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Did Trump warn it’ll be a ‘Bloodbath’ if he’s not elected?!

Did Donald Trump warn that it will be a ‘bloodbath’ if he’s not elected as President?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Media Lied That Trump Warned Of ‘Bloodbath’ If Not Elected!

Some people are claiming that the mainstream media lied about Donald Trump warning of a ‘bloodbath’ if he is not elected in the 2024 US Presidential elections!

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Truth : Trump Did Warn Of ‘Bloodbath’ If Not Elected!

This appears to be another example of misinformation circulating on social media platforms like X (formerly Twitter), and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Donald Trump Warned Of ‘Bloodbath’ If Not Elected

Let me start by pointing out that former President Donald Trump did indeed warn of a ‘bloodbath’ if he is not elected in the 2024 US Presidential elections.

He made those comments at a campaign rally in Dayton, Ohio, on 16 March 2024. Here is the transcript of his speech:

Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a bloodbath for the whole – that’s going to be the least of it. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country. That will be the least of it. But they’re not going to sell those cars. They’re building massive factories.

So yes, Donald Trump did indeed warn or say that “it’s going to be a bloodbath for the country” if he doesn’t “get elected“.

Fact #2 : Donald Trump ‘Bloodbath’ Warning Was About Car Industry

That said, it is important to note that Donald Trump’s ‘bloodbath’ warning referred to the automotive industry, because it came after his comments on the car manufacturing plants China is building in Mexico:

Let me tell you something to China. If you’re listening President Xi and you and I are friends but he understands the way I deal. Those big monster car manufacturing plants that you’re building in Mexico right now. And you think you’re going to get that, you’re going to not hire Americans and you’re going to sell the cars to us no. We’re going to put a 100% tariff on every single car that comes across the line, and you’re not going to be able to sell those guys if I get elected.

To be clear – Donald Trump was warning of an economic bloodbath, and not a literal, violent bloodbath.

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Fact #3 : Mainstream Media Did Not Misrepresent ‘Bloodbath’ Comments

Donald Trump is known for making inflammatory comments, so it is easy to see how people may believe that he was actually referring to a violent ‘bloodbath’. However, did the mainstream media really misrepresent his ‘bloodbath’ comments as suggested or claimed?

Not quite. Major media outlets, and even some political outlets, made it clear in their titles that Trump was referring to a bloodbath for the auto industry:

CNN : Trump warns of ‘bloodbath’ for auto industry and country if he loses the election

ABC News : Trump, while addressing auto industry, says there will be ‘bloodbath’ if he loses 2024 election, ramps up anti-migrant rhetoric

Daily Express UK : Donald Trump warns of ‘bloodbath’ for US auto industry if he is not re-elected

The Daily Beast : Trump Declares It Will Be a ‘Bloodbath’ for Auto Industry if He’s Not Elected

While other media outlets did not refer to the auto industry in their titles, they were clear in their articles that Donald Trump was referring to the automotive industry.

New York Times : Trump Says Some Migrants Are ‘Not People’ and Predicts a ‘Blood Bath’ if He Loses

While discussing the U.S. economy and its auto industry, Mr. Trump promised to place tariffs on cars manufactured abroad if he won in November. He added: “Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a blood bath for the whole — that’s going to be the least of it. It’s going to be a blood bath for the country.”

The Guardian : Trump predicts ‘bloodbath’ if he loses election and claims ‘Biden beat Obama’

The US, Trump insisted during comments about the auto workers and the car industry, was headed for “a bloodbath” if he was rejected again at the polls in favor of Biden.

It is very likely that those who have been complaining that the mainstream media was representing Trump’s ‘bloodbath’ comments did not actually read the articles.

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Fact #4 : Trump Warned There Won’t Be Another Election

To be fair to those who think that Donald Trump was inciting violence again, he did suggest later that American will never have another election if he is not elected in 2024.

I don’t think you’re going to have another election in this country, if we don’t win this election … certainly not an election that’s meaningful.

While Trump appears to quickly backtrack on his remarks, his supporters and fans may not realise it, and may be incited to secure his election victory by hook or by crook.

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Are Soldiers Now Making Arrests Across The United States?!

Have over a million soldiers been deployed to make arrests across the United States?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Soldiers Are Making Arrests Across The United States!

People are sharing a video on X (formerly Twitter), which appears to show soldiers marching, together with claims that over a million of them are now making arrests across the United States!

GhostEzra : OVER 1 MILLION MILITARY ARE NOW ACROSS THE UNITED STATES TO MAKE ARRESTS

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Truth : Soldiers Are Not Making Arrests Across The United States!

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

Fact #1 : Viral Video Is From January 2021

Let me start by pointing out that the viral video isn’t new. It was actually recorded and posted by CNN’s Manu Raju on 19 January 2021 – more than 3 years ago!

Anyone who claims that this shows a current event in February 2024 is lying to you.

Fact #2 : Soldiers Were Marching To Protect Biden Inauguration

The viral video does not show American soldiers marching to arrest anyone. It actually shows National Guard troops marching into Washington D.C. to protect the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

The troops were deployed in unprecedented numbers to safeguard the capital after the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol just days earlier, on January 6, 2021.

Manu Raju posted the video on both his Instagram and Twitter accounts, with the following descriptions:

Troops marching into the Capitol a day before Biden’s inauguration @ United States Capitol

This morning in front of the Capitol:

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Fact #3 : US Only Has 1.4 Million Active Military Personnel

As per Statista, the United States has the world’s third largest army with about 1.4 million active military personnel, as of 2022. However, that is made up of the many military branches in the United States:

  • Army Active Duty : 461,657
  • Navy Active Duty : 340,065
  • Army National Guard : 329,705
  • Air Force Active Duty : 320,421
  • Army Reserve : 176,171
  • Marine Corps Active Duty : 174,577
  • Air National Guard : 104,984
  • Air Force Reserve : 68,048
  • Navy Reserve : 55,224
  • Marine Corps Reserve : 32,599
  • Space Force Active Duty : 8,000

The US Army alone does not have 1 million soldiers, even if it brought in its entire reserves, as well as the National Guard. So it is literally impossible for “over a million” soldiers to be deployed to make arrests across the United States.

That number available for the US Army to deploy within the United States is far below 1 million, because approximately 171,000 troops are deployed overseas!

Even the approximately 800,000 US Army active, reserve and National Guard troops available in the United States cannot all be deployed, because a significant number has to be retained to man its many bases, and provide logistical or technical support.

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Fact #5 : US Military Cannot Arrest Civilians

It is really silly for anyone to claim that the US military personnel were sent to arrest civilians all across the United States. For what crime? For what purpose? None of that was explained, but yet, many people believed it is true.

All that is utter nonsense, because the United States is not a police state, or under martial law. In the US, criminals are arrested by the state police, or the FBI, depending on the nature of the crime committed. US military members would never be involved in such arrests.

Fact #6 : This Is Just Conspiracy Fake News!

This is just another example of fake news created or shared by conspiracy theorists, like these other examples:

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E. Jean Caroll Admits Lying To Help Biden Destroy Trump?!

Did E. Jean Carroll admit she was “100% lying” to help President Biden destroy Donald Trump?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : E. Jean Carroll Admits Lying To Help Biden Destroy Trump!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that E. Jean Carroll admitted on CNN that she lied about being raped in order to “help Biden destroy Trump”!

Here is an excerpt from the article, which is long and (intentionally?) rambling. Feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Trump Rape Accuser Admits She’s “100% Lying” To Help Biden Destroy Trump

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Truth : E. Jean Carroll Did Not Admit Lying To Help Biden Destroy Trump!

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

Fact #1 : E. Jean Carroll Did Not Admit Lying To Help Biden Destroy Trump!

This is really silly, but let me start by pointing out that E. Jean Carroll did not ever say that she was “100% lying” about being raped to help President Biden destroy Donald Trump, as alleged in The People’s Voice article.

If she really said that on CNN, it would have been major news covered by other news outlets in the United States, especially conservative news outlets like Fox News and OANN. It would also have gone viral on social media, with conservative and right-wing personalities criticising her for lying in a court of law.

However, there is no evidence E. Jean Carroll ever made such a confession, and The People’s Voice offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim.

Fact #2 : E. Jean Carroll Won Two Defamation Lawsuits Against Trump

E. Jean Carroll (born Elizabeth Jean Carroll on 12 December 1943) has always said that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in late 1995 or early 1996 in the Bergdorf Goodman store in New York City.

She confided in two friends, Lisa Bimbach and Carol Martin, shortly after the assault. She would later sue Donald Trump twice for defamation, winning twice. That would not be possible if E. Jean Carroll admitted lying about being raped or sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.

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Fact #3 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Publishing 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 US Marines Just Arrest John Kelly For Treason?!

Did US Marines just arrest former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for treason?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : US Marines Just Arrested John Kelly For Treason!

On 23 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Marines just arrested former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly for treason!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Marines Arrest Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

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Truth : US Marines Did Not Arrest John Kelly For Treason!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : John Kelly Was Not Arrested

This is really silly, but it has to be said – former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly was not arrested for treason or any other reason.

If he was really arrested, it would have been reported globally by the mainstream media, not just by a known fake news website. Yet, no legitimate media outlet reported such an amazing story?

That’s because it never happened. It was all made up.

Fact #3 : Jake Tapper Didn’t Interview John Kelly In January 2024

A quick check of Jake Tapper’s X feed (formerly Twitter) showed that he never interviewed John Kelly through the whole of January 2024.

The last time John F. Kelly said anything publicly appears to be in October 2023, when he released a statement confirming much of the 2020 reporting by Jeffrey Goldberg that Donald Trump expressed disdain for veterans and the war dead.

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Fact #4 : US Marines Cannot Arrest Civilians

It is really silly for anyone to claim that US Marines were sent to arrest a civilian. John F. Kelly was once a US Marine Corps general, but he retired in 2016, and has been a civilian since then.

Even if John Kelly was still a serving member of the military, he would not have been arrested by his own Marines, because US Marines are not even empowered to arrest military personnel! He would have been arrested by US Navy Master-at-Arms and/or the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS), not the marines themselves.

Civilians like former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly would have been taken into custody by the state police, or the FBI, depending on the nature of the crime committed. US military members would never be involved in such arrests.

Everything posted by Real Raw News should be regarded as FAKE NEWS.

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Did JAG Just Arrest 97 American Media Criminals?!

Did US Navy JAG officers just arrest 97 American media criminals in the last two months?!

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Claim : JAG Just Arrested 97 American Media Criminals!

On 21 January 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Navy JAG officers just arrested 97 American media criminals in the last two months!

As usual, the article is long, rambling and confusing, so here is an excerpt. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

JAG Claims 97 “Media” Arrests in Last Two Months

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Truth : JAG Did Not Arrest Any American Media Criminals!

The truth is – this is just another FAKE STORY created by Real Raw News, just to generate page views and money.

Fact #1 : Real Raw News Is A Fake News Website

Real Raw News is a fake news website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

To protect himself from legal repercussions, the owner and writer, Michael Baxter (real name – Michael Tuffin), claims that his articles are “humour, parody, and satire“.

That disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate money.

His articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from his website. Here are some of his fake stories that I debunked earlier:

Everything posted by Real Raw News must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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A March 2018 screenshot of Michael Tuffin, who goes by the pseudonym Michael Baxter

Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

It is really silly for anyone to claim that the JAG officers arrested almost 100 civilians working for American media outlets like MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, the BBC, Vice News, etc.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians, even if they are American citizens.

The civilian justice system is separate from the military justice system. JAG officers can only prosecute US military service members.

Only in rare exceptions are JAG officers allowed to prosecute civilians. For example, if the civilian committed a crime on a military base, or while working in a foreign country and the local laws allow it. They can also prosecute civilians with special authority from the President, or Congress.

Fact #3 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

In addition, JAG officers are not law enforcement officers. They are really military lawyers, and have no powers to arrest anyone – not even military personnel.

They can investigate crimes, defend or prosecute service members accused of those crimes. But JAG officers cannot actually arrest anyone.

So it’s really silly for anyone to write stories about JAG officers arresting anyone. What a fantasy!

Everything posted by Real Raw News should be regarded as FAKE NEWS.

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Mexico Did It Photo : Can It Infect Your Phone With Virus?!

Can the “Mexico Did It” photo infect your phone with a virus in just 5 seconds?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-09-13 : Revised for a new wave
Originally posted @ 2022-11-07

 

Claim : “Mexico Did It” Photo Will Infect Your Phone With A Virus!

The warning about the “Mexico Did It” photo or image that will infect your phone with a virus keeps going… viral on WhatsApp and social media.

There are two versions so far – in English, and in Spanish.

FYI: They are going to publish an image that shows how Covid 19 is cured in Mexico and it is called “Mexico did it”, do not open it because it enters the phone in 5 seconds and it cannot be stopped in any way. It’s a virus. Pass it on to your friends and family. Now they also said it on CNN and BBC. DO NOT OPEN IT

Pass it on

Van a publicar una imagen que muestra como el Covid 19 se cura en Mexico y se llama “Mexico lo hizo” no lo abran porque entra al telefono en 5 segundos y no se puede frenar de ninguna forma. Es un virus. Pasenlo a sus familiares y amigos. Ahora lo dijeron tambien en CNN y BBC

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Truth : There Is No “Mexico Did It” Photo / Virus!

This is just another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on WhatsApp and social media like Facebook and Twitter, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : This Viral Message Has Been Circulating Since 2021

The viral message about the “Mexico Did It” photo or virus has been circulating on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter since April 2021.

Fact #2 : This Is A Modified Version Of “Argentina Is Doing It”

This viral message is actually a modified version of an earlier fake message, which claims that a video on WhatsApp called “Argentina is doing it” will hack your phone in 10 seconds.

It just replaces Argentina with Mexico, a video with a photo, and changes it from a 10-second hack into a 5-second virus attack.

Those two fake news are, in turn, probably based on the even older fake claim that hackers are using greeting photos and videos to hack your phone.

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Fact #3 : There Is No “Mexico Did It” Photo / Virus

There is no such thing as a “Mexico Did It” image or photo. Neither is there a virus called “Mexico Did It“.

There is also no known virus that can infect your phone with a virus simply using a photo or image.

Fact #4 : CNN + BBC Never Reported On Such A virus

It’s been over 2.5 years since this fake story first appeared on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, but neither CNN nor BBC has ever reported on a “Mexico Did It” virus.

Fact #5 : Image-Based Malware Is Possible, But…

Digital steganography is a method by which secret messages and other data can be hidden in digital files, like a photo or a video, or even a music file.

It is also possible to embed malicious code within a photo, but it won’t be a full-fledged malware that can execute by itself.

At most, it can be used to hide the malware payload from antivirus scanners, which is pretty clever to be honest… but it cannot hack your smartphone by itself.

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Fact #6 : Image-Based Malware Requires User Action

In January 2019, cybercriminals created an online advertisement with a script that appears innocuous and would pass any malware check.

However, the image itself has an “almost white” rectangle that is recognised by the script, triggering it to redirect the user to the cybercriminals’ website. Once there, the victim is tricked into installing a Trojan disguised as an Adobe Flash Player update.

Such a clever way to bypass malware checks, but even so, this image-based malware requires user action.

You cannot get infected by the Trojan if you practice good “Internet hygiene” by not downloading or installing anything from unknown websites.

Fact #7 : Malicious Code Executes Immediately

If you accidentally download and trigger malware, it will execute immediately. It won’t take 5 seconds, as the hoax message claims.

Generally, malware won’t wait a few seconds before it infects your devices. Waiting will only increase the risk of detection.

Unless the malware creator designed it to only infect your phone when you are sleeping (like the early hours of the morning), it pays to execute immediately.

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Did CNN Hide Video Of Ukraine Attacking Donetsk?!

Did CNN hide its video reporting on Ukraine attacking Donetsk and killing innocent civilians there?!

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : CNN Hid Video Of Ukraine Attacking Donetsk!

People are sharing a video on WhatsApp, TikTok, and Facebook, which apparently shows CNN hiding its video reporting on Ukraine attacking Donetsk.

In the viral video, former Fox News presenter, Clayton Morris, appears to say that CNN hid a video showing Ukraine killing civilians in Donetsk.

CNN does not want us to see this video. That’s why they’ve hidden it on their website. But thanks to the Internet, we’re going to show it to you now.

This is CNN covering Donetsk. The Donbass being attacked by Ukraine. Watch.

The video then shows a CNN news report, in which the CNN reporter states:

Petro Poroshenko will have a hard time winning back hearts and minds in this city, as the people of Donetsk sweep up the debris of their homes and livelihoods. They’re hardened against the president they say is killing his own people.

We are Ukrainian, but they kill us, this man says, so we probably need our own country. The people in Kiev, they’re not brothers for us.

The shells hit these homes days ago, but the tears are still fresh. Two people were killed outside this block of flats last Wednesday. One of them was a 50 year-old woman, the other a 34 year-old woman.

Her husband, who won’t talk to us says he’s in shock, managed to make it down the cellar with their little child, but she just didn’t have the time, and this is a story that repeats itself over and over in dozens of apartment blocks, with civilians being killed by the constant shelling around Donetsk.

The Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) and pro-CCP netizens, are also promoting the video, with comments like:

With 14,000 casualties, among them, 3,500 women and children in the Donbas Region of Ukraine, between 2014 and February 2022, the MSM gave news black out to the war in Ukraine until Russia intervened in February 2022.
To many people around the world, the war in Ukraine started in 2022. In reality, it started in 2014.

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Truth : CNN Did Not Hide Video Of Ukraine Attacking Donetsk!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Original Clayton Morris Video Cannot Be Located

First, I need to point out that I am unable to locate the original Clayton Morris video, and so cannot verify if it was edited or not.

The examples shared on WhatsApp and Facebook appear to originate from a TikTok account called crazyballheads2, which posted it on 12 April 2023.

Fact #2 : CNN Video + Report Was Never Hidden

It took me less than 5 minutes to locate the original CNN video, and the accompanying news report, that was posted by Diana Magnay and Laura Smith-Spark on September 2, 2014.

Misery in Ukraine as deadly conflict drives civilians from homes

Donetsk, Ukraine CNN — In the city of Donetsk, the devastation wrought by weeks of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian forces is all too apparent.

And as the civilians caught in the crossfire sweep up the debris of their homes and livelihoods, they are hardened against a president they say is killing his own people.

So the claim that CNN hid the video on their website is nonsense. It is easily accessible by anyone on the CNN website.

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Fact #3 : Ukraine Was Trying To Regain Donetsk From Rebels

The Ukrainian army was attacking Donetsk because Russian-backed rebel forces took control of the Donbass region, after Russia annexed Crimea. For those who forget their history, here’s a quick recap:

In February 2014, Ukrainian protestors ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych from office. In retaliation, Russia invaded and annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, before supporting an armed insurgency in the Donbass region.

By April 2014, Russian-backed rebels seized government buildings in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces (oblasts), and proclaimed the creation of the People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. That started the armed conflict between Ukrainian armed forces and the Russian-backed rebels.

At first, Russia quietly supplied and helped the rebels with armaments and irregular troops. That led to the downing of MH17 by DPR forces using a Buk missile launcher that just arrived from Russia that day, and was quickly moved back across the border after that. The Buk missile launcher was later traced to Russia’s 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade.

By August 2014, Russia dispensed with the pretence, and Russian forces actively participated in the conflict, helping to capture more Ukrainian territory.

Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake News About Ukraine War

This is just another example of fake news created about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Here are other examples you may have seen on social media:

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Are Doctors Encouraging Vaccine Injections In Penis?!

Are doctors really encouraging male patients to get the COVID-19 vaccine through penis injections?!

Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Doctors Encourage COVID-19 Vaccine Injections In Penis!

People are sharing a screenshot of a CNN article that apparently shows that doctors are encouraging male patients to get the COVID-19 vaccine through penis injections!

Doctors are discovering that, for male patients, the penis offers the fastest release of the vaccine throughout the body. Based on findings from a University of California study involving 1,500 men who received the vaccine.

Read more : Did FDA just admit Pfizer vaccine has Graphene Oxide?!

 

Truth : Doctors Are Not Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccine Injections In Penis!

This is just another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on social media platforms, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : This Is Old Fake News

First, let me just point out that this is actually OLD fake news, which has been circulating since January 2021 – soon after the COVID-19 vaccines were first approved, and started being given worldwide.

Fact #2 : There Is No Such CNN Article

Just in case this is not obvious – there is no such CNN article. You can look it up on the CNN website for yourself, and there are many obvious clues in the viral screenshot:

  • It is not a video, so why is there a CNN Live TV chyron?
  • CNN uses a sans serif (without serifs) font based on the Helvetica font, called CNN Sans. The fake CNN screenshot used a serif font.
  • There are style errors – covid-19 (instead of Covid-19), and the use of full stops in the title
  • It lacks the any byline, dateline or placeline, which appear in all CNN articles

Fact #3 : There Is No Such University of California Study

Just to be clear – there is no such study by the University of California.

Recommended : Did Bill Gates Call For COVID-19 Vaccine Withdrawal?!

Fact #4 : Doctor In Photo Called It Fake News

The doctor in the viral CNN screenshot is New York-based Dr. Mohitkumar Ardeshana, who called the viral screenshot “fake” in January 2021:

The article is completely fake. I have not said anything about such a study. It is a work of mischief by someone.

Fact #5 : Penis Injection Was For Erectile Dysfunction Treatment

I traced the image of a penis injection, and found that it was likely taken from a Spectrum Health Lakeland article on erectile dysfunction treatments.

Medication injected into the side of the penis causes an erection.

The drawing was attributed to Mary Ann Zapalac, with the copyright belonging to The StayWell Company.

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccine Injections Are Intramuscular

So far, all of the approved COVID-19 vaccines are meant to be injected intramuscularly – deep into the deltoid muscle.

The penis is a vascular organ, but only for the purpose of developing an erection. Even so, it is designed to trap blood flow during an erection. Hence, it is not a good site to inject a vaccine.

The intramuscular injection site is the most common method of administering vaccines, as muscles have good vascularity. This allows the injected drug / vaccine to reach systemic circulation quickly, bypassing the first-pass metabolism.

The intramuscular injection for COVID-19 vaccines should be given within the safe white triangle area of the upper arm, into the deltoid muscle.

Fact #7 : Wrongly Injecting Vaccine Can Cause Problems

Vaccine manufacturers advise healthcare professionals to avoid injecting the COVID-19 vaccines intravascularly (into the vein), subcutaneously (under the skin layer), or intradermally (into the skin), as that can cause problems.

Subcutaneous fat, for example, have poor vascularity, so injecting a vaccine there will result in slow mobilisation and processing of the antigens, leading to vaccine failure.

The vaccine antigens may also be denatured (destroyed) by enzymes if they remain subcutaneously or intradermally for a prolonged period. Subcutaneous and intradermal injections can also lead to localised cellulitis, granuloma formation, and abscess.

In short – injecting the COVID-19 vaccine into the penis and anything but the deltoid muscle, is not encouraged at all!

Fact #8 : This Is Just COVID-19 Vaccine Fake News

This is just another example of fake news created about the COVID-19 vaccines. Here are just some of the most recent examples that I looked into:

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Did 9 Countries Issue Travel Warning On US Violence?!

Did nine countries just issue travel warnings against the US because of the rising violence there?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : 9 Countries Issued Travel Warning On US Violence!

The Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) and pro-CCP netizens are now promoting articles claiming that nine countries just issued travel warnings against the US because of the rising violence there!

Even Chinese state propaganda outlet Global Times wrote about these new travel warnings of US violence. Here’s an excerpt:

As the conflict between Americans with different political demands becomes increasingly violent, some countries close to the US have expressed concerns about the safety of their citizens in the US, reflecting their growing lack of confidence in Washington’s political system and governance capability.

A CNN report on Sunday observed the rare phenomenon that nine countries – Australia, New Zealand, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and Israel – have issued various levels of travel warnings against the US due to increasing violence in the country.

 

Truth : Those Travel Warnings On US Violence Are Not New!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and pro-CCP netizens.

In the following sections, I will share with you what exactly did those nine countries advise, and show you why they are nothing more than common sense advice.

Yes, the US has a gun violence problem, but those nine countries did not advise its citizens against travelling to the US.

Fact #1 : CNN Report Was Not Referring To New Travel Advisories

The CNN report that Global Times and other media outlets referred to was not a “news report”, but a travel article called “What travel warnings do other nations give their citizens about US violence?

Anyone who reads the article would have noted that the writer, Forrest Brown, did not state that these travel advisories were new.

He was writing to show the people of America what other countries think of them, and was not specifically

American travelers — at least those of the cautious variety — might be familiar with the US State Department’s travel advisories.

The agency monitors the world for potential trouble and issues warnings from “Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions” to “Level 4: Do Not Travel,” alerting would-be visitors to terrorism threats, war, arbitrary enforcement of local laws, high crime rates and other personal security issues.

But have you ever wondered how other countries’ governments caution their citizens about coming to the United States? What kind of reputation does America have?

Fact #2 : Australia Advised Normal Safety Precautions

Australia did not change its travel advisory for the US, which remains at “Exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America“. Here are its advice with regard to crime:

  • Avoid areas where demonstrations and protests are occurring due to the potential for unrest and violence. Monitor the media for information and updates. Follow the instructions of local authorities, and abide by any curfews in place.
  • Violent crime is more common than in Australia. Gun crime is also prevalent. If you live in the US, learn active shooter drills.
  • Thieves target travellers. Take care in crowded areas and on public transport. Conceal your valuables, and don’t leave items unattended in your car.
  • There is a heightened risk of terrorist attacks in the US. Be alert, particularly in public places and at events.

Fact #3 : Canada Advised Normal Security Precautions

Canada also did not change its travel advisory for the US, which remains at “Take normal security precautions“. Here are its advice with regard to crime:

  • Criminal incidents associated with drug trafficking are more frequent at the border with Mexico, in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.
  • Petty crime, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, occurs, particularly in urban centres and tourist locations.
  • Within large urban areas, violent crime more commonly occurs in poor neighbourhoods, particularly from dusk to dawn. It often involves intoxication.
  • Incidents of violent crime are mainly carried out by gangs or members of organized crime groups but may also be perpetrated by lone individuals. Although violent crime rarely affects tourists.
  • The rate of firearm possession in the US is high. It’s legal in many states for US citizens to openly carry firearms in public.
  • Incidences of mass shootings occur, resulting most often in casualties. Although tourists are rarely involved, there is a risk of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Fact #4 : UK Advised Sensible Precautions

UK did not appear to change its travel advisory for crime in the US since 9 June 2022, where it asked people to take “sensible precautions”:

  • Take sensible precautions to protect yourself and your property against petty crime.
  • Violent crime, including gun crime, rarely involves tourists, but you should take care when travelling in unfamiliar areas. Avoid walking through less travelled areas alone, especially at night.
  • Incidents of mass shooting can occur, but account for a very small percentage of homicide deaths.
  • Crime associated with the illegal drugs trade is a major issue in Mexican states bordering Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.

Fact #5 : Israel Says There Is No Travel Threat

Israel did not change its travel advisory for the US, which remains at Threat Level 01 (No Travel Threat). It only asked that its citizens take “basic precautionary measures”.

Fact #6 : France Calls US Among The Safest Countries To Visit

France did not change its travel advisory for the US. In fact, it called “the United States of America is among the safest countries” to visit.

It does, however, tells its citizens to be wary of gun violence and crimes in very specific locations like :

  • Boston : gun violence and crime in certain localised areas.
  • New York : petty and medium crime, as well as assaults in the subway
  • Washington : ordinary crimes like thefts and assaults at night
  • Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta : certain areas to be avoided at night
  • New Orleans : many cases of pickpocketing and assaults
  • Florida : petty crime in tourist areas

Fact #7 : Germany Did Not Change Its Travel Advisory On US Crime

Germany did not change its travel advisory on US crime recently, only on “entry by land via Canada or Mexico”. It tells its citizens to be wary of gun violence and common crimes:

  • Pickpocketing, muggings and car break-ins occur in many metropolitan areas in the United States, but the danger varies greatly depending on the town and even within a large city depending on the neighborhood.
  • In poorer neighborhoods, risks for travelers increase, especially after dark, as well as in some tourist areas and on public transport. Shop robberies have increased noticeably in some cities in recent months.
  • It is easy to obtain guns in the United States , leading to increased use of firearms and occasional killing sprees. The number of arms and ammunition purchases has increased significantly during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fact #8 : Mexico Does Not Even Have Travel Advisory For US!

Anyone who read the CNN article would have known that Mexico (currently) does not have any travel advisory for the US. The CNN research team had to dig up a May 2021 travel advisory, which stated that:

  • historical racial and ethnic tension, including opposition to immigration, have led to attacks by violent extremist groups
  • citizens are advised to avoid large crowds, and should always carry a copy of their Mexican passport and an official photo ID

Fact #8 : Japan Warns Its Citizens About Gun Crime

As Japan is a gun-free nation, its government warned its citizens visiting the US that “one of the main security concerns in the United States is gun crime“, with advice on how to get out of an active shooter situation:

  • Find security exits in a new place and have an evacuation plan
  • Escape regardless of whether others agree or not
  • Hide in a room and barricade the door using heavy furniture
  • Keep quiet and mute cell phones

Fact #9 : New Zealand Was Worried About Terrorism Threat

New Zealand did not change its travel advisory on US crime for quite a long time, with the threat level remaining at Level 2 of 4 (Exercise increased caution), due to the “threat of terrorism”.

When it comes to crime, it offered the same common sense advice as other countries:

  • Petty crime such as theft and pickpocketing can occur, particularly in urban centres, tourist locations and on public transport.New Zealanders should stay alert to their surroundings, stay vigilant on public transport and avoid leaving belongings unattended, including in rental vehicles.
  • You should avoid crossing the border by car into Mexico from Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. There have been increased incidents of crime associated with drug trading.
  • There is a higher incidence of violent crime and firearm possession than in New Zealand. In many states, it is legal for United States citizens to openly carry firearms in public. However, crime rates vary considerably across cities and suburbs and incidents rarely involve tourists. New Zealanders should take care when travelling in unfamiliar areas.
  • Active shooter incidents occur in the United States.

Ultimately, this is just another example of Chinese propaganda propagated by the infamous Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and pro-CCP netizens.

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Are Western Media Covering Up Riots In US West Coast?!

Are the Western media covering up massive riots with looting and vandalism on the US West Coast?!

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Western Media Are Covering Up Riots In US West Coast!

People are sharing a video of a recent riot in America, claiming that Western media is actively concealing the news.

Allegedly, only the Chinese media and netizens are exposing the riots on the US West Coast by releasing such videos to show the world how decadent and lawless the United States really is.

The viral video is often shared with comments like these :

Protests, vandalism and looting rage across the west coast of US on 31/5 and 1/6/22 but not reported by CNN & BBC . Also not by Singapore’s CNA

Lawlessness in the country supposed to be icon of justice

这就是美国

This is America

 

Truth : Western Media Are Not Covering Up Riots In US West Coast!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and pro-CCP netizens.

After investigating the viral video, here are the facts that I was able to ascertain…

Fact #1 : Video Was Recorded In Cleveland, Ohio

The viral video does not show riots in the US West Coast. I geolocated the precise location of this riot to East 4th Street (E 4th St.) in Cleveland, Ohio.

If you look closely at the video, you can spot these landmarks and their signboards :

  • Butcher and the Brewer (Old-World Cuts and Hand-Built Brews)
  • Windsor Apartments
  • Mabel’s BBQ
  • Society Lounge
  • Zocalo Tequileria
  • Flannery’s Pub
  • Buckeye Apartments

Those landmarks allowed me to precisely geolocate the entire video to that one street – East 4th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.

Fact #2 : Ohio Is A Midwestern State, Near The East Coast

Ohio is an American Midwestern state. But despite that classification, it is actually located next to the Eastern seaboard.

It is most definitely not on the US West Coast, which comprises of the states of California, Oregon and Washington.

I have no idea why the wumao would lie about the riot happening on the US West Coast. Perhaps, it is the American region most familiar to Chinese netizens, since it is located next to the Pacific Ocean.

Fact #3 : Cleveland Riot Happened In 2020

The video does not depict a riot that happened on May 31 and June 1, 2022. It actually showed people rioting over the death of George Floyd on June 2, 2020 – two years ago.

Chinese netizens may not be aware, but people in the United States are allowed to participate in peaceful protests, like the 2020 protests against police brutality and racism, epitomised by George Floyd’s death.

But violent riots are against the law, and so 99 people were arrested in the 2020 Cleveland riots.

Fact #4 : There Are No Riots Happening On The US West Coast

Just in case Chinese netizens are “confused”, there are no riots happening on the US West Coast, at the end of May or early June 2022.

There are no acts of vandalism or looting raging across the US West Coast, which is precisely why there is ZERO COVERAGE of these riots.

No one is covering these riots because they did not happen. This is just Chinese disinformation using a legitimate video from two years ago.

Fact #5 : Western Media Covered The Cleveland Riots

Unlike in China, where the media is muzzled and “inappropriate news” are censored, Western media are under no such restrictions.

If there are riots in the United States right now, you can be sure they would be covering it. Bad news sells best, after all!

The truth is – the Western media covered the Cleveland riots extensively… when it happened in 2020! In fact, you can see a man who looks like a press photographer taking photos in the viral video.

Fact #6 : Video Is Part Of Wumao Disinformation

This isn’t the first real video being used in a wumao disinformation campaign, to drive the narrative that the United States is in a perpetual state of anarchy.

I have personally fact checked many videos and stories that were deliberately spread by the wumao as part of their disinformation campaign :

So why are the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and pro-CCP netizens promoting such videos and stories?

More importantly – why is the Chinese government spending money on such disinformation campaigns?

While you ponder on those questions, watch out and be wary of similar videos and stories being spread in Chinese and pro-CCP groups.

 

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CNN Reporter Caught Faking Chinese Translation On TV?!

Was a CNN reporter caught lying on live TV about what a Chinese man really said?

Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : CNN Reporter Caught Faking Chinese Translation On TV!

A video clip showing a CNN reporter lying about what a Chinese man said on live TV is going viral again, together with this message :

All he said was, “I just finished dinner with friends and want to catch up on my texts.”
If you know Mandarin, you can see how CNN can make up their news.
I can’t believe CNN will go this low. 😤🤮

It originally went viral in February 2021, but is going viral again in May 2022 during the COVID-19 lockdown of Shanghai.

In the video, the CNN reporter is seen asking a Chinese man why he’s drinking by himself.

The man replied (in Chinese) that he just had dinner with friends and was now just taking a look at his phone.

However, the CNN reporter told the CNN anchor a completely different story,

“Jesus, you can see by the look on his face. This man told me that his family had been taken away, that his brother’s sick, and he can’t get out.”

“And the only thing that’s left to do is drink. And really, I can’t blame him. Poor guy.”

 

CNN Reporter Was Not Faking Chinese Translation Because…

… the truth is this video was edited, and is being used as Chinese propaganda.

In this video, we will show you why this video is NOT real, and is just another piece of Chinese propaganda.

The viral video clip is really a 29 second segment of a much longer video that runs 4 minutes and 19 seconds.

The original video was created by a UK student living in China, who calls himself Comerad James.

He stated clearly in his original video that he wanted to show how easy it was to make fake news.

Anyone watching his video can see that it was intentionally satirical, with the title CNN Global Bullcast, and his nickname there – Comerad James.

You can even see that both the CNN anchor and the CNN reporter are the same person – Comerad James himself.

And note that he even put in all sorts of Easter eggs – GME (GameStop) share price rising 9999%, and chyrons about public alcoholism spiralling out of control because Chinese citizens are giving up hope.

Comerad James created this video to satirise the “lack of integrity” of CNN and BBC in covering news on China.

Ironically, his video ended up being edited and used by Chinese propagandists to malign CNN’s integrity. So much for “integrity”.

The truth is major news organisations like CNN have fact-checkers and native speakers. Such a broadcast would have been caught very quickly, and they would have apologised for it.

If they didn’t, news of this would spread like wildfire and CNN would have been justifiably castigated online. Not just by Chinese citizens and Sinophiles, but also by other media outlets and the public in general.

On the other hand, Chinese propaganda outlets masquerading as news agencies like CGTN have never apologised or corrected themselves, even after they were caught lying.

Heck, the Chinese Foreign Ministry itself lied publicly to back up CGTN’s false claims.

When you see such videos, THINK TWICE before forwarding them. You could be helping to propagate Chinese fake news / propaganda.

Always be wary about fake videos and fake news created and propagated by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛).

 

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Did Edmonton Fireman Expose CNN Live TV As Fake News?!

Did an Edmonton fireman accidentally expose CNN faking their live TV coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine?!

Take a look at the viral photo, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Edmonton Fireman Exposed CNN Live TV As Fake News!

People are sharing screenshots of a CNN live TV report, as evidence that they are faking their coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In all these screenshots, you can see a fireman wearing an Edmonton uniform.

Why is the Edmonton Fire Department in Lviv?

 

Truth : Edmonton Fireman Did NOT Expose CNN Live TV As Fake News!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS being shared on social media, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : The CNN Video Was Genuine

The screenshot was taken of CNN’s news report of a Russian missile strike on a fuel storage facility in Lviv, Ukraine on 26 March 2022.

Those who watched their coverage at that time, can clearly see CNN anchor Don Lemon himself standing just outside the fuel storage facility.

The missile strike was also confirmed by the Russian Ministry of Defense spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, who said that the cruise missiles targeted fuel supplies for Ukrainian troops.

The video was definitely NOT recorded in Edmonton, Canada.

Fact #2 : Fireman Was Wearing Coat Donated By Edmonton Firefighters

The fireman in the screenshots was wearing a coat donated by firefighters in Edmonton.

The Edmonton-based non-profit organisation, called Firefighter Aid Ukraine, donated several hundred sets of Edmonton firefighter gear to Ukraine, as well as hundreds of similar sets from other communities.

Firefighter Aid Ukraine founder and project director Kevin Royle, who is an Edmonton firefighter himself, confirmed to CNN that that coat “came from our program, most definitely“.

In response to the viral fake news, Firefighter Aid Ukraine posted their Facebook post from 15 September 2017, which showed them donating bunker gear including a coat with the Edmonton logo.

Sharing this post from 2017 when we were distributing donated bunker gear in Lviv. See the “Edmonton” on the back of the jacket? There is no conspiracy. Our firefighter friends and colleagues are in harms way and we will continue to support them. If you or your department have any helmets, boots, bunker gear, etc to donate please reach out to us. The need is greater than ever. #ffaidukraine #ukraine #standwithukraine #fire #firefighter #ukrainefire

Fact #3 : Edmonton Fire Chief Confirmed Donated Gear

Edmonton Fire Chief Joe Zatylny confirmed on 28 March 2022, that the Ukrainian firefighters were wearing Edmonton bunker jackets donated through Firefighter Aid Ukraine.

By now, most of you would have seen the CNN footage of one of our Edmonton bunker jackets in Lviv, Ukraine.

I am grateful to many of our many EFRS members who volunteer for Firefighter Aid Ukraine and Kevin Royle, who has organized the donations of gear to Ukraine since 2016!

Firefighters help those in need and this is a perfect example. Our thoughts and safe wishes continue to be with our brothers and sisters in Ukraine as they continue to help and save their communities.

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Was Pfizer CEO Arrested For Fraud By FBI In #PfizerGate?

Was Pfizer CEO, Albert Bourla, arrested by the FBI at his home, and charged with multiple counts of fraud?

Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Arrested For Fraud By FBI!

Social media has gone nuts, with the news that Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was arrested by the FBI, and charged with multiple counts of fraud!

It all stemmed from this Conservative Beaver article that was posted on 5 November 2021.

It’s a LONG read, so just skip to the next section for the facts…

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was arrested at his home in the affluent suburb of Scarsdale, New York Friday morning by the FBI and charged with multiple counts of fraud. Bourla is being held while he awaits a bail hearing. Federal agents are in the process of executing a search warrant at his home and at multiple other properties he owns across the country.

 

Truth : Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Was NOT Arrested By FBI

The truth is – Pfizer CEO was NOT arrested by the FBI. Neither was he charged with fraud over the COMIRNATY vaccine or “PfizerGate”.

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS about the Pfizer vaccine that was created by a fake news website to generate page views and money from gullible people.

And here are the facts…

Fact #1 : Conservative Beaver Is A Known Fake News Website

The Conservative Beaver is a “news aggregator” (copy and paste) website that is known for creating fake news to generate more page views and money.

4 November 2021 : They wrote a fake story about Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe being arrested and charged with possession of child porn and cocaine. This never happened.

1 November 2021 : They wrote a fake story about an American Airlines plane crashing into the Atlantic ocean after the pilot died from a heart attack, after taking his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. There was no such plane crash.

23 October 2021 : They wrote a fake story about Alec Baldwin being arrested for first-degree murder and possession of child pornography. That did not happen.

19 October 2021 : They wrote a fake story claiming that Colin Powell‘s doctor said that died from vaccine side effects, and not COVID-19 or cancer. That is completely false.

17 October 2021 : They wrote a fake story about Brian Laundrie being found alive in Mexico, and was in the process of being extradited to Florida. His body was found a week later.

Read more : Why Fully-Vaccinated Colin Powell Died From COVID-19

Fact #2 : Albert Bourla Remained Active On Twitter

For someone who was arrested by the FBI and charged with fraud, Albert Bourla remained remarkably active on Twitter.

At 7:10 PM on 5 November 2021 – while he was supposedly under FBI custody, he posted this thread about the Pfizer oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19 – PAXLOVID :

Fact #3 : Albert Bourla Appeared In Public TWICE!

Even though Albert Bourla was supposed to be under FBI custody with a media blackout, he appeared on CNN on 5 November 2021!

He also appeared on CNBC on 5 November 2021! So much for a media blackout…

Fact #4 : FBI Cannot Order Media Blackout

The FBI cannot order a media blackout over any arrest, even if it’s of a celebrity or a notable person like the CEO of Pfizer.

Even if that is somehow possible – it’s not – the FBI cannot control the worldwide media, or prevent anyone from writing about such a momentous arrest.

You can also be sure that even if the American press refused to run the story, it would have been gleefully published by the likes of RT, Al Jazeera, CGTN, Global Times, etc.

Yet, not a single press outlet published their account of this incredible story? That’s only because IT NEVER HAPPENED…

Read more : What Did Pfizer Scientist Nick Karl Expose To Project Veritas?

Everything that Conservative Beaver posts should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

 

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Can Caffeine, Theophylline, Theobromine Cure COVID-19?

Can methylxanthines like caffeine, theophylline and theobromine cure or prevent COVID-19?

Take a look at the evergreen claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : Caffeine, Theophylline, Theobromine Prevents COVID-19!

This “Breaking News from CNN” is going viral on WhatsApp, claiming that Theophylline, Theobromine and Methylxanthine can cure or prevent COVID-19!

Breaking News from CNN :-

Documented casefiles for research purposes had in the case files a proposed cure that would significantly decrease the impact of the COVID – 19 Virus on the human body. The chemical Methylxanthine, Theobromine and Theophylline stimulate compounds that can ward off these virus in a human with atleast an average immune system.

Whats more shocking is that these complex words that were so difficult for people in China to understand is actually called COFFEE * in India, YES, our regular COFFEE has all these chemicals already in it.

The main Methylxanthine in COFFEE is the stimulant caffeine. Other Methylxanthines found in COFFEE are two chemically similar compounds, Theobromine and Theophylline. The COFFEE plant creates these chemicals as a way to ward off insects and other animals.

Who would have known that all the solution to these virus would be a simple cup of COFFEE and that is the reason so many patients in China are being cured. The hospital staff in china has started serving COFFEE to the patients 3 times a day, And the effect is finally in *Wuhan “The centre of this Pandemic” has been contained and community transmission has almost stopped.

Please Share this message to your friends and family to make them aware about this blessing in the form of COFFEE in your kitchen. DRINK MORE COFFEE

Forwarded as received.

 

Truth : Caffeine, Theophylline, Theobrominee Cannot Cure COVID-19!

The truth is – this is an updated version of the coffee can cure and prevent COVID-19 fake news from 2020.

The fake news creator removed references to Dr. Li Wenliang and attributes the discovery to “documented casefiles for research purposes“.

Here are the facts, and reasons why this is nothing more than another example of COVID-19 fake news…

Fact #1 : There Is No Such CNN News Report

A quick check of the CNN website and Google reveals that there is no such CNN news report, claiming that caffeine, theophylline and theobromine can cure or prevent COVID-19.

There is certainly no CNN report on the Chinese using coffee to cure or prevent COVID-19 infections.

Fact #2 : Methylxanthines Are Found In Chocolate, Coffee & Tea

Methylxanthines (or methylated xanthines) are a group of chemicals which include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. They are found not only in tea, but also chocolate and coffee.

Theophylline is predominant in tea, while theobromine is abundant in chocolate, and caffeine is the main methylxanthine in coffee.

If methylxanthines can really prevent COVID-19, why didn’t the writer suggest eating chocolate and drinking both coffee and tea for maximum effect?

Fact #3 : China Consumes More Coffee Than India

The Chinese may not drink as much coffee as they do tea, but it is really racist to say that unlike Indians, the Chinese do not know that coffee contains those compounds.

In 2019, the 1.43 billion Chinese population consumed US$8.2 BILLION worth of coffee, while the 1.37 billion Indian population consumed only US$903 MILLION worth of coffee.

In other words, the Chinese consume 8.7X more coffee per capita than the Indians. Could that suggest they are probably more aware of its health benefits?

Fact #4 : Caffeine, Theophylline, Theobromine Cannot Cure Or Prevent COVID-19

If caffeine, theophylline and theobromine can prevent COVID-19, countries with high coffee consumption would see far fewer cases.

Yet the top 5 consumers of coffee in the world – Iceland, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland – have over 4.5 million COVID-19 infections as of 22 October 2021, while China only has just over 96,700 infections.

Those 5 countries have a population of only 42 million, while China has 34X more people – 1.43 billion of them!

In other words, drinking coffee appears to make people 1584X more likely to get infected by COVID-19!

Of course, we are not so silly as to make that claim, because correlation does NOT mean causation!

But what we can say is that statistically, drinking coffee does not appear to help cure or prevent COVID-19.

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccines Prevent COVID-19!

As of 22 October 2021, monoclonal antibodies can treat early COVID-19, while dexamethasone can reduce mortality in severe COVID-19.

Fortunately, we now have several vaccines that can prevent COVID-19, including :

So the best way to protect yourself isn’t to drink coffee, but to take an approved COVID-19 vaccine ASAP!

 

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Can Coffee Compounds Cure / Prevent COVID-19?

Can coffee compounds like Methylxanthine, Theobromine and Theophylline prevent or cure COVID-19?

Take a look at this viral COVID-19 claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!

 

Claim : The Chinese Used Coffee Compounds To Cure COVID-19!

After hydroxychloroquine and tea, COFFEE is another miracle cure for COVID-19 circulating on the Internet.

Here is the claim that has been circulating on social media since at least June 2020 :

Breaking News from CNN :-

Dr. Li Wenliang, China’s hero doctor who was punished for telling the truth about Corona Virus and later died due to the same disease, had documented casefiles for research purposes and had in the casefiles proposed a cure that would significantly decrease the impact of the COVID – 19 Virus on the human body.

The chemical Methylxanthine, Theobromine and Theophylline stimulate compounds that can ward off these virus in a human with at least an average immune system.

Whats more shocking is that these complex words that were so difficult for people in China to understand is actually called COFFEE * in India, YES, our regular COFFEE has all these chemicals already in it.

The main Methylxanthine in COFFEE is the stimulant caffeine. Other Methylxanthines found in COFFEE are two chemically similar compounds, Theobromine and Theophylline. The COFFEE plant creates these chemicals as a way to ward off insects and other animals.

Who would have known that all the solution to these virus would be a simple cup of COFFEE and that is the reason so many patients in China are being cured.

The hospital staff in china has started serving COFFEE to the patients 3 times a day, And the effect is finally in *Wuhan ” The centre of this Pandemic” has been contained and community transmission has almost stopped.

Please Share this message to your friends and family to make them aware about this blessing in the form of COFFEE in your kitchen.

So please all start taking coffee and get rid of carona virus.

Forwarded as received.

காபிதானே குடிச்சு வைப்போம்.

 

Can Coffee Compounds Cure Or Prevent COVID-19? Nope!

This is yet another Internet hoax, a modified version of the earlier tea cure hoax.

Dr. Li Wenliang did not document any case files for research purposes, or proposed any cure for COVID-19.

Neither are the Chinese using coffee to cure or prevent COVID-19 infections in Wuhan. Here’s how we know that…

Fact #1 : There Is No Such CNN News Report

A quick check of the CNN website and Google reveals that there is no such CNN news report, claiming that Dr. Li Wenliang proposed coffee as a cure.

There is certainly no CNN report on the Chinese using coffee to cure or prevent COVID-19 infections.

Fact #2 : Dr Li Wenliang Was An Ophthalmologist!

Dr. Li Wenliang, who was one of several whistleblowing doctors raising alarm about the new virus, was an ophthalmologist.

As such, he only treats eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and the like. Not viruses like COVID-19.

His role in this COVID-19 tragedy was raising the alarm that was first set off by ER doctor, Dr. Ai Fen, who shared a patient’s report with her former classmates and colleagues.

Fact #3 : Methylxanthines Are Found In Chocolate, Coffee & Tea

Methylxanthines (or methylated xanthines) are a group of chemicals which include caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine. They are found not only in tea, but also chocolate and coffee.

Theophylline is predominant in tea, while theobromine is abundant in chocolate, and caffeine is the main methylxanthine in coffee.

If methylxanthines can really prevent COVID-19, why didn’t the writer suggest eating chocolate and drinking both coffee and tea for maximum effect?

Fact #4 : China Consumes More Coffee Than India

The Chinese may not drink as much coffee as they do tea, but it is really racist to say that unlike Indians, the Chinese do not know that coffee contains those compounds.

In 2019, the 1.43 billion Chinese population consumed US$8.2 BILLION worth of coffee, while the 1.37 billion Indian population consumed only US$903 MILLION worth of coffee.

In other words, the Chinese consume 8.7X more coffee per capita than the Indians. Could that suggest they are probably more aware of its health benefits?

Fact #5 : Coffee Cannot Cure Or Prevent COVID-19

If coffee can prevent COVID-19, countries with high coffee consumption would see far fewer cases.

Yet the top 5 consumers of coffee in the world – Iceland, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland – have over 2.17 million infections as of 22 February 2021, while China only has just over 90,000 infections.

Those 5 countries have a population of only 42 million, while China has 34X more people – 1.43 billion of them!

In other words, drinking coffee appears to make people 821X more likely to get infected by COVID-19!

Of course, we are not so silly as to make that claim, because correlation does NOT mean causation!

But what we can say is that statistically, drinking coffee won’t cure or prevent COVID-19.

Fact #6 : There Is Currently No Cure For COVID-19

As of 12 March 2021, there is no known cure or treatment for COVID-19.

However, several vaccines have been developed to prevent COVID-19, including :

So the best way to protect yourself isn’t to drink coffee, but to take an approved COVID-19 vaccine ASAP!

 

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