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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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Will Microsoft Disable Your Computer If You Share Fake News?!

Is Microsoft planning to disable your computer if you post or share fake news / misinformation?!

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Claim : Microsoft To Disable Your Computer If You Share Fake News!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Microsoft is planning to disable your computer if you post or share fake news / misinformation!

Microsoft To Disable Computers of Users Who Share ‘Non-Mainstream Content’ Online

Recommended : Is Interpol Investigating Bill Gates For Murder?!

 

Truth : Microsoft Won’t Disable Your Computer If You Share 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 : Microsoft Did Not Announce Plans To Disable Computers

Let me start by pointing out that Microsoft did not announce any plans to disable computers of people who share “non-mainstream” content online, in an attempt to combat “misinformation” in the run-up to the 2024 US Presidential election.

If Microsoft actually announced such plans, it would have been major news covered by news outlets all over the world. It would also have gone viral on social media, with conservative and right-wing personalities criticising those plans.

Microsoft certainly made no such announcement, and 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.

If Microsoft does indeed plan to disable computers to fight fake news, that decision would have to be approved by its CEO and Chairman, Satya Nadella. Not its former founder, Bill Gates.

How is Bill Gates involved in this “story”? Nothing in the article even remotely suggests that Bill Gates is, in any way, involved in Microsoft affairs, or the non-existent plan to disable computers of people who share fake news / misinformation.

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Fact #3 : Satya Nadella Never Said Anything About Disabling Computers

The People’s Voice article used a video of Lester Holt from NBC News interviewing Satya Nadella as evidence that Microsoft plans to disable computers of people who share misinformation. However, that’s completely nonsensical.

The NBC News video only shows Satya Nadella saying that the tech industry is using technological solutions like watermarking [AI created content], detecting deep fakes, and implementing content IDs, to fight disinformation and misinformation.

This is not the first election where we dealt with disinformation or propaganda campaigns by adversaries and election interference.

We’re doing all the work across the tech industry around watermarking, detecting deep fakes and content IDs. There is going to be enough and more technology quite frankly in order to be able to identify the issues around disinformation and misinformation.

Fact #4 : Microsoft Can’t “Magically” Disable Computers Remotely

Even if Microsoft is so inclined, disabling a computer remotely isn’t like waving a magic wand, or chanting “Abracadabra”!

With the possible exception of specifically hacking into your computer to gain access, or tricking you into installing malware, it is not possible for Microsoft to remotely disable your computer simply because you shared fake news or misinformation.

The People’s Voice article certainly offered no explanation of how Microsoft might conceivably disable your computer remotely… like magic!

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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 FBI Just Confirm J6 Pipe Bomber As Biden Official?!

Did the FBI just confirm that the J6 pipe bomber is a Biden Administration official?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : FBI Confirm J6 Pipe Bomber As Biden Official!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that the FBI just confirmed that the J6 pipe bomber is a Biden Administration official!

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

FBI Confirm J6 Pipe Bomber Is a Biden Admin Official – Media Blackout

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Truth : FBI Did Not Confirm J6 Pipe Bomber As Biden Official!

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

Fact #1 : FBI Did Not Confirm J6 Pipe Bomber As Biden Official

This is really silly, but let me start by pointing out that the FBI never said / confirmed / admitted / announced that the J6 pipe bomber is a Biden Administration official.

There was no FBI statement or announcement that it identified the J6 pipe bomber as a Biden official. In fact, the FBI is still asking the public for help (archive) in its efforts to identify him!

Over the past three years, a dedicated team of FBI agents, analysts, data scientists and law enforcement partners has worked thousands of hours conducting interviews, reviewing physical and digital evidence, and assessing tips from the public about who may have placed pipe bombs on Capitol Hill.

We urge anyone who may have previously hesitated to come forward or who may not have realized they had important information to contact us and share anything relevant.

– David Sundberg, assistant director in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office

Fact #2 : FBI Increased Reward To $500,000!

The FBI also increased its reward, from $100,000 to $500,000, for information leading to the arrest of the January 6 pipe bomber on Wednesday, 3 January 2024.

Even though these conspiracy theorists claim to have evidence to tie the suspect to the pipe bombs, why didn’t they claim the $500,000 reward from the FBI?

Fact #3 : The Daily Wire Never Identified J6 Pipe Bomber As Biden Official

The People’s Voice article certainly offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim.

It only quoted an article by The Daily Wire, but even The Daily Wire (which was itself identified as a fake news website by multiple scientific studies) did not claim that the J6 pipe bomber is a Biden Administration official.

The Daily Wire article, as quoted, only claimed that the alleged J6 pipe bomber was “a retired Air Force chief master sergeant who was now working as a contractor with a security clearance“.

Why would anyone claim that a contractor with a security clearance is a Biden Administration official, when he wouldn’t even be a government employee?!

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Fact #4 : There Is No Media Blackout

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that there was a media blackout over the J6 pipe bomber. That’s certainly false.

Multiple media outlets run stories about the January 6 pipe bomber on, or around, the 3rd anniversary of that mystery – 6 January 2024 – ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, for example.

Even if somehow it is possible to coerce American media outlets into silence, including conservative outfits like Fox News and OANN, it would not be possible to stop foreign media outlets, or even the US Congress from highlighting the J6 pipe bomber.

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 Arrest 97 American Media Criminals?!

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

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

 

Claim : JAG Just Arrested 97 American Media Criminals!

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

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

JAG Claims 97 “Media” Arrests in Last Two Months

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Truth : JAG Did Not Arrest Any American Media Criminals!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

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

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

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

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

Fact #3 : JAG Officers Cannot Arrest Anyone

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

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

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

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

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Is Hillary Clinton Under Investigation For Child Sex Trafficking?!

Was Hillary Clinton just named ‘Person of Interest’ in a child sex trafficking investigation?!

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Claim : Hillary Clinton Under Investigation For Child Sex Trafficking!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Hillary Clinton was just named ‘Person of Interest’ in a child sex trafficking investigation!

Hillary Clinton Named ‘Person of Interest’ in Child Sex Trafficking Investigation

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Truth : Hillary Clinton Is Not Under Child Sex Investigation!

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

Fact #1 : No Evidence Hillary Clinton Is Under Child Sex Investigation

First, let me just point out that there is zero evidence that Hillary Clinton was just named a ‘Person of Interest; in a child sex investigation. The People’s Voice certainly offered no evidence to back up its claims.

If Hillary Clinton was actually named a ‘Person of Interest’, this would have been covered by mainstream media all across the world, not announced only in a notorious misinformation website.

Right-wing QAnon and MAGA conspiracy theorists, fuelled by Russian operatives have long claimed that Hillary Clinton runs a child sex ring in the basement of a Washington D.C. pizza restaurant.

Yet, they have not been able to furnish even one iota of evidence that Hillary Clinton was ever investigated for any child sex crime.

Fact #2 : Hillary Clinton Did Not Cover Up Pedophile Ring

Instead of providing any evidence for Hillary Clinton being named a ‘Person of Interest’ in a child sex trafficking investigation, The People’s Voice linked to its old 2017 article claiming that Clinton covered up a pedophile ring at the State Department.

Not only was that report almost 4 years too late – the NBC report aired in June 2013, it misrepresented what was reported.

The NBC News segment looked at the State Department’s internal investigations into alleged improprieties by an ambassador, who was accused of prostitution and pedophilia. The ambassador, who was later identified as Howard Gutman – the US ambassador to Belgium., was said to have “routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children“.

NBC News reported that top state department officials directed investigators to “cease the investigation” into the ambassador’s conduct. However, NBC News never claimed or suggested that Hillary Clinton, who was the Secretary of State at that time, covered up any pedophile ring in the State Department.

The State Department Office of Inspector General looked into whether the investigation was mishandled. In October 2014, the Inspector General published its report, in which it said that “the suspected misconduct by the Ambassador was not substantiated“.

The allegations against Ambassador Howard Gutman was never substantiated, or proven. The Inspector General also did not suggest or claim that Hillary Clinton interfered or intervened with the investigation.

In other words – there was no pedophile ring in the State Department, and Hillary Clinton did not cover up anything.

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Fact #3 : Hillary Clinton Screenshot Appears To Be Doctored

The screenshot which purportedly shows Hillary Clinton posting that “The Feds are now against me“, and “The videos are on the dark web“, appears to be doctored.

There is no evidence that Hillary Clinton ever posted this on social media, and why would she? Think about this for a moment – why would Hillary Clinton ever post publicly that videos of her alleged child sex crimes are now on the dark web?

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

Fact #4 : 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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Dr. Adrian Wong has been writing about tech and science since 1997, even publishing a book with Prentice Hall called Breaking Through The BIOS Barrier (ISBN 978-0131455368) while in medical school.

He continues to devote countless hours every day writing about tech, medicine and science, in his pursuit of facts in a post-truth world.

 

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