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Red Cross begins deferring COVID-vaccinated blood donors?!

Did the American Red Cross just begin to defer blood donors who had the COVID-19 vaccine?!

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

 

Claim : Red Cross Begins Deferring COVID-Vaccinated Blood Donors!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that the WHO Director-General just order governments to eliminate independent media, before the arrival of Disease X!

American Red Cross Begins Deferring Blood Donors Who Had Covid Vaccine

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Truth : Red Cross Did Not Begin Deferring COVID-Vaccinated Blood Donors!

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

Fact #1 : Red Cross Deferment Isn’t New

Let me start by pointing out that this deferment by the American Red Cross isn’t new. It actually dates back to at least 28 July 2021 (archive), which is more than 2.5 years ago!

Q: Are individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine eligible to give blood, platelets and plasma?

A: Yes, you can donate blood after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, as long as you are symptom-free and feeling well at the time of the donation. Please come prepared to share the manufacturer name of the vaccine you received. If you do not know the name of the vaccine manufacturer, we request you wait two weeks to donate after vaccination, out of precaution.

The fact that some people are only realising this now isn’t shocking. What’s shocking is that some people would actually claim that the Red Cross is only “now” asking blood donors if they ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #2 : Red Cross Has No Problem With mRNA Vaccines

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that the American Red Cross if asking blood donors if “they ever received the Covid mRNA vaccine“. That’s not true.

The American Red Cross only asks that if you received the COVID-19 vaccine to share “the manufacturer name” to determine if you need to “wait two weeks… after vaccination” to donate your blood.

In fact, the American Red Cross specifically pointed out that donors who received mRNA-based vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna do not need to wait to donate their blood.

There is no deferral time for eligible blood donors who are vaccinated with an inactivated or RNA based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, Janssen/J&J, Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer.

To be clear – the American Red Cross has never said that mRNA vaccines were dangerous, and donors who received it would need to defer giving blood.

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Fact #3 : Red Cross Only Wants To Defer Live Attenuated Vaccine

The truth is Red Cross is only asking blood donors who received a “live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine” to wait two weeks before giving blood.

But guess what – no live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine has ever been approved anywhere in the world, as of 21 February 2024!

It appears that the Red Cross initiated this decision as far back as July 2021, out of an abundance of caution, and as a forward-looking requirement (since no such COVID-19 vaccine current exists).

Eligible blood donors who received a live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine or do not know what type of COVID-19 vaccine they received must wait two weeks before giving blood.

Even that deferral isn’t set in stone, as it appears that the Red Cross will still accept blood donations from donors who are “symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation”:

In most cases, there is no deferral time for individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation.

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Fact #5 : Red Cross Is Helping To Vaccinated People

Interestingly, the American Red Cross points out that while they are not a healthcare provider that administers COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States, its teams are helping to vaccinated US service members overseas!

The Red Cross, as an organization, is not a healthcare provider and is not administering COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. However, Red Cross volunteers who are medical professionals may work with local authorities to help give vaccinations if their state licenses permit them to do so. In addition, Red Cross teams are currently helping to vaccinate U.S. service members on bases around the world.

Yet again, it shows that the Red Cross does not have an issue with COVID-19 vaccinations. So why would anyone suggest otherwise???

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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Did WHO DG Order Elimination Of Independent Media?!

Did the WHO Director-General just order governments to eliminate independent media, before the arrival of Disease X?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WHO DG Ordered Elimination Of Independent Media!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that the WHO Director-General just order governments to eliminate independent media, before the arrival of Disease X!

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

WHO Director Says Independent Media Must Be ‘Wiped Out’ Before Disease X Arrives

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Truth : WHO DG Did Not Order Elimination Of Independent Media!

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

Fact #1 : WHO DG Did Not Order Elimination Of Independent Media

This is really silly, but let me just start by pointing out that the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not order the elimination of independent media. Neither did he order governments to eliminate the independent media before the arrival of Disease X.

If he actually issued such an order, it would have been derided widely by the independent media, as well as the mainstream media. Yet, no one else, not even other conspiracy theory websites, have reported on such a controversial order by the WHO Director-General? That’s because it never happened.

As usual, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claims. Just like when it claimed that the WHO Global Police Force was unveiled at WEF 2024!

Fact #2 : No One Censor The Entire World

Short of actually establishing a global police state, there is no way anyone can eliminate the independent media, and censor the entire world.

Some countries, like China and North Korea, have the capability to actively monitor and censor independent media. But many countries have free speech written into their constitutions, so it would be impossible to conduct such restrictions on free speech, without massive political blowback from their citizens.

In short – this can only happen in a MAGA / QAnon fantasy world, and not in the real world where the rest of us live. Naturally, The People’s Voice article has provided no evidence that such a dastardly plan ever exists outside of fevered minds and addled brains.

Fact #3 : Disease X Is Just A Placeholder Name

What The People’s Voice article does not tell you is that Disease X does not actually exist.

Disease X is merely a placeholder name for a hypothetical, unknown pathogen that could cause a future epidemic. It is used by healthcare organisations and policy makers as an easy way to label an unknown disease that could potentially emerge in the future.

If a new pathogen emerges, it won’t be called Disease X. It will be given a new name. Remember when news first broke about a new coronavirus emerging in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019? It wasn’t called Disease X then.

Initially, the WHO called it the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV. Then, the disease itself was named as COVID-19, while the virus that causes it was named as SARS-CoV-2.

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Fact #4 : Pandemic Treaty Was Initiated By WHO Member States

It is also important to point out that the Pandemic Treaty was not initiated by the World Health Organization itself, but rather its member states.

The International Health Regulations (IHR) were first adopted by member states in 1969, empowering the WHO to monitor global diseases. Those regulations have since been revised over the years, including in 2005 – after the SARS outbreak.

On 1 December 2021, world leaders agreed to kickstart the process to draft and negotiate an agreement or convention to “strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness and response“.

Fact #5 : Pandemic Treaty Does Not Outlaw Free Speech

If you read the zero draft of the proposed Pandemic Treaty, you will realise that the WHO is not planning to control the Internet, or outlaw free speech. This is explicitly stated in Article 17, which refers to “Parties” that are the member states.

The Parties commit to increase science, public health and pandemic literacy in the population, as well as access to information on pandemics and their effects, and tackle false, misleading, misinformation or disinformation, including through promotion of international cooperation.

As you can see, under the agreement, each individual country will commit to increase knowledge about science and public health, as well as combat “false, misleading, misinformation or disinformation”.

Not only does the article clearly state that it is up to each country (not the WHO) to implement its policies, it does not mention anything about controlling the Internet.

The only people who need to worry about Article 17 of this proposed WHO agreement are those who peddle “false, misleading, misinformation or disinformation”.

Recommended : Did WHO Unveil Global Police Force With Arrest Powers?!

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 Trump Using Oprah’s Money To Pay $355 Million Fine?!

Is Donald Trump going to use Oprah Winfrey’s money to pay the $355 million fine for fraudulently overvaluing his properties?!

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

 

Claim : Trump Will Use Oprah’s Money To Pay $355 Million Fine!

On 20 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that Oprah Winfrey was just sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno!

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!

Deep State Won’t See a Dime of Trump’s Money

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Truth : Trump Cannot Use Oprah’s Money To Pay $355 Million Fine!

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

Fact #1 : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Arrested / Sentenced To Death

Let me just start by pointing out that Oprah Winfrey has not been arrested, or sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno, or any other reason.

Oprah Winfrey is a mega celebrity, and one of the richest women in the world, with a net worth of $3.5 billion as of May 2023. If she was ever arrested, it would have been international news.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, not even celebrity blogs, have reported that Oprah Winfrey was in any legal trouble, never mind arrested and/or sentenced to death!

We know this for sure because Oprah herself posted about her experience flying to NYC to take part in the photoshoot for the cover of the last issue of British Vogue, on 8 February 2024.

Could she have made it for the photoshoot, if she was supposedly arrested and jailed in Guantanamo Bay, before being courtmartialed, and sentenced to death???

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Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

The claim that the US Navy JAG convicted Oprah Winfrey for being an accessory to mass murder in the 2023 Maui fire, and sentenced her to death, is absurd.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Oprah Winfrey. 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 Cannot Confiscate Civilian Property

The claim that JAG can confiscate Oprah Winfrey’s assets is also laughable. As the military justice branch of the American military, JAG cannot confiscate civilian property.

Even if somehow permitted to do so under the Justice Department’s asset forfeiture program (2023 guidelines), it would require the minimum oversight of:

  • the Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) or investigative agent in charge of the administrative
    forfeiture matter (and, if applicable, the AUSA in charge of the related criminal matter);
  • investigative agents; and
  • appropriate USMS representatives.

In short, even in the MAGA / QAnon fantasy world where Oprah Winfrey’s assets were somehow confiscated, it would be under the oversight of the US Justice Department.

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Fact #4 : Seized Assets Cannot Be Given To Trump

Even in the MAGA / Canon fantasy world where Oprah Winfrey was somehow sentenced to death, and had her assets seized, there is no reason why those assets should ever be given to Donald Trump!

The seized assets would belong to the US government, and can be used as it sees fit. And there is simply no reason why it should divert some of those seized asset to a private citizen, even if he is called Donald J. Trump.

The truth is there is no way Oprah Winfrey’s money is ever going to be used to pay Donald Trump’s massive fine for fraudulently overvaluing his properties!

Fact #5 : Donald Trump’s Assets May Be Seized!

Ironically, Donald Trump may have his own assets seized to pay for the massive $355 million fine, with another $100 million in pre-judgement interest!

On 21 February 2024, New York Attorney General Letitia James said that she is prepared to seize assets from Donald Trump if he is unable to find the cash to cover his civil fraud fine.

We are prepared to make sure that the judgment is paid to New Yorkers, and yes, I look at 40 Wall Street each and every day.

Fact #6 : 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.

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

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 should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Is Red Cross Rejecting COVID Vaccinated Blood?!

Is the American Red Cross rejecting blood from people who were vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines?!

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

 

Claim : Red Cross May Be Rejecting COVID Vaccinated Blood!

Some people are claiming or suggesting on X (formerly Twitter) that Red Cross may be rejecting blood from people who were vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines!

Alex Jones : COVID Vaxxed May Be Ineligible To Give Blood, Says Red Cross

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Truth : Red Cross Is Not Rejecting COVID Vaccinated Blood!

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

Fact #1 : This Eligibility Requirement Isn’t New

Let me start by pointing out that this eligibility requirement isn’t new. The American Red Cross posted about this in a Q&A (archive) on 28 July 2021. That’s 2.5 years ago!

The fact that some people are only realising this now isn’t shocking. What’s shocking is that they are actually making a fuss about it.

Fact #2 : Red Cross Isn’t Rejecting Any COVID Vaccinated Blood

I should also point out that the American Red Cross has not, and is not, rejecting any blood from people who were vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine.

This was stated clearly in their July 2021 Q&A on COVID-19 vaccines and blood, platelet, or plasma donation eligibility.

Q: Are individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine eligible to give blood, platelets and plasma?

A: Yes, you can donate blood after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, as long as you are symptom-free and feeling well at the time of the donation. Please come prepared to share the manufacturer name of the vaccine you received. If you do not know the name of the vaccine manufacturer, we request you wait two weeks to donate after vaccination, out of precaution.

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Fact #3 : Red Cross Only Defers Some Blood Donations

The truth is Red Cross is only asking blood donors who received a “live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine” to wait two weeks before giving blood.

But guess what – no live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine has ever been approved anywhere in the world, as of 21 February 2024!

It appears that the Red Cross initiated this decision as far back as July 2021, out of an abundance of caution, and as a forward-looking requirement (since no such COVID-19 vaccine current exists).

Eligible blood donors who received a live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine or do not know what type of COVID-19 vaccine they received must wait two weeks before giving blood.

Even that deferral isn’t set in stone, as it appears that the Red Cross will still accept blood donations from donors who are “symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation”:

In most cases, there is no deferral time for individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation.

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Fact #4 : There’s No Deferral For Inactivated / RNA / mRNA Vaccines

In any case, all of the approved COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, and the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, do not require any deferral, because they are based on the inactivated or RNA and mRNA vaccine technologies:

There is no deferral time for eligible blood donors who are vaccinated with an inactivated or RNA based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, Janssen/J&J, Moderna, Novavax, or Pfizer.

So why would anyone throw a (pretend?) hissy fit about something that has zero effect on blood donors in the United States?

Fact #6 : Red Cross Is Helping To Vaccinated People

Interestingly, the American Red Cross points out that while they are not a healthcare provider that administers COVID-19 vaccinations in the United States, its teams are helping to vaccinated US service members overseas!

The Red Cross, as an organization, is not a healthcare provider and is not administering COVID-19 vaccinations in the U.S. However, Red Cross volunteers who are medical professionals may work with local authorities to help give vaccinations if their state licenses permit them to do so. In addition, Red Cross teams are currently helping to vaccinate U.S. service members on bases around the world.

Yet again, it shows that the Red Cross does not have an issue with COVID-19 vaccinations. So why would anyone suggest otherwise???

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Did WEF Pass Law To Criminalise Criticism Of mRNA?!

Did the WEF just pass a new law to criminalise criticism of mRNA technology?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Passed Law To Criminalise Criticism Of mRNA!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that France just passed a new law to jail people for opposing mRNA vaccines!

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

WEF Passes New Law To Criminalize Criticism of mRNA

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Truth : WEF Did Not Pass Law To Criminalise Criticism Of mRNA!

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

Fact #1 : WEF Cannot Pass Any Law

Let me just start by pointing out that the World Economic Forum (WEF) cannot pass any law in any country. 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 pass laws in any country.

Fact #2 : Only French National Assembly Passed Article 4

The controversial bill that has gotten anti-vaccine activists so riled up is called The Bill To Strengthen The Fight Against Sectarian Excesses And Improve The Support Of Victims. You can read the bill as it was presented to the Senate on 15 November 2023.

What particularly incensed them was Article 4 of that bill, which many are calling “Article Pfizer“. It failed the first vote on Tuesday, 13 February, but passed in the National Assembly with a vote of 116 to 108 on Wednesday, 14 February 2024.

To be clear – Article 4 was not passed by the French government, but by the National Assembly of the French Parliament. The full bill, which is not yet the law, was also passed by the National Assembly, and not the WEF, or the French government.

Fact #3 : WEF Screenshot Is Fake

The cover image used by The People’s Voice article has a screenshot which purportedly shows the World Economic Forum (WEF) posting on X (formerly Twitter) that:

mRNA deniers are dangerous – and must be imprisoned!

That is most definitely a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by the World Economic Forum. Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that such a post ever existed, or that the WEF just passed a law to criminalise criticism of mRNA technology.

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Fact #4 : French Bill Does Not Involve mRNA Vaccines

Regardless of what one may think of the new French bill or its Article 4, it does not have anything to do with the criticism of mRNA vaccines in France.

To the best of my knowledge – mRNA vaccines were not even mentioned once in the entire bill, or Article 4 itself! In fact, none of those who claimed that mRNA vaccines are involved ever provided any evidence they were mentioned in the bill!

If that’s true, you have to wonder – why do some people claim that the French bill, or its Article 4, would imprison anyone who criticises or refuses to accept mRNA vaccines???

Fact #5 : Article 4 Targets Health Disinformation

As the La Chaîne parlementaire (LCP) explained, Article 4 of the bill made it a crime to incite the “abandonment of care” in France.

Specifically dedicated to therapeutic-type excesses, this Article 4 creates a new crime aimed at punishing “the provocation to abandon or refrain from following medical-therapeutic or prophylactic treatment“, as well as “the provocation to adopt practices presented as having a therapeutic or prophylactic purpose“, when these incentives may be “particularly serious” for physical or mental health.

In other words – Article 4 of this French bill makes it a crime to convince or encourage people not to accept reasonable medical treatment or prophylactic treatments (like vaccines), or to undertake treatments that can cause serious physical or mental harm.

Why would anyone want to continue letting unscrupulous people promote fake cures, or mislead people about proven medical treatments and prophylactics???

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Fact #6 : French Bill Targets Self-Declared “Gurus”

As LCP explained in a separate article, the overall bill targets “sectarian excesses in the digital space and the new gurus 2.0“, pointing out that the COVID-19 pandemic enabled many of these “gurus” to take advantage of social networks to promote sectarian excesses:

The text also stresses that “the health crisis has been an ideal ground for these new sectarian excesses. New forms of “gurus” or self-proclaimed master thinkers act online, taking advantage of the vitality of social networks to federate real communities around them.”

In other words – if the bill passes and becomes law, it only endangers self-proclaimed “gurus” and cults that use social media and the Internet to snare their victims.

There does not seem to be any provision in the law to fine or imprison people in France who criticise mRNA vaccines, or pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer.

Fact #7 : Article 4 Was Amended Before Passage

According to LCP, Article 4 was amended after it first failed to pass, to include these amendments:

  • a crime would not be committed when proof of the free and informed consent of the person is provided”
  • whistleblowers of such crimes would be protected as “the information reported or disclosed by the whistleblower under the conditions provided for in Article 6” of the aforementioned law “does not constitute a provocation

In other words, these gurus would not be guilty of any crime if the people they convince to go against proven medical treatments acknowledge that they provided their free and informed consent.

Recommended : Did Scientists Call For Global mRNA Vaccine Moratorium?!

Fact #8 : French Bill Isn’t Law Yet

While many people claim that the bill or its Article 4 were passed into law, that is simply not true. As of 20 February 2024, this bill, and its Article 4, has not become law in France.

After the amended Article 4 passed on 13 February, the entire bill passed in the National Assembly the next day – on 14 February 2024, with an overwhelming 151 to 73 vote. Even so, that does not make the bill a law yet.

For one thing – that was only the first reading in the National Assembly. The bill now goes to the Senate for its approval or amendments, before returning to the National Assembly for its second reading if there are any amendments.

Only after the final bill is approved by both houses, can it then be sent to the President of France for his signature. Assuming there is no request for a constitutional review, the bill only becomes law once the French President signs it, and the Prime Minister countersigns it, and it is sent to the Journal Officiel for publication.

Fact #9 : 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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Cureus To Retract Controversial COVID-19 Vaccines Paper!

It took them a while, but Cureus finally decided to retract the controversial “peer reviewed” article on the lessons learned about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines!

Take a look at the controversial article, and find out what Cureus decided to retract it!

 

Cureus Publishes Controversial COVID-19 Vaccines Paper!

Anti-vaccine activists have been excitedly sharing what they call a “peer-reviewed” paper on the lessons learned about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, while calling for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to be removed.

The paper in question is called “COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines: Lessons Learned from the Registrational Trials and Global Vaccination Campaign” by Mead et. al. which includes anti-vaccine activists like Jessica Rose, Steve Kirsch, and Peter McCullough.

While it is being heralded as something new, the paper appears to be nothing more than a regurgitation of long-debunked claims about mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. Unfortunately, it received a patina of legitimacy when it was published in the journal Cureus, with anti-vaccine activists gleefully pointing out that it was a “peer-reviewed” paper.

What many people don’t realise is that Cureus uses “an unusually 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. All that “post-publication” criticism appear to have resulted in its decision to (finally) retract this controversial article.

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Cureus To Retract Controversial COVID-19 Vaccines Paper!

On 19 February 2024, one of the article’s co-authors – Steve Kirsch, revealed (archive) that Cureus has decided to retract the article, citing a number of concerns.

Dear authors, 

I hope this email finds you well. I write regarding your article recently published in Cureus entitled, ‘COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines: Lessons Learned from the Registrational Trials and Global Vaccination Campaign’.

The journal was recently made aware of several concerns regarding the validity of the work and, upon conducting an internal review, the journal has decided to retract your article. Upon further review, we have identified a significant number of concerns with your article that in our view can’t be remedied with a correction. The concerns include, but are not limited to:

The list of concerns in the Cureus letter is frankly, too short. In my earlier article, I already listed a number of other concerns with the article:

  • unsubstantiated claims that the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials were too short
  • unsubstantiated claims that mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 were not proven safe or effective
  • misleading emphasis on absolute risk (AR) versus relative risk (RR) in understanding vaccine efficacy
  • misleading emphasis on unverified adverse events that were reported after vaccination.
  • unsubstantiated claims that 74% of deaths were “judged to have been caused by the COVID-19 mRNA products”

One can’t help but wonder if this incident might persuade Cureus to spend a wee bit more time and effort on its peer-review process… or better still, don’t allow such articles to be labelled as “peer-reviewed” until they have at least passed proper, legitimate peer-review.

You can read more about those claims in my fact check article – COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Lessons Learned Fact Check!

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Did McDonald’s Lose Toxic Meat Legal Battle With Jamie Oliver?!

Did McDonald’s just lose its legal battle against Jamie Oliver over its toxic pink slime meat?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : McDonald’s Loses Legal Battle With Jamie Oliver!

People are claiming on social media that McDonald’s just lost its legal battle against British chef Jamie Oliver over its toxic pink slime meat!

Keep it Real : [McDonald’s loses the legal battle with chef Jamie Oliver, who proved that the food they sell is not fit to be ingested because it is highly toxic.

Chef Jamie Oliver has won a battle against the world’s largest junk food chain. Oliver proving how buyers are made.

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Truth : McDonald’s Did Not Lose Legal Battle With Jamie Oliver!

This is yet another example of fake news circulating on WhatsApp, and social media platforms like X (formerly Twitter), and Facebook, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : There Was No McDonald’s – Jamie Oliver Lawsuit

Let me start by pointing out that there was no legal battle between McDonald’s and Jamie Oliver. McDonald’s did not sue Jamie Oliver, and Jamie Oliver also did not sue McDonald’s.

Fact #2 : Jamie Oliver Did Not Target McDonald’s

Jamie Oliver did not actually target McDonald’s. So there is really no reason for McDonald’s or Jamie Oliver to sue one another.

In the episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution that aired on 12 April 2011, Jamie Oliver spoke out against Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB), which he derisively referred to as “pink slime”.

Fact #3 : Jamie Oliver Did Not “Discover” Pink Slime

While much has been made about Jamie Oliver’s “battle” against pink slime, he did not create that term, and he wasn’t even amongst the first to speak out against LFTB, which has been sold since 2001.

The term “pink slime” was reportedly coined by USDA microbiologist Gerald Zirstein in a 2002 email to his colleagues. He was, arguably, also the first to criticise LFTB.

I do not consider the stuff to be ground beef, and I consider allowing it in ground beef to be a form of fraudulent labeling.

Michael Moss from The New York Times posted not one article, but at least two articles on the safety of LFTB – on 3 October 2009, and then on 30 December 2009,.

Two years later, ABC News would air a series of reports on LFTB in March 2011. It was only after the extensive coverage by ABC News that Jamie Oliver actually featured LFTB on his show.

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Fact #4 : LFTB Is Ammonia-Treated Beef Paste

Despite its gross sounding name and look, LFTB is simply meat that has been separated from the fat in beef trimmings, and treated with ammonia to kill pathogens like Salmonella and E. coli.

The LFTB technology basically recovers meat that would otherwise be wasted and thrown away. Think of LFTB as low-fat beef paste. Regular ground beef consists of about 30% fat, while LFTB only has about 5% fat.

Fact #5 : McDonald’s Stopped Using LFTB In 2011

McDonald’s announced on 31 January 2012, that it stopped adding Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB) to its burgers since the beginning of 2011, and that it was no longer available in its products since August 2011:

At the beginning of 2011, we made a decision to discontinue the use of ammonia-treated beef in our hamburgers. This product has been out of our supply chain since August of last year. This decision was a result of our efforts to align our global standards for how we source beef around the world.

In other words – McDonald’s made the decision to stop using LFTB in its burgers in early 2011 – months before ABC News or Jamie Oliver covered LFTB. It was only in August 2011 that all of its LFTB-based products were cleared out of its supply chain.

Fact #7 : Ammonia In LFTB Isn’t Toxic

Even though McDonald’s no longer uses “pink slime” in their burgers, I should point out that the amount of ammonia used in LFTB isn’t dangerous.

The amount of ammonia present in Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB) is actually comparable to ammonia levels present in existing foods:

Food Ammonia Level
American Cheese 813 ppm
Unblended LFTB 400-500 ppm
Ketchup 411 ppm
Onions 342 ppm
Blended Beef Patty
with 15% LFTB
200 ppm
Ground Beef 101 ppm

Ammonium hydroxide isn’t just used to treat LFTB meat trimmings, it is also used to produce a wide variety of foods like cheese, puddings, chocolate, and even as a leavening agent in bread. In fact, the ammonium hydroxide is classified as GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) by the US FDA, when used in appropriate concentrations.

Fact #8 : LFTB Uses Ammonium Hydroxide Gas

In his viral video, Jamie Oliver is seen showing a front loading washing machine filled with meat, with ammonia-based cleaning products in the background. He then pours from a bottle marked with “Ammonia” and a skull and crossbones symbol into a large tub filled with pieces of beef.

That is not an accurate reflection of how LFTB products are made, because the ammonium hydroxide used in the LFTB process is gaseous, not liquid. In addition, the LFTB process only uses the ammonium hydroxide gas to increase the pH of the separated meat trimmings, from 5.7 to 9.6 (source).

If there ever is a lawsuit over that Jamie Oliver video, he would be hard-pressed to explain how that demonstration accurately replicates how LFTB meat is really produced.

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Did France Pass Law To Jail Opposition To mRNA Vaccines?!

Did France just pass a new law to jail people for opposing mRNA vaccines?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : France Passed Law To Jail Opposition To mRNA Vaccines!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that France just passed a new law to jail people for opposing mRNA vaccines!

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

France: Opposition To mRNA Injections Carries Penalty Of Up To 3 Years In Jail

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Truth : France Did Not Pass Law To Jail Opposition To mRNA Vaccines!

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

Fact #1 : Only National Assembly Passed Article 4

Let me start by pointing out that the controversial bill that has gotten anti-vaccine activists so riled up is called The Bill To Strengthen The Fight Against Sectarian Excesses And Improve The Support Of Victims. You can read the bill as it was presented to the Senate on 15 November 2023.

What particularly incensed them was Article 4 of that bill, which many are calling “Article Pfizer“. It failed the first vote on Tuesday, 13 February, but passed in the National Assembly with a vote of 116 to 108 on Wednesday, 14 February 2024.

Fact #2 : French Bill Does Not Involve mRNA Vaccines

Regardless of what one may think of the new French bill or its Article 4, it does not have anything to do with the criticism of mRNA vaccines in France.

To the best of my knowledge – mRNA vaccines were not even mentioned once in the entire bill, or Article 4 itself! In fact, none of those who claimed that mRNA vaccines are involved ever provided any evidence they were mentioned in the bill!

If that’s true, you have to wonder – why do some people claim that the French bill, or its Article 4, would imprison anyone who criticises or refuses to accept mRNA vaccines???

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Fact #3 : Article 4 Targets Health Disinformation

As the La Chaîne parlementaire (LCP) explained, Article 4 of the bill made it a crime to incite the “abandonment of care” in France.

Specifically dedicated to therapeutic-type excesses, this Article 4 creates a new crime aimed at punishing “the provocation to abandon or refrain from following medical-therapeutic or prophylactic treatment“, as well as “the provocation to adopt practices presented as having a therapeutic or prophylactic purpose“, when these incentives may be “particularly serious” for physical or mental health.

In other words – Article 4 of this French bill makes it a crime to convince or encourage people not to accept reasonable medical treatment or prophylactic treatments (like vaccines), or to undertake treatments that can cause serious physical or mental harm.

Why would anyone want to continue letting unscrupulous people promote fake cures, or mislead people about proven medical treatments and prophylactics???

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Fact #4 : French Bill Targets Self-Declared “Gurus”

As LCP explained in a separate article, the overall bill targets “sectarian excesses in the digital space and the new gurus 2.0“, pointing out that the COVID-19 pandemic enabled many of these “gurus” to take advantage of social networks to promote sectarian excesses:

The text also stresses that “the health crisis has been an ideal ground for these new sectarian excesses. New forms of “gurus” or self-proclaimed master thinkers act online, taking advantage of the vitality of social networks to federate real communities around them.”

In other words – if the bill passes and becomes law, it only endangers self-proclaimed “gurus” and cults that use social media and the Internet to snare their victims.

There does not seem to be any provision in the law to fine or imprison people in France who criticise mRNA vaccines, or pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer.

Fact #5 : Article 4 Was Amended Before Passage

According to LCP, Article 4 was amended after it first failed to pass, to include these amendments:

  • a crime would not be committed when proof of the free and informed consent of the person is provided”
  • whistleblowers of such crimes would be protected as “the information reported or disclosed by the whistleblower under the conditions provided for in Article 6” of the aforementioned law “does not constitute a provocation

In other words, these gurus would not be guilty of any crime if the people they convince to go against proven medical treatments acknowledge that they provided their free and informed consent.

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Fact #6 : French Bill Isn’t Law Yet

While many people claim that the bill or its Article 4 were passed into law, that is simply not true. As of 20 February 2024, this bill, and its Article 4, has not become law in France.

After the amended Article 4 passed on 13 February, the entire bill passed in the National Assembly the next day – on 14 February 2024, with an overwhelming 151 to 73 vote. Even so, that does not make the bill a law yet.

For one thing – that was only the first reading in the National Assembly. The bill now goes to the Senate for its approval or amendments, before returning to the National Assembly for its second reading if there are any amendments.

Only after the final bill is approved by both houses, can it then be sent to the President of France for his signature. Assuming there is no request for a constitutional review, the bill only becomes law once the French President signs it, and the Prime Minister countersigns it, and it is sent to the Journal Officiel for publication.

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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Has Canada Begun Euthanising Vaccine-Injured Citizens?!

Has Canada started euthanising its vaccine-injured citizens?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Canada Begins Euthanising Vaccine Injured Citizens!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Canada has started euthanising (killing) its vaccine-injured citizens!

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

Canada Begins Euthanizing Vaccine Injured Citizens

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Truth : Canada Isn’t Euthanising Vaccine Injured Citizens!

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

Fact #1 : There Was No Order To Euthanise Vaccine Injured Citizens

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that the Trudeau government ordered hospitals to begin euthanising members of the public who have been injured by the COVID-19 vaccines. That’s utter nonsense.

There has been no announcement by the Canadian government that is remotely close to what has been claimed / suggested, and the The People’s Voice article naturally (but unsurprisingly) provided no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claims.

To be clear – there is no evidence of any Canadian government policy to euthanise its vaccine injured citizens.

Fact #2 : Kayla Pollock Was Not Euthanised

The People’s Voice article covered the story of Kayla Pollock, who was identified as “the first victim of the new policy“.

That is easily disproven – Kayla Pollock was not euthanised, and is very much alive. In fact, she just posted on Instagram on 17 February 2024!

On top of that, The People’s Voice article itself admitted that Kayla Pollock is still alive, and that she was raising funds for a service dog. But even that is very old, and outdated news – she posted about training a new service dog on 10 July 2022 – more than 1.5 years ago!

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Fact #3 : Kayla Pollock Was Offered MAID Three Times

The People’s Voice article claimed that Kayla Pollock was offered MAID (Medical Assistance In Dying) twice. Even that does not appear to be accurate.

According to her friend, Dennis Audit, who created a GoFundMe for her, Kayla Pollock was offered the MAID option three times.

Fact #4 : You Must Request For Euthanasia In Canada

Just in case you are wondering – the Canadian Medical Assistance In Dying (MAID) programme is opt-in, which means the patient must “make a voluntary request for medical assistance in dying“.

There are strict rules governing MAID in Canada. The government, hospital, or medical professionals, cannot simply euthanise people, even if they have a terminal illness. They certainly cannot euthanise vaccine injured citizens.

To be eligible for medical assistance in dying, you must meet all the following criteria. You must:

  • be eligible for health services funded by a province or territory, or the federal government
    • You may also be eligible if you meet your province or territory’s minimum period of residence or waiting period.
  • be at least 18 years old and mentally competent
    • This means being capable of making health care decisions for yourself.
  • have a grievous and irremediable medical condition
  • make a voluntary request for medical assistance in dying
    • The request cannot be the result of outside pressure or influence.
  • give informed consent to receive medical assistance in dying

Even though Kayla Pollock was offered the MAID option three times, she chose not to accept. Hence, she was not euthanised, completely demolishing The People’s Voice article claim that she was “the first victim of the new policy”.

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Fact #5 : Canada Parliament Passed MAID Law In 2016

To be clear – the MAID programme isn’t a new policy. Neither was it a Trudeau government policy. The MAID programme also has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccine injuries.

It was the Parliament of Canada that passed Bill C-14 on 17 June 2016 to legalise euthanasia, and establish the MAID programme. The MAID programme was further expanded by Bill C-7 on 17 March 2021, to allow euthanasia for people whose death was not “reasonably foreseeable”.

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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Did Ice Spice Show Satanic Cross + Gestures At Super Bowl?!

Did Ice Spice flash demonic hand gestures, while openly wearing a Satanic inverted cross, and a Balenciaga outfit?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Ice Spice Showed Satanic Cross + Gestures At Super Bowl!

Some people have been posting a video and photos purportedly showing Ice Spice flashing demonic hand gestures at Super Bowl LVIII, while watching the game with Taylor Swift. They also claim or suggest that Ice Spice openly wearing a Satanic inverted cross, and a Balenciaga outfit, is evidence she is a Satanist!

End Wokeness : Demonic hand gestures on the big screen, upside down cross, Balenciaga sleeve.

Not even hiding it.

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Truth : Ice Spice Did Not Show Satanic Cross + Gestures At Super Bowl!

Here are the reasons why this is yet another example of conspiracy fake news circulating on X (formerly Twitter)…

Fact #1 : Devil’s Horns Isn’t Remotely Satanic

The viral video clip which shows Ice Spice flashing the devil’s horns with her hands is genuine, and was recorded during Super Bowl LVIII on 11 February 2024. At that time, the American rapper was watching the game with Taylor Swift.

However, the hand gesture that is often referred to as “devil’s horns” or “sign of the horns” isn’t demonic or Satanic. In fact, several cultures use it to ward off evil spirits!

It was popularised by Ronnie James Dio of the heavy metal band, Heaven & Hell and the rock band Black Sabbath, who copied it from his Italian grandmother who often used it. In the Italian culture, the sign of the horns is a protective gesture like the pentagram. Called el corna, it is used traditionally to ward off the “evil eye” (mallocio).

It’s not the devil’s sign like we’re here with the devil. … It’s to ward off the Evil Eye or to give the Evil Eye, depending on which way you do it. So it’s a bit like “knocking on wood.”

The sign of the horns is also used by Hindus and Buddhists. The hand gesture is called “Karana Mudrā“, and is used to “expel demons” and remove “sickness or negative thoughts“. So the showing the sign of the horns is actually the OPPOSITE of worshipping Satan or evil spirits.

In modern times, the devil’s horns / sign of the horns has become a common rock ‘n’ roll gesture, and a mainstream way of saying, “Hell, yeah!”, or “Rock on!”

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Fact #2 : The Inverted Cross Isn’t Satanic Either!

The inverted cross that Ice Spice wore at Super Bowl LVIII is also real, and was designed by Alex Moss. However, that inverted cross isn’t Satanic or demonic either.

Thanks to horror movies, and conspiracy theories, some people believe that the upside-down or inverted cross is satanic, or the symbol of a Satanist. But it is actually the Cross of St. Peter – an ancient symbol of St. Peter’s crucifixion in Christianity.

In Christian history, St. Peter insisted that he be crucified upside down as he did not believe that he was worthy of being crucified in the same way as Jesus Christ. Hence, the Catholic Church uses the upside down cross (without a corpus) to represent St. Peter.

In fact, the Pope – as a successor of Peter, employs the inverted cross as a symbolic reminder of Saint Peter’s martyrdom. As long as the upside down cross does not have a corpus (a figure of Christ), it is not satanic or demonic.

Fact #4 : No Evidence Balenciaga Is Satanic

Bizarrely, some people are pointing out that Ice Spice wearing a Balenciaga outfit is evidence that she is Satanic.

As far as I can determine – there is nothing Satanic or demonic about a Balenciaga outfit. Needless to say – none of those who made those claims have actually provided any evidence that Balenciaga fashion is Satanic or demonic, or that Satanists wear Balenciaga to show their devotion to Satan.

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Did Mel Gibson Call Prince William The Antichrist?!

Did Mel Gibson call Prince William the Antichrist, and the future king of the NWO’s one world government?!

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

 

Claim : Mel Gibson Called Prince William The Antichrist!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Mel Gibson just told staff and associates that Prince William is the Antichrist, and the future future king of the one-world government ushered in by the New World Order!

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

Mel Gibson: ‘Prince William Is the Antichrist’

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No Evidence Mel Gibson Called Prince William The Antichrist!

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 Mel Gibson Called Prince William The Antichrist

The People’s Voice article claimed that Mel Gibson told his staff and associates that Prince William is the Antichrist, and the future king of the New World Order’s one world government.

However, a quick check showed that it is the only source for quotes attributed to Mel Gibson, which is surprising since celebrity blogs and mainstream media outlets have, and certainly would have, reported on such controversial claims… if he actually made them.

Yet, no one else has apparently seen Mel Gibson call Prince William the Antichrist. In fact, I can find any evidence Mel Gibson ever commented on Prince William! There is also no evidence Mel Gibson ever met Prince William either.

Unfortunately, but perhaps not surprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claims.

Fact #2 : Princess Diana Died In A Car Crash

The People’s Voice article claimed that Princess Diana was sacrificed in an Illuminati blood ritual.

That is easily disproven – Princess Diana and her partner, Dodi Fayed, died from injuries sustained in a fatal car crash in Paris, France.

The many photographers who were following their car, witnessed the crash. Some rushed to help the victims, while others took photographs. Needless to say – no one ever claimed to have witnessed Princess Diana being sacrificed in an Illuminati blood ritual.

Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that Princess Diana was sacrificed in an Illuminati blood ritual.

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Fact #3 : Lethal Weapon 5 Has Not Been Confirmed

The People’s Voice article claimed that Mel Gibson is preparing to direct Lethal Weapon 5 in Los Angeles.

Well, Mel Gibson has been “preparing” to do that for years now. As of 19 February 2024, there is still no evidence that Lethal Weapon 5 has actually been “green-lit” for production this year.

In November 2021, Gibson revealed in a London interview that he was “in talks” to helm and direct Lethal Weapon 5, to honour his friend and the director of its previous films – Richard Donner, who passed away in July 2021.

Then in 2022, Mel Gibson expressed confidence in a Screenrant interview that Lethal Weapon 5 could arrive in 2023. However, that never happened.

Finally, Daniel RPK – a “semi-reliable industry insider” suggested that in December 2023, that Lethal Weapon 5 was in the works, with shooting expected to start in 2024, with Mel Gibson directing and reprising his role of Martin Riggs. He also suggested that Danny Glover will return as Roger Murtaugh.

That said – no one else – not Mel Gibson himself, Warner Bros or Danny Glover, have confirmed the rumour.

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 Alexei Navalny Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Did Alexei Navalny die suddenly from COVID-19 vaccine SADS?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Alexei Navalny Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Alexei Navalny died suddenly in a remote Russian penal colony, some people immediately claimed or suggested that Vladimir Putin’s most feared opposition leader was killed by the COVID-19 vaccine!

Richard : So according to the most recent autopsy results of Alexei Navalny, the 47-year-old’s cause of death is a blood clot in the heart.

Doctors suspect it was caused by vaccination against the coronavirus with the Pfizer vaccine. Apparently Navalny was vaccinated four times…. #Navalny #AlexeiNavalny #Nawalny

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No Evidence Alexei Navalny Died From Vaccine SADS!

It’s now tradition for anti-vaccine activists to blame all sudden 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 : Alexei Navalny Died Suddenly In Arctic Prison

Alexei Navalny (born Alexei Anatolyevich Navalny / Алексей Анатольевич Навальный on 4 June 1976) died suddenly at the FKU IK-3 Arctic Circle penal colony in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on Friday, 16 February 2024.

His death was announced by the Russian Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) the same day, which stated that Navalny lost consciousness after a walk. Medical workers at the penal colony attended to him, and an emergency medical team was called.

On 02/16/2024, in correctional colony No. 3, convicted Navalny A.A. felt ill after a walk, almost immediately losing consciousness. The medical staff of the institution immediately arrived, and an ambulance team was called. All necessary resuscitation measures were carried out, which did not give positive results. The doctors of the emergency medical service pronounced the convict dead.

Several Russian state-owned news agencies reported that an ambulance arrived at the scene in less than 7 minutes, and performed resuscitation measures for more than half an hour. However, they failed to revive Alexeï Navalny, who was then pronounced dead at 2:17 PM local time.

His mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, 69, received an official note the next day, on Saturday, 17 February. Alexei Navalny was 47 years old when he died.

Fact #2 : An Autopsy Is Being Conducted On Alexei Navalny

The Investigative Committee of Russia announced that “a set of investigative and operative measures” will be undertaken to determine Navalny’s cause of death, and his body would only be released to his family after the investigation was complete. The Russian authorities can legally hold his body for up to 30 days.

According to Novaya Gazeta, Alexei Navalny’s body was taken to Labytnangi, before being taken to a clinical morgue in Salekhard in the evening. His body allegedly had bruises consistent with chest compressions, which indicated that attempts were made to resuscitate Navalny.

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Fact #3 : Alexei Navalny’s Cause Of Death Has Not Been Revealed!

It seems absurd for anyone to claim that Alexeï Navalny died from the COVID-19 vaccine, when his official cause of death has not been announced.

His mother was told by the prison that Alexei Navalny died from “sudden death syndrome”. However, there is no such diagnosis of death according to the ICD-10, which Russian doctors must follow.

In any case, “sudden death syndrome” has nothing to do with COVID-19 vaccines, and is a general term for any sudden, unexpected death from natural causes”.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sudden death syndrome (SDS) is defined as the sudden, unexpected death from natural causes witnessed within one hour of symptom onset, or if there are no witnesses – death occurring within 24 hours of someone being seen alive and symptom-free.

Russian propaganda outlet RT, citing an anonymous source, reported that Alexei Navalny died from a blood clot. While that is possible, it is not possible for anyone to know that without first conducting an autopsy.

Until Alexei Navalny’s official cause of death is revealed after his autopsy is complete, take these claims with a pinch of salt. More so if the sources are Russian state-owned media outlets.

Fact #4 : Unknown If Alexei Navalny Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Despite claims or suggestions that Alexei Navalny was fully-vaccinated, receiving four doses of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, there isn’t any actual evidence that he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is possible that Alexei Navalny was unvaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Russia. In fact, 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 his family (or the Russian authorities) reveal his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Alexei Navalny was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

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Fact #5 : Russia Never Approved Any mRNA Vaccines

Even if Alexei Navalny was vaccinated against COVID-19 in Russia, it is almost a certainty he never received any mRNA vaccine. That’s because Russia has never approved any mRNA vaccine to date.

Alexei Navalny was hospitalised in Germany in December 2020, and flew back to Russia on 17 January 2021, where he was immediately detained and imprisoned. This was before COVID-19 vaccination was available to his age group in Germany on 17 May 2021, so he couldn’t have gotten his mRNA vaccine then either.

Fact #6 : Russian Vaccines Do Not Have Four Doses

It also seems quite impossible for Alexei Navalny to have received four vaccine doses. as many have claimed.

After all, Russia only approved four COVID-19 vaccines, two of which were approved for a third (booster) dose. There is no fourth dose for any COVID-19 vaccine in Russia.

Even Alexei Navalny was vaccinated against COVID-19 in Russia, he would have received at most – three doses of the Sputnik V or Sputnik Light vaccines.

Fact #7 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Alexei Navalny was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received his doses more than two 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 Amy Schumer Develop VAIDS After Third Booster?!

Did Amy Schumer just reveal that she developed VAIDS after getting her third COVID-19 booster dose?!

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

 

Claim : Amy Schumer Developed VAIDS After Third Booster!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Amy Schumer just revealed that she developed VAIDS after getting her third COVID-19 booster dose!

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

Amy Schumer Says She Developed VAIDS After Third Booster

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Truth : Amy Schumer Did Not Develop VAIDS After Third Booster!

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

Fact #1 : Amy Schumer Did Not Say She Developed VAIDS

The People’s Voice article claimed that Amy Schumer “revealed that she developed full-blown Vaccine Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (VAIDS) as a direct result of getting multiple COVID jabs“.

Amy Schumer has not made any statements claiming that she developed full-blown VAIDS after getting multiple COVID-19 vaccine injections.

As usual, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim.

Fact #2 : Amy Schumer Said She Had Endometriosis

On Tuesday, 13 February 2024, Amy Schumer appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where people noticed that her face appeared puffier than usual.

After her puffy appearance went viral on social media, Amy posted on Instagram that she was going through “some medical and hormonal things” due to endometriosis.

I’ve enjoyed feedback and deliberation about my appearance as all women do for almost 20 years. And you’re right it is puffier than normal right now. I have endometriosis an auto immune disease that every woman should read about. There are some medical and hormonal things going on in my world right now but I’m okay.

Fact #3 : Endometriosis Is Not AIDS

Just in case there is any confusion, endometriosis is not AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), which is caused by HIV – the Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

Why would anyone claim that Amy Schumer developed AIDS when she clearly stated that she has endometriosis???

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Fact #4 : Vaccine AIDS Does Not Exist

This is silly, but let me also point out that there is no medical disease called VAIDS – Vaccine-Induced Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It appears to be something made-up by anti-vaccination activists to scare people.

AIDS is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Nothing else causes AIDS. Certainly no vaccine, not even the COVID-19 vaccine, causes AIDS.

Robert Charles Gallo – one of the two scientists who independently discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was responsible for AIDS, said in response to the 2021 claim by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS:

[I]t’s hard to believe anyone would claim that the covid-19 vaccine causes AIDS. We know what causes AIDS.

I don’t know what your president said. So I don’t want to be too critical. But it is obvious that neither the covid-19 vaccine nor any other vaccine causes AIDS.

Fact #5 : Study Did Not Mention AIDS / VAIDS!

The People’s Voice article pointed to a study which purportedly showed COVID-19 vaccines causing VAIDS in children. That’s not true.

The study did not mention AIDS, VAIDS, or even immunodeficiency. It was also conducted only in a laboratory, using blood samples from 29 children – none of whom were found to have developed any side effect or disease from their COVID-19 vaccinations!

So why would anyone claim that this study showed children developing Vaccine AIDS from the COVID-19 vaccines???

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Fact #6 : Amy Schumer Had Endometriosis For Years

Just in case you think that Amy Schumer might have developed endometriosis from her COVID-19 vaccinations, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

For one thing – endometriosis affects roughly 10% of women in their reproductive age, since time immemorial.

But more to the point – Amy Schumer had been struggling with endometriosis for years. While she did not reveal when she was first diagnosed with endometriosis, she revealed that she had her uterus and appendix removed in September 2021, after years of suffering.

So, it’s the morning after my surgery for endometriosis and my uterus is out. The doctor found 30 spots of endometriosis that he removed. He removed my appendix because the endometriosis had attacked it.

There was a lot, a lot of blood in my uterus and I’m, you know, sore and I have some, like, gas pains.

Amy Schumer also revealed in August 2020 (before the COVID-19 vaccines were approved!) that she “couldn’t be pregnant ever again” due to how her endometriosis affected her fertility.

To be clear – Amy Schumer’s endometriosis isn’t new, or related to the COVID-19 vaccines. She has been suffering from endometriosis for many years.

Interestingly, the cover photo of The People’s Voice article were taken from Amy Schumer’s September 2021 Instagram posts. So it appears they knew she was suffering from endometriosis for many years, and it had nothing to do with multiple vaccine booster doses.

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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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Was Oprah Winfrey Just Sentenced To Death?!

Was Oprah Winfrey just sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno?!

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

 

Claim : Oprah Winfrey Was Just Sentenced To Death!

On 16 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that Oprah Winfrey was just sentenced to death, for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno!

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 Convicts Oprah Winfrey, Sentences to Death

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Truth : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Sentenced To Death!

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

Fact #1 : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Sentenced To Death

Let me just start by pointing out that Oprah Winfrey has not been sentenced to death for being an accessory to mass murder in the Maui inferno, or any other reason. In fact, she has not even been arrested or jailed for any reason!

Oprah Winfrey is a mega celebrity, and one of the richest women in the world, with a net worth of $3.5 billion as of May 2023. If she was ever arrested, it would have been international news.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet, not even celebrity blogs, have reported that Oprah Winfrey was in any legal trouble, never mind sentenced to death!

We know this for sure because Oprah herself posted about her experience flying to NYC to take part in the photoshoot for the cover of the last issue of British Vogue, on 8 February 2024.

Could she have made it for the photoshoot, if she was supposedly jailed in Guantanamo Bay, before being courtmartialed, and sentenced to death???

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Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

The claim that the US Navy JAG convicted Oprah Winfrey for being an accessory to mass murder in the 2023 Maui fire, and sentenced her to death, is absurd.

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Oprah Winfrey. 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 : Office of Military Commissions Has No Powers Over Civilians

The claim that the Office of Military Commissions convicted Oprah Winfrey for being an accessory to mass murder in the 2023 Maui fire, and sentenced her to death, is also ridiculous.

The Office of Military Commissions conducts military tribunals to try individuals for their unlawful conduct in war. The 2023 Maui fire was a natural disaster, and not a war. The Office of Military Commissions would not be involved in conducting any military tribunals over the Maui inferno.

Fact #4 : 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.

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

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 should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Did EU Legalise Child Porn As WEF Pedophilia Agenda?!

Did the EU just legalise child porn as part of the WEF agenda to normalise pedophilia?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : EU Legalises Child Porn As WEF Pedophilia Agenda!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that the European Union (EU) just legalise child porn as part of the WEF agenda to normalise pedophilia!

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

EU Legalizes Child Porn As WEF Agenda To Normalize Pedophilia Accelerates

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Truth : EU Did Not Legalise Child Porn As WEF Pedophilia Agenda!

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

Fact #1 : Child Pornography Is Still Illegal In Germany

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that Germany has decriminalised bestiality and child pornography. That’s utter nonsense.

Bestiality and the possession or distribution of child porn remain crimes in Germany.

Fact #2 : Klaus Schwab Did Not Call To Normalise Pedophilia

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that Klaus Schwab called for the US to adopt the EU’s push to normalise pedophilia. That’s also nonsense.

Not only did the EU not push to normalise pedophilia, Klaus Schwab never called for the US to normalise pedophilia. The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its claim.

Fact #3 : WEF Screenshot Is Fake

The cover image used by The People’s Voice article has a screenshot which purportedly shows the World Economic Forum (WEF) posting on X (formerly Twitter) that:

Minor-Attracted People deserve equal rights.

That is most definitely a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by the World Economic Forum. Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that such a post ever existed.

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Fact #4 : Germany Partially Reversed Increased Punishment

In July 2021, Germany actually increased the punishment for distributing child pornography, with a prison sentence of between 1 and 10 years. Previously, those convicted of the crime would face imprisonment of between three months and 5 years.

However, the German government soon realised that the minimum sentence of one year was problematic in practice. It meant that even parents and teachers who forward these child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to the police would face at least one year of prison!

The minimum 1 year sentence also meant the automatic classification as a crime, which means prosecutors and the courts cannot simply stop proceedings, as they would with misdemeanours. They would have to prosecute even people reporting child pornography to the fullest extent of the law!

That led investigators, courts, and even state justice ministers to push for a reduction in the sentencing guidelines.

As such, the German Federal Cabinet voted on Wednesday, 7 February 2024, to reduce the minimum sentence, from one year to six months. This would give prosecutors and the courts greater flexibility to address each claim proportionally.

As German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann explained, the new upper limit of 10 years would stay in place, but there will be a new minimum sentence:

In particular, people who receive such material involuntarily — for example in the context of a WhatsApp parents’ group — risk a minimum sentence of one year. The same also applies in the case of teachers who have discovered child pornographic material on students’ cellphones and have forwarded it to alert the affected parents.

This completely refutes claims by The People’s Voice article that the child pornography is no longer a crime in Germany. Even after this new law is passed with its reduced minimum sentence, it will still have a longer prison time than the original 3 months to 5 year sentencing guidelines.

Fact #5 : German Parliament Has Not Approved The Law

The German Federal Cabinet’s decision to amend the law does not immediately change it, as the The People’s Voice article appears to suggest.

Even though the German government urgently wants to implement the amended law, it has not been approved by the Bundestag – the German parliament. Until the new law is approved, the existing law continues to be in effect.

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Fact #6 : The People’s Voice Source Clearly Explained Reasons

The People’s Voice article printed quotes from the German news service, Tagesshau, as “evidence”.

However, the Tagesshau article (machine translation) clearly states that the punishment was only partially reversed, which completely refutes The People’s Voice‘s claim that Germany has decriminalised child pornography.

Cabinet partially reverses increased punishment

The penalties for possession and distribution of child pornography are to be partially weakened. One reason: Until now, parents who forwarded images to highlight grievances also had to be punished.

After criticism from practice, the Federal Cabinet has decided to change some points in the criminal law provisions that came into force in July 2021 on the distribution of depictions of sexual abuse against children. Among other things, according to the draft law, the minimum penalty for disseminating such material will be reduced from one year to six months and for obtaining and possessing it from one year to three months.

Anyone reading even the title can clearly understand that child pornography has not been decriminalised in Germany. Why on Earth would anyone claim otherwise???

Fact #7 : Osadia Troupe Did Not March With Naked Children

The People’s Voice article suggested or claimed that the Osadia Troupe marched with naked children at the annual Torrevieja Carnival in Spain. That’s not true.

The Osadia Troupe featured adult performers in children’s costumes, while children paraded with them.

There is no evidence any of this children participating in the parade were naked, and those making such claims have not provided even a shred of evidence.

Viral videos that claimed or suggested that there were naked children used blurring or pixelation to imply nudity, but that’s simply not true. Even the adults were not naked – they were wearing lingerie.

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Fact #8 : Cover Photo Was Taken In New York In 2015

The People’s Voice article used a cover photo of a little boy kissing an adult man at an LGBT parade. That is a most curious choice, as the photo has nothing to do with Germany or Spain, or pedophilia or child pornography.

That photo was taken by Kathy Willens of the Associated Press, on 28 June 2015, during the Heritage Pride March in New York. It shows Rafael Gondim kissing his 5 year-old son Gabriel King, who was being carried by his husband, Courtney King.

Nothing in that photo showed pedophilia, or child pornography. It is also completely unrelated to the Osadia Troupe parade at the 2024 Torrevieja Carnival in Spain.

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Fact #9 : 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 France Pass “Article Pfizer” Law To Ban mRNA Criticism?!

Did France just pass a new “Article Pfizer” law to ban and criminalise any criticism of mRNA vaccines?!

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

 

Claim : France Passed “Article Pfizer” Law To Ban mRNA Criticism!

People are sharing articles and/or a screenshot on X (formerly Twitter), which appears to show that France just passed a new “Article Pfizer” law to ban and criminalise any criticism of mRNA vaccines!

Dr. Kat Lindley : France: any criticism of mRNA platform punishable with up to 3 years imprisonment and 45,000 euros.

“Article 4 is central to the new law, which was first deleted but then reinstated. This creates a new criminal offense and criminalizes the “ request to stop or refrain from therapeutic or prophylactic medical treatment” as well as “the request to use practices that are presented as therapeutic or prophylactic ”. This means that any resistance to mRNA treatment (and other corporate medical methods) can be criminalized in the future.”

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Truth : France Did Not Pass “Article Pfizer” Law To Ban mRNA Criticism!

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

Fact #1 : French National Assembly Passed Article 4 On 14 February 2024

Let me start by pointing out that the controversial bill that has gotten anti-vaccine activists so riled up is called The Bill To Strengthen The Fight Against Sectarian Excesses And Improve The Support Of Victims. You can read the bill as it was presented to the Senate on 15 November 2023.

What particularly incensed them was Article 4 of that bill, which many are calling “Article Pfizer“. It failed the first vote on Tuesday, 13 February, but passed in the National Assembly with a vote of 116 to 108 on Wednesday, 14 February 2024.

Fact #2 : French Bill Does Not Involve Pfizer / mRNA

Regardless of what one may think of the new French bill or its Article 4, it does not have anything to do with Pfizer or the criticism of mRNA vaccines in France.

To the best of my knowledge – neither Pfizer nor mRNA vaccines were mentioned even once in the entire bill, or Article 4 itself! In fact, none of those who claimed that Pfizer and mRNA vaccines are involved ever provided any evidence they were mentioned in the bill!

If that’s true, you have to wonder – why do some people claim that the French bill, or its Article 4, would fine or imprison anyone who criticises or refuses to accept mRNA vaccines???

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Fact #3 : Article 4 Targets Health Disinformation

As the La Chaîne parlementaire (LCP) explained, Article 4 of the bill made it a crime to incite the “abandonment of care” in France.

Specifically dedicated to therapeutic-type excesses, this Article 4 creates a new crime aimed at punishing “the provocation to abandon or refrain from following medical-therapeutic or prophylactic treatment“, as well as “the provocation to adopt practices presented as having a therapeutic or prophylactic purpose“, when these incentives may be “particularly serious” for physical or mental health.

In other words – Article 4 of this French bill makes it a crime to convince or encourage people not to accept reasonable medical treatment or prophylactic treatments (like vaccines), or to undertake treatments that can cause serious physical or mental harm.

Why would anyone want to continue letting unscrupulous people promote fake cures, or mislead people about proven medical treatments and prophylactics???

Recommended : Did Scientists Call For Global mRNA Vaccine Moratorium?!

Fact #4 : French Bill Targets Self-Declared “Gurus”

As LCP explained in a separate article, the overall bill targets “sectarian excesses in the digital space and the new gurus 2.0“, pointing out that the COVID-19 pandemic enabled many of these “gurus” to take advantage of social networks to promote sectarian excesses:

The text also stresses that “the health crisis has been an ideal ground for these new sectarian excesses. New forms of “gurus” or self-proclaimed master thinkers act online, taking advantage of the vitality of social networks to federate real communities around them.”

In other words – if the bill passes and becomes law, it only endangers self-proclaimed “gurus” and cults that use social media and the Internet to snare their victims.

There does not seem to be any provision in the law to fine or imprison people in France who criticise mRNA vaccines, or pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer.

Fact #5 : Article 4 Was Amended Before Passage

According to LCP, Article 4 was amended after it first failed to pass, to include these amendments:

  • a crime would not be committed when proof of the free and informed consent of the person is provided”
  • whistleblowers of such crimes would be protected as “the information reported or disclosed by the whistleblower under the conditions provided for in Article 6” of the aforementioned law “does not constitute a provocation

In other words, these gurus would not be guilty of any crime if the people they convince to go against proven medical treatments acknowledge that they provided their free and informed consent.

Recommended : Did Pfizer Call mRNA Vaccines Deadliest Drug In History?!

Fact #6 : French Bill Isn’t Law Yet

While many people claim that the bill or its Article 4 were passed into law, that is simply not true. As of 16 February 2024, this bill, and its Article 4, has not become law in France.

After the amended Article 4 passed on 13 February, the entire bill passed in the National Assembly the next day – on 14 February 2024, with an overwhelming 151 to 73 vote. Even so, that does not make the bill a law yet.

For one thing – that was only the first reading in the National Assembly. The bill now goes to the Senate for its approval or amendments, before returning to the National Assembly for its second reading if there are any amendments.

Only after the final bill is approved by both houses, can it then be sent to the President of France for his signature. Assuming there is no request for a constitutional review, the bill only becomes law once the French President signs it, and the Prime Minister countersigns it, and it is sent to the Journal Officiel for publication.

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Does Pfizer Plan To Make Trillions Off mRNA Turbo Cancer?!

Did an insider reveal that Pfizer plans to make trillions off turbo cancer caused by its mRNA vaccine for COVID-19?!

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

 

Claim : Pfizer Plans To Make Trillions Off mRNA Turbo Cancer!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that an insider just revealed that Pfizer plans to make trillions off turbo cancer caused by its mRNA vaccine for COVID-19!

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

Pfizer To Rake In Trillions From Turbo Cancer Deaths, Insider Claims

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Truth : Pfizer mRNA Vaccine Does Not Cause Turbo Cancer!

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

Fact #1 : Turbo Cancer Does Not Exist!

Let me start by pointing out that there is no such thing as “turbo cancer”, and there is no evidence that any COVID-19 vaccine can cause cancer, or make cancer go “turbo”.

Many cases of cancer go undetected until they become symptomatic. And sometimes, patients ignore those symptoms until they worsen.

Some cancers are also known “silent killers”, because they show no symptoms until they are already in an advanced stage, and have spread to other parts of the body. Such patients often die soon after diagnosis.

Hence, many people that were claimed to have died of turbo cancers were suffering from such “silent killer” cancers, or their cancers were actually diagnosed long before the COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

Needless to say, anti-vaccine activists provide no evidence to back their claims that vaccinated people are dying from turbo cancer. Ironically, they even accused unvaccinated people (and fellow anti vaxxers) like Kirstie Alley of dying from turbo cancer!

Fact #2 : Mike Yeadon Lost Pfizer Job In 2011

Anti-vaccine activists and articles often label Mike Yeadon (born Michael Yeadon) as a Pfizer insider, or Pfizer’s Vice President and chief scientist. That’s not really true.

For one thing – Mike Yeadon lost his job as a vice-president of Pfizer’s allergy and respiratory research unit in Kent when it was shut down in 2011. So Yeadon is hardly a Pfizer insider, having left the company more than 12 years ago!

On top of that, Mike Yeadon never worked on vaccines. His former Pfizer research unit only developed drugs for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If he had any insight into Pfizer’s “evil plans”, it would have been limited to its asthma and COPD drugs, not COVID-19 vaccines.

Recommended : Did Pfizer Call mRNA Vaccines Deadliest Drug In History?!

Fact #3 : Truth Be Told Rally Was Held In January 2023

It is odd that The People’s Voice article should only quote what Mike Yeadon said at the Truth Be Told Rally in London, because that event occurred more than a year earlier – on 21 January 2023!

Why would anyone dig up an old claim to resurrect in February 2024? They must be running out of new material to scare people…

Needless to say – there is still no evidence to back up any of those old claims. Even after more than a year, where is the evidence?

Fact #4 : No Evidence COVID-19 Pandemic Was Planned

According to The People’s Voice article, Mike Yeadon claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic was planned years ago. Neither The People’s Voice, nor Mike Yeadon, have ever provided any evidence to back up those claims.

If Mike Yeadon knew of such a plan as a former Pfizer Vice-President and chief scientist, why did he not reveal this before the COVID-19 pandemic? Why did he only mention this after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared?

He had a good 12 years to announce such a dastardly plan, from the time he lost his job at Pfizer, to the COVID-19 pandemic. If he exposed Pfizer before the COVID-19 pandemic, imagine how many lives he could have saved! So why did he not expose Pfizer earlier?

Fact #5 : Mike Yeadon Never Said Pfizer Plans To Make Trillions Off Turbo Cancer

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that Mike Yeadon was the insider who said that Pfizer plans to make trillions of dollars off turbo cancer caused by the mRNA vaccines.

Not only do mRNA vaccines not cause turbo cancer, it does not appear that Mike Yeadon ever made such claims at the Truth Be Told rally in London last year!

In fact, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that Mike Yeadon ever said anything about turbo cancer, or plans by Pfizer to make trillions of dollars from turbo cancer caused by mRNA vaccines.

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Fact #6 : Vaccines Saved Lives + Prevented Depopulation

According to The People’s Voice article, Mike Yeadon claimed that the COVID-19 pandemic was a depopulation plot by the globalists. If that is the case, the COVID-19 vaccines have ruined that evil plot, because they have proven to be safe and effective at preventing hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

In fact, the world’s population has continued to increase throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, breaching the 8 billion point in November 2022. It is expected to exceed 8.1 billion people in July – a 0.91% increase from 2023.

In short – there is zero evidence of any depopulation efforts, with the world population increasing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the off-chance that you are worried that COVID-19 or the vaccines are causing a drop in population growth, that has been dropping since its peak in 1963.

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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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Did Tony Hutson Die Suddenly From Vaccine SADS?!

Did former Dallas Cowboys lineman Tony Hutson die suddenly from vaccine SADS?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Tony Hutson Died Suddenly From Vaccine SADS!

Right after news broke that Tony Hutson died earlier this month, some people immediately claimed or suggested that the former Dallas Cowboys guard died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!

The People’s Voice : Fully Jabbed Coyotes Lineman Tony Hutson Dies at 49 – Doctors Baffled

Fully vaccinated former Dallas Cowboys lineman Tony Hutson has died at the age of 49, leaving doctors and family baffled.

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No Evidence Tony Hutson Died From Vaccine SADS!

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 : Tony Hutson Died On 3 February 2024

Tony Hutson (born Antonio Hutson on 13 March 1974), who played as an offensive lineman in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins (now Washington Commanders), passed away on 3 February 2024.

His death was only revealed in the middle of February, when his obituary and funeral details were released:

Visitation
3 to 6 PM, Friday, February 16, 2024
Serenity Gardens Funeral Services

Funeral Service
2:30 to 4:30 PM, Saturday, February 17, 2024
Dumas Community Center

Fact #2 : Tony Hutson’s Cause Of Death Was Not Revealed!

While many people are claiming that Tony Hutson died suddenly from a COVID-19 vaccine side effect, they have offered no evidence to back up their claims.

In fact, it is impossible for us, Joe Public, to know that, because Tony Hutson’s cause of death has not been revealed!

Tony Hutson could have died from any number of common causes of death in the United States – cancer, car accident, stroke, suicide, heart attack, cardiac arrest, and yes, COVID-19.

Until and unless his family, or the coroner’s office, announces his official cause of death, anyone who tells you that Tony Hutson die from this or that cause is likely lying to you.

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Fact #3 : Unknown If Tony Hutson Was Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Despite claims or suggestions that Tony Hutson was fully-vaccinated, there isn’t any actual evidence that he ever received the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is possible that Tony Hutson was unvaccinated against COVID-19, because the COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States.

After all, Tony Hutson retired from professional football in 2001 – more than 23 years ago! Even if he was still playing professional football, he would not have been required to get vaccinated – there was no vaccine mandate for players or coaches in the NFL!

In fact, 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 his family (or the authorities) reveals his COVID-19 vaccination status, anyone who tells you that Tony Hutson was vaccinated or otherwise, is likely lying to you. None of us know that.

Fact #4 : Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Hours / Days

Even if Tony Hutson was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, he would have received his doses more than two 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 Britain Secretly Euthanise Elderly To Boost COVID Deaths?!

Did the British government secretly euthanise elderly hospital patients to boost COVID-19 deaths?!

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

 

Claim : Britain Secretly Euthanised Elderly To Boost COVID Deaths!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that a new study showed that the British government secretly euthanised elderly hospital patients to boost COVID-19 deaths!

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

New Study: British Gov’t Secretly Euthanized Elderly Hospital Patients To Boost ‘Covid Deaths’

Recommended : Midazolam Murders: Were deaths falsely blamed on COVID-19?!

 

Truth : Britain Did Not Euthanised Elderly To Boost COVID Deaths!

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

Fact #1 : Paper Was Preprint Article

Let me start by pointing out that the paper that are being quoted is an article called Excess Deaths in the United Kingdom: Midazolam and Euthanasia in the COVID-19 Pandemic by Wilson Sy – an investment analyst.

This article does not appear to have undergone peer review. It’s listed as a preprint on ResearchGate, and was accepted for publication in Medical & Clinical Research (which charges $3,916 for each paper) in less than a week:

Submitted : 20 Jan 2024
Accepted : 25 Jan 2024

While that does not mean its findings are necessarily wrong, such preprint papers should not be relied upon as “established information”. It very much needs to be investigated, analysed, and verified.

Even the peer-review process is merely the first step in the scientific review process, which would be followed by replication, verification, and criticism by other researchers.

Fact #2 : Paper Does Not Show Deaths Caused By Midazolam

You might expect that the paper would at least show evidence for tens of thousands of deaths that were caused by Midazolam. Unfortunately, it shows nothing of the sort.

Did it look at death certificates or medical records to determine that those deaths were caused by Midazolam, and not COVID-19? No, that would be far too much work…

All it appears to do is try and prove some kind of correlation between excess deaths and the number of Midazolam injections in the United Kingdom. And when it could not show a correlation, it adjusted the chart temporally by one month, and voilà! that looks like correlation!

The only problem is – Midazolam is a short-acting drug, with a half-life of just 1.5 to 2.5 hours. It cannot possibly kill someone one month after injection!

Not only does this paper not show that any of the deaths were actually caused by Midazolam, it does not even show any correlation between Midazolam usage and excess deaths in the UK!

Recommended : Did Pfizer Call mRNA Vaccines Deadliest Drug In History?!

Fact #3 : Midazolam Is Used To Sedate Patients

Midazolam is infamous for being used to execute people sentenced to death, as well as an end-of-life medication. However, it has far more common and less morbid uses.

Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine that is frequently used to sedate patients before they undergo surgeries, as well as medical /dental procedures. It is also used to treat prolonged seizures, or sedate agitated patients.

It is not surprising that Midazolam usage should spike during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it  is one of the two most commonly-used drugs used to sedate patients in the ICU. It is also used to sedate patients before they are intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation.

Many of us may forget, but many ICUs were overwhelmed with patients who had to be intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many hospital wards (and even parking lots!) were converted into temporary ICUs to accommodate the surge of patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

In fact, if you think about it – it makes sense for excess deaths to spike days, weeks, or months, after a spike in Midazolam usage. It would suggest that people were dying after receiving Midazolam while critically ill in the ICU, or being intubated for mechanical ventilation.

Fact #4 : Many Deaths From COVID-19 Were Confirmed

Just over 73,000 people died from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom in 2020, with the vast majority – 94.6% confirmed as “deaths due to COVID-19”.

Deaths listed as “Confirmed COVID-19” were confirmed through tests, while deaths that were clinically determined to be caused by COVID-19 were listed as “Suspected COVID-19” if no test was available at that time, or the test result was not conclusive (source).

Regardless of whether you believe that Midazolam had any hand in these deaths, one thing is for sure – the vast majority of these deaths were confirmed to have been caused by COVID-19.

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Fact #5 : Many Critially-Ill COVID-19 Patients Died

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many critically-ill patients had to be intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation as they could no longer breathe on their own. Midazolam is used to sedate such critically-ill patients, so its use would go up with the number of critically-ill patients being treated in the ICU, or placed on mechanical ventilation.

Unfortunately, a large percentage of patients on ventilator died, with some hospitals reporting mortality rates of 50% to 97%. An early report on the mortality of patients on ventilator at three hospitals in Georgia showed that approximately 30% of patients dying after being ventilated, and another 8.5% remaining on ventilation.

Just because many of those patients died while in the ICU or on mechanical ventilation does not mean that those machines, or the oxygen they provided, caused their deaths. It certainly does not mean that the Midazolam they received for sedation killed them.

Fact #6 : Euthanasia Is Illegal In United Kingdom

Finally, I should point out that both euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal throughout the United Kingdom, and can be prosecuted as murder or manslaughter.

Doctors in the UK can only assist their patients in hastening their deaths by withholding treatment and reducing pain, and even then, only when they feel that “death is only a few days away”.

Recommended : Did Bill Gates Tremble With Fear In mRNA Vaccine Interview?!

Fact #7 : 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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Can You Use Magnet To Detect Heavy Metals In Tea Bags?!

Can you use a magnet to detect heavy metals in tea bags?! Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Use Magnet To Detect Heavy Metals In Tea Bags!

People are sharing a video, which appears to show how a magnet can be used to detect heavy metals in our tea bags! It’s also being used to promote alternative healthcare products to detox or purge your body of these “heavy metals”.

Died Suddenly : They put metals in baby formula, vaccines, and also our food. Why?

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Truth : You Cannot Use Magnet To Detect Heavy Metals In Tea Bags!

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

Fact #1 : It Was A Herbal Tea Bag

Let me start by pointing out that the tea bag in the viral video is not a typical black / green tea bag that many of us commonly consume.

I traced the tea bag to the Swiss company, Coop, which produces and sells this tea bag as Alpenkräuter-Tee mit Orangenminze. or Organic Alpine Herbal Tea with Orange Mint, under the Naturaplan brand.

This tea bag does not contain any actual tea from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis. Instead, it only contains herbs, and orange mint:

Nettle (Switzerland), goldenrod (Switzerland), orange mint 20% (Switzerland), lemon balm (Switzerland). All agricultural ingredients come from organic production.

Fact #2 : Most Heavy Metals Are Not Magnetic

The video shows a magnet being used to separate and capture some blackish powder. While it is impossible to determine what the blackish powder is from a low-resolution video, that is likely oxidised iron filings (rust).

It is unlikely for magnets to pick out heavy metals, because most of them are not magnetic. The only three elemental metals that are naturally ferromagnetic, and can be “detected” by a magnet, are iron, cobalt, and nickel.

Coincidentally, those three are also micronutrients that are essential for human health, so we won’t count them in the “bad” heavy metals category for the purpose of this article. The “bad” heavy metals that we really want to avoid in our diet, like arsenic, lead, cadmium, thallium, etc. are not magnetic, and cannot be picked up by any magnet.

Therefore, it is highly likely that the blackish powder seen in the video is just iron filings, which is easily picked up by a magnet, and is also a common contaminant in tea. I will explain in the next section…

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Fact #3 : Iron Filings Are Common Contaminants In Tea

What many people don’t know is that iron filings are a common contaminant in tea powder and tea bags, due to the manufacturing process, which relies on iron machinery.

To make tea powder or the crushed tea leaves used in tea bags, the tea leaves are dried in a sieve fitted with an iron mesh. The dried tea leaves are then cut using iron rollers, before being crushed by crushing / shredding machines made of iron.

The final shredded / powdered tea leaves will naturally contain fine iron particles. Even though large magnets are used to remove those iron filings, some will inevitably remain in the tea.

That is why food authorities worldwide have limits on how much iron content is allowed in tea. For example, Sri Lanka sets the maximum limit at 200 milligrams per kilogram of tea, while the permissible limit in India is 150 mg/kg (although tea producers here have asked for the limit to be increased to 500 mg/kg).

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Midazolam Murders: Were deaths falsely blamed on COVID-19?!

Were tens of thousands of deaths in the UK caused by Midazolam falsely blamed on COVID-19?!

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

 

Claim : UK Deaths From Midazolam Were Falsely Blamed On COVID-19!

People are sharing links to a new paper, which claims / suggests that tens of thousands of deaths caused by Midazolam were falsely blamed on COVID-19!

أبو عمّار (Maajid Nawaz) : The CRIME OF THE CENTURY: Midazolam Murders – Euthanizing The Elderly

“If the data is correct, the only conclusion is that tens of thousands of elderly ENGLISH were MURDERED with an INJECTION of the end-of-life drug MIDAZOLAM.”

Recommended : Did Britain Secretly Euthanise Elderly To Boost COVID Deaths?!

 

UK Deaths From Midazolam Were Not Falsely Blamed On COVID-19!

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

Fact #1 : Paper Was Preprint Article

Let me start by pointing out that the paper that are being quoted is an article called Excess Deaths in the United Kingdom: Midazolam and Euthanasia in the COVID-19 Pandemic by Wilson Sy – an investment analyst.

This article does not appear to have undergone peer review. It’s listed as a preprint on ResearchGate, and was accepted for publication in Medical & Clinical Research (which charges $3,916 for each paper) in less than a week:

Submitted : 20 Jan 2024
Accepted : 25 Jan 2024

While that does not mean its findings are necessarily wrong, such preprint papers should not be relied upon as “established information”. It very much needs to be investigated, analysed, and verified.

Even the peer-review process is merely the first step in the scientific review process, which would be followed by replication, verification, and criticism by other researchers.

Fact #2 : Paper Does Not Show Deaths Caused By Midazolam

You might expect that the paper would at least show evidence for tens of thousands of deaths that were caused by Midazolam. Unfortunately, it shows nothing of the sort.

Did it look at death certificates or medical records to determine that those deaths were caused by Midazolam, and not COVID-19? No, that would be far too much work…

All it appears to do is try and prove some kind of correlation between excess deaths and the number of Midazolam injections in the United Kingdom. And when it could not show a correlation, it adjusted the chart temporally by one month, and voilà! that looks like correlation!

The only problem is – Midazolam is a short-acting drug, with a half-life of just 1.5 to 2.5 hours. It cannot possibly kill someone one month after injection!

Not only does this paper not show that any of the deaths were actually caused by Midazolam, it does not even show any correlation between Midazolam usage and excess deaths in the UK!

Recommended : Did COVID vaccines kill 14X more people than they saved?

Fact #3 : Midazolam Is Used To Sedate Patients

Midazolam is infamous for being used to execute people sentenced to death, as well as an end-of-life medication. However, it has far more common and less morbid uses.

Midazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine that is frequently used to sedate patients before they undergo surgeries, as well as medical /dental procedures. It is also used to treat prolonged seizures, or sedate agitated patients.

It is not surprising that Midazolam usage should spike during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it  is one of the two most commonly-used drugs used to sedate patients in the ICU. It is also used to sedate patients before they are intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation.

Many of us may forget, but many ICUs were overwhelmed with patients who had to be intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, many hospital wards (and even parking lots!) were converted into temporary ICUs to accommodate the surge of patients requiring mechanical ventilation.

In fact, if you think about it – it makes sense for excess deaths to spike days, weeks, or months, after a spike in Midazolam usage. It would suggest that people were dying after receiving Midazolam while critically ill in the ICU, or being intubated for mechanical ventilation.

Fact #4 : Many Deaths From COVID-19 Were Confirmed

Just over 73,000 people died from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom in 2020, with the vast majority – 94.6% confirmed as “deaths due to COVID-19”.

Deaths listed as “Confirmed COVID-19” were confirmed through tests, while deaths that were clinically determined to be caused by COVID-19 were listed as “Suspected COVID-19” if no test was available at that time, or the test result was not conclusive (source).

Regardless of whether you believe that Midazolam had any hand in these deaths, one thing is for sure – the vast majority of these deaths were confirmed to have been caused by COVID-19.

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Fact #5 : Many Critially-Ill COVID-19 Patients Died

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many critically-ill patients had to be intubated and placed on mechanical ventilation as they could no longer breathe on their own. Midazolam is used to sedate such critically-ill patients, so its use would go up with the number of critically-ill patients being treated in the ICU, or placed on mechanical ventilation.

Unfortunately, a large percentage of patients on ventilator died, with some hospitals reporting mortality rates of 50% to 97%. An early report on the mortality of patients on ventilator at three hospitals in Georgia showed that approximately 30% of patients dying after being ventilated, and another 8.5% remaining on ventilation.

Just because many of those patients died while in the ICU or on mechanical ventilation does not mean that those machines, or the oxygen they provided, caused their deaths. It certainly does not mean that the Midazolam they received for sedation killed them.

Fact #6 : Euthanasia Is Illegal In United Kingdom

Finally, I should point out that both euthanasia and assisted suicide are illegal throughout the United Kingdom, and can be prosecuted as murder or manslaughter.

Doctors in the UK can only assist their patients in hastening their deaths by withholding treatment and reducing pain, and even then, only when they feel that “death is only a few days away”.

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Is Canada Going To Arrest Citizens Who Promote Fossil Fuels?!

Did the Canadian government announce plans to arrest citizens who promote fossil fuels?!

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

 

Claim : Canada To Begin Arresting Citizens Who Promote Fossil Fuels!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that the Canadian government just announced plans to arrest citizens who promote fossil fuels!

Canada To Begin Arresting Citizens Who Promote Fossil Fuels

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Truth : Canada Is Not Arresting Citizens Who Promote Fossil Fuels!

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

Fact #1 : Canada Is Not Arresting Citizens Who Promote Fossil Fuels

Let me start by simply pointing out that the Canadian government did not announce any plans to arrest, imprison, or fine citizens who promote fossil fuels.

There is no such announcement, or law that was recently passed that would give rise to such a claim, and The People’s Voice article offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim.

Fact #2 : C-372 Was A Private Parliament Member’s Bill

The People’s Voice article referred to Bill C-372 (An Act respecting fossil fuel advertising), which is a private member’s bill introduced by Charlie Angus, a Member of Parliament from the New Democratic Party (NDP).

A private member’s bill (projet de loi émanant d’un député) is introduced by a legislator who is not acting on behalf of the executive branch. In other words – this bill was not being introduced by the Canadian government, as suggested or claimed in The People’s Voice article.

Fact #3 : C-372 Has Not Been Passed

In Canada, any member of parliament can submit a private member’s bill like C-372, but most of these bills are not even voted on, much less passed. In fact, the vast majority of private bills that do become law, were passed for the purpose of changing the name of the riding (jurisdiction) represented by the MP introducing the bill.

More importantly – C-372 remains a bill, which is a proposed law. It has not been passed, so it is wrong for anyone to claim that the Canadian government plans to “imprison and fine citizens” who “promote fossil fuels”, as claimed by The People’s Voice article.

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Fact #4 : C-372 Does Not Criminalise Free Speech

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that the C-372 bill will “criminalise any speech that promotes fossil fuels – even the statements being made are true and accurate“.

It’s actually stated in the Application section of the C-372 bill (which you can read here), that the Act would not apply to:

5 This Act does not apply in respect of:

(a) a literary, dramatic, musical, cinematographic, scientific, educational or artistic work, production or performance that uses or depicts fossil fuels, fossil fuel-related brand elements or the production of fossil fuels, whatever the mode or form of its expression, if no consideration is given, directly or indirectly, by a producer, a retailer or an entity that has as one of its purposes to promote fossil fuels for that use or depiction in the work, production or performance;

(b) an opinion, commentary or report in respect of fossil fuels, fossil fuel-related brand elements or the production of fossil fuels if no consideration is given, directly or indirectly, by a producer, a retailer or an entity that has as one of its purposes to promote fossil fuels for the reference to the fossil fuels, fossil fuel-related brand elements or the production of fossil fuels in that opinion, commentary or report; or

(c) the name of an entity or the name under which the entity carries on business.

In other words, even if it is passed and becomes law, the C-372 bill will not criminalise free speech, including making statements that are true and accurate about fossil fuels.

Fact #5 : C-372 Was Not Introduced By Justin Trudeau

The People’s Voice article used a photo of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as its cover image. Just in case there is any confusion – Justin Trudeau did not introduce C-372, nor did he express any support for that private bill.

Here is a photo of Charlie Angus, who obviously looks very different from Justin Trudeau. They are also from completely different political parties. Charlie Angus is from the New Democratic Party, while Justin Trudeau leads the Liberal Party of Canada.

Why would anyone use a photo of Justin Trudeau as a cover image for an article about a private bill introduced by a completely different Member of Parliament???

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Fact #6 : 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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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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Does Viral Photo Show Stacks Of Joe Biden Ballots?!

Does a viral photo show sequentially-arranged stacks of Joe Biden ballots, proving that the 2020 US presidential election was rigged?!

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

 

Claim : Viral Photo Shows Stacks Of Joe Biden Ballots!

People are sharing a photo on X (formerly Twitter), which appears to show stacks of Joe Biden ballots neatly arranged in sequential order, proving that the 2020 US presidential election was rigged!

Trucker Jake : I’ll say this loud enough so the learning impaired liberals in the back can hear.
#MAGA #Trump2024

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Truth : Viral Photo Does Not Show Stacks Of Joe Biden Ballots!

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

Fact #1 : Viral Photo Is A Stock Photo

Let me start by pointing out that the viral photo is actually a stock photo taken by Drew Angerer, and is available on Getty Images as image number 620878242.

Fact #2 : Viral Photo Is From 2016 Election

The viral photo has nothing to do with the 2020 US Presidential election, because it was taken during the 2016 US Presidential election cycle. On 3 November 2016, to be specific.

For the benefit of people who are confused about the two elections, Joe Biden did not participate in the 2016 election, so it is impossible for his name to be on those 2016 ballot papers.

Donald Trump ran against Hillary Clinton in 2016, and won. However, Trump would lose the 2020 election against Joe Biden.

Fact #3 : They Were Test Ballot Papers

In addition – those were not actual ballots. They were test ballots papers that were being scanned on 3 November 2016 to ascertain that the voting machines and ballot scanners were working properly. This was explained clearly in the description of the stock photo in Getty Images:

Polling Machines Are Prepared For Tuesday’s Presidential Election

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 3: Test ballots wait to be scanned at a Board of Elections Elections voting machine facility warehouse, November 3, 2016 in the Bronx borough in New York City. The voting booths, ballot scanners and other supplies will be picked up on Monday and delivered to area Bronx polling places ahead of Tuesday’s election. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Fact #4 : No Evidence Of Systemic Voter Fraud In 2020

Right after the 2020 US Presidential election concluded, 62 lawsuits were filed to contest the election process, vote counting, and vote certification process in 9 states.

Nearly all of those lawsuits were quickly dismissed or dropped due to the lack of evidence, or lack of standing. To date, none of the lawsuits have shown any systemic voter fraud. In fact,

In fact, the conservative group Project Veritas publicly acknowledged on Monday, 5 February 2024, that its claims of ballot mishandling at a Pennsylvania post office in 2020 were untrue. As the Associated Press explained:

Project Veritas admits there was no evidence of election fraud at Pennsylvania post office in 202

The group produced videos in the wake of the 2020 presidential election based on claims from a postal worker in Erie, Pennsylvania, who said he had overheard a conversation between the postmaster and a supervisor about illegally backdating mail-in presidential ballots.

The admission Monday was the latest evidence that Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election were baseless. The former president’s allegations of massive voting fraud have been dismissed by a succession of judges and refuted by state election officials and his former attorney general, William Barr.

Both Project Veritas and O’Keefe said in their statements posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that they are not aware of any evidence or other allegation of election fraud in Erie during the 2020 election.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Joe Biden Fake News

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

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Did Bill Gates Order Blacklist Of People Sharing Fake News?!

Did Bill Gates order governments to blacklist citizens who share fake news / misinformation?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Bill Gates Orders Blacklist Of People Sharing Fake News!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Bill Gates just ordered governments to blacklist citizens who share misinformation / fake news!

Bill Gates Orders Govt’s To Blacklist Citizens Who Share ‘Non-Mainstream’ Content Online

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Truth : Bill Gates Did Not Order Blacklist Of People Sharing Fake News!

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

Fact #1 : Bill Gates Did Not Order Any Blacklist

Let me start by pointing out that there is no evidence Bill Gates ordered any government to blacklist their citizens who spread fake news / misinformation. There was no announcement, no document or press release, not even a leaked video or audio of Bill Gates ordering a blacklist of people who post or share fake news / misinformation.

As usual, The People’s Voice offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim.

Fact #2 : Satya Nadella Is Microsoft CEO, Not Bill Gates

Interestingly, The People’s Voice article used a photo of Bill Gates, even though he handed over day-to-day operations at Microsoft more than 15 years ago. He also stepped down as Microsoft Chairman, when Satya Nadella was appointed as CEO in February 2014.

For people who are unaware, Satya Nadella is both CEO and Chairman of Microsoft. It is Nadella who decides what Microsoft does, not Bill Gates.

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Fact #3 : Satya Nadella Never Ordered Any Blacklist Either

Satya Nadella never ordered any governments to blacklist citizens who share fake news / misinformation either.

In his interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, he only said that the technology is there to tackle disinformation and misinformation, and the problem is deciding on the policy:

Then the question, again, comes back to: How do we build consensus between parties, candidates, and the norms around what is acceptable or not acceptable?

As the interview clearly shows, Satya Nadella isn’t dictating what is considered acceptable, or not acceptable. Why would anyone claim otherwise?

Fact #4 : Bill Gates X Post Is Fake

The People’s Voice article and video used a cover photo which appears to feature a screenshot of a post by Bill Gates on X (formerly Twitter), in which he appears to say, “Wanna share fake news? No internet for you!

That is definitely a fake screenshot, because Bill Gates never posted that on his X account. In fact, Bill lGates appears to have stopped posting on X after 7 October 2023.

As usual, The People’s Voice article and video offered no evidence, or a link, to prove that Bill Gates ever posted it.

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Fact #5 : 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 Barack Obama’s Mother Pose In Nude Photos?!

Did Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, pose in nude photos for his “real” father, Frank Marshall Davis?!

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

 

Claim : Barack Obama’s Mother Posed In Nude Photos!

People are posting photos purportedly of Barack Obama’s mother, when she posed in nude photos, suggesting that the photographer, Frank Marshall Davis, was his real father, and not Barack Obama Sr.!

Stew Peters : Never forget that this “lady’s” son was the first “black” president of the United States. 🇺🇸

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Truth : Barack Obama’s Mother Did Not Pose Nude For Men’s Magazines!

This is yet another example of fake news created about former President Barack Obama, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Nude Photos Are Not Of Barack Obama’s Mother

This is really silly, but let me just start by pointing out that Barack Obama’s mother – Stanley Ann Dunham, is not the woman seen in those viral nude photos.

Those nude photos are also not private photos taken by Frank Marshall Davis, because they appeared in the men’s magazine called Exotique!

Fact #2 : Ann Dunham Only Moved To Hawaii In 1960

It is temporally impossible for Ann Dunham to be the woman in those photos, or even be acquainted with Frank Marshall Davis when those photos were taken, because she only moved to Hawaii in 1960.

  • Those viral photos appeared in the men’s magazine called Exotique in 1958. Stanley Ann Dunham was still living in Washington when those photos were published.
  • The Dunham family did not move to Hawaii until the summer of 1960 – two years after those photos were published.
  • The magazine Exotique ceased publication in 1959 – one year before Barack Obama’s mother first stepped foot in Hawaii.

Unless Stanley Ann Dunham had a time machine in the 1960s, it would be impossible for her to travel back in time to pose nude in 1958.

Fact #2 : Posing Nude Isn’t Illegal

Even if Barack Obama’s mother posed nude for men’s magazines, that wouldn’t have been illegal, or wrong.

In fact, former First Lady Melania Trump famously posed nude in the January 2000 edition of GQ magazine, while she was Donald Trump’s girlfriend, Melania Knauss.

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Fact #3 : Nude Photos Claim Originated In 2012

I should also point out that these claims about Barack Obama’s mother posing nude for men’s magazines is very old, originating with the 2012 conspiracy movie, Dreams from My Real Father. by conspiracy theorist Joel Gilbert.

Loren Collins did a great job fact checking that very old claim, which you can read here and here.

We may never know who the mystery model is. But the Dunham family didn’t move to Hawaii until the summer of 1960. Unless Ann Dunham had access to a time machine in the 1960s, it simply cannot be her.

Moreover, Joel Gilbert knows this. He found that opera glove photo; it was not circulating the web as an ‘Ann’ photo prior to his videos. He knows it came from Exotique, a magazine that ceased publication in 1959. From WND: “Gilbert found that several of the photos in the collection appeared in a magazine called Exotique, published by pin-up photographer Leonard Burtman, who worked in New York City.”

Thus he knows this picture was published two years before Ann first stepped foot in Hawaii, years before she could have met Frank Marshall Davis. And yet he explicitly claims, multiple times, that the photo was TAKEN at Christmastime 1960. This is not a lie of ignorance or mistake; it is a lie of pure, fully-informed malice.

It is interesting that these old photos and long-debunked claims should resurface in 2024, in the run-up to the 2024 US Presidential Election. Is it because some conservatives believe that Michelle Obama might run for the US Presidency?

Fact #4 : Ann Dunham Would Have Been Underage

Joel Gilbert not only put those photos in his movie, he mailed out more than a million copies to voters in Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire, and Colorado, in an apparent attempt to influence the 2012 US presidential election.

However, Stanley Ann Dunham was born in 1942, and would have been 15 years old – underage, when those photos were originally published in 1958.

If those photos are really of Ann Dunham, it would mean that Joel Gilbert knowingly published child pornography, and illegally distributed them to more than a million people!

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Obama Fake News

This is yet another example of fake news created about Barack Obama and his family, just like these examples:

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Was Carrie Johnson Just Exposed As Occult Satanist?!

Was Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie Johnson, just exposed as an Aleister Crowley worshipping occult Satanist?!

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

 

Claim : Carrie Johnson Was Just Exposed As Occult Satanist!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie Johnson, was just exposed as an Aleister Crowley worshipping occult Satanist!

Former British PM Boris Johnson’s Wife Exposed as Aleister Crowley Worshiping Occult Satanist

Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie Johnson has been exposed an occult Satanist who worships Aleister Crowley, the unabashed occultist and self-described “wickedest man in the world.”

The revelations comes days after Vladimir Putin revealed to Tucker Carlson that Johnson as prime minister scuppered a peace deal between Ukraine and Russia, leading to hundreds of thousands of deaths.

Photos of Johnson’s wife engaged in ritual Satanic acts have now emerged, with the former prime minister’s wife pictured next to a man with “Do as thou wilt” and “Big beast” scrawled on his body.

During Johnson’s time as prime minister, Bradshaw capitalized on her public persona by campaigning against single use straws.

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Truth : Carrie Johnson Was Not Just Exposed As Occult Satanist!

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

Fact #1 : The Daily Mail Posted Them in 2018

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that photos of Carrie Johnson engaging in ritual Satanic acts were revealed “days after” the Vladimir Putin – Tucker Carlson interview was released.

That’s simply not true, because The Daily Mail posted those photos on 12 September 2018 – more than 5 years earlier!

Fact #2 : Photos Were Posted On Carrie Johnson’s Social Media

The photos were not leaked or exposed, because it appears that Carrie Johnson posted them on her own social media account! As per The Daily Mail article:

She may have gone to ground since finding herself at the centre of a political storm, but there was a time when Carrie Symonds was rather less camera-shy, as these pictures show.

Taken from Miss Symonds’s social media posts, they show the 30-year-old former Tory aide, who has been linked to Boris Johnson, in a variety of glamorous poses on holiday, and even starring in a ‘satanic sex cult’ theatre production during her university days.

Fact #3 : It Was A University Play

The photos also do not show Carrie Johnson (born Caroline Louise Beaver Symonds on 17 March 1988) engaging in “ritual Satanic acts” as The People’s Voice article claimed.

The photos showed her acting in a play at Warwick University, where she was a drama student from 2006 to 2009. The theatre production was based on the writings of the self-styled mystic Aleister Crowley, who died in 1947.

Carrie Johnson was just acting in the play, and wasn’t actually engaging in Satanic acts… just like how Tom Cruise was only acting in the Mission Impossible movies, and isn’t actually an agent of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF).

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Fact #4 : Aleister Crowley Wasn’t A Satanist

Despite being described as a Satanist, Aleister Crowley stated that he did not consider himself one, and he did not worship Satan, because he doesn’t even believe the Christian worldview that Satan exists!

Fact #5 : 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 JAG Just Hang WHO Assistant DG Ihekweazu?!

Did US Navy JAG just hang WHO Assistant Director General Ihekweazu for promoting COVID-19 vaccines?!

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

 

Claim : JAG Hanged WHO Assistant DG Ihekweazu!

On 10 February 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) claiming that US Navy JAG just hanged WHO Assistant Director General Ihekweazu for promoting COVID-19 vaccine mandates!

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

JAG Hangs WHO Despot

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Truth : JAG Did Not Hang WHO Assistant DG Ihekweazu!

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

Fact #1 : His Name Is Chikwe, Not Chickwe

The Real Raw News story wrongly identifies the WHO official in its story as Dr. Chickwe

If it cannot even get his name right…

Fact #2 : Promoting Vaccines Is Not A Crime

Real Raw News claimed that Dr. was hanged for apparently pushing vaccine mandates, and/or promoting COVID-19 vaccines. That’s just daft.

After all – neither promoting vaccine mandates, or COVID-19 vaccination, are crimes in the US military, or even in the United States.

Even if promoting vaccines and vaccine mandates are crimes in a hypothetical dystopian United States, they would not necessarily be capital crimes resulting in the death penalty.

Fact #3 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

The Judge Advocate General’s Corps is the military justice branch of the American military. It has no powers or jurisdiction over civilians like Dr. . 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.

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Fact #4 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

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.

Fact #5 : Death Sentences Take Years To Execute

It is also hilarious that Real Raw News readers actually believe the bullshit that someone sentenced to death would be executed just days later.

That may be possible in a country like North Korea, but certainly not in the United States, where death row inmates wait an average of 178 months – about 15 years after their sentencing, before they are executed.

In fact, none of the six Gitmo inmates charged with capital crime in the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and the attack on USS Cole in 2000, have actually been trialled to date, never mind convicted and sentenced to death.

Fact #6 : US Military Has Not Executed Anyone Since 1961

Even though the US military has killed many combatants intentionally, and civilians as collateral damage, they have not executed prisoners since 1961.

There are four US military inmates on death row, but none of them have been executed so far.

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

Fact #7 : 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 should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Is Racism Causing Heart Failure Among African Americans?!

Did the WEF announce that racism is causing a massive rise in heart failure among African-Americans?!

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

 

Claim : Racism Is Causing Heart Failure Among African Americans!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that the WEF just announced that racism is causing a massive rise in heart failure among African Americans.

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

WEF: ‘Racism’ Is Causing Massive Rise In Heart Failure Among African Americans

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Truth : Racism Is Not Causing Heart Failure Among African Americans!

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

Fact #1 : Heart Failure Is Not Heart Attack / Cardiac Arrest

It appears that The People’s Voice does not know the difference between a heart attack, a cardiac arrest, and hypertension. The article makes references to “the spike in heart attacks”, and appears to believe it’s the same thing as “heart failure”. It also appears to throw in cardiac arrest as if it’s related to heart failure.

All three conditions affect the heart, but are separate and different heart conditions:

  • a heart attack occurs when the heart does not receive enough blood supply
  • heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump blood properly, while
  • a cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops beating.

Anyone who does not understand the difference should not be writing about any one of those heart conditions…

Fact #2 : Mayo Clinic Was Talking About Hypertension, Not Heart Failure

The Mayo Clinic never attributed the “massive rise in heart failure among African Americans” to “racism, as alleged in the The People’s Voice article.

The quote by Dr. LaPrincess Brewer came from a Mayo Clinic article by Sonya Goins, which referred to the high hypertension rates in the Black American community.

She says elevated hypertension rates in the Black community can be attributed to various factors, including chronic stress, systemic racism and socioeconomic issues.

“That includes food insecurity, housing insecurity, redlining, which really limits certain individuals from receiving opportunities and resources to better their health,” explains Dr. Brewer.

Dr. Brewer says simple lifestyle changes can reduce high blood pressure and heart disease, like eating healthier, getting regular physical activity and adequate sleep to reduce stress.

As you can see, Dr. Brewer never mentioned heart failure, which is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood. She was talking about hypertension, which is high blood pressure.

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Fact #3 : Racial Differences In Hypertension Were Studied For Decades

While The People’s Voice article appears to suggest that the rise in cardiovascular disease might be due to COVID-19 vaccines, the truth is – racial differences in hypertension have been studied for decades.

In fact, hypertension is known to be more common in the black community than other races. This has been reported in numerous studies and articles, long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented:

As you can clearly see – it has long been known and acknowledged that hypertension is particularly common among Black individuals.

Fact #4 : No Evidence WEF Funds Mayo Clinic

The People’s Voice article claimed that the Mayo Clinic is funded by the World Economic Forum (WEF), but provided no evidence to back that up.

I can find no evidence that the WEF funds the Mayo Clinic, which is a non-profit organisation which accepts funding from a wide variety of sources, but is also largely self-funded through its hospital system, and medical schools.

Even if the WEF somehow funds the Mayo Clinic, it is unlikely to amount to any significant amount – the Mayo Clinic’s 2022 research funding along exceeded $1 billion!

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Fact #5 : 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 Germany Just Decriminalise Child Pornography?!

Did Germany just decriminalise child pornography?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Germany Just Decriminalised Child Pornography!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Germany just decriminalised child pornography!

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

Germany Decriminalizes Child Pornography Offenses – Media Blackout

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Truth : Germany Did Not Decriminalise Child Pornography!

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

Fact #1 : Child Pornography Is Still Illegal In Germany

Let me start by pointing out that child pornography is still illegal in Germany.

While The People’s Voice article claimed otherwise, possession and distribution of child pornography remains a crime in Germany.

Fact #2 : Germany Partially Reversed Increased Punishment

In July 2021, Germany actually increased the punishment for distributing child pornography, with a prison sentence of between 1 and 10 years. Previously, those convicted of the crime would face imprisonment of between three months and 5 years.

However, the German government soon realised that the minimum sentence of one year was problematic in practice. It meant that even parents and teachers who forward these child sexual abuse material (CSAM) to the police would face at least one year of prison!

The minimum 1 year sentence also meant the automatic classification as a crime, which means prosecutors and the courts cannot simply stop proceedings, as they would with misdemeanours. They would have to prosecute even people reporting child pornography to the fullest extent of the law!

That led investigators, courts, and even state justice ministers to push for a reduction in the sentencing guidelines.

As such, the German Federal Cabinet voted on Wednesday, 7 February 2024, to reduce the minimum sentence, from one year to six months. This would give prosecutors and the courts greater flexibility to address each claim proportionally.

As German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann explained, the new upper limit of 10 years would stay in place, but there will be a new minimum sentence:

In particular, people who receive such material involuntarily — for example in the context of a WhatsApp parents’ group — risk a minimum sentence of one year. The same also applies in the case of teachers who have discovered child pornographic material on students’ cellphones and have forwarded it to alert the affected parents.

This completely refutes claims by The People’s Voice article that the distribution of child pornography is no longer a crime in Germany.

Even after this new law is passed with its reduced minimum sentence, it will still have longer prison time than the original 3 months to 5 year sentencing guidelines.

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Fact #3 : German Parliament Has Not Approved The Law

The German Federal Cabinet’s decision to amend the law does not immediately change it, as the The People’s Voice article appears to suggest.

Even though the German government urgently wants to implement the amended law, it has not been approved by the Bundestag – the German parliament. Until the new law is approved, the existing law continues to be in effect.

Fact #4 : The People’s Voice Source Clearly Explained Reasons

The People’s Voice article printed quotes from the German news service, Tagesshau, as “evidence”.

However, the Tagesshau article (machine translation) clearly states that the punishment was only partially reversed, which completely refutes The People’s Voice‘s claim that Germany has decriminalised child pornography.

Cabinet partially reverses increased punishment

The penalties for possession and distribution of child pornography are to be partially weakened. One reason: Until now, parents who forwarded images to highlight grievances also had to be punished.

After criticism from practice, the Federal Cabinet has decided to change some points in the criminal law provisions that came into force in July 2021 on the distribution of depictions of sexual abuse against children. Among other things, according to the draft law, the minimum penalty for disseminating such material will be reduced from one year to six months and for obtaining and possessing it from one year to three months.

Anyone reading even the title can clearly understand that child pornography has not been decriminalised in Germany. Why on Earth would anyone claim otherwise???

Fact #5 : There Is No Media Blackout

The People’s Voice article suggested in its title that there is a media blackout. That’s easily refuted. For one thing – its own article quotes the German news service, Tagesshau!

And anyone who bothers to look it up online, can easily find articles on the proposed amendment of the law. Heck, it was even reported by the Associated Press!

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Fact #6 : 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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