Was Billionaire Frank Stronach Arrested For Child Rape?!

Was billionaire Frank Stronach just arrested on child rape charges?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Billionaire Frank Stronach Was Arrested For Child Rape!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that billionaire Frank Stronach was just arrested on child rape charges!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Trudeau Mega Donor Arrested on Child Rape Charges

Frank Stronach, a billionaire with ties to Justin Trudeau and Canada’s Liberal Party, was arrested on Friday on a slew of child sex charges.

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Truth : Billionaire Frank Stronach Was Not Arrested For Child Rape!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Frank Stronach Was Not Arrested For Child Rape!

First, let me just point out that Frank Stronach was not arrested for child rape. He was arrested on 7 June 2024, and charged with rape and indecent assault on a female, as well as sexual assault and forcible confinement.

According to the Peel regional police, the sexual assaults spanned from the 1980s to as recent as 2023. However, there was no mention of Frank Stronach raping any child, or having sex with children.

In fact, The People’s Voice article linked to a Peel Regional Police report (archive) that clearly did not mention anything about child sex or child rape:

On June 7, 2024, Frank Stronach was arrested and charged with five criminal offences, rape, indecent assault on a female, sexual assault x2 and forcible confinement. He has been released on conditions and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton at a later date.

Police are appealing to members of the public to come forward if they have any relevant information.

The Peel Regional Police never said that Frank Stronach was arrested for child rape or child sex, so why would The People’s Voice claim otherwise???

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Fact #2 : Frank Stronach Is Now An Austrian Politician

While The People’s Voice article tried to link Frank Stronach to Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party, the truth is – Frank Stronach is now an Austrian politician.

Stronach ran as the Liberal Party candidate in York – Simcoe in the 1998 Canadian federal election, but lost to John E. Cole. However, he left Canadian politics and went into Austrian politics in 2011. In September 2012, Frank Stronach launched a new Austrian political party called Team Stronach for Austria.

Fact #3 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Is Hillary Clinton Facing Prison For Crimes Against Children?!

Is Hillary Clinton facing prison time for crimes against children?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Hillary Clinton Faces Prison For Crimes Against Children!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Hillary Clinton is facing prison time for crimes against children!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Hillary Clinton Facing Life in Prison for ‘Crimes Against Children’

The elite pedophile ring operating in Washington D.C. is about to go down, according to an investigator who reveals Ashley Biden and Melinda Gates are “singing like canaries” in the high-stakes investigation that is set to shock the world.

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Truth : Hillary Clinton Is Not Facing Prison For Crimes Against Children!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Evidence Hillary Clinton Is Under Investigation

First, let me just point out that there is zero evidence that any law enforcement entity is investigating Hillary Clinton for “crimes against children”.

If Hillary Clinton was actually being investigated for crimes against children, this would have been covered by mainstream media all across the world, not announced only in a notorious misinformation website.

Right-wing QAnon and MAGA conspiracy theorists, fuelled by Russian operatives have long claimed that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex ring in the basement of a Washington D.C. pizza restaurant. Yet, they have not been able to furnish even one iota of evidence that Hillary Clinton was ever investigated for any child sex crime.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice provided no evidence to back up its claims. In fact, it never even mentioned the investigator or the investigation that would be putting Hillary Clinton behind bars for “crimes against children”.

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Fact #3 : Hillary Clinton Screenshot Is Fake

The cover image used by The People’s Voice article and video has a screenshot which purportedly showed Hillary Clinton posting that:

Arrest warrants are issued.

frazzledrip tapes … been seized.

There is no evidence that Hillary Clinton ever posted this on social media, and why would she? Think about this for a moment – why would Hillary Clinton ever post publicly that arrest warrants have been issued for her crimes against children???

And if that was something Hillary Clinton really posted that on social media, why would The People’s Voice censor it?! Isn’t that odd???

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Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

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Will WHO countries arrest those who oppose bird flu vaccine?!

Did 194 WHO member countries just agree to begin arresting and prosecuting those who oppose the bird flu vaccine?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WHO Countries Will Arrest Those Who Oppose Bird Flu Vaccine!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that 194 WHO member countries just agreed to begin arresting and prosecuting those who oppose the bird flu vaccine!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

194 WHO Countries Agree to Arrest Citizens Who Oppose Bird Flu Vaccine – Media Blackout

194 World Health Organization (WHO) member states have agreed to begin arresting and prosecuting citizens who speak out against the Bird Flu vaccine, as part of tough new measures designed to stomp out so-called ‘misinformation’.

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Truth : WHO Countries Are Not Arresting Those Who Oppose Bird Flu Vaccine!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : WHO Countries Are Not Arresting Those Who Oppose Bird Flu Vaccine

Let me start by pointing out that WHO member countries did not just agree to “begin arresting and prosecuting citizens who speak out against the bird flu vaccine“, as alleged by The People’s Voice.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that any country has begun arresting and prosecuting people who speak out against the bird flu vaccine!

In fact, other than making that claim in the title and the lede, the word “arrest” is not even mentioned in the rest of the article!

Fact #2 : WHO Pandemic Agreement Has Not Been Finalised

I should also point out that the WHO Pandemic Agreement has not been finalised. So it’s absurd to claim or suggest that WHO member countries are going to arrest people based on amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Needless to say, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that WHO member countries have agreed to arrest and prosecute people based on amendments to the IHR.

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Fact #3 : WHO Pandemic Treaty Does Not Affect Sovereignty!

If you download and read the zero draft, or any of the Pandemic Treaty’s draft agreements, you will realise that WHO Member States will continue to have the right to “determine and manage” their own healthcare initiatives, including how to tackle future pandemics!

In fact, the issue of sovereignty was addressed at least three times in the latest April 2024 draft:

… reaffirming the principle of sovereignty of States in addressing public health matters,

Recalling the sovereign right of States over their biological resources…

… the sovereign right of States to adopt, legislate and implement legislation, within their jurisdiction, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the WHO Constitution and the principles of international law, and their sovereign rights over their biological resources;

Only those who did not read any of the draft agreements will remain unaware that the WHO Pandemic Treaty would not affect any country’s sovereignty!

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Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

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Did FBI Confirm Child Rape Videos On Hunter Biden’s Laptop?!

Did the FBI just confirm that the child rape videos on Hunter Biden’s laptop are real, and have not been tampered with?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : FBI Confirmed Child Rape Videos On Hunter Biden’s Laptop!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that the FBI just confirmed that the child rape videos on Hunter Biden’s laptop are real, and have not been tampered with!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

FBI: ‘Sickening’ Child Rape Videos on Hunter Biden’s Laptop Are Real

Hunter Biden’s ‘laptop from hell‘ containing child rape videos is real and has not been tampered with, an FBI witness testified during Hunter’s trial on Wednesday.

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Truth : FBI Did Not Confirm Child Rape Videos On Hunter Biden’s Laptop!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Hunter Biden’s Laptop Had No Child Porn

Let me start by pointing out that the infamous “Hunter Biden’s laptop” never had any child porn on it.

Nearly 10,000 photos taken between 2008 and 2019 were found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop, and publicly released on a website by a former Trump White House aide in June 2023 – a year ago!

If even a single child porn photo or video was found, it would have been discovered long ago, and reported extensively by the mainstream media. Hunter Biden would also have been charged with the possession of child pornography. Yet, none of that happened, because no child porn was found on his abandoned laptop!

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that Hunter Biden’s laptop contained child porn.

Fact #2 : FBI Did Not Confirm Child Rape Videos On Hunter Biden’s Laptop

The FBI also did not confirm that there was child rape videos on Hunter Biden’s laptop, as claimed by The People’s Voice article.

FBI agent Erika Jensen only testified that she did not see any evidence of tampering of the data found on Hunter Biden’s laptop. She never mentioned anything about child pornography, or child rape videos.

In fact, The People’s Voice article itself only mentioned the word “child” in its title, and lede. The term “child porn” or “child rape videos” never appeared anywhere else in the rest of the article!

Needless to say, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that the FBI ever confirmed or testified that Hunter Biden’s laptop contained child rape videos.

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Fact #3 : FBI Photo Is From 2017 Terre Haute Investigation

The People’s Voice used a photo which purportedly shows FBI agents carrying evidence on Hunter Biden’s laptop.

The truth is – that photo was taken on Wednesday, 17 July 2017, when FBI agents raided the Terre Haute wastewater treatment administration building (archive).

Needless to say – that photo had nothing to do with Hunter Biden, or his infamous laptop, which he allegedly left in a computer repair shop in April 2019 – almost two years later, in Wilmington Delaware – more than 700 miles / 1,125 km away!

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did BJ Thompson Collapse From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest?!

Did BJ Thompson collapse suddenly from a COVID-19 vaccine-induced cardiac arrest?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : BJ Thompson Collapsed From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

Right after news broke that BJ Thompson collapsed suddenly during a team meeting, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the Kansas City Chiefs defensive end suffered a COVID-19 vaccine-induced cardiac arrest!

McCullough Foundation : JUST IN – 25-year-old Kansas City Chiefs defensive end B.J. Thompson suffers a seizure and cardiac arrest during a team meeting.

Type of COVID-19 vaccine administered, number of doses, and batch information should be disclosed to investigate if this is related to COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines can cause fatal myocarditis as we’ve demonstrated in our paper, “Autopsy findings in cases of fatal COVID-19 vaccine-induced myocarditis”

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Truth : BJ Thompson Did Not Collapse From Vaccine Cardiac Arrest!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccination activists to blame all athlete deaths or illnesses on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Here are the reasons why this is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by anti-vaccine activists…

Fact #1 : BJ Thompson Had A Seizure

BJ Thompson (born Brandon Thompson Jr. on 23 March 1999) is a 25 year-old American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL (National Football League).

On Thursday, June 6, 2024, BJ Thompson had a seizure during a special teams meeting, before going into cardiac arrest. The Kansas City Chiefs medical staff quickly stabilised him, and BJ Thompson was taken to a hospital, where he is in stable condition.

To be clear – BJ Thompson did not collapse from a cardiac arrest, like Damar Hamlin, or Bronny James. He suffered a seizure, before going into cardiac arrest, as reported by NFL Networks’s Tom Pelissero:

The #Chiefs canceled all team activities today after a backup defensive lineman had a seizure in a special teams meeting and went into cardiac arrest, per sources.

#Chiefs DL BJ Thompson is in stable condition after suffering a seizure and going into cardiac arrest during a meeting this morning, per source.

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Fact #2 : Seizures Can Lead To Cardiac Arrest

It is important to note that BJ Thompson suffered a seizure before going into cardiac arrest, because sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death for people with epilepsy, or people suffering from seizures:

Among patients with epilepsy, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a major cause of death. It is commonly thought that SCA in epilepsy occurs after a seizure…

Fact #3 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause Seizures

To be clear – COVID-19 vaccines do not cause seizures or epilepsy. There is no plausible or known pathogenesis for any vaccine to cause seizures.

Naturally, people claiming or suggesting that COVID-19 vaccines cause seizures, are unable to detail how it is possible, or provide any actual evidence. They want to convince us it’s true, but are too baffled to explain how, or show us any evidence.

In contrast, tens of billions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide, and extended monitoring over the last 3 years have shown that they do not cause seizures.

Fact #4 : Athletes Are At Higher Risk Of Cardiac Arrest

While athletes appears to be the epitome of healthy young people, many are at risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

In fact, studies show that sudden cardiac arrest is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes. On average, about 2,000 young people in the United States (less than 24 years old) die from sudden cardiac arrest every year, and many do not have previously-known heart disease.

That’s why many states in the United States enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators (AED) to be made available in health clubs, gyms, schools, and other public places.

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Fact #5 : Unknown If BJ Thompson Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Despite suggestions that BJ Thompson was fully-vaccinated, there isn’t any actual evidence that he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine. He certainly did not post about getting the vaccine on his X account (formerly Twitter)!

It is possible that BJ Thompson was unvaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States. The NFL also did not require players or coaches to be vaccinated against COVID-19, even though it did require all employees who have contact with the players to be fully-vaccinated.

Ironically, many people who were injured or died suddenly were actually unvaccinated, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Until and unless he (or his family) reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that BJ Thompson was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

Fact #6 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if BJ Thompson was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received his doses more than three years ago!

He cannot possibly have suffered from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not months later.

Mild side effects like injection site pain, fever, muscle ache, headache, lethargy develop within minutes to hours of the vaccination.

Anaphylaxis develops within minutes, while other severe adverse reactions like myocarditis and VITT develop within days or weeks.

The spike proteins produced by the COVID-19 vaccines also do not stick around for months. If these spike proteins are permanent (as antivaxxers claim), we would have lifelong immunity.

Your own immune system will identify the spike proteins as foreign, and destroy them within a matter of days, although some may last for up to a few weeks. This is part of how vaccines teach your immune system to identify the enemy and destroy it.

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Did China Airdrop Food Aid To Palestinians In Gaza?!

Did China airdrop tons of food aid for hungry Palestinians in Gaza?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : China Airdrops Food Aid To Palestinians In Gaza!

People are sharing videos on TikTok and WhatsApp, which purportedly shows China dropping tons of food aid to Palestinians in Gaza!

WhatsApp / TikTok : China drops tons of food aid for hungry Palestinians

China memberi bantuan makanan kod Palestina yg lapar

WhatsApp / TikTok : China’s aid to Gaza brings hope of survival to Palestine

大爱中国援助加沙物资愿给巴带来生存的希望

TikTok : Chinese Humanitarian Aid For Palestinians

Bantuan Kemanusian China utk Palestina

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Truth : China Did Not Airdrop Food Aid To Palestinians In Gaza!

This is yet another example of fake news created and/or promoted by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) and/or pro-CCP netizens, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : China Never Airdropped Food Aid To Gaza

Let me start by pointing out that China never air-dropped any food aid to feed hungry Palestinians in Gaza.

So far, nine countries air-dropped food and other supplies into Gaza – Jordan, the United States, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, France, Indonesia, the Netherlands, and Egypt.

China never took part in any airdrop of humanitarian aid into any Palestinian territory, never mind Gaza.

Fact #2 : Video Shows Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

The example video above does not show the Y-20 cargo transport aircraft, which is used by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). Instead, it shows a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III, which is commonly used by the United States and NATO countries.

Obviously, the PLAAF does not own or use any Boeing C-17 aircraft, so it is impossible for anyone to claim that those planes belonged to China.

Instead of showing China air-dropping food and other essential supplies to Palestinians in Gaza, the videos actually show American or British C-17 Globemaster III aircraft dropping supplies.

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Fact #3 : China Provided Some Aid

To be fair – China provided some aid – initially just 100 million yuan ($13.8 million) in aid.

But at the end of May 2024, President Xi Jinping announced that China would contribute an additional 500 million yuan ($68.96 million) in emergency humanitarian assistance, as well as $3 million in funds to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.

Fact #4 : Chinese Aid Is Disproportionally Small

However, it must be noted that Chinese aid is disproportionally small to its importance and economic strength.

Even when fully realised, Chinese aid is less than $86 million – just 7% of what the United Nations estimated in January 2024 that the Palestinians would require – some $1.2 billion in aid. It also pales in comparison to what other countries have sent to Gaza.

The Americans, for example, provided $180 million to Gaza through USAID by February 2024. In addition, the US military not only air-dropped supplies, it also built a temporary pier which cost $320 million to deliver more than a million pounds of aid (source) before it broke apart at the end of May, and had to be towed away for repairs.

Even smaller countries are contributing far more aid to Gaza than China. The UAE, for example, contributed 25% of all foreign aid to Gaza!

While credit should be given to China for the aid it promised, the contribution is far less than what the viral videos make it appear.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Chinese Propaganda

This is really nothing more than yet another example of Chinese propaganda created or promoted by the infamous Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and/or pro-CCP netizens. Here is just the latest dozen I fact-checked:

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Is Klaus Schwab Facing Death Penalty By ICC?!

Is Klaus Schwab facing the death penalty as the ICC prepares Nuremberg 2.0 trials for crimes against humanity?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Klaus Schwab Is Facing Death Penalty By ICC!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Klaus Schwab is facing the death penalty as the ICC prepares Nuremberg 2.0 trials for crimes against humanity!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

WEF Insider: Klaus Schwab Facing Death Penalty for ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

Leading globalists are set to be sacrificed on the altar of public outrage for their roles in the Covid plandemic, according to an International Criminal Court insider who revealed that preparations are underway for Crimes Against Humanity Nuremberg 2.0 trials at the ICC in the Hague.

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Truth : Klaus Schwab Is Not Facing Death Penalty By ICC!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Klaus Schwab Is Not Facing Death Penalty

Let me start by pointing out that Klaus Schwab is not facing the death penalty for any reason. If that actually happened, it would have been widely reported by the mainstream media.

Yet there was no such report by any reputable media out. That’s because it didn’t happen – it was all made up.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that Klaus Schwab is facing the death penalty for crimes against humanity.

Fact #2 : There Was No ICC Insider

There was also no International Criminal Court insider who revealed that preparations are underway for Crime Against Humanity Nuremberg 2.0 trials at ICC in The Hague.

In fact, The People’s Voice article itself provided no evidence of any ICC insider revealing anything! Why not claim that Santa Claus leaked the info??? That’s just as plausible!

Fact #3 : ICC Is Not Launching Nuremberg 2.0 Trials

The International Criminal Court is not “preparing” to launch any Nuremberg 2.0 trial. In fact, The People’s Voice made the same false claim over a year ago, and it is still utter nonsense today!

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Fact #4 : ICC Is Not A Military Tribunal

It is also silly to claim that the International Criminal Court is preparing to conduct Nuremberg 2.0 trials.

The Nuremberg trials actually refer to the International Military Tribunal (IMT) that prosecuted surviving leaders of Nazi Germany, as well as six German organisations between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946, for committing “crimes against peace”.

There is no reason for the ICC to conduct any Nuremberg-style trial to sentence Klaus Schwab to death, since neither he nor the World Economic Forum (WEF) has actually committed any “crimes against peace” or “crimes against humanity”.

But more importantly, it is ludicrous for the ICC to conduct Nuremberg-style trials because it is a “permanent international court” empowered by the Rome Statute, and not an ad hoc “military tribunal”!

Fact #5 : Hussain Najadi Was Not WEF Co-Founder

Pascal Najadi often claims that his father – Hussain Najadi, was a co-founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF), together with Klaus Schwab.

However, Hussain Najadi has never claimed to be a co-founder of the WEF. In fact, his own autobiography – The Sea and the Hills, only stated that he had been “invited [by Schwab] to attend the Davos Economic Symposium“.

Fact #6 : ICC Screenshot Is Fake

The cover image used by The People’s Voice article and video has a screenshot which purportedly shows the International Criminal Court posting on X (formerly Twitter) that:

Nuremberg 2.0 trials will deliver swift justice.

That is a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by the ICC. In addition, the official ICC account on X (formerly Twitter) has a grey checkmark, not a blue checkmark.

If the ICC actually made such a shocking post, it would have been reported by the worldwide media. But of course, that didn’t happen, because the ICC never posted it!

Why would The People’s Voice article use a fake screenshot???

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Fact #7 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Trump mock dead US soldiers as ‘Suckers’ and ‘Losers’?!

Did Donald Trump mock dead US soldiers, referring to them as “suckers” and “losers” to his inner circle?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Trump Mocked Dead US Soldiers As “Suckers”, “Losers”!

People are sharing a video by The Daily Show, which claimed that Donald Trump mocked dead US soldiers, and referred to them as “suckers” and “losers” to his inner circle!

On X (formerly Twitter), some Community Notes referred to a Snopes fact check as “evidence” that Donald Trump never mocked fallen American soldiers as “suckers” and “losers”.

So who is correct? Did Donald Trump really mock dead US soldiers as “suckers” and “losers”, or is that yet another example of fake news circulating on social media?

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Trump Likely Mocked Dead US Soldiers As “Suckers”, “Losers”!

Let’s take a closer look, and find out why Donald Trump likely mocked dead US soldiers as “suckers” and “losers” to his inner circles…

Fact #1 : Snopes Did Not Debunk It As Fake News

Let me start by pointing out that Snopes did not actually debunk the claim as “fake news”, as some X Community Notes have suggested.

The Snopes article merely pointed out that it was “unable to independently verify the claim“.

In short – Snopes neither confirmed, nor debunked, the claim that Donald Trump mocked fallen US soldiers as “suckers” and/or “losers” to his inner circle.

Fact #2 : Trump Cancelled WW1 Memorial Visit

The controversy stem from then President Donald Trump’s visit to Paris in 2018, where he and First Lady Melania Trump were supposed to pay their respects at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in Belleau, France.

At the last minute, the White House said that the planned visit had been “canceled due to scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather“. President Trump spent that Saturday afternoon watching television in the US ambassador’s residence instead, while his Chief of Staff, General John F. Kelly visited the cemetery on his behalf.

Jeffrey Goldberg, the Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic then famously reported that Trump declined to visit the cemetery because of how his hair would look, and because “it’s filled with losers”. He allegedly referred to dead Marines as “suckers” for getting killed.

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, near Paris, in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

Trump vehemently denied The Atlantic‘s account, but what is indisputable is that Donald Trump did not attend the planned trip to the World War 1 memorial, and was replaced by John Kelly.

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John F. Kelly (L) and General Joseph F. Dunford Jr. paying respects at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery, November 2018. Photo credit : Francois Mori, Associated Press

Fact #3 : Trump Claimed He Called Melania At Home…

Bizarrely, when Donald Trump denied The Atlantic‘s account, he claimed that he “called home” to tell Melania Trump how upset he was for not being able to visit the cemetery.

I called home, I spoke to my wife and I said ‘I hate this. I came here to go to that ceremony.’ And to the one that was the following day which I did go to. I said I feel terribly. And that was the end of it.

That would be quite a feat since Melania Trump was not at “home” in the United States. She was not only in France with Trump, she was in fact scheduled to visit the cemetery with him that afternoon!

In addition, both Donald and Melania Trump attended a state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron later that evening. Did he forget that as well?

Instead of calling home, Donald Trump would have been able to directly express his deep sadness to Melania at not being able to pay his respects to the men who sacrificed their lives in World War I. If he actually called home – who was he speaking to???

Fact #4 : The Atlantic Story Was Corroborated

I should point out that The Atlantic sourced the story from “four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day“.

In addition, the Associated Press independently corroborated the 2018 cemetery comments with “a senior Defense Department official with firsthand knowledge of events and a senior U.S. Marine Corps officer who was told about Trump’s comments”, with our emphasis in bold.

The defense officials said Trump made the comments as he begged off visiting the cemetery outside Paris during a meeting following his presidential daily briefing on the morning of Nov. 10, 2018.

Staffers from the National Security Council and the Secret Service told Trump that rainy weather made helicopter travel to the cemetery risky, but they could drive there.

Trump responded by saying he didn’t want to visit the cemetery because it was “filled with losers,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss it publicly.

Perhaps that’s why the famously litigious Donald Trump did not sue The Atlantic, or Jeffrey Goldberg? He also did not sue the Associated Press for confirming what The Atlantic posted!

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Fact #5 : John Kelly Confirmed The Atlantic’s Account

On 3 October 2023, Trump’s former Chief of Staff John, John F. Kelly, confirmed a number of damning stories about his former boss, including calling dead US soldiers “suckers” and “losers”.

When CNN asked John Kelly to give his opinions on Donald Trump, in light of comments made by other former Trump officials, this was what he said (our emphasis in bold):

What can I add that has not already been said?

A person that thinks those who defend their country in uniform, or are shot down or seriously wounded in combat, or spend years being tortured as POWs are all ‘suckers’ because ‘there is nothing in it for them.’

A person that did not want to be seen in the presence of military amputees because ‘it doesn’t look good for me.’

A person who demonstrated open contempt for a Gold Star family – for all Gold Star families – on TV during the 2016 campaign, and rants that our most precious heroes who gave their lives in America’s defense are ‘losers’ and wouldn’t visit their graves in France.

A person who is not truthful regarding his position on the protection of unborn life, on women, on minorities, on evangelical Christians, on Jews, on working men and women.

A person that has no idea what America stands for and has no idea what America is all about.

A person who cavalierly suggests that a selfless warrior who has served his country for 40 years in peacetime and war should lose his life for treason – in expectation that someone will take action.

A person who admires autocrats and murderous dictators. A person that has nothing but contempt for our democratic institutions, our Constitution, and the rule of law.

There is nothing more that can be said. God help us.

While John F. Kelly never actually said that he directly heard then President Donald Trump make those comments, he appears to confirm the Atlantic’s account that Trump mocked dead US soldiers, and called them “suckers” and “losers”.

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Fact #6 : Trump Has Long Scorned Soldiers

I should point out that there is no known audio or video recording of Donald Trump calling dead US soldiers “suckers” or “losers”. However, Trump has a long history of disparaging military veterans, especially those who served in Vietnam.

For example, numerous Trump officials confirmed that the then-President resisted an official funeral and lowering the flags after the death of Senator John McCain of Arizona, a Vietnam War hero whose military service he had disparaged.

When Donald Trump later claimed that he never called John McCain “a loser”, and would swear on that, his own Twitter post, and a video recording, showed him doing exactly that.

On Memorial Day 2017, President Donald Trump visited the Arlington National Cemetery with John Kelly, whose son, Robert Kelly, is buried there. While standing by Robert Kelly’s grave, Trump turned to his Kelly and remarked, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?

Based on his long history of lying, and disparaging military veterans, it seems more likely than not, that Donald Trump did indeed mock US soldiers, and more likely than not called them “suckers” and “losers”.

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Did WEF Order Slaughter Of Millions Of US Chickens?!

Did the WEF just order US farmers to slaughter millions of chickens to prevent bird flu?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Just Ordered Slaughter Of Millions Of US Chickens!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that the WEF just ordered US farmers to slaughter millions of chickens to prevent bird flu!

Here is an excerpt of the article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

WEF Orders US Farmers To Slaughter MILLIONS of Chickens To Prevent Bird Flu

The World Economic Forum has ordered US farmers to slaughter millions of healthy chickens as a preventative measure to stop the spread of bird flu.

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Truth : WEF Did Not Order Slaughter Of Millions Of US Chickens!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : WEF Did Not Order Slaughter of US Chickens!

Let me start by pointing out that the WEF (World Economic Forum) is only an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on public-private sector collaboration.

The World Economic Forum has no power over world governments, beyond its lobbying and influencing efforts. The WEF may be an influential lobbying organisation, but it cannot order farmers to do anything, never mind the US government.

If the WEF actually ordered US farmers to slaughter their chickens, it would have been reported widely. Yet, there was no such report by the mainstream media. That’s because … it never happened!

Fact #2 : US Agriculture Department Ordered The Cull

It was the US Agriculture Department, not the WEF, that ordered the cull of 4.2 million chickens in Iowa, after a case of the highly-pathogenic bird flu was detected at a large egg farm in Sioux County, Iowa.

Why would The People’s Voice article claim it was the WEF???

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Fact #3 : The People’s Voice Provided No Evidence

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that the WEF ordered US farmers to slaughter millions of chickens to prevent bird flu!

In fact, WEF is only mentioned twice in its entire article – in its title, and the lede. After that, there was no mention of the World Economic Forum, never mind the WEF ordering any US farmer to kill millions of chickens to prevent bird flu!

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did Study Show COVID-19 Vaccines Can Worsen Cancer?!

Did a new study show that COVID-19 vaccines can worsen cancer?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-05-31 : Refreshed after article went viral again
Originally posted @ 2023-12-29

 

Claim : COVID-19 Vaccines Can Potentially Worse Cancer!

People are sharing an Epoch Times article which suggests that researchers found many factors linking COVID-19 vaccines to the worsening of cancer.

Here is an excerpt from the Epoch Times article which is long (archive). Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

COVID-19 Vaccines Can Potentially Worsen Cancer: Review

Researchers found many factors within COVID-19 vaccinations that predisposed cancer patients towards a worsening of their condition.

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Truth : Study Does Not Show COVID-19 Vaccines Worsen Cancer!

Let’s take a closer look at the various claims in the Epoch Times article, and the study it referred to, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : It Was A Literature Review

Let me start by pointing out that the study in question was a literature review by Raquel Valdez Angues, and Yolanda Perea Bustos, and can be read in full here (archive).

In other words – the article basically offers an overview of existing research, and therefore, its quality is highly dependent on the research papers it uses.

Fact #2 : Cureus Relies On Post-Publication Peer Review

Even though this paper was marked as “peer-reviewed”, it should be noted that Cureus uses a very fast peer-review process of just “a few days”, and relies heavily on “post-publication peer review”.

As its Editor in Chief John R. Adler explained to Retraction Watch in 2015:

Yes, Cureus has an unusually fast review process, which is an important part of the journal’s philosophy. We believe that post publication peer review, a focus of our journal through commenting and our unique SIQ process, is potentially a more powerful way to discern truth.

In other words – the pre-publication peer review appears to be superficial, and Cureus relies on the scientific community to peer-review the papers after publication.

Fact #3 : Article Did Not Prove Vaccine Link To Cancer

Regardless of whether it was adequately peer-reviewed or not, the Angues and Bustos article itself did not actually prove any link between COVID-19 vaccines and cancer.

The authors themselves referred to “the Multi-Hit Hypothesis“. In science, a hypothesis is not a conclusion, but a proposed explanation that has to be tested to determine if it can be replicated.

Even as a literature review, the paper does not provide any actual evidence that such a hypothesis has ever been replicated by any study. So claims that its authors “found many factors” in COVID-19 vaccines that “predisposed cancer patients towards a worsening of their condition” is misleading, if not outright false.

There is nothing in the article to show such a link. Perhaps that’s why no other researcher has cited this article as of this time.

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Fact #4 : All Coronaviruses Have Spike Proteins

The key argument that COVID-19 vaccines cause cancer appears to revolve around the idea that the spike protein they produce “have the potential” to create an environment “favorable to cancer progression and/or reactivation of DCCs (dormant cancer cells)”.

Well, if that’s true, then everyone who was ever infected with COVID-19 will risk developing cancer, because the SARS-CoV-2 virus is completely covered with spike proteins!

In fact, everyone who has ever been infected with any coronavirus, not just SARS-CoV-2, will risk developing cancer because … ALL coronaviruses have spike proteins!

The spike proteins are literally the defining feature of a coronavirus. In fact, the name “coronavirus” is derived from the Latin word, corona, which means “crown” or “wreath” – a reference to its “crown” of spike proteins.

If coronavirus spike proteins can truly cause cancer, we would have seen people developing cancer after a coronavirus infection since time immemorial. Not just during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Fact #5 : Viruses Multiply, Vaccines Won’t

I should also point out that if the spike protein is so dangerous, then it is even more important to get vaccinated against COVID-19. After all, viruses multiply, while the vaccines won’t!

Even if we simply look at the mRNA vaccines alone, they contain a limited number of mRNA instructions that encode for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The mRNA instructions enter a limited number of cells, which then produce and display those spike proteins on their surfaces, to trigger our immune system.

If you are infected by the actual SARS-CoV-2 virus though, it quickly hijacks your cells to produce millions of copies – each covered with spike proteins, which then infect even more cells, in an ever-expanding chain reaction.

Until your immune system learns to stop and defeat the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it will keep producing millions and millions of viruses that will circulate through your body, delivering those nasty spike proteins everywhere.

So if you are really worried about the spike protein, you should really get vaccinated against COVID-19!

Recommended : The Spikeopathy Vaccine Spike Protein Scare Explained!

Fact #6 : VAERS Reports Are Unverified

The article referred to the “growing evidence and safety reports filed to the Vaccine Adverse Effects Report System (VAERS) suggesting that some cancer patients experienced disease exacerbation or recurrence following COVID-19 vaccination“.

As I pointed out many times before, VAERS data is unverified, and notoriously susceptible to abuse, and false reporting. That’s because it’s an open system that anyone – not just doctors, can report anything they want.

In addition, the reports may be duplicated and have not been verified to be related to the vaccine or drug in question. That’s why VAERS specifically warns against using its reports to reach any conclusion about the risks or safety of vaccines / drugs in question.

But that is probably why anti-vaccination activists love using VAERS data – it’s unverified, and very susceptible to abuse and false reporting.

Fact #7 : Vaccine Lymphopenia Was Transient

The article also appears to make a big deal out of lymphopenia caused by COVID-19 vaccines. What it fails to mention is that the lymphopenia (drop in blood lymphocytes) was transient (temporary), and mainly seen with the first dose of the Pfizer mRNA vaccine.

By Day 6-8, the lymphocyte levels were back in normal range (source). The drop in lymphocytes was also much smaller with the second dose. None of those who experienced the transient lymphopenia in the Pfizer clinical study had any clinical findings.

What it also failed to mention is that the transient drops in lymphocyte count was expected, because RNA vaccines are known to induce Type I interferon, which is associated with the transient migration (not destruction) of lymphocytes into the tissues (source).

In short – there is zero evidence that a temporary drop in blood lymphocytes because they temporarily migrated into the tissues leads to cancer. In fact, it can be argued that with the risk is potentially lower with more lymphocytes in the tissues.

Fact #8 : mRNA Vaccines Do Not Integrate Into Our DNA

The article laughably suggests that “parts of the SARS-CoV-2 genome” might miraculously “undergo reverse-transcription” and be genomically integrated into our cells.

For one thing – mRNA do not require reverse transcription, and are simply used by the ribosomes of our cells to produce proteins. mRNA also cannot enter the cell nucleus, so there is no danger of “genomic integration”. Only viruses like the SARS-CoV-2 virus can integrate their genome into our cell DNA.

Furthermore, normal human cells do not produce the LINE-1 reverse transcriptase enzyme, so it is simply not possible for the mRNA to undergo reverse transcription. Even if that somehow happens, the transcribed DNA cannot enter the cell nucleus without another enzyme called integrase, which is produced by viruses but not normal human cells.

Finally, mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines contain only mRNA instructions for the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. Even if they somehow miraculously integrate into the cell DNA, they can at most only produce the spike protein, nothing more.

If you are truly worried about anything modifying your cell’s DNA, you should try to avoid viral infections like COVID-19.

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Did CIA invent mRNA vaccine bioweapon with Gates, WEF?!

Did the CIA invent mRNA vaccines as a bioweapon with the Gates Foundation and the WEF?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : CIA Invented mRNA Vaccine Bioweapon With Gates, WEF!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Israel was just caught ordering its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

CIA Agent Testifies ‘We Invented mRNA As a Bioweapon With Gates and WEF’

The CIA invented mRNA technology in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum and the Rockefeller Foundation, according to the bombshell testimony of CIA agent who admits that Covid vaccines were developed as a bioweapon to control humanity.

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Truth : CIA Did Not Invent mRNA Vaccine Bioweapon With Gates, WEF!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : CIA Did Not Invent mRNA Vaccine Technology

Let me start by pointing out that the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) is the civilian foreign intelligence service of the US government.

The CIA does not conduct scientific or medical research, so it’s really silly to claim that the CIA invented the mRNA vaccine technology.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that the CIA invented mRNA vaccine technology.

Fact #2 : mRNA Vaccines Were Not Invented By Any Single Entity

The mRNA vaccine technology was invented by a number of different people and companies, all based on research that go back to the 1980s. Even the current slew of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 were developed by two separate companies – BioNTech, and Moderna.

Regardless of who contributed what to the mRNA vaccine technology, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF), and the Rockefeller Foundation had nothing to do with their research and development.

Naturally, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that the the mRNA vaccine technology “in conjunction” with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the WEF, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Recommended : Did Scientists Confirm COVID Vaccines Cause Autism In Rats?!

Fact #3 : Destiny Rezendes Is Not CIA Agent

The People’s Voice article suggested that Destiny Rezendes was the CIA agent who testified that the CIA invented mRNA vaccines as a bioweapon to control humanity.

However, Destiny Rezendes is not a CIA agent, and there was no testimony, or leaked documents, from any CIA agent. It was all made up!

Destiny Rezendes calls herself a “necromartist”, an independent researcher, and a “Constitution Defender”, whatever those mean. But what’s clear is that she never claim to be an agent of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Fact #4 : Destiny Rezendes Never Said CIA Invented mRNA Vaccines

In addition, Destiny did not claim that the CIA invented mRNA vaccines as a bioweapon to control humanity.

In fact, her post never mentioned the CIA, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum (WEF), or the Rothschild Foundation.

To be clear – there was no CIA agent who ever testified that the CIA invented mRNA vaccines as a bioweapon to control humanity. It was all made up!

Fact #5 : It Was An Old Twitter Post

Finally, I should point out that Destiny Rezendes posted about Moderna and Resilience on 16 March 2023 – more than a year ago!

Did it make any shockwaves? Nope. No one bothered to cover it, because it did not actually expose anything particularly shocking or egregious, never mind criminal. Just speculation based on links between the people sitting on the board of Resilience, and its funders.

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Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Was Israel Caught Ordering Soldiers To Kill US Citizens?!

Was Israel just caught ordering its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Israel Caught Ordering Soldiers To Kill US Citizens!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Israel was just caught ordering its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Israel Caught Ordering Soldiers To Kill US Citizens Who Support Palestine

The Israeli government has authorized soldiers to detain and execute US citizens in Israel who show support for Palestine.

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Truth : Israel Did Not Order Soldiers To Kill US Citizens!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Israel Did Not Order Soldiers To Kill US Citizens

Let me start by pointing out that Israel did not order its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine!

If that happened, it would have resulted in massive outrage in the United States, and reported widely by the mainstream media. Yet none of that happened … because it was made up!

Israel never authorised its soldiers to “detain and execute US citizens in Israel who show support for Palestine” as claimed by The People’s Voice.

Fact #2 : The People’s Voice Provided No Evidence

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that Israel ordered its soldiers to kill US citizens who support Palestine.

In fact, the The People’s Voice article only made that claim in its title, and the lede. After that, there was no mention of any Israeli order or permission for its soldiers to “detain and execute US citizens in Israel who show support for Palestine”.

Fact #3 : Omar Assad Died In The West Bank

It is odd that The People’s Voice article would mention Omar Assad since he was not arrested and executed in Israel. Omar Assad was detained and died in village of Jilijliya, which is located in the West Bank, north of Ramallah.

The West Bank is Palestinian, albeit under Israeli occupation and co-administered by Israel and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). 99.3% of Jilijliya is classified as Area A, under PNA authority.

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Fact #4 : Omar Assad Died In 2022

It is also odd that The People’s Voice article would mention Omar Assad since he died more than 2 years earlier, on 12 January 2022!

On that fateful day, members of the Netzah Yehuda Battalion detained 78 year-old Omar Assad, who was then handcuffed, gagged, and forced to lie on his stomach for up to an hour. He would end up dying from stress-induced cardiac arrest. It is unknown if they were aware that Assad was a US citizen.

Omar Assad’s death led the US State Department to take particular interest in the Netzah Yehuda Battalion. It not only sent Hady Amr – the American special representative for Palestinian affairs to visit Assad’s family, it also asked the US embassy in Israel to prepare a report on the battalion.

By November 2022, the Israeli military said it was preparing to indict two of its officers for Omar Assad’s death, and it moved the Netzah Yehuda battalion from the West Bank to the Golan Heights.

Finally, in June 2023, the Israeli military announced that it would punish the soldiers involved in Omar Assad’s detention, but will not charge them for his death as it was impossible to determine if his death was caused specifically by the soldiers’ conduct.

Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Why Grayson Murray Did Not Die From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Find out why two-time PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray did not die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine at just 30 years of age, and what was his true cause of death!

 

Claim : Grayson Murray Died Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine!

Right after news broke that Grayson Murray died unexpectedly, some people immediately suggested or claimed that the two-time PGA Tour winner died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!

Concerned Citizen :  PGA Tour Winner Grayson Murray dies suddenly age 30. RIP.

Reminder that this is absolutely not fucking normal.

Health officials need to conduct a full investigation into why young fit healthy people keep dying suddenly.

Although you already know why.

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Truth : Grayson Murray Did Not Die Suddenly From COVID-19 Vaccine!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : Grayson Murray Committed Suicide!

Let me start by pointing out that Grayson Murray did not die suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine, because he committed suicide!

After social media users speculated that the two-time PGA Tour winner might have succumbed to the COVID-19 vaccine, his parents – Eric and Terry Murray, issued a statement through PGA Tour on 26 May 2024, stating clearly that their son, Garyson Murray, committed suicide.

Life wasn’t always easy for Grayson, and although he took his own life, we know he rests peacefully now.

It is sad that Grayson Murray’s parents have to publicly reveal his cause of death to stem speculation that their son died from COVID-19 vaccination, when there is absolutely no evidence that the vaccines (which have been proven safe and effective) were involved in their son’s death.

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Fact #2 : Grayson Murray Was Anti-Vaccine!

Ironically, Grayson Murray was outspoken about being anti-vaccine himself, and had not been vaccinated against COVID-19!

As the PGA Tour did not require players to get vaccinated, it appears he simply refused to do so. So it is quite amazing for anti-vaccine activists to claim that Grayson Murray died from the COVID-19 vaccine…

Personally I’m not into the scare of the whole thing. That’s my take on it. Now that the vaccine is out, people are going to get it. If they choose not to get it, that’s fine.

I think eventually the tour is going to going to put it on us to go get our own (COVID-19) test and pay for our own test, which would be a pain. That’s their way of saying you’ll have to go get yours (vaccine). I don’t want to but I have family members who have.

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When asked why he was opposed to getting the COVID-19 vaccine, this was what Grayson Murray said:

Technically it’s not FDA approved. Last time I checked it wasn’t. I don’t know what people’s complications from it will be years from now. I’ll do it when it’s FDA approved.

I’ve already had (COVID-19 in July 2020). I’m not going to die from it. If it makes my life easier out here I’m pretty much forced to do it. That’s pretty much what the tour’s doing, which I don’t agree with. … If 60 or 70 percent of the guys out here are vaccinated I don’t think there’s any issue. …

To be clear – the FDA had already approved the COVID-19 vaccine, before it was authorised to be administered to people, and it had continuously updated people on the known side effects of the approved vaccines, which were mostly mild and transient.

This would not be the first time anti-vaccine activists have thrown one of their own under the “Died Suddenly” bus. Grayson Murray now joins the list of unvaccinated people whose deaths / health problems were falsely blamed on the COVID-19 vaccine, like Kris Jordan, Aaron Carter, Kirstie Alley, Stephan Bonnar, Shane Macaulay, David Wayne Burleson, and Kaden Clymer.

Will these anti-vaccination activists apologise for lying to you? Nope! They will just move on to the next sudden death or injury…

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Did WHO Order Worldwide Lockdowns Over Bird Flu?!

Did the WHO just order worldwide lockdowns after Australia reported its first human case of bird flu?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WHO Orders Worldwide Lockdowns Over Bird Flu!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that the WHO (World Health Organization) just ordered harsh worldwide lockdowns after Australia reported its first human case of bird flu!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

WHO Orders ‘Worldwide Lockdowns’ As Australia Reports First Human Bird Flu Case

The World Health Organization (WHO) has ordered government’s to prepare to initiate harsh new lockdowns after Australia reported its first human case of Bird Flu on Wednesday.

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Truth : WHO Did Not Order Worldwide Lockdowns Over Bird Flu!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : WHO Did Not Order Any Lockdowns

Let me start by pointing out that the WHO (World Health Organization) did not order any lockdown in any country, never mind worldwide!

No legitimate media outlet reported such a shocking development, and no country announced any lockdown. Not even Australia, which reported its first human case of the A(H5N1) avian influenza virus.

That’s because the WHO never ordered any lockdown.

Fact #2 : The People’s Voice Provided No Evidence

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that the WHO ordered “worldwide lockdowns” over the first human case of avian influenza in Australia.

In fact, the word “lockdowns” was only mentioned twice in its article – in its title, and the lede. After that, there was no mention of any lockdown, never mind the WHO actually ordering global lockdowns!

Fact #3 : WHO Cannot Order Lockdowns

The World Health Organization has no power over any government. It only has an advisory role, and cannot order any government to initiate lockdowns.

Even the Pandemic Treaty that is being negotiated will not grant the WHO any power to order any lockdown.

The power to prevent and respond to any pandemic remains with each individual country and its government.

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Fact #4 : Australia Says There’s No Public Health Risk

The Australian Centre for Disease Control, which announced the case, said that bird flu does not easily infect humans, and that there was “no ongoing public health risk” from the case.

A child acquired the infection while overseas and became unwell on returning to Australia earlier this year. The case was confirmed by the Victorian Department of Health on 18 May 2024.

The child has now made a full recovery and no family members in Australia or overseas have reported
symptoms.

Bird flu does not easily infect humans and there is no ongoing public health risk from this case.

Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Can Boeing 777 fuel tank explode from fatal flaw?!

Do Boeing 777 airliners have a fatal flaw, that could result in its fuel tank catching fire and exploding?! Find out what’s going on!

 

Claim : Boeing 777 Fuel Tank Can Explode From Fatal Flaw!

Boeing is in the hot seat again, after the Daily Mail and the New York Post reported that its 777 airliner has a fatal flaw that could result in its fuel tank catching fire and exploding!

Daily Mail : Exclusive – Revealed: 300 Boeing Planes used by United and American Airlines have potential flaw that could cause ‘fire or explosion’ on jets, according to FAA

The FAA proposed a new airworthiness directive earlier this year to address a potential flaw in Boeing jets, DailyMail.com can reveal.

According to the FAA proposal, the issue involved an electrical fault on the company’s 777 jets that, if left unaddressed, could cause fuel tanks on the planes’ wings to catch fire and explode.

Discovery of the flaw exposes that nearly 300 more Boeing planes are potentially at risk, including jets used by United and American Airlines, according to the notice by the Federal Aviation Administration.

New York Post : FAA reveals flaw in another major Boeing plane that could result in fuel tank exploding

Yet another fleet of Boeing airplanes was found to have a potentially disastrous flaw — one that could set the entire aircraft ablaze.

The aircraft manufacturer discovered that its 777 liner has poor electrical insulation near its fuel tank, according to a proposed rule the Federal Aviation Administration posted in March.

“This condition, if not addressed, could result in an ignition source inside the fuel tank and subsequent fire or explosion,” the Airworthiness Directives note states.

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Boeing + FAA Deny 777 Fuel Tanks Can Explode From Fatal Flaw!

After the reports came out, both Boeing and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) pushed back on those claims.

The FAA said that it was not an immediate safety risk, while Boeing said that the regulatory process was being “sensationalised“, and called the Daily Mail’s report as “misleading and reckless“.

It makes incorrect connections and sensationalizes the standard regulatory process that has helped ensure air travel is the safest form of transportation.

This is not an immediate safety of flight issue. There are multiple redundancies designed into modern commercial airplanes to ensure protection for electromagnetic effects.

The 777 fleet has been operating for nearly 30 years, and has safely flown more than 3.9 billion passengers.

It should be noted that Boeing described this problem in a November 2023 alert bulletin. While it was not mandatory, it is likely that many airlines have already taken action, or are planning to fix the flaw, based on that Boeing alert.

The FAA also pointed out that its proposed airworthiness directive was based on the 21 November 2023 alert by Boeing, and would make mandatory what Boeing recommended.

The proposed [airworthiness directive], which the FAA issued in March 2024, would require installing electrical bonding and grounding to a component in the center fuel tank. It would make mandatory service actions that Boeing described in a November 2023 alert bulletin.

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I should point out that the flaw is not due to “poor electrical insulation” as the New York Post reported – the word “insulation” isn’t even mentioned once in the FAA notice. Rather, the flaw is due to a lack of an electrical bond to ground a cover plate – like a wire or something similarly conductive to dissipate any accumulated static.

In addition, it was not the FAA that came up with the solution. The FAA notice actually referred to the Boeing service bulletin of 21 November 2023 (PDF), which had detailed instructions on the fix!

Guidance for accomplishing the actions required by this AD can be found in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 777–47A0007, dated November 21, 2023, which is referred to in Boeing Alert Requirements Bulletin 777–47A0007 RB, dated November 21, 2023.

The Boeing 777 requirements bulletin also listed a “recommended compliance time” of 42 months – 3.5 years, which suggests that Boeing does not consider it an immediate threat to aircraft safety. The FAA also concurred in its airworthiness directive proposal.

I should also point out that modern airliners like the Boeing 777 come with nitrogen-generating or nitrogen-inerting systems to reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions, after the tragic explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996.

Boeing uses a Nitrogen Generation System (NGS) in its aircraft, which separates oxygen-rich air from the left engine’s bleed air, which is discharged from the aircraft. The remaining nitrogen-enriched air is pumped into the centre fuel tank.

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As more nitrogen-enriched air is pumped into the centre fuel tank, the oxygen level drops from the usual 21% to 12% or less – at which point the oxygen concentration is too low to support combustion, thus mitigating the risk of an explosion.

In fact, the proposed FAA airworthiness directive specifically points to the Boeing 777’s nitrogen enriched air distribution system (NEADS). Ironically, the NEADS cover plate assembly is the potential source of electrostatic discharge.

So Boeing and the FAA would be correct that even though the cover plate assembly lacked “a designed electrical bond for electrostatic discharge“, there is no immediate safety risk, as there are redundancies built in, like the nitrogen-enriched air.

In short – this is hardly the “fatal flaw” that some people are claiming, and it can be easily resolved by simply installing an electrical bond at less than $2,400 per aircraft – mostly in manpower costs.

That said, you will want to eliminate all potential causes of sparking in the fuel tank, no matter how remote, even if there are other protective measures in place. Hopefully, the FAA will soon issue this airworthiness directive to make it mandatory, instead of optional.

 

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Did Michelle Obama Attend Satanic Sex Parties As A Man?!

Did Michelle Obama attend Satanic sex parties as a man?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Michelle Obama Attended Sex Parties As A Man!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that former First Lady Michelle Obama attended sex parties as a “hung” man!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Elite Pedo Victim Claims ‘Hung’ Michelle Obama Attended Satanic Sex Parties

The dark truth about Michelle Obama has been hiding in plain sight for years now.

Michelle’s high school boyfriend has confirmed she is in fact a biological male, and child rape victims are coming forward to testify they were raped by the former first lady – when she was a man.

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Truth : Michelle Obama Did Not Attend Sex Parties As A Man!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : David Upchurch Never Said Michelle Obama Was A Man!

Let me start by pointing out that David Upchurch never said that Michelle Obama was a man!

David Upchurch only referred to Michelle Obama as “she”, “her”, and “Michelle”, and never claimed she was a man called Michael Robinson.

I grew up with Michelle and her brother Craig. We  were neighbours, and our families were close.

When Michelle was in the middle of her junior year, we began dating and continued to date for a year-and-a-half.

I wished the best for Michelle because she has always been a  wonderful  person. I always knew Michelle was special and would make a  difference in the world.

I cannot tell you how proud I am of her and her husband. I  have never met  Barack, but I have to say, he is a very lucky man.

Why would anyone claim that he ever said that Michelle Obama was really a man called Michael Robinson???

Fact #2 : None Of Ally Carter’s Claims Were Ever Proven True

These bizarre claims by a woman called Ally Carter isn’t new, having originated in 2020 when she posted on Instagram that Barack Obama and Joe Biden raped her.

She claimed to have been trafficked in underground tunnels that run under schools, cemeteries, and Universal Studios to elites living in Hollywood, the Buckingham Palace, and the Getty Museum since she was thirteen years old.

Despite these claims surfacing many years ago, Ally Carter never provided any evidence that:

  • she was sold to Joe Biden multiple times, or
  • there are millions of sex abuse victims like her, or
  • some sex abuse victims had their limbs cut off so they cannot fight back against the abuse, or
  • some abusers drained their victims’ blood to use as a fountain of youth, or
  • CPS (Child Protective Services) buys, sells, and trades children

Needless to say, The People’s Voice article provided zero evidence to back up those claims.

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Fact #3 : Michelle Obama Gave Birth To Two Girls

Claims that Michelle Obama was born a man is not only false, it’s ridiculous because she gave birth to two girls – Malia Obama and Sasha Obama.

In November 2018, Michelle Obama even opened up about her experience with infertility, revealing that she suffered a miscarriage early in their marriage. Eventually she and former President Barack Obama resorted to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to conceive Malia and Sasha.

For those who are wondering – transgender women cannot give birth, or suffer miscarriages, as they were born men, and lack both ovaries and uterus. And no, Malia and Sasha Obama were not adopted!

Fact #4 : Michelle Obama Was Female All Her Life

Even if you ignore the fact that she gave birth to two girls, Michelle Obama grew up as a female. Her family and friends only knew her as a girl and then, a woman. Never as a boy or a man who later became transgender.

Michelle Obama sometimes shares photos of her childhood on her Instagram account. They are all proof that she grew up as a girl, never as a boy. On the other hand, all these claims that she was born a boy called Michael Robinson has never been backed by any evidence.

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Malia Obama with her new baby sister, Sasha (2001)

Fact #5 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did WEF Order Govts To Arrest Climate Change Deniers?!

Did the WEF just order world governments to arrest people who oppose the climate change narrative?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Orders Govts To Arrest Climate Change Deniers!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that the WEF just ordered world governments to arrest people who oppose the climate change narrative!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

WEF Orders Govt’s To Arrest Citizens Who Oppose Man-Made Climate Change Narrative

The World Economic Forum has ordered government’s to begin arresting citizens who oppose the man-made climate change narrative in a bid to persuade the masses that ‘global boiling‘ is a real danger.

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Truth : WEF Did Not Order Govts To Arrest Climate Change Deniers!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : WEF Did Not Order Governments To Arrest Anyone

Let me start by pointing out that the WEF (World Economic Forum) did not order anyone to arrest climate change deniers, or people who oppose the fact that human activities have caused global warming.

If the WEF actually did that – it would have shocked the whole world, not only reported widely by the mainstream media, but criticised by people and governments. Yet, there was no such outrage… because it never happened!

In addition – no government has ever arrested and/or jailed climate change deniers for refusing to accept the fact that human activities are causing climate change.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article offered no evidence to back up its claim that the WEF ordered governments to arrest people!

Fact #2 : WEF Cannot Order Governments To Do Anything

I should also point out that the WEF cannot order any country to do anything. It is merely an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on public-private sector collaboration.

The WEF has no power over world leaders, beyond its lobbying and influencing efforts. The WEF may be an influential lobbying organisation, but it cannot order any government to do anything. That’s just silly.

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Fact #3 : Jim Dale Does Not Work For WEF

The People’s Voice article suggests that Jim Dale represents the WEF in some capacity. However, that’s not true.

Jim Dale (LinkedIn profile) is an expert meteorologist, who founded the British Weather Services in 1987. He does not work for the World Economic Forum, not represent its views.

Jim Dale does not appear to be a WEF Young Global Leader either – he’s not in the alumni list. The link used by The People’s Voice as “evidence” only leads to a LinkedIn post in which he shared a WEF post about El Niño.

If that’s the criteria for being a WEF Young Global Leader, then everyone sharing a WEF post would automatically become a WEF Young Global Leader! How silly!

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Did WHO DG Have Robert Fico Shot Over Pandemic Treaty?!

Did WHO DG Tedros arrange for Robert Fico to be shot after failing to convince him to continue with the Pandemic Treaty?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WHO DG Had Robert Fico Shot Over Pandemic Treaty!

People are sharing a video of Meryl Nass, who appeared to suggest that WHO DG Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus may have ordered the failed assassination of Robert Fico, after failing to convince its populist Prime Minister to continued with the Pandemic Treaty!

Sense Receptor / Kripp-M (German)

“[F]irst Tedros was there [in Slovakia], and then someone tries to assassinate him [PM Robert Fico]…I can’t guarantee you the two things are related, but it is extraordinary that every major newspaper claimed immediately that the assassination was the result of a ‘lone wolf.'”

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Truth : WHO DG Did Not Have Robert Fico Shot Over Pandemic Treaty!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : Dr. Tedros Did Not Fly To Slovakia To Meet Robert Fico!

Let me start by pointing out that WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not fly to Slovakia to speak with Prime Minister Robert Fico, in an attempt to convince him to continue with the Pandemic Treaty.

In fact, the last time Dr. Tedros flew to Slovakia was in June 2022almost two years ago, when he attended the GLOBSEC Bratislava Forum, with Zuzana Čaputová, the President of the Slovak Republic.

Fact #2 : WHO DG Tedros Was In Paris + Geneva

Robert Fico was shot by a gunman while greeting people outside the House of Culture in Handlova, at around 2:30 PM local time on Wednesday, 15 May 2024.

A day before Fico was shot, WHO DG Tedros was in Paris, attending the Summit for Clean Cooking in Africa. He even posted photos of a high-level dialogue hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron that day!

After that, a WHO spokesperson confirmed that Dr. Tedros flew back to WHO headquarters in Geneva, where he posted his condemnation of the attempt assassination of Robert Fico, before hosting Francophone ambassadors in Geneva.

It would be a miraculous feat for Dr. Tedros to be in two places at the same time. Needless to say, neither Meryl Nass, nor the people sharing her video / claims, ever provide any evidence WHO DG Tedros was in Slovakia in May 2024…

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Fact #3 : Robert Fico Did Not Reject WHO Pandemic Treaty

Claims that Robert Fico was shot because he rejected the WHO Pandemic Treaty is nonsense. Robert Fico did not recently formally and/or publicly reject the WHO Pandemic Treaty, as some people have claimed or suggested.

It was Peter Kotlár, the Slovak Government Plenipotentiary for the COVID-19 pandemic, who formally and publicly rejected the “current version” of the WHO Pandemic Treaty on 10 May 2024. Even that was not a final, conclusive rejection of the WHO Pandemic Treaty.

While Robert Fico himself appear to speak out against the WHO Pandemic Treaty, he did not actually say that he was rejecting the WHO Pandemic Treaty. He only said that the SMER party will not support expanding the powers of the WHO, at the expense of the state’s right to tackle future pandemics.

In other words, it very much sounds like he’s okay with WHO gaining more powers, as long as Slovakia still retains the right to tackle future pandemics its own way.

Fact #4 : Fico’s Ministers Called It Politically Motivated

In addition, claims that media outlets were instructed to claim that the shooting was committed by a lone wolf is equally nonsensical.

For one thing – the gunman, who was later identified as 71 year-old Juraj Cintula from Levice, was immediately detained by Fico’s security detail.

Then, both Defense Minister Robert Kaliňák and Interior Minister Matúš Šutaj Eštok called the shooting “politically motivated,” with Šutaj Eštok saying that “the suspect made the decision to do it shortly after the presidential election,” which ended just last month – on 6 April 2024.

Juraj Cintula frequented events organised by the pro-Russian paramilitary group, Slovenski branci (Slovakian Recruits), and praised the group and its anti-immigration stance multiple times on social media.

There is no evidence that Juraj Cintula was inspired to shoot Robert Fico because he was against the WHO Pandemic Treaty. In fact – none of those who made those suggestions or claims ever provided any evidence to back them up!

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Did ex-bf David Upchurch reveal Michelle Obama was a man?!

Did David Upchurch who dated Michelle Obama in high school reveal that she was really a man called Michael Robinson?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ex-BF David Upchurch Reveals Michelle Obama Was A Man!

Some people are claiming that David Upchurch who dated Michelle Obama in high school reveal that she was really a man called Michael Robinson!

aka : JUST IN: Michelle Obama’s ex-boyfriend David Upchurch has come forward to reveal that “she” is actually a man named Michael Robinson and only became “Michelle” after meeting Barack Obama and having prospects of becoming First Lady. It’s official: Michelle Obama is a man.

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Truth : David Upchurch Never Said Michelle Obama Was A Man!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : David Upchurch Never Said Michelle Obama Was A Man!

Let me start by pointing out that David Upchurch never said that Michelle Obama was a man!

If that actually happened, it would have been reported by the media, and celebrity blogs, all over the world! Obviously, that did not happen, because David Upchurch never made such a ridiculous claim.

Unsurprisingly – none of those who made the ridiculous claim actually provided any evidence David Upchurch ever said that Michelle Obama was really born a man called Michael Robinson!

Fact #2 : David Upchurch Only Referred To Michell Obama As Female

In March 2009, David Upchurch told The Daily Mail about being Michelle Obama’s first love, and escorting her to prom.

He was not only her neighbour, he attended the same Whitney M Young High School in Chicago, Illinois, and had been going out with Michelle Robinson (her maiden name) for almost 1.5 years before taking her to prom.

I grew up with Michelle and her brother Craig. We  were neighbours, and our families were close.

When Michelle was in the middle of her junior year, we began dating and continued to date for a year-and-a-half.

David Upchurch only referred to Michelle Obama as “she”, “her”, and “Michelle”, and never claimed she was a man called Michael Robinson.

I wished the best for Michelle because she has always been a  wonderful  person. I always knew Michelle was special and would make a  difference in the world.

I cannot tell you how proud I am of her and her husband. I  have never met  Barack, but I have to say, he is a very lucky man.

Why would anyone claim that he ever said that Michelle Obama was really a man called Michael Robinson???

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Fact #3 : Michelle Obama Gave Birth To Two Girls

Claims that Michelle Obama was born a man called Michael is not only false, it’s ridiculous because she gave birth to two girls – Malia Obama and Sasha Obama.

In November 2018, Michelle Obama even opened up about her experience with infertility, revealing that she suffered a miscarriage early in their marriage. Eventually she and former President Barack Obama resorted to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to conceive Malia and Sasha.

For those who are wondering – transgender women cannot give birth, or suffer miscarriages, as they were born men, and lack both ovaries and uterus. And no, Malia and Sasha Obama were not adopted!

Fact #4 : Michelle Obama Was Female All Her Life

Even if you ignore the fact that she gave birth to two girls, Michelle Obama grew up as a female. Her family and friends only knew her as a girl and then, a woman. Never as a boy or a man who later became transgender.

Michelle Obama sometimes shares photos of her childhood on her Instagram account. They are all proof that she grew up as a girl, never as a boy. On the other hand, all these claims that she was born a boy called Michael Robinson has never been backed by any evidence.

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Malia Obama with her new baby sister, Sasha (2001)

Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake News About The Obamas

This is yet another example of fake news about the Barack and Michelle Obama, just like these examples:

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Can scopolamine / Devil’s Breath powder put a spell on you?!

Can scammers use scopolamine powder, also known as Devil’s Breath, to put a spell on you?! Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Video : Woman Uses Scopolamine / Devil’s Breath To Put Spell On People!

People are sharing a video which purportedly shows a woman using long sleeves with scopolamine powder, also known as Devil’s Breath, to put a spell on people!

👆🏻Watch how she flicks her sleeves into people’s faces. She’s using Scopolomine/hyoscine powder aka Devil’s Breath.

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Scammers Can Use Scopolamine / Devil’s Breath To Induce Loss Of Memory

This is yet another example of half truths circulating on WhatsApp, and social media platforms, and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : Video Does Not Appear To Be Genuine

Let me start by pointing out that the viral video does not appear to be genuine. Rather, it appears to be some kind of reenactment by Vietnamese actors.

For one thing, the multiple camera angles suggest that the video was recorded using at least two cameras, and in two different locations to boot. That is pretty much impossible for genuine “caught in action” videos.

The recorded audio was also very clear, even at a distance, and the volume did not change even when the cameraman moved in closer. That suggests that the audio was recorded using a boom microphone hovering near the actors.

Fact #2 : Scopolamine Can Be Used To Induce Loss Of Memory

Scopolamine (which is also known as hyoscine, burundanga or Devil’s Breath) is obtained from nightshade plants. Medically, it is used to treat motion sickness, post-operative nausea and vomiting, among other uses.

Criminals, however, are using scopolamine to render victims unconscious, and cause amnesia – loss of memory. Scopolamine attacks are most common in Colombia, where it is estimated that there are 50,000 victims annually.

In fact, the US Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) issued a 2012 travel advisory warning about scopolamine being used to rob tourists. In March 2019, OSAC further warned that the Colombian National Police have reported an increase in thieves targeting tourists with scopolamine in major Colombian cities.

One common and particularly dangerous method that criminals use in order to rob a victim is through the use of drugs. The most common has been scopolamine.

Unofficial estimates put the number of annual scopolamine incidents in Colombia at approximately 50,000. Scopolamine can render a victim unconscious for 24 hours or more. In large doses, it can cause respiratory failure and death.

The Canadian government also issued a 2022 travel advisory (archive) which warned about the risks of being attacked with scopolamine in Colombia. Scopolamine has also been reportedly used in kidnappings, and sexual assault.

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Fact #3 : Criminals May Not Actually Be Using Scopolamine!

Despite the media frenzy over scopolamine attacks, and government advisories appearing to corroborate them, there isn’t much actual evidence to support claims that scopolamine is actually the drug being used to “zombify” or “put a spell” on people.

As Val Curran, a professor of pharmacology at UCL’s Clinical Pharmacology Unit said, in response to a tabloid story about scopolamine attacks in Paris:

You get these scare stories and they (the victims) have no toxicology, so nobody knows what it is. The idea that it is scopolamine is a bit far-fetched because it could be anything.

That’s partly because scopolamine only remains in the body for about 12 hours, with a half-life of just 4.5 hours. By the time victims wake up, traces of it may already be gone, even if they quickly seek treatment and get tested.

That does not mean that criminals are not using scopolamine to incapacitate victims. It only means that there is little, if any, evidence that scopolamine was actually used in any of those “scopolamine attacks”. It is possible that criminals are using more common drugs like Rohypnol (flunitrazepam), GHB, clonazepam, etc.

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Fact #3 : Scopolamine Attacks Usually Through Spiked Drinks

While there have been claims that criminals are throwing scopolamine in the faces of their victims, or applied it on pamphlets or items, experts have questioned those methods.

For one thing – skin absorption is low and slow – transdermal patches, for example, are used over hours and days. Even when delivered through an injection, scopolamine takes effect after 20 minutes. So throwing powder into someone’s face would not immediately cause someone to lose consciousness or memory.

It is far more likely that criminals are spiking food and drinks, or even cigarettes, with scopolamine or other drugs. That could explain why most attacks occur during dates, or in night clubs or bars, as OSAC warned:

Scopolamine is most often administered in liquid or powder form in foods and beverages. The majority of these incidents occur in night clubs and bars, and usually men, perceived to be wealthy, are targeted by young, attractive women.

It is recommended that, to avoid becoming a victim of scopolamine, a person should never accept food or beverages offered by strangers or new acquaintances, nor leave food or beverages unattended in their presence. Victims of scopolamine or other drugs should seek immediate medical attention.

In fact, anecdotal reports by victims mostly show that their last memory was drinking beer or some kind of beverage with the perpetrators, like these examples:

Here is the takeaway – you should never go to nightclubs and bars on your own, and you should never leave your food or drinks unattended, or accept food or drinks from strangers.

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Fact #4 : No Evidence Scopolamine Can Be Delivered Via Sleeves

While there are reports of criminals slipping powered drugs like scopolamine into drinks and even throwing it into the faces of their victims, there is no report of anyone actually using long sleeves impregnated with scopolamine.

An online search also showed no evidence that any criminal ever used long sleeves to deliver scopolamine or other hypnotic / psychotropic substances to a victim.

It really seems very unlikely that sleeves impregnated with scopolamine would be able to deliver a large enough dose quickly enough to incapacitate anyone, or make them amnesic.

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Bantuan Tambahan RM1000 Scam Alert!

Is the Malaysian government giving every citizen extra RM1000 through the Bantuan Tambahan financial aid?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out why it’s just a scam!

 

Bantuan Tambahan RM1000 Scam Alert!

People are sharing links to WhatsApp and Telegram groups that purportedly offer RM1000 in extra financial  aid from the Malaysian government! Here are the messages, with our English translation in bold.

Bantuan RM1000 telah dikreditkan dalam MyKad bermula hari ini.

Bantuan kerajaan melalui MyKad ini telah dilaksanakan sejak bulan May 2024.

MOHON & SEMAK https://mykad-xxxxx-xxxx.try-44.com/c/

RM1000 assistance has been credited into MyKad starting today.

Government assistance through MyKad has been implemented since May 2024.

APPLY & CHECK https://mykad-xxxxx-xxxx.try-44.com/c/

Jom claim bantuan tu sy dah claim dan success masuk kat mykad sye

Go and claim that financial aid. I have claimed mine, and successfully received the cash in my MyKad

These scams do not only appear on WhatsApp and Telegram, but also TikTok.

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Why Bantuan Tambahan RM1000 Is A Scam!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp, and social media platforms, and here are the reasons why!

Fact #1 : There Is No RM1000 Bantuan Tambahan

Let me start by pointing out that there is no such thing as the RM1000 Bantuan Tambahan financial aid from the Malaysian government.

This scam has been circulating since October 2023, with the scammers changing the name to mislead people.

On 15 October 2023, the Malaysia Ministry of Finance called it fake news, and warned people against sharing it:

THIS IS FAKE!

The Ministry of Finance stresses that information about the Rahmah Basic Aid of RM1000 in your MyKad claim is FALSE.

Be careful and don’t be easily fooled by such news on social media.

Visit the portal and follow the Ministry of Finance’s official social media channels for the latest and most accurate information.

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Fact #2 : Domain Is New + Ownership Is Hidden!

The domain used by this scam website is quite new, and was registered only on 25 October 2023. But more importantly, its ownership is hidden – a common way for scammers and other criminals to avoid being identified.

Fact #3 : This Scam Targets Your Telegram Account!

I investigated the link, and it appears to be a phishing website based on the STR 2024 scam that I debunked earlier this year.

The real STR (Sumbangan Tunai Rahmah) website will only ask you for your MyKad or user ID to check your STR 2024 status.

The scam websites, on the other hand, will ask you to submit your full name, and your mobile number.

They will send an OTP to your Telegram account, and ask you to key in the OTP to their website. This will allow them to hijack and take over your Telegram account.

To protect your Telegram account from such hijacking, please make sure you turn on Two-Step Verification!

Even if you don’t have a Telegram account, the scammers now have access to your full name and mobile number, which they can use in future scam attacks.

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Fact #3 : STR 2024 Does Not Give RM1,000 Per Month

To help the hardcore poor handle the high inflation in 2024, the Malaysia Ministry of Finance announced an increase in the amount of STR cash aid.

However, even with the increased STR 2024 cash aid, you won’t receive RM1,000 per month. That’s just insane. Here is what the government is giving for STR 2024, in quarterly payments:

Qualifying
Categories
STR 2024 Cash Aid
Household Income
≤ RM2,500
No Children : RM1,000
1-2 Children : RM1,500
3-4 Children : RM2,000
≥5 Children : RM2,500
Household Income
RM2,500 – RM5,000
No Children : RM500
1-2 Children : RM750
3-4 Children : RM1,000
≥5 Children : RM1,250
Senior (Single)
≤ RM5,000
RM600
Single
≤ RM2,500
RM350

As you can see, only the hardcore poor will get RM1,000, or more. If you are middle class, or well-to-do, you rightly will not qualify for this financial aid!

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Did AHA say 90% of vaccinated people now have heart defects?!

Did the American Heart Association say that 90% of vaccinated people now have irreversible heart defects?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : AHA Said 90% Of Vaccinated People Now Have Heart Defects!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that the American Heart Association said that 90% of vaccinated people now have irreversible heart defects!

Here is an excerpt of the long and (intentionally?) confusing article. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

American Heart Association: 90% of Vaxxed Population Now Have Deadly Heart Defects

The American Heart Association (AMA) has warned that 90 percent of the vaccinated population now suffers from an irreversible heart condition caused by the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Truth : AHA Did Not Say 90% Of Vaccinated People Now Have Heart Defects!

This is yet another example of fake news created / promoted by The People’s Voice, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : CKM Syndrome Is New Term For Existing Pathophysiology

Let me start by pointing out that CKM syndrome is a new term coined in October 2023 by the American Heart Association (AHA) for an existing pathophysiology.

CKM (cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic) syndrome, which is also known as cardiometabolic renal syndrome (CMR), describes the interconnections of chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

As this letter in the Journal of Medicine, Surgery, and Public Health explains, CKM syndrome is a common pathophysiology, rather than a disease. The AHA synopsis also calls it [an existing] pathophysiology.

In other words – it’s a new term for an existing human condition that has existed probably since humans have been around, and has nothing to do with COVID-19, or the vaccines.

Fact #2 : AHA Never Said 90% Vaccinated Are Suffering From CKM Syndrome

The People’s Voice article claimed that the American Heart Association warned that 90% of the vaccinated population now suffers from CKM syndrome. That’s not true.

It was a JAMA study which found that nearly 90% of people had at least stage one of CKM syndrome, while about 15% had advanced CKM syndrome.

Fact #3 : JAMA Study Was From 2011-2020

In addition, the JAMA study was conducted based on data of 10,000 adults between 2011 and 2020, which was before mass vaccinations with COVID-19 vaccines occurred in 2021.

In other words – the CKM syndrome study had nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines. So why would anyone claim or suggest a connection between CKM syndrome and COVID-19 vaccines??? Who would be so evil as to mislead people???

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Fact #4 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause CKM Syndrome

As mentioned earlier, CKM syndrome describes an existing interconnection of three existing human diseases.

It is therefore not surprising that the American Heart Association did not once claim or suggest that COVID-19 vaccines cause CKM syndrome. After all, it has existed (albeit unnamed) long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented!

In fact, the AMA specifically pointed out that CKM syndrome is caused by existing risk factors:

CKM syndrome most commonly originates from excess or dysfunctional adipose tissue or both.

Dysfunctional adipose tissue, particularly visceral adipose tissue, secretes proinflammatory and prooxidative products that damage arterial, cardiac, and kidney tissues.

There is nothing in the AHA synopsis to even suggest CKM syndrome has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines. In fact, the words “vaccine” and “vaccination” were not mentioned even once in the entire synopsis.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice did not provide any evidence to back up its suggestion that CKM syndrome was caused by the spike proteins created by COVID-19 vaccines!

Fact #5 : CKM Syndrome Is Reversible

The People’s Voice article also claimed or suggested that CKM syndrome is an irreversible heart condition. Not only is CKM not a heart condition, but three different conditions, it is reversible.

In fact, the American Heart Association advisory is meant to alert people to this condition, and to inform them that treatments and lifestyle modifications can not only stop CKM syndrome from further progressing, they can reverse it as well!

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice did not provide any evidence to back up its claim that CKM syndrome is irreversible!

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Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

The People’s Voice is the current name for NewsPunch, which possibly changed its name because its brand has been so thoroughly discredited after posting numerous shocking but fake stories.

Founded as Your News Wire in 2014, it was rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018, before becoming The People’s Voice. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news on Facebook that year.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should never share anything from NewsPunch / The People’s Voice.  Here are some of its fake stories that I fact checked earlier:

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Is Iranian President Alive After Surviving Helicopter Crash?!

Is Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi alive after surviving the helicopter crash?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Iranian President Is Alive After Surviving Crash!

Within hours of news breaking that the helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi and other officials crashed, people started sharing a photo while claiming that the Iranian President is alive, after surviving the helicopter crash!

Aussie Cossack (deleted) : Iran’s President survived the helicopter crash and is en router to Tabriz in the Presidential motorcade

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Truth : Iranian President Confirmed Dead After Helicopter Crash!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating on social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Ebrahim Raisi Was Confirmed Dead

On Sunday, 19 May 2024, the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi arrived at the northern border between Iran and Azerbaijan, to inaugurate the Gir Galasi hydroelectric dam with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. After that inauguration, the Iranian delegation left in a convoy of three helicopters to Tabriz.

At approximately 1:30 PM local time, the helicopter carrying the Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Governor of East Azerbaijan Malek Rahmati, and Supreme Leader Representative in East Azerbaijan Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, crashed shortly after some passengers made an emergency call.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) described the crash as a “hard landing”. Even at 10:30 AM (GMT+8) on Monday 20, it was unknown if anyone was injured or killed in that crash.

An Iranian official told Reuters that rescuers were still struggling to reach the crash site, and that the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were “at risk following the helicopter crash”.

At approximately 12:30 PM (GMT+8) on 20 May, Iranian state TV confirmed that President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several others were killed in the helicopter crash.

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Fact #2 : Viral Photo Taken In July 2022, Not May 2024

The photo being shared as “evidence” that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi survived the helicopter crash was actually taken at Firuzkuh, Tehran on 30 July 2022 – almost 2 years ago!

That handout photo was taken and provided by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), and shows Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi visiting Firuzkuh after floods.

Fact #3 : Crashed Helicopter Was Bell 212, Not Mi-17

In addition, the helicopter that crashed was a US-made Bell 212 helicopter with a blue and white colour scheme.

It is a completely different helicopter from the Mi-17 seen in the July 2022 photo, which has a red and white colour scheme, and the logo of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS).

Here is a comparison of the 2022 photo being used to mislead people, and an actual photo taken of the Bell 212 helicopter that carried Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

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Did Israel + US Crash Iran President’s Helicopter?!

Did Israel and the United States cause the helicopter used by the President of Iran to malfunction and crash?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Israel + US Crashed Iran President’s Helicopter!

Within hours of news breaking that the helicopter carrying the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and other officials crashed, people started sharing a message claiming that Israel and the United States caused the helicopter used by the President of Iran to malfunction and crash!

Reactions to the “purported” crash of the helicopter carrying the Iran President and other top ranking Iranian officials

📍 All the analysts believe that the President and the other ministers are probably dead by now despite rescue efforts underway to find the plane.

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No Evidence Israel + US Crashed Iran President’s Helicopter!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating on WhatsApp and social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Unknown If Ebrahim Raisi Was Dead Or Alive At That Time

On Sunday, 19 May 2024, the President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi arrived at the northern border between Iran and Azerbaijan, to inaugurate the Gir Galasi hydroelectric dam with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. After that inauguration, the Iranian delegation left in a convoy of three helicopters to Tabriz.

At approximately 1:30 PM local time, the helicopter carrying the Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Governor of East Azerbaijan Malek Rahmati, and Supreme Leader Representative in East Azerbaijan Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, crashed shortly after some passengers made an emergency call.

The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) described the crash as a “hard landing”. Even at 10:30 AM (GMT+8) on Monday 20, it was unknown if anyone was injured or killed in that crash.

An Iranian official told Reuters that rescuers were still struggling to reach the crash site, and that the lives of Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian were “at risk following the helicopter crash”.

How is it possible for anyone to know that Israel and the United States are responsible for the helicopter crash, when rescuers had not even reached the crash site that day, never mind investigate the cause of the crash at that time???

It was only at approximately 12:30 PM (GMT+8) on 20 May – almost a whole day later, that Iranian state TV confirmed that President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and several others were killed in the helicopter crash.

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Fact #2 : Two Other Helicopters Arrived Safely

The viral message claimed that Israel and the US brought down the helicopter carrying the Iranian president by [remotely] disabling its navigation system.

If there was an electronic attack on the helicopter, it would have affected the other two helicopters travelling in the same convoy. Yet the other two helicopters landed safely.

In addition, the flight crew and occupants of those two helicopters did not claim or report that there was an attack on the helicopter that crashed.

Fact #3 : Iranian State Media Blamed Bad Weather For Crash

Iranian state media did not blame Israel or the United States for the helicopter crash. Instead, Iranian state media blamed bad weather for crash, and said that the helicopter made a “hard landing” after getting into difficulties while travelling through heavy fog in the mountainous area.

The rain and heavy fog also made it extremely difficult for rescue efforts, with Iranian state TV broadcasting footage of rescuers trying to reach in the rain and fog trying to reach the crash site. Iranian state media quoted a regional army commander as saying:

The area has very cold, rainy, and foggy weather conditions. The rain is gradually turning into snow.

If the Iranians are not even blaming Israel or the United States for the crash, why would anyone claim otherwise???

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Fact #4 : No Reputable Analyst Claimed Israel / US Involvement

The viral message claimed that “the majority of analysts” or “all the analysts” believe that the helicopter crash was caused by Israel and the United States. That’s utter nonsense.

Currently, no reputable analyst has made such claims. In fact, the viral message did not even name a single analyst who made such a claim!

Fact #5 : Viral Photos Show Trident Pier In Gaza!

To make the fake message more convincing, it comes with two photos, purportedly of US Army equipment used to attack the helicopter carrying the President of Iran. That’s just utter nonsense.

For one thing – the photos were taken at the Trident pier the US military built to provide aid to the Gaza Strip – over a thousand kilometres away!

In addition, it only shows point defences protecting the pier, specifically a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar (C-RAM) system with a 20mm Gatling gun, and the M-LIDS system which targets drones and other UAVs.

These point defence systems are very short-ranged, and cannot attack helicopters flying over a thousand kilometres away!

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Fact #6 : Russia Did Not Blame Israel + US For Iran Helicopter Crash

Finally, the viral message falsely claimed that Russian Foreign Minister said that “Israel carried out the assassination of the Iranian President under the auspices of the United States of America.”

That’s not true. Sergey Lavrov has not commented on the Iranian president’s helicopter crash, never mind blame Israel and the United States for it.

Only Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has commented on the helicopter crash, stating:

We are closely following the reports about the passengers of the third helicopter, which carried top-ranking Iranian officials, including President Raisi.

We sincerely hope that they are alive and their lives are out of danger. Russia is ready to offer all necessary help in the search for the missing helicopter and the investigation of the accident.

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