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Did Bernie Sanders Rape Boy On Tape 30 Years Ago?!

Was Bernie Sanders forced to rape a boy on tape 30 years ago?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Bernie Sanders Raped Boy On Tape 30 Years Ago!

People are claiming or suggesting on social media that Senator Bernie Sanders was forced to rape a boy on tape 30 years ago!

Stew Peters : Bernie Sanders has been identified as the member of congress who is on tape allegedly raping a little boy in a basement 30 years ago.

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Truth : Bernie Sanders Did Not Rape Boy On Tape 30 Years Ago!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating online, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Bernie Sanders Was Never Formally Accused Of Rape

Let me start by pointing out that Senator Bernie Sanders has never been formally accused by anyone of rape.

These claims appear to originate from posts on X (formerly Twitter) by #Survivor – of Child Trafficking, who identified herself as Jennifer Guskin (archive):

#Survivor – of Child Trafficking : When I was a child, I was brought into a basement to be… violated.
While I was being raped, a man was dragged downstairs, and was told to rape a boy that was bent over in front of him, or they would the man and his family, who were lined up along a wall, where there was also a man behind a camera on a tripod.

Someone else came up to him, and told him “If you don’t do it, they will kill your family, and nothing can undo that, but if you do it, it’ll be fine, because that boy is used to it, and no one has to die”

To date, that’s the hardest I’ve ever seen a grown man cry. That man is currently sitting in Congress.

There is a system of bribery and blackmail controlling the upper echelons of society. The question is if someone “Did the deed” with a smile on their face because they knew their fortunes would improve, or if they did it with a tear in their eye because they didn’t want to hurt the child.

The only way we will be able to expose it is if the blackmailed and the children come together to name those who forced us.

TheRazorPigKid : If this is true, who is the man that is sitting in congress?

#Survivor – of Child Trafficking : Sanders. This was about 30 years ago. In NY.

Unfortunately, #Survivor – of Child Trafficking / Jennifer Gurkin never provided any evidence to back up her claims.

As shocking as these claims are, no one – neither #Survivor – of Child Trafficking / Jennifer Gurkin, nor the boy who was allegedly raped, or his family, ever filed a criminal complaint or lawsuit alleging rape by Bernie Sanders.

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Fact #2 : Story Was Inconsistent

The original accusation claimed / suggested that Bernie Sanders and his family were dragged downstairs to the same basement where she was allegedly being raped. They lined up against the basement wall, and then Bernie Sanders allegedly raped the boy.

But in a later post (archive), the #Survivor – of Child Trafficking / Jennifer Gurkin said that Bernie Sanders family was in a van, and not in the basement. She also appears to suggest that she never actually saw Bernie Sanders rape the boy:

#Survivor – of Child Trafficking : I don’t believe his family was in the room for the actual rape, because after the man raping me was done, I went upstairs. Maybe 20 mins or so, Sanders came upstairs and was led out of a side door into a van where his family was.

Fact #3 : Bernie Sanders Lives In Vermont

Bernie Sanders has been living in Vermont since he married his first wife, Deborah Shiling Messing, in 1964.

Even after he married his second wife, Mary Jane O’Meara, in 1988, they lived in Vermont. They have a house in the New North End neighbourhood, and a lakefront summer house in North Hero. Bernie Sanders also owns a home in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

What is certain is that Bernie Sanders does not live in New York. While it might be plausible for people to kidnap him and bring him to a New York basement, it is highly implausible they would be able to capture his entire family, as alleged, and transport all of them to New York.

Fact #4 : His Children Were Adults At That Time

Bernie Sanders’ alleged forced rape of a boy allegedly took place 30 years ago – so it would have been about 1994, or thereabouts.

His only biological son – Levi Sanders, would have been 25 years at that time. Even his second wife’s children were adults at that time – Heather Titus was 23 years old, Carina Driscoll was 20 years old, while Dave Driscoll was 19 years old.

In short – Bernie Sanders’ only son and step-children were likely living separately when the alleged rape took place. So it would be quite impossible for anyone to track them all down, kidnap them at the same time, and then transport them all the way to a New York basement to watch their father / stepfather rape a boy.

Can you see just how ludicrous these claims are???

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Fact #5 : Gurkin Lawsuit Had Nothing To Do With Bernie Sanders

While there are suggestions or claims that Jennifer Gurkin sued the government over these rape claims, that does not appear to be accurate.

According to the appeal judgement (PDF) of Jennifer Ruskin v United States, she sued the US government to have her daughter returned to her, as well as [monetary] damages. Senator Bernie Sanders was never mentioned in that lawsuit.

Her case was dismissed by the Federal Court, and her appeal was dismissed by the Court of Appeals.

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Did Netanyahu Announce $5 Billion Gaza Settlement Plan?!

Did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just announce a $5 billion plan to build new settlements in the Gaza Strip?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Netanyahu Announces $5 Billion Gaza Settlement Plan!

People are sharing a video on social media, claiming or suggesting that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just announced a $5 billion to build new settlements in the Gaza Strip!

Syrian Girl : ‼️Netanyahu promises billions to rebuild illegal Jewish settlements in #Gaza over the bodies of the Palestinian children. His friend Jared Kushner said Gaza is good real estate (leubenstraum).

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Truth : Netanyahu Did Not Announce $5 Billion Gaza Settlement Plan!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating online, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Netanyahu Did Not Announce $5 Billion Gaza Settlement Plan!

Let me start by pointing out that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not announce any $5 billion plan to build new settlements in the Gaza Strip.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2024, Netanyahu announced a five-year, 19-billion-shekel ($5 billion) plan to rebuild and strengthen communities near the Gaza border after the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas militants.

The Tekuma Plan, as it’s called, does not involve the Gaza Strip. The money would only go towards towns in the Western Negev, bordering the Gaza Strip.

Fact #2 : Video Was Incorrectly Translated

The viral video had user-added subtitles, that appear to be incorrectly (perhaps intentionally?) translated.

The correct translation is available through the official transcript on the official Israeli government website (archive):

I have just come from meeting with the British and German foreign ministers. Last night, I spoke with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and soon I will speak with additional leaders.

I thank our friends for their support in defense of Israel and I say this – support in both words and deeds. They also have all kinds of suggestions and advice, which I appreciate; however, I would also like to clarify – we will make our decisions ourselves. The State of Israel will do whatever is necessary to defend itself.

Today, the Government will approve the Tekuma Plan to rebuild the communities in the Western Negev. We will invest the very large sum of NIS 19 billion in order to move the communities of the Western Negev forward for generations. We will invest in housing, infrastructure, education, employment, health and more.

The Hamas terrorists sought to uproot us. We will uproot them and deepen our roots. We will build the Land of Israel and safeguard our state.

As you can see, Benjamin Netanyahu never mentioned the Gaza Strip, when he announced the Tekuma Plan. He only referred to the “communities in the Western Negev”, which covers the border towns near the Gaza Strip, but not the Gaza Strip itself.

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Fact #3 : Israel Is Building New Settlements In East Jerusalem

While Israel has not made any plans to build new settlements in the Gaza Strip, The Guardian just reported that the Israeli government has accelerated the construction of new settlements in East Jerusalem:

Israel’s government has accelerated the construction of settlements across East Jerusalem, with more than 20 projects totalling thousands of housing units having been approved or advanced since the start of the war in Gaza six months ago, planning documents show.

Ministries and offices within the Israeli government are behind all the largest and most contentious of the projects, sometimes in association with rightwing nationalist groups with a history of trying to evict Palestinians from their homes in parts of the city.

The rapid approval or construction of settlements that are illegal under international law is likely to further damage Israel’s relationship with the Biden administration.

Instead of pushing false narratives about the Takuma Plan, perhaps it would be more fruitful for Palestinian supporters to question and criticise Israel’s building of new settlements in East Jerusalem.

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Judge Merchan blocked Donald Trump from Barron’s graduation?!

Did Judge Juan Merchan block Donald Trump from attending his son, Barron Trump’s graduation?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Judge Merchan Blocked Donald Trump From Barron’s Graduation!

People are suddenly claiming or suggesting that WEF founder Klaus Schwab was hospitalised late last night, and may be dead.

Eric Trump : Judge Merchan is truly heartless in not letting a father attend his son’s graduation

Sebastian Gorka DrG : Judge tells Trump he cannot attend Barron’s graduation, and that he will be arrested if he misses a day in court.

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Truth : Judge Merchan Has Not Blocked Donald Trump From Barron’s Graduation… Yet

This appears to be yet another example of fake news circulating online, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Juan Merchan Said Trump Could Possibly Attend Graduation

Let me start by simply pointing out that New York Judge Juan Merchan has not ruled on whether Donald Trump can skip the trial to attend Barron Trump’s graduation ceremony.

On Monday, April 15, Judge Merchan said that he received requests from Donald Trump’s attorneys for the former president to miss the trial on May 17, to attend his son’s graduation from the Oxbridge Academy. They also asked for the trial to be adjourned on June 3, as one of Trump’s attorneys wanted to attend their son’s graduation.

Judge Merchan explained that he could not rule at this time, because it would depend on whether the trial was running on schedule. In fact, Judge Merchan said that it’s possible that he might adjourn the case, and allow Donald Trump and his lawyer to attend their sons’ graduation!

If everything is going according to schedule then I’m sure we’ll be able to adjourn for one or both of those days.

But if we’re running behind schedule we will not be able to. It really depends on if we are on time and where we are in the trial.

To be clear – Judge Juan Merchan did not say that Donald Trump is not allowed to attend Barron Trump’s graduation. He has not made that determination yet, and he left open the possibility that he might allow Donald Trump to attend his son’s graduation.

Fact #2 : Donald Trump Did Not Say He Cannot Attend Barron’s Graduation

Even more damning – Donald Trump himself did not say that he won’t be able to attend Barron Trump’s graduation. This was what he posted in his Truth Social post, with the relevant part in bold:

Who will explain for me, to my wonderful son, Barron, who is a GREAT Student at a fantastic School, that his Dad will likely not be allowed to attend his Graduation Ceremony

As you can see – Donald Trump himself only said that he will “likely not be allowed” to attend Barron’s graduation ceremony. He never actually said that Judge Juan Merchan told him he could not attend his son’s graduation.

Later in his Truth Social post, he said that the judged was “preventing me from proudly attending” his son’s graduation. But that was only because Judge Juan Merchan would not rule on the matter yet.

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Fact #3 : Donald Trump Not Required To Attend Supreme Court Hearing

Judge Juan Merchan only refused to allow Donald Trump to go to the Supreme Court on April 25 for oral arguments related to his claim of presidential immunity.

That’s because Donald Trump is not required to be present for the oral arguments at the Supreme Court, whereas he is required to attend the New York court for his criminal case, as Judge Merchan pointed out to Trump attorney Todd Blanche:

Your client is a criminal defendant in New York County Supreme Court. He’s required to be here. He is not required to be in the Supreme Court.

As Donald Trump was not required to attend the oral arguments at the Supreme Court, there was no reason for Judge Merchan to grant him another delay.

Fact #4 : Melania Was Allegedly Pregnant During Trump’s Affair

Ironically, this Barron Trump graduation controversy comes at the start of the case that revolved around not one, but two affairs, Donald Trump allegedly had during Melania’s pregnancy, and after she gave birth to Barron Trump, as Ron Filipkowski pointed out:

Trump is crying about supposedly having to miss Barron’s graduation when the state is introducing evidence that he was having an affair with a Playboy model the entire time Melania was pregnant. And that was before Stormy.

While Judge Merchan agreed to allow prosecutors to introduce evidence of that alleged affair with Playboy model Karen McDougal, he blocked “bringing up that the defendant’s wife was pregnant and this went on and even after she gave birth“.

Perhaps it might not be a good idea for Donald Trump to attend his son’s graduation after all, as it could embarrass his son in front of his classmates…

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Is Justin Trudeau Facing Child Rape Charges?!

Is Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau facing child rape charges?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Justin Trudeau Is Facing Child Rape Charges!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau could be imprisoned for life on child rape charges!

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

Justin Trudeau Facing Life Behind Bars on Child Rape Charges

Canada’s beleaguered Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is fighting for more than just his political life in the lead up to the national election, he’s fighting to avoid spending the rest of his life behind bars on child sex charges.

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Truth : Justin Trudeau Is Not Facing Child Rape Charges!

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

Fact #1 : Justin Trudeau Is Not Facing Child Rape Charges!

Let me start by pointing out that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not facing child rape charges!

Such a shocking development would have been reported by the media worldwide. Yet no legitimate media reported on Justin Trudeau facing any criminal charges, never mind child rape charges.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice did not provide any actual evidence that Justin Trudeau is facing child rape charges.

Fact #2 : No Evidence Of Justin Trudeau Sex Scandal

Rumours of a sex scandal surrounding Justin Trudeau’s teaching job at the West Point Grey Academy started sometime in October 2019. Even though Canadian reporters looked into the viral claims, no one could substantiate those rumours.

Globe and Mail reporter, Marieka Walsh, even asked Justin Trudeau to address those rumours at an October 4, 2019 press conference, and explain why he left the private school. Trudeau responded, “I moved on, and I have great memories of an excellent time teaching in Vancouver in public and private schools.

She then pointedly asked Justin Trudeau if he signed any non-disclosure agreement on his departure from the school. Trudeau answered with an unequivocal “No“. When Walsh asked again why he left the school, Trudeau answered, “Because I was moving on in my career“.

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Fact #3 : Justin Trudeau Was Not Dismissed From School

Justin Trudeau was not dismissed from the West Point Grey Academy for any reason. Clive Austin – the headmaster of the school at that time, issued this statement, pointing out that Justin Trudeau left the school “on good terms”:

Mr. Trudeau taught at WPGA during the school years of 1998-2001. As Headmaster of the school at that time, I can tell you with complete certainty that there is no truth to any speculation that he was dismissed. I recall the day that Justin visited me in my office near the end of the 2000-2001 school year and told me he had enjoyed his first few years of teaching, yet was considering a return to Montreal in a year or so to continue his university studies (I think in engineering?). I wished Justin well, and with a smile, said I thought he’d one day find himself in politics at some level. As far as I was concerned we parted company on good terms.

During his time at WPGA, Mr. Trudeau experienced the tragic loss of both his younger brother and his father, yet maintained his focus on the importance of youth and education; for the year to follow, I recall that he did some on-call teaching in a local public school and I believe he stayed active in his work with the Canadian Avalanche Association.

Fact #4 : Justin Trudeau Screenshot Is Fake

The cover image used by The People’s Voice article and video has a screenshot which purportedly shows the Justin Trudeau posting on Facebook Messenger that:

I’m a dead man walking.

When I raped those kids

Podesta shares my passion.

Even though we are not privy to Justin Trudeau’s messages on Facebook Messenger, this is obviously a fake screenshot, as it uses a different photo from his official Facebook account, and lacks the verified blue tick.

In addition, most of the message is curiously mosaic-pixellated! Why would anyone do that if it’s a genuine message by Justin Trudeau?!

Yet again, and unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that such a message ever existed!

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

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

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

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

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Cops seized E Jean Carroll’s gun after Trump assassination threat?!

Did cops just seize E. Jean Carroll’s gun after assassination threats were made against Donald Trump?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Cops Seized E Jean Carroll’s Gun After Trump Threat!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that the police just seize E. Jean Carroll’s gun after assassination threats were made against Donald Trump!

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

Cops Seize E Jean Carroll’s Gun Following Trump Assassination Threats

New York police have confiscated an unlicensed firearm belonging to E. Jean Carroll following assassination threats made against Donald Trump.

In January, The National Pulse reported that Carroll admitted to holding a firearm at her home during her defamation trial against former President Trump. This revelation, according to a police report, led Warwick, New York police to visit Carroll’s residence on February 15 to address the weapon.

The gun confiscation comes amid multiple credible threats against Trump from high-profile far-left activists.

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Truth : Cops Did Not Seize E Jean Carroll’s Gun After Trump Threat!

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

Fact #1 : E. Jean Carroll Handed Over The Gun!

Let me start by pointing out that the police did not seize the gun. Instead, E. Jean Carroll handed over her  gun to the police.

E. Jean Carroll had earlier told the federal court in New York (on January 17) that she kept a “high standard revolver, nine chambers” by her bed at home, but she did not have a licence.

In a police report obtained by NBC News,  the Warwick chief of police visited E. Jean Carroll’s house on 15 February “to discuss some open issues“. The next day, E. Jean Carroll and a member of her security team surrendered the gun to the Warwick police.

To be clear – the Warwick police department did not seize E. Jean Carroll’s gun. She surrendered it a day after the Warwick police chief addressed her disclosure about owning an unregistered gun.

Fact #2 : Police Is Keeping Her Gun Until She Has A Licence

The Warwick chief of police, John Rader, said in his report, that he “offered to secure the weapon at the police station’s property for safekeeping”.

The police report also said that the firearm was being held until E. Jean Carroll obtained a New York pistol licence for it.

To be clear – the Warwick police department did not seize E. Jean Carroll’s gun, because of any assassination threat against Donald Trump. It is only keeping her gun, until she obtains the necessary New York pistol licence.

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Fact #3 : E. Jean Carroll Did Not Threaten Donald Trump

The People’s Voice article appears to suggest that the confiscation of E. Jean Carroll’s gun was related to assassination threats against Donald Trump. That is simply not the case.

Not only have there not been any recent assassination threats against Donald Trump, E. Jean Carroll herself did not threaten Donald Trump.

On the other hand, E. Jean Carroll was threatened by Donald Trump’s supporters after he posted about her on social media:

“The thing that really got me about this was, from the White House, he asked if anyone had any information about me, and if they did, to please come forward as soon as possible, because he wanted the world to know what’s really going on – and that people like me should pay dearly,” she told jurors.

Carroll was presented with some of those threats on the stand. “I hope you die soon. I hope someone really does attack, rape and murder you,” one message stated. Another missive read: “Rape Jean rape jean.”

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

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

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

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

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Did global poll show Putin 2X more popular than Biden?!

Did a global poll show that twice as many people would prefer Vladimir Putin as President than Joe Biden?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Global Poll Shows Putin 2X More Popular Than Biden!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that a global poll just showed that twice as many people would prefer Vladimir Putin as President than Joe Biden!

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

Global Poll Reveals Twice as Many People Would Prefer Putin as President Than Biden

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Truth : Global Poll Did Not Show Putin 2X More Popular Than Biden!

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

Fact #1 : It Was Not A Global Poll

Let me start by pointing out that the Al-Monitor poll which was the basis of the The People’s Voice article was not a global poll. It only covered three Middle Eastern countries – Egypt, Iraq, Turkey; and one North African country – Tunisia.

That’s only a fraction of Middle Eastern and North African countries – just three out of 18 countries in the Middle East, and just one in seven countries in North Africa . It’s not even a regional poll. It also did not include influential countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), or Jordan.

More importantly, the poll covers just 4 of the 195 countries around the world. So the poll does not show that Vladimir Putin is twice as popular as Joe Biden around the world.

Fact #2 : Al-Monitor Poll Did Not Show Waning US Influence

The Al-Monitor poll also does not show the US losing influence around the world under President Joe Biden, as the The People’s Voice article claimed.

In fact, the Al-Monitor poll actually showed that 40% of respondents agreed that the US is still “best equipped to help solve the Israel-Hamas war”, compared to Russia (27.9%) or China (13.4%).

In other words, the respondents overwhelmingly believe that the US is still far more influential than Russia, at least in resolving the Israel-Hamas war.

Fact #3 : Al-Monitor Did Not Refer To Biden’s Weak Leadership

The People’s Voice article suggests that the Al-Monitor polling showed that the US was losing influence due to President Joe Biden’s “weak leadership.

The Al-Monitor article (archive) suggested that Washington’s popularity suffered due to its support of Israel’s war in Gaza, and said nothing about Biden’s leadership qualities.

Again, the Al-Monitor poll showed that 40% of respondents agreed that the US is still “best equipped to help solve the Israel-Hamas war”, compared to Russia (27.9%) or China (13.4%).

That sounds like a tacit acknowledgement that people in those four countries trust Biden far more than Putin in helping to resolve the Israel-Hamas war.

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

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

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

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 RFK Jr Conspiracy Theories Turn Out To Be True?!

Did 5 conspiracy theories promoted by RFK Jr turn out to be true?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : RFK Jr Conspiracy Theories Turned Out To Be True!

People are sharing a post by The Vigilant Fox (archive), which claims / suggests that five conspiracy theorists promoted by Robert F. Kennedy (RFK Jr.) turned out to be true! The Vigilant Fox also posted this on X (formerly known as Twitter):

RFK Jr. Hits Back at Chris Cuomo After Being Labeled a ‘Conspiracy Theorist’

“Tell me a theory that you think I got wrong. Show me facts.”

Kennedy then listed a series of “conspiracy theories” that ended up being true:

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Which RFK Jr Conspiracy Theories Turned Out To Be True?

Let’s take a look at those five conspiracy theories promoted by RFK Jr, and find out if they indeed turned out to be true!

Claim #1 : Glyphosate Causes non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Verdict : Still Uncertain

Glyphosate, a widely-used herbicide, has been the subject of many studies and lawsuits, over claims that it can potentially cause cancer, particularly non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

As the City of Hope cancer centre pointed out, it has still not be scientifically proven that glyphosate causes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, even though the courts have seen fit to dole out billions of dollars in damages.

In 2019, researchers at University of Washington concluded that using glyphosate increases the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41 percent. However, the preponderance of research worldwide has found no connection to glyphosate and cancer risk. And most of the world’s health agencies agree. For instance:

Notably, Bayer settled the majority of current and future lawsuits over Roundup – Monsanto’s glyphosate product, for $10 billion, without admitting that glyphosate causes cancer. In fact, Roundup and other glyphosate herbicides are still sold all over the world today!

The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), however, stated in 2015 that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic to humans.” CNN reported that hundreds of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma started suing the manufacturers of glyphosate herbicides after IARC made its announcement.

In other words – glyphosate has not yet been proven to cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The research is currently still not definitive.

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Claim #2 : COVID-19 Vaccines Would Not Prevent Transmission
Verdict : False

Let me start by pointing out that COVID-19 vaccines were never required to prevent transmission. The main purpose of the COVID-19 vaccines was to prevent death and severe disease (and hospitalisation) from COVID-19, not to block transmission.

Hence, the end points for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials did not include blocking transmission, although scientists and healthcare professionals were hoping that the vaccines would significantly block transmission.

After vaccinations started in 2021, researchers found that the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, for example, was significantly reducing the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

UK study : New data from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge suggests that a single dose of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine can reduce by 75% the number of asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections. This implies that the vaccine could significantly reduce the risk of transmission of the virus from people who are asymptomatic, as well as protecting others from getting ill.

Israeli study : These results suggest that BNT162b2 is moderately to highly effective in reducing infectivity, via preventing infection and through reducing viral shedding.

While the vaccines’ effectiveness against infection and transmission waned with each new variant (research), they still continue to provide protection, not only against death and hospitalisation from COVID-19, but also infection and transmission.

In fact, a September 2023 systematic review of existing research show that COVID-19 vaccines reduce transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, regardless of variant:

Overall, study results showed the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 transmission (range 16–95%), regardless of vaccine type or number of doses.

The effect was apparent, but less pronounced against omicron (range 24–95% for pre-omicron variants versus 16–31% for omicron).

Results from viral load studies were supportive, showing SARS-CoV-2 infections in vaccinated individuals had higher Ct values, suggesting lower viral load, compared to infections among the unvaccinated.

In short – the RFK Jr. conspiracy theory that COVID-19 vaccines do not block transmission at all has been disproven time and time again.

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Claim #3A : COVID Lockdowns Were Very Harmful To Children
Verdict : Partially True

This isn’t a conspiracy theory, but more of an opinion by RFK Jr., as no one actually disputed even back then that COVID-19 lockdowns would be detrimental to everyone, not just children. After all, human beings evolved to be social animals, and are biologically-driven to seek out the company of others.

The lockdowns were only implemented because the authorities wanted to stop the spread of COVID-19, and determined that the benefits far outweighed the risks. While children were judged to be least affected by COVID-19, they cannot be left out of a lockdown, because they can transmit the virus to vulnerable members of their own family.

While it is indisputable that the lockdowns can have a negative impact on children, the claim that the lockdowns were “very dangerous” to children isn’t borne out in actual studies.

2021 Spanish study : Children, in general, showed high resilience and capability to adapt to new situations. Sleeping problems were reported in more than half of the children (54%) and adolescents (59%), and these were strongly associated with less time doing sports and spending more than 5 h per day using electronic devices. Parents perceived their children to gain weight (41%), be more irritable and anxious (63%) and sadder (46%).

2022 Chart Review : Many children developed educational, social, emotional, and behavioral gaps during LD, and they lost skills to deal with everyday problems due to social isolation. It is important to follow the long-term impact of the lockdowns and social isolation.

In short, while more children experience mental health issues during the lockdown, other children were able to cope with the changes.

Also important to note – the lockdowns helped to prevent vulnerable people – both adults and children, from dying from COVID-19. While mental health issues can be detrimental, it can be treated or mitigated, whereas death cannot.

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Claim #3B : COVID Lockdowns Would Damage Economy
Verdict : True

Well, thank you, Captain Obvious. No one ever said that COVID-19 lockdowns would not damage the economy. RFK Jr. might as well have said that it gets wet when it rains.

To be clear – everyone knows that lockdowns will damage the economy. That’s indisputable when businesses are forced to close, and people are required to stay at home. The lockdowns were only implemented to save lives, by blocking the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, until vaccines and treatments could be developed.

Claim #3C : COVID Lockdowns Would Not Block Transmission
Verdict : False

The claim by RFK Jr. and other people that lockdowns would not block the transmission of viral infections is false. The concept of a quarantine and the wider lockdown is centuries-old, and have proven to be effective in curbing the spread of disease.

More recently, the SARS outbreak in 2002, which killed over 800 people, was contained by blocking all human-to-human transmission through syndromic surveillance, strict isolation of patients and quarantine of their contacts, and lockdowns (community quarantine).

Even though the far more extensive COVID-19 lockdowns did not stop its global spread, they helped to reduce transmission and reduce the impact on healthcare services, until effective vaccines become available:

Even if our public health measures are not able to fully contain the spread of COVID-19 because of the virus characteristics, they will still be effective in delaying the onset of widespread community transmission, reducing peak incidence and its impact on public services, and decreasing the overall attack rate.

In addition, minimising the size of the outbreak or suppressing its peak can reduce global deaths by providing health systems with the opportunity to scale up and respond, and to slow down the global spread until effective vaccines become available.

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Claim #4A : Face Masks Won’t Block Transmission
Verdict : False

People like RFK Jr. who claim the face masks don’t work often refer to the 2023 Cochrane report which stated that, “wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza‐like illness“.

However, they fail to point out that the same report urged caution, and pointed out that there was “a high risk of bias in the trials, variation in outcome measurement, and relatively low adherence with the interventions during the studies hampers drawing firm conclusions“.

Cochrane officially said that the report was inconclusive, and the editor-in-chief of the Cochrane Library, Karla Soares-Weiser, called reports saying that “masks don’t work” as an “inaccurate and misleading interpretation“.

It would be accurate to say that the review examined whether interventions to promote mask-wearing help to slow the spread of respiratory viruses, and that the results were inconclusive.

In addition, Michael D. Brown, who serves on the Cochrane editorial board pointed out that the review could not arrive at a firm conclusion because “there were not enough high-quality randomised trials where participants adhered to mask-wearing rules.

Other studies, like this 2020 Japanese study, show that wearing a properly-fitted face mask will greatly reduce the amount of inhaled virus droplets / aerosols, compared to not wearing a face mask at all.

  • Cotton face mask : 20% to 40% reduction
  • Surgical mask : 47% to 50% reduction
  • N95 mask : 80% to 90% reduction

They also show that infected people wearing face masks can block transmission, by reducing the amount of virus droplets / aerosols being expelled into the environment.

Our airborne simulation experiments showed that cotton masks, surgical masks, and N95 masks had a protective effect with respect to the transmission of infective droplets/aerosols and that the protective efficiency was higher when masks were worn by the virus spreader.

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Claim #4B : Face Masks Do More Harm Than Good
Verdict : False

There is no evidence that face masks do more harm than good, as RFK Jr. claimed or suggested. In fact, healthcare professionals have been wearing face masks to protect their patients and themselves since they were invented in the late nineteenth century.

Their effectiveness was greatly improved by Malaysian Chinese epidemiologist Dr. Wu Lien-teh, who developed a face mask with layers of gauze and cotton that would protect both the wearer, and other people.

The modern surgical mask as we know it was developed in the 1960s, and has been in use since then. In the 1990s, Taiwanese-American scientist Peter Tsai would invent the electrocharged fibre that would make the N95 mask possible.

To be clear – face masks do not do more harm than good, no matter how many times people like RFK Jr. repeat such claims.

Claim #5 : Social Distancing Not Based On Science
Verdict : Partially True

The claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted that social distancing is not based on science isn’t actually accurate.

In his closed-door congressional testimony, Dr. Fauci said that the US federal social distancing guidance that people keep six feet of social distance “sort of just appeared”. He didn’t actually say that social distancing did not work. He only said that the six feet guidance was not backed up by an actual study.

When the US government first issued its guidance on social distancing, there were no studies on how far the COVID-19 virus can disperse from an infected person and remain infective. The six feet recommendation was based on early assessments that COVID-19 spread by droplets. Later, this was found not to be accurate, as COVID-19 could also spread by aerosols, therefore extending beyond the six feet guidance.

In short – social distancing can help reduce transmission. The further away you are from an infected person, the less likely you will inhale significant amounts of viral particles. What was not based on science back in 2020 was the six-feet recommendation. If we know what we know today – people would have to socially-distance way beyond six feet.

Now, isn’t it fortunate that we now have effective COVID-19 vaccines, and can do away with social distancing?

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Did Zelenskyy Buy Highgrove House From King Charles?!

Did Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy just purchase Highgrove House from King Charles for £20 million?!

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

 

Claim : Zelenskyy Bought Highgrove House From King Charles!

People are sharing a post by the Russian Embassy in South Africa (archive), which claims / suggests that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy just purchased Highgrove House from King Charles for £20 million!

Zelensky purchases King Charles’ Highgrove House – British media

Ukrainian president, whose term of office expires on 20 May, has bought Highgrove House from Britain’s King Charles III. This was reported by The London Crier, which has stated that the deal amounted to £20 million.

Grant Harrold, the king’s former butler, said that according to his information, the sale deal was completed on February 29, 2024, during the visit of Zelensky’s wife to the UK. The sale of Highgrove House was also confirmed by staff involved in maintaining the former royal residence. Most of them were laid off on March 21, 2024.

Also, on 12 January 2024, the UK government announced additional funding for Ukraine of £2.5 billion for 2024/2025.

Earlier, similar claims were made by Maria Dubovikova (archive), who calls herself a “prominent independent analyst and media expert”.

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Truth : Zelenskyy Did Not Buy Highgrove House From King Charles!

This appears to be yet another example of Russian propaganda, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Highgrove House Has Not Been Sold

Let me just start by pointing out that there is no evidence that King Charles sold Highgrove House to anyone, never mind Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In fact, the official Highgrove website still states that it is the family home of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and it is still open for people to visit!

Fact #2 : Prince William Owns Highgrove House

While Highgrove House is where King Charles III and Queen Camilla occasionally stay, it technically belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall.

When Charles became King in September 2022, Prince William became the new Duke of Cornwall.  As the new Duke of Cornwall, Prince William is the official owner of Highgrove House, not King Charles.

So if Volodymyr Zelenskyy, or anyone else for the matter, wishes to purchase Highgrove House, they would have to ask Prince William, not King Charles!

Fact #3 : British Media Did Not Make These Claims

While the Russian Embassy in South Africa claims that British media made these claims, that’s not accurate.

These claims appear to originate from a single website, called London Crier, which describes itself as “London’s most trusted source of unbiased news“, but appears to be nothing more than a Russian-linked website designed to spread misinformation / disinformation.

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Fact #2 : London Crier Is Brand New

London Crier claims to be a really old publication in its copyright footer – “All Rights Reserved – The London Crier, 1863-2023“.

The truth is – London Crier is a brand-new website whose domain was recently created on 26 March 2024 at 8:20 AM UTC (archive). On top of that, four snapshots (here, here, here, and here) showed that it wasn’t even operational at that time.

In fact, London Crier only appeared to go live on 2 April 2024, which was when the article on the Highgrove House purchase and a whole slew of other “articles” were published. Even then, it looked like a rushed job, with its Terms page filled with “Loren ipsum” placeholder text!

By 6 April, the London Crier appears to be offline. So much for “London’s most trusted source of unbiased news“…

Fact #3 : Many London Crier Articles Were In Russian

Even though it called itself “London’s most trusted source of unbiased news“, its articles not only push pro-Russian talking points, some were published entirely in Russian!

It appears that its creator(s) were translating Russian articles, and missed some of them! Here’s one example – Kremlin Accuses Ukraine of War Crimes (archive). That’s quite a remarkable demonstration of Russian professionalism!

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Fact #4 : This Is Just Russian Propaganda

This appears to be yet another example of Russian propaganda, like these examples I fact checked recently:

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Did Brooklyn Couple Steal Palestinian Couple’s Home?!

Did a couple from Brooklyn steal a home that was once owned by an elderly Palestinian couple?!

Take a look at the photo that Michael Moore made viral, and find out what the FACTS really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-06 : Updated after photo went viral again
Originally posted @ 2021-05-24

 

Claim : Brooklyn Couple Stole Palestinian Couple’s Home!

People keep sharing this photo as evidence that Americans / Israelis are stealing Palestinian homes, every time there is a conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

It notably went viral in May 2021, after Michael Moore posted it (archive) on his Facebook wall, and it has gone viral every few months since then, and most notably after the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel.

If someone took/stole your home right now, and moved you out because a theocracy ordered it — or what if this same theocracy bulldozed your home and tossed you out into a field and told you and your children to GTF outta here — what would YOUR response be?

What would you have the moral right to do about it? And to be perfectly clear, I don’t care if it was a Christian Fascist German soldier in 1941 forcibly removing you from your home, or an American bank in 2008 forcibly removing you and kicking you to the curb while taking your home — it’s gut-check time, folks (and yes, I mean you too, fellow pacifists):

What would you have the moral and human right and DUTY to do about it, to respond to it, to stop it? And would the rest of the world just stand by and let you suffer as it so often does?

When do we all just put a stop to this, to grind the gears of the machine to a complete halt and replace the plutocracy (we’re not a democracy), the theocracy (you’re not a democracy), and any racial, religious or corporate supremacy with TRUE democracy, FULL human rights, and love?

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Truth : Brooklyn Couple Did Not Steal Palestinian Couple’s Home!

This is a rather iconic photo – a Palestinian couple looking at what used to be their ancestral home, now occupied by an Israeli couple. We decided to investigate the photo, and here was what we found…

Fact #1 : The Photo Was Taken In Israel

This photo is genuine, and was taken in the village of Ijzim, about 30 minutes south of Haifa in Israel.

Just to be clear, Ijzim is not in the West Bank, or the Gaza Strip – territory under partial or full Palestinian control.

Fact #2 : The Photo Was Taken In 2020

Despite what people may say, this photo was not taken recently. It was taken and published in May 2020. The last time the elderly Palestinian couple was in Ijzim was 72 years prior to the photo.

Fact #3 : Ijzim Was Depopulated In 1948

Israel captured Ijzim during the 1948 War, and the majority of the villagers fled or were expelled during the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe). The Israelis quickly demolished the Arab houses to make way for permanent Jewish settlements.

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Photo credit : Fred Csasznik – Front cover of The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem by Benny Morris, Cambridge University Press 1989.

Fact #4 : Palestinians No Longer Own These Lands

While the Nakba can be argued as morally wrong, this is not an uncommon practice whenever a country annexes or conquers a region.

For example, the Soviet Union expelled Germans from East Prussia after World War 2, and gave the southern part to Poland, while Lithuania was given the northern part.

Today, East Prussia is part of Poland and Lithuania – both members of the European Union and NATO. Germans who were expelled between 1945 and 1949 can visit their ancestral homes, but they cannot claim ownership over those lands.

More directly – there is no evidence the elderly Palestinian couple have any paper to prove their prior ownership of the land on which their home used to be.

Fact #5 : The House Was Not Their Home

The house in the photo is not the same house that the elderly Palestinian couple used to live in. That house, which belonged to the Palestinian man’s father, was demolished during the Nakba, and a new home was built on the land.

So it is factually wrong to say that the elderly Palestinian couple was looking at “the house they once lived in“. The house they were looking at is completely different from the house they once lived in.

That does not mean that the Palestinian couple has no right to feel hurt over their loss. It was, after all, where they once lived. But whether they are entitled to that land that they abandoned more than 70 years ago is another question altogether.

Fact #6 : It Was Part Of An Al-Jazeera Project

For those who doubt the authenticity of the photo, I can confirm that it is genuine and was taken as part of an al-Jazeera project.

In May 2020, Najwan Simri of Al Jazeera took an elderly Palestinian couple to visit their original homes and to meet their current Israeli residents. Here is the Al Jazeera video clip, as well as an English translation.

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Some towns and cities inside the Green Line will become the hope of those in the diaspora. But they will also become a station of refuge for others.

Here lives a family uprooted from a nearby village. We had an appointment with Hajjeh Im Samir to accompany her there. Her [ailing] husband insisted on coming with us because he said the air of Ijzim is the best cure.

Despite its beauty, the road there seems desolate as if it gets you to the place but doesn’t take you there. Eagerly, Im Samir organizes our tour for us and tells us the names of the [Palestinian] owners of the houses.

Fact #7 : No Evidence The Couple Was From Brooklyn

The most authoritative source for this photo was Al Jazeera, and even they did not identify the Israeli couple, much less confirmed that they were from Brooklyn, New York City.

Despite my extensive searching, I could find no source to back up this claim. None of the earlier posts using this picture – in May to June 2020 – even mentioned that the Israeli couple were from Brooklyn.

Therefore, it is highly likely that their Brooklyn origin is completely bogus, and was added much later.

Many detractors have pointed out that this is of no importance. If that is true, then I ask – why lie about this? Why claim, without evidence, that the couple was from Brooklyn?

IMHO, it must have been important for the people who added this “Brooklyn” connection to tie this “occupation” of Palestinian land to the Americans. Hence, the necessity to claim that the Israeli couple was from the United States.

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Did JAG Arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart?!

Did JAG just arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : JAG Arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart!

On 1 April 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that JAG arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart for striking Donald Trump from the state’s primary elections!

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 Arrests 4th Treasonous Colorado SCJ Melissa Hart

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Truth : JAG Did Not Arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart!

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

Fact #1 : JAG Did Not Arrest Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart

This is really silly, but it has to be said – the Judge Advocate General did not arrest Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart.

In fact, no Colorado Supreme Court justice was arrested for voting to remove Donald Trump from the state ballots in the upcoming 2024 US Presidential elections.

When Real Raw News first claimed that US Marines arrested Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Marquez, Colorado Judicial Department spokesperson Rob McCallum said that “there is no legitimacy” to the claims.

Justice Márquez has not been arrested by the Marines, and is not in custody.

To be clear – no Colorado Supreme Court Justice, not even Justice Melissa Hart, was not arrested for any reason, by the JAG (Judge Advocate General), the US Marines, or any law enforcement officials.

Fact #2 : JAG Has No Powers Over Civilians

Regardless of the reasons, it is really silly for anyone to claim that the JAG officers arrested all four Colorado Supreme Court justices.

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.

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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 ridiculous fantasy!

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 German Gov’t Just Admit There Was No Pandemic?!

Did the German government just admit that there was no COVID-19 pandemic?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : German Government Admits There Was No Pandemic!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that the German government just admitted that there was no COVID-19 pandemic!

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

German Gov’t Admits There Was No Pandemic

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Truth : German Government Did Not Admit There Was No Pandemic!

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

Fact #1 : German Government Did Not Admit There Was No Pandemic

Let me start by pointing out that the German government did not admit that there was no COVID-19 pandemic.

If the German government really admitted that there was no COVID-19 pandemic, it would have reported by the worldwide media. Yet, there was no such report by any legitimate media outlet. That’s because it never happened.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its ridiculous claim.

Fact #2 : RKI Documents Do Not Show Pandemic Did Not Exist

The People’s Voice article is referring to documents from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) released in the midst of a lawsuit, which purportedly show that the COVID-19 pandemic was “all fraud”, and was “a political decision”:

New: #RKIFiles are out!
Over 2,000 pages showing that the ‘pandemic’ was all fraud. Highlights:

1. ‘High health risk’ was not derived from data, but a political decision.
2. ‘Herd immunity’ was seen as a mere narrative.

Well, that’s not accurate as German TV channel Tagesschau explained (English):

One of the main reasons for the alleged explosiveness is the RKI’s decision on March 17, 2020 to rate the risk assessment of Corona for the health of the population in Germany from moderate to high. The minutes therefore show that this decision was not based on the RKI’s professional assessment, but rather on the political instructions of an external actor. However, this cannot be seen from the logs.

The minutes from March 16, 2020 state that a new risk assessment was prepared over the weekend. “It will be scaled up this week,” they say. The risk assessment will be published as soon as a person blacked out in the documents gives a signal. According to the Ministry of Health, “an internal RKI employee” is behind the redaction.

The RKI had already carried out a new risk assessment, which, however, had not yet been published. The claim that this decision was not based on professional judgment is therefore misleading. All that was needed was the consent of a specific person to publish this risk assessment.

In other words, the German government’s decision to hike the COVID-19 health risk from moderate to high was possibly based on the “scaled-up” risk assessment that was not revealed in those minutes.

More importantly, none of these documents show that the COVID-19 pandemic was “all fraud” and was just “a political decision”.

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Fact #3 : COVID-19 Cases Were Exploding Globally

The claim that the COVID-19 pandemic was “all fraud” is also nonsensical because cases were exploding globally. Any decision on whether the risk of COVID-19 was high would not be based solely on cases inside Germany, but globally.

In addition, it is questionable to present this increased risk assessment as if there had been no evidence of it at the time, says Hajo Zeeb, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bremen. The number of corona infections rose rapidly in March 2020. On March 4th, only 262 cases were reported in Germany; on March 16th , almost two weeks later, there were already 6,012 cumulative cases.

“Not only from a small, narrow German perspective, but also from a global perspective, you have to say very clearly that the numbers have exploded,” says Zeeb. Although more tests were carried out from mid-March onwards, the positive rate in Germany also rose by a good percentage point within a week. “Such an increase in such a short period of time is substantial, even if it doesn’t sound like much,” says Zeeb. At the time, the tests only provided a small excerpt of the infection process.

Fact #4 : Olaf Scholz Screenshot Is Fake

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

Covid was a psy-op to test compliance with mRNA and lockdowns. There was no pandemic.

That is most definitely a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by the Olaf Scholz.

If the German Chancellor actually posted such a shocking tweet, it would have been reported by the worldwide media. But of course, that didn’t happen, because Olaf Scholz never posted it!

His official Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz account on X also has a grey checkmark, not a blue checkmark. In addition, he mostly posts in German, not English.

Yet again, and unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that such a post ever existed!

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

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

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

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

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Does Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) Ban Free Speech?!

Does the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) ban free speech in Malaysia?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-04-02 : Updated after claim went viral again
Originally posted @ 2023-07-03

 

Claim : News Sharing Banned By POTA / Prevention of Terrorism Act

This warning about the Prevention of Terrorism Act / POTA keeps going viral in WhatsApp, and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Here is the original warning in Malay, and our English translation in bold):

No more sharing of news posting after this.

” AKTA POTA YANG TELAH DILULUSKAN MALAM TADI DI PARLIMEN…

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Truth : News Sharing NOT Banned By POTA / Prevention of Terrorism Act!

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

Fact #1 : Prevention of Terrorism Act Was Passed In 2015

First, I should point out that this is really old fake news that started in April 2015, and keeps recirculating every few years.

The Prevention of Terrorism Act / POTA 2015 (Akta Pencegahan Keganasan 2015) was passed by the Malaysian government on 7 April 2015, and coincided with the arrest of seventeen suspected militants who were allegedly involved in a terror plot in Kuala Lumpur.

Fact #2 : POTA 2015 Targets Terrorism, Not Politics

POTA 2015 is not meant to target any healthy discussion of politics or political issues in Malaysia. Rather, it’s meant to tackle the threat of terrorism in Malaysia:

  1. To prevent the conduct or support for acts of violence involving terrorist organisation of a foreign country.
  2. To ensure that individual involved in terrorist activities do not escape legislative action.
  3. To ensure that Malaysia’s citizens and its security are not threatened by those involved in militant activities.

Fact #3 : POTA 2015 Does Not Ban Free Speech

POTA 2015 does not target people who share news on WhatsApp or social media, even if it’s of sensitive issues. It targets people who are engaged in acts of terrorism, not people who are spreading fake news or criticisms of the government.

Hence, POTA 2015 cannot be used to block people who from sharing this POTA 2015 fake news, which is why the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) had to ask people to stop sharing the fake news, instead of just locking them up!

Even then, people continue to share this fake news about POTA 2015 for the last 7 years on WhatsApp and social media…

Of course, if necessary, the police can use the long-existing Penal Code, and Sedition Act 1948 to prosecute people who share fake news, but that’s another story.

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Fact #4 : PDRM Calls Viral Message Fake News

On June 11, 2015, the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) publicly posted a long debunking of this viral POTA 2015 warning, calling it “fake news”. Here is the English translation:

PLEASE DON’T SHARE FAKE NEWS ABOUT POTA!!!

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Did Michelle Obama Announce She’s Running For President?!

Did Michelle Obama just announce that she is running for President in 2024?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Michelle Obama Announces She’s Running For President!

People are sharing a video, which claims to show former First Lady Michelle Obama announcing that she’s running for President in the 2024 Presidential election!

The video also appears to show Michelle Obama confessing that she is a male, and would be running for President as a male.

Dom Lucre / Bay Area State Of Mind / Matthew Sule / In Case You Missed Tweet :

🔥🚨BREAKING NEWS: Michelle Obama has announced that she will be running from President. In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Michelle announced to the shock of everyone that she will be following her husband’s footsteps and run for President in 2024 as a man to also stand in unison with Transgenders.

Michelle stated: Barrack made it legal for these people to marry, he helped created a beautiful nation where we can wake up and decide what to be, the real definition of an American dream. So why not? I decided to wake up and run as a male to push my husband’s vision to the next level and save America from Donald Trump.”

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Truth : Michelle Obama Did Not Announce Running For President!

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

Fact #1 : Michelle Obama Did Not Announce Running For President

Let me start by simply pointing out that Michelle Obama did not announce that she’s running for President in the 2024 Presidential election.

If she did, it would have been reported worldwide by the media. Yet that never happened, because Michelle Obama never announced she would be running for President in 2024.

There was also no official announcement or statement, and she did not post about it on her social media. So why should you trust some post on social media?

Fact #2 : They Were Posted On April 1

I should also point out that the video and original tweets were posted on 1 April 2024 – April Fool’s Day.

It is highly likely that they were posted as satire, or to troll people on April Fool’s Day for engagement (and $$$).

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Fact #3 : Photo Was From February 2020

The video does not actually show Michelle Obama announcing her candidacy in the 2024 Presidential election with Oprah.

Instead, it uses a still image from Oprah’s 2020 Vision event in February 2020, where Michelle Obama spoke about body positivity.

Fact #4 : Audio Was Edited

The audio used in the video was most definitely edited to make it sound like Michelle Obama admitted that she is really a man, and would be running for President as a male.

The actual video can be seen here, with the full transcript here. If you watch the video, or read the transcript, you will see that Michelle Obama never once mention that Barack Obama legalised same-sex marriage in the United States, or that she would be running for President as a male.

Fact #5 : Michelle Obama Was Born Female

Far-right conservatives and conspiracists have often claimed that Michelle Obama is a transgender woman, who was really born as a man. However, that’s simply not true, and they have had to resort to editing photos of her.

The truth is Michelle Obama was born as a girl, and even gave birth to two girls. Transgender women cannot give birth, or suffer miscarriages, as they were born men, and lack both ovaries and uterus.

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Fact #5 : Barack Obama Did Not Legalise Same-Sex Marriage

Even though both Barack and Michelle Obama have voiced their support for same-sex marriage, Barack Obama did not legalise same-sex marriage while he was President of the United States.

For one thing – the recognition of marriage was left to the states to decide prior to the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). By 2015, same-sex marriage was already permitted in 36 states in the United States, as well as the District of Columbia, and Guam.

But it was the US Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that the fundamental right to marry is guaranteed to same-sex couples, requiring all states and territories in the United States of America to perform and recognise same-sex marriages.

In short – it was the US Supreme Court ruling in June 2015 that legalised same-sex marriage across the United States of America, not then-President Barack Obama.

Fact #6 : Michelle Obama Ruled Out Presidency Bid

Despite her popularity, Michelle Obama has consistently ruled out running for the US Presidency. In fact, on 5 March 2024, the former First Lady’s office told NBC News that she does not intend to run for President:

As former First Lady Michelle Obama has expressed several times over the years, she will not be running for president.

Mrs. Obama supports President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ re-election campaign.

– Crystal Carson, Director of Communications for Michelle Obama

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Did WEF declare pedophilia as protected sexual orientation?!

Did the WEF declare pedophilia as a protected sexual orientation that deserves respect?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Declares Pedophilia Protected Sexual Orientation!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims that the WEF just declared that pedophilia is a protected sexual orientation that deserves respect!

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

WEF Declares Pedophilia ‘Sexual Orientation’ Must Be Added To LGBTQ+

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Truth : WEF Did Not Declare Pedophilia Protected Sexual Orientation!

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

Fact #1 : WEF Did Not Declare Pedophilia As Protected Sexual Orientation

Let me start by pointing out that the World Economic Forum (WEF) did not declare pedophilia as a protected sexual orientation.

If that actually happened, it would have been reported by the media worldwide, and criticised by people on social media. Yet, none of that occurred, because the WEF never made such a declaration.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its ridiculous claim.

Fact #2 : Canada Is Not Seeking To Protect Pedophilia

The People’s Voice article claims that anyone who insults a pedophile will face five years to life in prison. That’s not true.

While Canada is increasing the penalties for hate speech, it is not seeking to protect pedophilia as a protected sexual orientation.

Yet again, and unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence to back up its ridiculous claim.

Fact #3 : Canada Is Only Targeting Online Hate Speech

The Canadian government is proposing to target online hate by amending the Criminal Code, to define hatred as “the emotion that involves detestation or vilification” that is “stronger than disdain or dislike“.

In addition, it seeks to clarify that any statement that “discredits, humiliates, hurts or offends” would not be considered as promoting or inciting hatred.

In short – the proposed changes to the Canadian Criminal Code narrows the definition of hate speech, even while it increases the penalties.

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Fact #4 : WEF Screenshot Is Fake

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

Hatred towards pedophiles is immoral and dangerous.

That is most definitely a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by the WEF.

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

Yet again, and unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that such a post ever existed!

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

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

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

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

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Did Joe Biden Ban Religious-Themed Easter Eggs?!

Did US President Joe Biden ban religious-themed Easter eggs, and Christian symbols at the White House Easter egg roll?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Joe Biden Banned Religious-Themed Easter Eggs!

Some people are claiming or suggesting that US President Joe Biden banned religious-themed Easter eggs, and Christian symbols at the White House Easter egg roll!

Kristi Noem : Biden and the Democrats decided Easter – the Holy Day of our Savior’s Resurrection – as transgender day of visibility. There is no length Biden and the Democrats won’t go to to mock your faith, and to thumb his nose at God.

Rep Andy Biggs : “Devout Catholic” Joe Biden banned religious symbols from the White House’s Easter egg art contest. He’s recognizing Easter as Trans Day of Visibility instead of one of the holiest days on the Christian calendar.

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Truth : Joe Biden Did Not Ban Religious-Themed Easter Eggs!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news created or promoted by right-wing American and Christian conservatives, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Joe Biden Did Not Ban Religious-Themed Easter Eggs!

This is really silly, but let me just point out that US President Joe Biden did not ban religious-themed Easter eggs in the White House Easter Egg art contest, or at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

What these right-wing American and Christian conservatives are apparently so outraged about is a flyer (PDF) calling for children in National Guard families to submit artwork for Easter eggs. Selected designs would then be painted onto real hen eggs by talented egg artists and displayed at the White House.

The flyer called for children to draw a “snapshot of their life“, but asked that their artwork must not contain include “questionable content, religious symbols, overtly religious themes, or partisan political statements“.

However, those submission guidelines have nothing to do with Joe Biden, Jill Biden, or the Biden Administration.

Fact #2 : Easter Egg Art Rules Set By American Egg Board

The eggs for the White House Easter Egg Roll event, as well as the Easter Egg art contest, are all sponsored by the American Egg Board. It is the American Egg Board that created those rules as the Sponsor.

It is clearly stated in the flyer that the Sponsor (American Egg Board) decides on the guidelines, and decides on the submissions.

[The] Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may remove any Submission and disqualify an entrant if it believes, in its sole discretion, that the entrant’s Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

In addition, the flyer also states that participants will grant the Sponsor (American Egg Board), the right to use their artwork, and collect their personal data. It also referred participants to the American Egg Board’s privacy policy.

In short, the White House Easter Egg art contest rules were issued by the American Egg Board, not Joe Biden, Jill Biden, or the Biden Administration.

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Fact #3 : Those Rules Were Used For Last 45 Years!

What’s even more damning is the fact that the non-discrimination language used in the American Egg Board flyer has been used for the last 45 years, across many administrations both Republican and Democrat.

After many right-wing American and Christian conservatives vented their bile on social media, White House Deputy Assistant to President Joe Biden, Elizabeth Alexander, pointed out this hypocrisy:

Fyi on all the misleading swirl re White House and Easter: the American Egg Board flyer’s standard non-discrimination language requesting artwork has been used for the last 45 years, across all Dem & Republican Admins—for all WH Easter Egg Rolls —incl previous Administration’s.

If those right-wing American and Christian conservatives did not find them offensive the previous 44 years, So why the outrage this year???

Fact #4 : 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 Joe Biden Just Cancel Easter In The United States?!

Did US President Joe Biden just cancel Easter in the United States?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-03-31 : Added new claims and details
Originally posted @ 2024-03-30

 

Claim : Joe Biden Just Cancelled Easter In The United States!

Some people are claiming or suggesting that US President Joe Biden just cancelled Easter in the United States!

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene : Biden and the Democrats decided Easter – the Holy Day of our Savior’s Resurrection – as transgender day of visibility. There is no length Biden and the Democrats won’t go to to mock your faith, and to thumb his nose at God.

Hodgetwins : Biden just announced that Sunday is now tranny day 🤣

I guess Easter is cancelled this year

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Truth : Joe Biden Did Not Cancel Easter In The United States!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news created or promoted by right-wing American and Christian conservatives, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Joe Biden Did Not Cancel Easter In The United States

This is silly, but let me just point out that US President Joe Biden did not cancel Easter in the United States.

In fact, President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are hosting the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll on Easter Monday, 1 April 2024 – a tradition that dates back to 1878.

The theme this year is “EGGucation” as announced by the White House on March 28, 2024:

Today, the White House announced the full program of activities for the 2024 White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition dating back to 1878.  A teacher for more than 30 years, First Lady Jill Biden is continuing her theme of “EGGucation” for the event, transforming the South Lawn and Ellipse into a school community, full of fun educational activities for children of all ages to enjoy. 

In addition to the time-honored traditions of rolling and hunting eggs, this year’s White House Easter “EGGucation” Roll will also feature a School House Activity Area, Reading Nook, Field Trip to the Farm, Picture Day, a Physical “EGGucation” Zone, a Snack Time Tent and more. The South Façade of the White House will be adorned with balloons, marked with STEAM school subjects, a nod to Dr. Biden’s belief that with EGGucation, “all students can soar.”

Unsurprisingly, none of those making this ridiculous claim actually provided any evidence that the Biden Administration cancelled Easter in the United States.

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Fact #2 : Joe Biden / Democrats Did Not Create Transgender Day!

Instead of providing evidence that Joe Biden actually cancelled Easter, these conspiracists share screenshots of Joe Biden’s 2024 Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility. #eyeroll

Joe Biden is the first American president to issue a formal proclamation. However, neither Joe Biden, nor the Democrats, created the Transgender Day of Visibility!

The International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event that occurs on every March 31, since it started in 2009. It was created by transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan, not Joe Biden, or the Democratic Party.

Fact #3 : Easter Occurs On Different Day Every Year!

Unlike the Transgender Day of Visibility, Easter is not celebrated on a fixed date. Instead, Easter falls on a Sunday between 22 March and 25 April, after the astronomical full moon.

Only in 2024 does Easter coincide with Transgender Day of Visibility – on March 31, 2024. However, that does not mean Transgender Day of Visibility is cancelling out Easter.

These people do not appear to understand that two (or more) celebrations can occur on the same day. Either that, or they think you are really easy to fool…

Fact #4 : Joe Biden Issued Similar Proclamation In Past Years

I should also point out that President Biden first proclaimed March 31 as a Transgender Day of Visibility in 2021, and did so in 2022 and 2023 as well. He did not intentionally declare 31 March 2024 as the Transgender Day of Visibility to mock Christians.

This isn’t something new or exceptional for Joe Biden. He has issued a proclamation for every Transgender Day of Visibility every year of his presidency. If Easter did not get cancelled in 2021, 2022, and 2023, his 2024 proclamation certainly wouldn’t cancel Easter either!

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Fact #5 : Joe Biden Celebrated Easter In Previous Years

Finally, I should point out that Joe Biden is a devout Catholic, and has been celebrating Easter every year, so he would never mock Easter as many people are claiming.

We also know that both President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden hosted the White House Easter Egg Roll the past two years – in 2022, and 2023. They only skipped it in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the Bidens have been celebrating Easter in the past, why would anyone falsely claim that they are cancelling Easter this year??? Isn’t lying a sin in Christianity???

Fact #6 : 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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Baltimore Bridge Collapse Conspiracies Debunked!

Take a look at the conspiracy theories surrounding the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, after it was hit by a ship, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-03-28 : Added new conspiracies, and updated information
Originally posted @ 2024-03-27

 

Baltimore Bridge Collapse Conspiracies… So Far!

Right after news broke that the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed after being hit by a massive container ship, some people immediately began suggesting there was more to the tragedy than meets the eyes…

Lara Logan : Welcome to the world of cyber terrorism.
Acc to intel sources: The Baltimore bridge collapse was a 9/11 style attack but they won’t admit it and we cannot see it because it was a CYBER ATTACK.

Lauren Witzke : You know things are getting bad when you can’t tell the difference between DEI incompetency and terrorism.

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Baltimore Bridge Collapse Conspiracies Debunked!

This is yet another example of fake news created or promoted by conspiracy theorists and conspiracists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Baltimore Bridge Collapsed After Being Hit By Ship

Let me start by simply pointing out that the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed on March 26, 2024, after being hit by a massive cargo container ship.

This Baltimore bridge did not collapse after an explosion. Neither was its collapse caused by a planned demolition in a false flag operation.

The viral video showing the bridge collapsing after an explosion is actually a video showing the partial collapse of the Crimean Bridge after being hit by a truck bomb on 8 October 2022. It has nothing to do with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

Fact #2 : Baltimore Bridge Opened In 1977

Constructed over a period of five years at an estimated cost of US$110 million, the Francis Scott Key Bridge opened in 1977. It is a 4-lane steel bridge that spanned 2.6 km across the Patapsco River, where its namesake wrote the Star-Spangled Banner in 1814 after witnessing the British defeat at the Battle of Baltimore, and the British bombing of Fort McHenry.

After the bridge collapsed, other ships could no longer leave the Port of Baltimore. Over 40 ships remain trapped inside the Baltimore port, while another 30 ships that planned to make port are no longer able to do so.

The key point is this – this bridge was built 47 years ago under Republican president Gerald Ford, and opened under Democratic president Jimmy Carter. There was no DEI at that time, and its design and construction had nothing to do with the present Biden Administration, including current Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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Fact #3 : The Container Ship Lost Power

The Dali is a massive Singapore-flagged container ship that is 289 meters long, and holds up to 10,000 twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) cargo containers. At the time it hit the bridge, it was carrying 4,679 TEU containers of cargo.

It was just leaving the Port of Baltimore just after midnight when it lost power. Not only were the crew blinded in the dark, none of its electronics worked and there was no propulsion, so they were unable to control the ship.

As the crew tried unsuccessfully to restart its engine, a local pilot onboard the vessel ordered the ship to be steered to port (left), and the anchor to be dropped. While the crew managed to restore electrical power using an emergency generator, they were not able to restart its engines.

With the ship floating adrift, the two local pilots onboard issued a mayday call at 1:30 AM to warn authorities that a collision was imminent, which allowed them to stop traffic from going over the bridge. A Maryland Transportation Authority official was recorded saying at that time:

There’s a ship approaching that has lost their steering. Until you’ve got that under control, we’ve got to stop all traffic.

According to NTSB investigator in charge, Marcel Muise, the recovered voyage data recorder (VDR) helped them establish the timeline of events:

12:39 AM : Dali departs Seagirt Marine Terminal

1:07 AM : Dali enters Fort McHenry Channel

1:24 AM : Numerous alarms were recorded on audio at the ship’s bridge, and data recording stopped (due to power loss) before resuming shortly from a redundant power source.

1:26 AM : The pilots onboard Dali made a high frequency radio call for tugboats to assist the Dali.

1:27 AM : The pilot dropped the port anchor and made another radio call reporting that the Dali lost all power, and was approaching the bridge.

1:29 AM : The Dali collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge’s support pylon, causing it to collapse.

The video below, which is being shared on WhatsApp, does not accurately reflect the truth – the ship never regained the use of its engines, but it clearly shows when the ship lost power, and when it restored electrical power.

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Fact #4 : No Evidence It Was A Planned Attack

There is no evidence that this accident was a planned attack, a cyberattack or a false flag operation.

For one thing – the Dali is owned by Singapore-based Grace Ocean, and managed by Singapore-based Synergy Marine Group, and it was chartered by Danish shipping giant Maersk to carry cargo. It is highly unlikely that those Singaporean and Danish companies would be involved in a planned attack.

On top of that, there were two local pilots onboard the Dali. If it was a planned attack, they would be complicit in a plot that would have involved dozens of people and intricate planning… for the “terrifying” purpose of collapsing a single bridge. Hardly makes for a great movie plot, don’t you think?

The Baltimore Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said in a press statement, that “There is no specific and credible information to suggest any ties to terrorism at this time.

United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron also dismissed those claims in a public statement, saying “There is no evidence at this time to suggest that today’s collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has any ties to terrorism.

Fact #5 : Dali Was Inspected Twice Last Year

Dali was involved in a July 2016 accident, in which it hit a quay as it tried to exit the North Sea container terminal at the port of Antwerp in Belgium. That incident, which damaged several meters of its hull, was blamed on the ship’s master, and the local pilot onboard.

The Dali was inspected twice last year. According to Equasis, an inspection that was carried out in June 2023 in San Antonio, Chile, found that the Dali had “propulsion and auxiliary machinery” deficiencies. The Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said a faulty monitor gauge for fuel pressure was rectified before the vessel departed the port.

In September 2023, the Dali underwent another inspection, this time by the US Coast Guard in New York, but that inspection did not find any deficiencies at that time. However, that does not mean that the Dali did not suffer engine failure before colliding into the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

Until investigations into the Dali are complete, anyone who claims that the collision was intentional is likely lying to you.

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Fact #6 : Loss Of Power May Be Caused By Dirty Fuel

The loss of power experienced by the Dali is common in the maritime industry (source) – as many as 600 cases each year according to FuelTrust, although most occur in open water. They are often associated with poorly mixed fuel, or changing from high-sulphur to low-sulphur fuels when entering coastal emission control areas (ECAs).

In fact, shipping experts think “dirty fuel” may be the reason for Dali to lose power before smashing into the Francis Scott Key Bridge (source).

That power loss could have been caused by dirty fuel clogging filters that lead to the ship’s main generator.

While inside a port, as the Dali was before the collision, ships typically run on a relatively light diesel fuel. That also could have been contaminated. Common contaminants include water, dirt and algae. He definitely could have had dirty fuel

– Gerald Scoggins, a veteran chief engineer in the oil and gas industry and the CEO of the Houston company Deepwater Producers

Ian Ralby, the CEO of I.R. Consilium, a maritime and resource security consultancy, also said heavy marine fuel loaded onto ships in port is mixed with what is called cutter stock, and is prone to being loaded with contaminants and is not closely regulated. Such dirty fuel could have “gummed up all of the fuel lines on the ship.”

Fact #7 : Baltimore Bridge Was In Fair Condition

According to a press aide for Pete Buttigieg (source), the Francis Scott Key Bridge was last inspected in May 2023, and “found to be in satisfactory condition with an overall rating of fair”. Such inspections are supposed to occur every 24 months

Previously, Federal Highway Administration records show the bridge was last inspected in May 2021. Back then, inspectors rated its condition as “fair” with a rating of 6 (satisfactory) out of a maximum of 9, on three parameters.

To be clear – these inspections were being carried out on the bridge every 2 years, regardless of who happens to be the Transportation Secretary at that time.

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Fact #8 : Baltimore Bridge Location + Design Was Problematic

In light of the accident, experts are highlighting the problems with the location of the bridge’s piers and its design.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge is a steel truss suspension bridge with three centre spans held up by piers. Engineering experts that 11 News spoke to questioned why those piers were built so close to the shipping channel. They also pointed out that the bridge piers were not built to handle such ship collisions.

The way that it collapsed, I think that was surprising to some people, in particular, because one of the piers was hit, but all three of the spans collapsed. That’s a function of the continuity of the bridge.

So, there is a lot of load-sharing that goes on among those three spans, and so, if two of them are damaged or destroyed, as was the case here, by their support, direct support being removed, then the third span is going to be severely impacted and collapsed as well.

– Rachel Sangree, an associate teaching professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering

In other words – the Francis Scott Key Bridge did not collapse due to controlled demolition. Its three spans collapsed after the pier was hit due to its suspension design.

Fact #9 : Baltimore Bridge Lacked Pier Protection

Roberto Leon, a Virginia Tech engineering professor, also highlighted the fact that the piers lacked protection:

The only way the post can resist it is by bending. But it cannot absorb anywhere near the energy that this humongous ship is bringing. So it’s going to break.

If a bridge pier without adequate protection is hit by a ship of this size, there is very little that the bridge could do.

After the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Maryland discussed installing pier guards, but decided against it as it was too expensive.

I think they would have been effective in all this. They would have reduced the impact, or at least prevented the ship impacting directly the piers because the way it went, it looked almost effortlessly the same. The vessel hit the pier and it just went and there was no hesitation. The bridge couldn’t handle it at all. So, I think the fenders, the bumpers would help.

– Abieyuwa Aghayere, a civil engineering professor at Drexel University

Just to be clear – this decision was made more than 20 years ago, and had nothing to do with the current Biden Administration, or current Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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Are Soldiers Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure?!

Are US soldiers protecting Trump properties from being seized?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Soldiers Are Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure!

On 22 March 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that Navy SEALS, Delta Force, Army Rangers, and US Marines are now protecting Trump properties in New York, Florida, New Jersey, Nevada, and California!

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!

White Hats Fortify Trump Properties

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Claim : Soldiers Are Not Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure!

The truth is – this is just another fake story created by Real Raw News, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Soldiers Are Not Protecting Trump Properties From Seizure!

This is really silly, but it has to be said – US soldiers are not protecting Trump properties from seizure.

If soldiers were actually deployed to protect his properties, it would have been covered internationally, not just nationally, because it would be completely unprecedented!

Yet, there was no such news. Not even right-wing conservative websites or pundits mentioned such a shocking event. There are also no photos or videos of soldiers guarding any Trump property. That’s because it never happened. There are no soldiers protecting Trump properties from being seized.

Unsurprisingly, the Real Raw News article offered no evidence to back up its claim, just rambling nonsense.

Fact #2 : US Soldiers Cannot Be Deployed Except In Special Circumstances

It is really silly for anyone to claim that US soldiers were sent to protect properties owned by Donald Trump, more so to prevent them from being seized.

The Posse Comitatus Act prevents federal military personnel from being deployed within the United States, except when expressly authorised by the Constitution, or an Act of Congress.

Generally, only the President of the United States can order the deployment of US federal military personnel and federalised National Guard troops within the United States using the Insurrection Act of 1807.

Even if President Joe Biden wanted to help protect Donald Trump’s properties, he wouldn’t be able to use the Insurrection Act to deploy troops, because they can only be deployed to “suppress civil disorder, insurrection, or rebellion”.

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Fact #3 : 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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Was Clinton pedophile + cannibal club in Haiti just exposed?!

Was the secret Clinton pedophile and cannibal club in Haiti just exposed by locals?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Clinton Pedophile + Cannibal Club In Haiti Was Just Exposed!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that the Trudeau administration planning to ban Christianity in Canada!

Trudeau Regime to BAN Christianity in Canada Under Radical New ‘Hate Speech’ Laws

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Truth : There Is No Clinton Pedophile + Cannibal Club In Haiti!

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

Fact #1 : There Is No Clinton Pedophile + Cannibal Club In Haiti!

Let me start by pointing out that there is no Clinton pedophile and cannibal club in Haiti. The idea is so ludicrous, it’s amazing there are people who actually believe it.

If Bill and Hillary Clinton actually run a pedophile and cannibal club in Haiti, it would have been reported by right-wing media outlets and websites, if not the mainstream media. And what about international media? Even if the major media outlets refuse to report on it, it would have been covered by the Chinese and Russian media.

Yet not even Fox News or OAN in the US, or Xinhua or CGTN from China, or Russia’s RT or Sputnik, ever reported that Bill and Hillary Clinton has a pedophile and cannibal club in Haiti! That’s because there is simply no truth to these ridiculous claims.

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

Not surprisingly, The People’s Voice article never actually provided any evidence that Bill and Hillary Clinton ever had a pedophile and cannibal club in Haiti.

Instead, it posted a screenshot of a Toronto Star news report about UN peacekeepers running a child sex ring in Haiti, and photos of Bill Maher, Conan O’Brien, and Susan Sarandon wearing ‘Haiti Is Great Already‘ t-shirts.

The 2007 Haiti sexual abuse scandal had nothing to do with the Clintons, and involved 114 members of the Sri Lankan Army who were in Haiti on a peacekeeping mission.

The ‘Haiti Is Great Again‘ t-shirts have nothing to do with Bill or Hillary Clinton either. In fact, it was Donald Trump who inspired it when he called Haiti a “shithole country“. In response, Conan O’Brien started sellingHaiti Is Great Again‘ t-shirts, with the proceeds going to two charities that help Haiti and the Haitian people.

To be clear – neither the child sex scandal, nor the t-shirts, have anything to do with the Clintons.

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Fact #3 : Dr Ariel Henry Screenshot Is Fake

The cover image used by The People’s Voice article and video has a screenshot which purportedly shows the acting Prime Minister and acting President of Haiti, Dr. Ariel Henry, posting on X (formerly Twitter) that:

The Clintons are evil incarnate – they are eating our children!

That is most definitely a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by Dr. Ariel Henry. On top of that, his account has a grey checkmark, and not a blue checkmark. In addition, he posts his messages in French, not English.

If Dr. Ariel Henry actually called Bill and Hillary Clinton “evil incarnate”, and claimed that they are literally eating children, it would have been reported by the worldwide media. But of course, that didn’t happen, because he never posted it!

Yet again, and unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that such a post ever existed!

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

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

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

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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Kennedy family snubs RFK Jr. in St. Patrick’s Day photo with Biden!

The Kennedy family openly snubbed RFK Jr. when it posted a St. Patrick’s Day photo with President Joe Biden at the White House!

 

Kennedy family snubs RFK Jr. in St. Patrick’s Day photo with Biden!

The Kennedy family has largely been against the independent bid for the US Presidency by their infamous family member, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., which is also known as RFK Jr.

Several members of the family have openly spoken out against his candidacy, and his anti-vaccine views, calling them “dangerous”. To make it clear that the Kennedy family supports Joe Biden in his bid to be re-elected for a second term, almost the entire Kennedy family joined the president for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the White House on Sunday, 17 March 2024.

In an open snub to her own brother – RFK Jr., Kerry Kennedy posted a photo showing dozens of the Kennedy family taking a photo with Joe Biden, with this message.

“It’s not enough to wish the world were better, you must make the world better”

@POTUS President Biden, you make the world better. Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

@vradenburg3 @Mkennedycuomo @vickikennedy2277 @amykennedy715 @pjk4brainhealt @roryekennedy
@maxeykennedy

The photo featured former Rhode Island congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Biden’s special envoy to Northern Ireland Joe Kennedy III, as well as Kennedy family members of all ages… except RFK Jr. himself.

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Other members of the family then reshared the photo on their social media accounts, making it clear that they support Joe Biden, and not their infamous family member – RFK Jr.

Patrick Kennedy even tweeted additional photos, writing:

What an honor to spend St. Patrick’s Day afternoon at the @WhiteHouse with friends, family, and world leaders @POTUS , His Excellency @LeoVaradkar and many cousins – Smiths, Shrivers, and Kennedys!
We are blessed.”

Joe Biden himself retweeted Kerry Kennedy’s post, with the reply, “From one proud Irish family to another — it was good to have you all back at the White House.

 

 

Maria Shriver Snubs RFK Jr. The Next Day!

In the second of a one-two punch against RFK Jr., Maria Shriver – another member of the Kennedy family, joined President Joe Biden the next day for his signing of a new executive order to spend $$12 billion to improve research on women’s issues like reproductive challenges and conditions like menopause.

At that White House event which was also attended by First Lady Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, Maria Shriver called the executive order historic, and praised Biden profusely for his commitment to women’s health in an obvious snub of RFK Jr., and joked:

I’ll bet today that this is the first time a president of the United States has ever signed an executive order that mentions the words ‘menopause’ and ‘women’s mid-life health!’

Shriver even threw a veiled jab at former President Donald Trump, when she said:

This is an undertaking that could only be put into a motion by a president who respects women sees women who understands women and who want the best for women who wants us all to achieve our highest potential.

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Biden’s executive order comes at a time when women’s health issues are dominating politics, with several states adopting anti-abortion laws that have threatened even unrelated reproductive issues like IVF.

Just before he signed the executive order, Joe Biden repeated his call for people to vote for a Democratic Congress to restore abortion rights:

You send me a Democratic Congress that supports reproductive freedom, I promise you we will restore Roe v Wade again as the law of the land.

Biden’s executive order goes beyond reproductive health issues. It also includes federal funding of research into mental health, substance abuse disorders, environmental health factors, and autoimmune diseases that disproportionately affect women, like rheumatoid arthritis.

The National Institutes of Health, for example, will increase its investments in small businesses that focus on women’s health by 50%, while the Defense Department will invest $10 million to learn more about cancers and mental health issues affecting women in active military service.

The US NIH is also launching a new effort around menopause and the treatment of menopausal symptoms that will identify research gaps and work to close them, according to White House advisor Jennifer Klein. However, this funding isn’t guaranteed as it is ultimately up to the US Congress to approve it.

 

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Fact Check : King Charles III Just Died From Cancer?!

Did King Charles just die from cancer at the age of 75?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : King Charles III Just Died From Cancer!

Some people are claiming that King Charles III just died from cancer at the age of 75! Here are just some examples:

TRACKER DEEP : BREAKING: SOURCE REPORTS KING CHARLES HAS DIED AFTER SUCCUMBING TO PROSTRATE CANCER AT THE AGE OF 75

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No Evidence King Charles Died From Cancer!

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

Fact #1 : King Charles Did Not Die From Cancer!

Let me start by simply pointing out that King Charles did not die from cancer on 17 March 2024.

There was no announcement from official Buckingham Palace sources like its official website, or its official Instagram page, or its official X page.

If King Charles III actually died from any cause, it would have officially announced on the official website, and on the BBC. Yet, there has been no such announcement.

On the other hand, the UK Embassy in Ukraine officially announced that King Charles is not dead:

News about King Charles III death is fake

Fact #2 : King Charles III Death Announcement Is Fake

Other people are sharing what appears to be an official announcement by Buckingham Palace, which states simply:

THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT IS MADE BY ROYAL COMMUNICATIONS

The King passed away unexpectedly yesterday afternoon.

Monday, 18th March 2024

Even though this announcement was dated today – Monday, 18 March 2024, it was not posted by Buckingham Palace. We also know that it’s fake, because:

  • The announcement does not appear to be formatted properly as previous official statements.
  • Statements issued by Buckingham Palace would not be labelled as issued by Royal Communications.

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Fact #3 : King Charles III Does Not Have Prostate Cancer

Here’s another clue why this is a fake claim – King Charles does not have prostate cancer.

On 5 February 2024, Buckingham Palace issued a statement informing the public that when King Charles underwent a procedure for benign prostate enlargement, his doctors discovered an unspecified cancer.

During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent diagnostic tests have identified a form of cancer. 

Buckingham Palace declined to reveal what type of cancer King Charles was diagnosed with, and would only confirm that it was not prostate cancer.

No further details are being shared at this stage, except to confirm that His Majesty does not have prostate cancer.

Fact #4 : No One Offered Any Evidence

Quite a number of people are claiming that an unnamed “source” reported that King Charles died from prostate cancer. However, none of them actually offered any evidence such a source exists.

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Fact #5 : Rumour First Appeared In Russian Media

Interestingly, this rumour appears to have first appeared in Russian media, instead of the notoriously inquisitive and free media in the United Kingdom!

Russia’s Gazeta, for example, reported on its Telegram channel that Russian media reported King Charles III died, only to later update it with an announcement that:

Buckingham Palace told TASS that Charles III is alive. He continues to perform work duties and engage in private affairs.

Fact #6 : Rumour Came Right After Major Announcement Fake News

Coincidentally (or perhaps not), this rumour came right after people falsely claimed that the British Royal Family told people to look out for an impending major announcement.

Fact #7 : This Is Just Royal Family Fake News!

This appears to be yet another example of fake news about the British Royal family, like these examples:

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Was French First Lady Brigitte Macron Born A Man?!

Is French First Lady Brigitte Macron a transgender woman who was really born a man?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-03-17 : Added more details about Brigitte Macron and Jean-Michel Trogneux.
Originally posted @ 2024-03-15

 

Claim : French First Lady Brigitte Macron Was Born A Man!

Some people are claiming that French First Lady Brigitte Macron was born a man, who later transitioned into a transgender woman!

Candace Owens : Stop everything and watch this! Not a joke or an exaggeration to say that barring political assassinations, this is likely the biggest scandal that has ever happened in politics in human history.

I looked into this expecting it to be an insane conspiracy theory and it is anything but. It took 3 years of research for the journalists to unpack this series. It would take 3 seconds for Macron to dispel these rumors and yet they seem unable to. The implications are WILD.

Candace OwensThis episode is blowing up so I just want to say—After looking into this, I would stake my entire professional reputation on the fact that Brigitte Macron is in fact a man. Any journalist or publication that is trying to dismiss this plausibility is immediately identifiable as establishment.

I have never seen anything like this in my life. The implications here are terrifying. I do not intend to let up on this story and I am calling on other journalists to look into this explosive story and report accordingly.

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Truth : Brigitte Marcon Was Not Born A Man!

This is yet another example of fake news created or promoted by conspiracy theorists, and here are the reasons why, with the help of Nicolas Faure and Jonathan Moadab!

Fact #1 : Emmanuel Macron Called Rumours False + Fabricated!

After Candace Owens made those claims on her Daily Wire show, French President Emmanuel Macron called them “false and fabricated“.

The worst thing is the false information and fabricated scenarios. People eventually believe them and disturb you, even in your intimacy.

He also said that the transgender claims about his wife were typical of misogynistic online attacks that women have to put up with. These transgender attacks on Brigitte Macron as similar (example | example | example) to what Michelle Obama has been subjected to.

Fact #2 : Brigitte Macron Family Photo Shows Her As A Girl

Conspiracy theorists claim that Brigitte is the boy on the far left in this Trogneux family photo. But that’s actually her brother – Jean-Michel Trogneux. Brigitte Trogneux is really the little girl sitting on the lap of her mother, Simone Pujol.

Of course, they claim that the little girl is really Christine Haquin or Nathalie Farcy – one of her cousins. They can’t seem to decide who. They also cannot explain why would the Trogneux family included a niece in a family portrait!

In any case, those theories are easily dismissed – Christine Haquin was born in 1957, while Nathalie Farcy was born on 23 September 1959. In other words, they were born about 2-5 years after this photo was taken (circa 1954/1955).

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Fact #3 : Jean-Michel Did Not Disappear!

The conspiracy theory claims that Brigitte Macron is really Jean-Michel Henri Trogneux – the boy on the far left in the photo above, and that he disappeared in the 1980s.

That’s not true, because Jean-Michel’s birth certificate shows that he was born on 11 February 1945, while a newspaper cutting shows that Brigette Trogeneux was born a girl on 13 April 1953 – more than 8 years later!

Jean-Michel Trogneux was also seen on television together with Emmanuel Macron. French journalist Jonathan Moadab also tracked Jean-Michel to his house.

Fact #4 : Brigitte Macron Married Her First Husband In 1975

The conspiracy theory claims that Brigitte Macron only became a transgender woman when she was 30 years old. That’s not possible.

Born Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux on 13 April 1953, she married her first husband, André-Louis Auzière, on 22 June 1974 – when she was 21 years old.

According to the conspiracy theory, Brigitte would have been a man when she married Auzière (also a man). That’s not possible, because France did not permit same sex marriage in the 1970s. In fact, France only legalised same-sex marriage on 18 May 2013 – almost 39 years later!

In addition, Jean-Michel married Véronique Christine Dominique on 24 November 1980 – more than 5 years later, and Brigitte attended as a witness!

Fact #5 : Brigitte Macron Gave Birth To Three Children

On top of that, Brigitte Macron gave birth to three children – Sébastien Auzière, Laurence Auzière-Jourdan, and Tiphaine Auzière (photo below). That would not be possible if she was born a biological male.

Transgender women can change their looks, and develop breasts. They, however, lack both ovaries and uterus, and cannot give birth to children. So this claim is utter nonsense.

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Fact #6 : Brigitte Macron Won Libel Case On Transgender Rumour

It appears that these transgender rumours were started with the release of a so-called “three-year investigation” by a small, far-right publication called Faits et Documents (Facts and Documents) in September 2021.

However, it only went viral, when two women – Amandine Roy, a clairvoyant, and Natacha Rey, a so-called freelance journalist, made those claims in a YouTube video in December 2021.

In February 2022, Brigitte Macron and her three children, as well as her brother, Jean-Michel Trogneux, filed a libel lawsuit against the two women. Brigitte and her brother, Jean-Michel, also filed a (criminal) complaint for libel.

On Tuesday, 14 February 2023, the judicial court in Lisieux convicted the two women of libel, and fined them €2,000 each. Those fines were later reduced on appeal, but they both remain convicted of libel.

Fact #7 : Viral Photos Were Edited

Some people are sharing photos which they claim show Jean-Michel Trogneux, before she transitioned into Brigitte Trogneux. They are not genuine.

The viral photos were edited from a photo that was taken by Abaca Press on 4 June 2019, showing Brigitte Macron meeting with players and staff at Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, southwest of Paris, during the French women national football team’s preparation for FIFA World Cup 2019 in France.

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Fact #8 : Candace Owens Provided No Evidence

Finally, I should point out that Candace Owens provided no actual evidence that Brigitte Macron was born a man, beyond the debunked claims from years ago… and her claim that Brigitte Macron was unable to produce any photos of herself in the first 30 years of her life.

Guys, how easy to debunk this – if you say Candace, no, actually you lived as a man for 30 years, I’ve lived 30 years: I’m going to show you every photo of every year that I’ve lived. Here’s me in college right, here’s me while I was pregnant with my children. Here’s me and my husband on our wedding day.

There would be so many photos that Brigitte should have at her disposal if this is false. Nope – they’re just calling everybody wrong and backwards and transphobic. Just produce the photos.

Instead, the only photos they have produced that are circulating in the media are the photos that I just showed you. And, as I said, the first photo she looks more like the Jean-Michel who she claims is actually her brother, who she won’t just present to the public. If that is in fact your brother, please just go on a walk with him so we can capture it.

It must be a Millennial “thing” (Candace Owens was born in 1989) to take photos of everything, all the time, to share with the world on social media. It’s easy for people today to demand – “photo, or it didn’t happen”.

The thing is – Brigitte Trogneux was born in 1953, and she was not fortunate enough back in those “good old days” to own a smartphone, or have access to social media. Even digital cameras were not common until the late 1990s.

Frankly, even if Brigitte Macron shared any photo she took as a child, conspiracists will likely insist that the photos were doctored, or of a different girl. Hence, the onus lies with the accusers to prove their claims.

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Proven : Why Brigitte Macron Is Not Jean-Michel Trogneux!

Was Brigitte Macron really born a man called Jean-Michel Trogneux?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Brigitte Macron Was A Man Called Jean-Michel Trogneux!

Some people are claiming that French First Lady Brigitte Macron is a transgender woman who was born a man called Jean-Michel Trogneux!

These rumours started with the release of a so-called “three-year investigation” by a small, far-right publication called Faits et Documents (Facts and Documents) in September 2021. However, it only went viral, when two women – Amandine Roy and Natacha Rey, made those claims in a YouTube video in December 2021.

These claims were revived in March 2024, by American conservative commentator Candace Owens on her Daily Wire show.

Candace Owens : Stop everything and watch this! Not a joke or an exaggeration to say that barring political assassinations, this is likely the biggest scandal that has ever happened in politics in human history.

I looked into this expecting it to be an insane conspiracy theory and it is anything but. It took 3 years of research for the journalists to unpack this series. It would take 3 seconds for Macron to dispel these rumors and yet they seem unable to. The implications are WILD.

Candace OwensThis episode is blowing up so I just want to say—After looking into this, I would stake my entire professional reputation on the fact that Brigitte Macron is in fact a man. Any journalist or publication that is trying to dismiss this plausibility is immediately identifiable as establishment.

I have never seen anything like this in my life. The implications here are terrifying. I do not intend to let up on this story and I am calling on other journalists to look into this explosive story and report accordingly.

It then went viral again, with many right-wing conservatives and conspiracy theorists repeating them, or sharing her video.

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Proven : Why Brigitte Macron Is Not Jean-Michel Trogneux!

This is yet another example of fake news created or promoted by conspiracy theorists, and here are the reasons why, with the help of Nicolas Faure and Jonathan Moadab!

French journalist Jonathan Moadab started his own investigation in 2021, when those rumours first went viral. At first, he believed that Brigitte could really be Jean-Michel, but he soon found out that they are two different people from the same family!

Fact #1 : Brigitte Trogneux’s Birth Was Announced In Newspaper!

Let me start by pointing out that after Brigitte Marie-Claude Trogneux was born on 13 April 1953, her family announced it in the local newspaper:

SOCIAL NOTEBOOK

Anne-Marie, Jean-Claude, Mary-vonne, Monique and Jean-Michel TROGNEUX have the great joy of announcing the birth of their little sister Brigitte. Amiens, 1, rue Delambre.

CARNET MONDAIN

Anne-Marie, Jean-Claude, Maryvonne, Monique et Jean-Michel TROGNEUX ont la grande joie de vous annoncer la naissance de leur petite sœur Brigitte. Amiens, 1, rue Delambre.

The newspaper announcement specifically stated that her name was indeed, Brigitte at birth, and that she was born a female. You will also note that it mentioned her brother – Jean-Michel.

The carnival should have stopped for anyone who bothered to dig a bit deeper into this story, but no… this photo must be fake, or the Trogneuxs or Macrons must have used a time machine to go back to 1953 and pay for that fake announcement to be printed!

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Fact #2 : Jean-Michel Trogneux Was Born Earlier + Still Alive!

In January 2022, Jonathan Moadab obtained an extract from Jean-Michel’s official birth certificate, showing that he was born as a male, at 4 o’clock on 11 February 1945. That’s 8 years before his sister, Brigitte Trogneux!

In addition, he found that Jean-Michel Trogneux was listed on the French electoral roll in 2022, which confirms that he still exists as a separate person from Brigitte Macron (née Trogneux).

But of course, these can be faked, right? The Illuminati and the New World Order can make short work of such documents, no?

Fact #3 : Jean-Michel Trogneux Married After Brigitte!

The supplementary update in the birth certificate extract also stated that Jean-Michel Henri Trogneux married and subsequently divorced Véronique Christine Dominique in 1980 and 1987 respectively.

Jean-Michel, therefore, cannot possibly be Brigitte Trogneux since his sister married her first husband, André-Louis Auzière, on 22 June 1974 – more than 5 years earlier!

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Fact #4 : Brigitte Trogneux Witnessed Her Brother’s Wedding!

On top of that, Moadab obtained a copy of this administrative document, which appears to show that Brigitte attended her brother’s wedding to Véronique Christine Dominique!

Could both Jean-Michel and Brigitte Trogneux have attended the wedding as the same person at the same time? That would be quite the miracle!

Fact #5 : Jean-Michel Trogneux Did Not Disappear!

The conspiracy theory claims that Jean-Michel Henri Trogneux disappeared in the 1980s. That’s not true. While Jean-Michel Trogneux is a very private person, he was actually seen on television with French President Emmanuel Macron!

Jonathan Moadab asked two different friends of Jean-Michel Trogneux, who never met each other, to confirm that that man in the video was Jean-Michel Trogneux. Both persons “vigorously stated that Jean-Michel Trogneux existed, and that he was the man in those images“.

Finally, Jonathan Moadab went to Jean-Michel Trogneux’s house, and rang his doorbell. Naturally, Jean-Michel was not happy to see him, and asked him to leave. But he actually met the man himself, and confirmed that he does indeed exist.

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Fact #6 : Jean-Michel + Brigitte Won Their Libel Lawsuit!

In February 2022, Jean-Michel Henri Trogneux joined his sister Brigitte Macron, and her three children, in filing a libel lawsuit against the two women who made those transgender claims. They also also filed a (criminal) complaint for libel.

Obviously, it would not be possible for Jean-Michel to jointly file the lawsuit with Brigitte Macron, if they are one and the same person!

On Tuesday, 14 February 2023, the judicial court in Lisieux convicted the two women of libel, and fined them €2,000 each. Those fines were later reduced on appeal, but they both remain convicted of libel.

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Is Justin Trudeau planning to BAN Christianity in Canada?!

Is the Trudeau administration planning to BAN Christianity in Canada?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Justin Trudeau Plans To BAN Christianity In Canada!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that the Trudeau administration planning to ban Christianity in Canada!

Trudeau Regime to BAN Christianity in Canada Under Radical New ‘Hate Speech’ Laws

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Truth : Justin Trudeau Is Not Planning To Ban Christianity In Canada!

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

Fact #1 : Bill C-367 Has Nothing To Do With Trudeau

Let me start by pointing out that Bill C-367 has nothing to do with the Trudeau government, or the Liberal Party of Canada.

C-367 is a private member’s bill called An Act to amend the Criminal Code (promotion of hatred or antisemitism). You can read it in full here, and keep track of it here.

It was tabled at the Canadian Parliament on 28 November 2023, by Yves-François Blanchet, the leader of Bloc Québécois (BQ) – a different Canadian political party that has nothing to do with the Trudeau government.

So why would anyone claim that it is the Trudeau government that is trying to use C-367 to ban Christianity???

Fact #2 : Bill C-367 Targets Hate Speech

The People’s Voice article claimed or suggested that Bill C-367 will make it “illegal for any person to quote the Bible on Canadian soil“. That’s not true.

According to Bloc Québécois spokeswoman Joanie Riopel, Bill C-367 would “remove religious exemptions for the crimes of public incitement of hate, and wilful promotion of hatred and anti-Semitism“.

She said that Blanchet introduced the bill after an imam called on God to “exterminate” the “enemies of the people of Gaza”, while leading a prayer at a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Montreal in October 2023.

The bill provides for the removal of paragraphs … of the Canadian Criminal Code, which allow anyone to hide under the cloak of religion in the context of public incitement to hatred.

To be clear – Bill C-367 was introduced because of what a Muslim imam said, and does not ban people from quoting the Bible. It only targets people using religion in their hate speech.

Christians (and people of other religions) can still say anything they want, even if Bill C-367 is passed, as long as they do not incite hatred. Christians need not fear it, unless they actually believe it is a Christian tenet to incite hatred???

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Fact #3 : Bill C-367 Does Not Even Mention Christianity

To be clear – Bill C-367 does not mention Christianity or any religion. It only seeks to repeal two paragraphs in the Criminal Code of Canada (archive) in reference to the “public incitement of hatred“, “wilful promotion of hatred“, and “wilful promotion of antisemitism“:

Paragraph 319(3)(b):

(3) No person shall be convicted of an offence under subsection (2)

(b) if, in good faith, the person expressed or attempted to establish by an argument an opinion on a religious subject or an opinion based on a belief in a religious text;

Paragraph 319(3.1)(b):

(3.1) No person shall be convicted of an offence under subsection (2.1)

(b) if, in good faith, they expressed or attempted to establish by an argument an opinion on a religious subject or an opinion based on a belief in a religious text;

In other words – Bill C-367 simply wants to remove protection for people using their religious beliefs to wilfully incite and promote hatred and/or anti-semitism.

Only people who believe that they should have the right to incite hatred and/or anti-semitism using their religious beliefs will need to worry about Bill C-367.

Fact #4 : Bill C-367 Has Minimal Effect On Religious Expression

If passed, Bill C-367 will, no doubt, limit religious people from inciting and promoting hate. However, it will have “minimal effect on religious expression”.

According to Richard Moon, a law professor art the University of Windsor, the proposed amendments would have minimal effect on religious expression since they would only apply to hate speech.

Moon explained that someone who calls the LGBTQ lifestyle “sinful”, for example, would not meet the legal threshold for incitement or promotion of hatred… unless they actually advocate for the extermination of certain groups, or mischaracterise them in a way that could lead to ostracisation.

It’s not going to shut down general Christian speech. We’re talking about really extreme speech.

In other words, Bill C-367 probably won’t even prevent The People’s Voice from continuing to post articles claiming that Pope Francis ordered Christian to pray to Satan!

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

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

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

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

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Is Kate Middleton Planning To Retire From Royal Duties?!

Is Kate Middleton planning to retire from her royal duties after undergoing abdominal surgery?!

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Claim : Kate Middleton Plans To Retire From Royal Duties!

People are sharing a Music Mundial article (archive) which claims that Kate Middleton is planning to retire from her royal duties after undergoing abdominal surgery!

Kate Middleton is reportedly planning to retire from her royal duties due to the pressures of royalty

The Princess of Wales would be tired of having a public life as a royal

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No Evidence Kate Middleton Plans To Retire From Royal Duties!

This appears to be nothing more than celebrity rumour created to generate page views, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Rumour Started At The National Enquirer

Let me start by pointing out that the rumour appears to have started at The National Enquirer, the infamous tabloid that falsely reported that Kate Middleton was pregnant with twins! The rumour was then posted by Radar Online:

While Kate reportedly hasn’t officially decided, the 42-year-old keeps pushing back the date when she’ll return to public life.

“Kate’s desperate struggle with the constant pressures of life in the royal fishbowl has clearly taken a terrible toll on her physical and mental health,” a senior palace source told the National Enquirer.

“She spent weeks staying out of the public eye after her operations — and it’s only strengthened her resolve to quit,” the source added.

“William is beside himself over her decision,” the source told the outlet. “He’s stunned his wife could ever consider such a move.”

“He made sure she knew what she was getting into when she married him and she’s done a brilliant job,” the source continued. “He’s concerned she’s become emotionally unstable, but she insists she’s finally seeing clearly!”

Interestingly – no one else has been able to corroborate this new claim by The National Enquirer. Neither royal experts, or reputable media outlets. Not even other tabloids!

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Fact #2 : Kate Middleton Should Start Royal Duties By Easter

Instead, palace sources refuted those claims, stating on 12 March, that Kate Middleton is “recovering well and will be back by Easter“. That’s just over 2 weeks away – on March 31.

Another palace source also told US Weekly that the Princess of Wales is “extremely eager to get back to work“:

Kate’s extremely keen to get back to work. This has been one of the most challenging months for Kate as a royal, and she’s praying the fuss [over the Mother’s Day photo] dies down as soon as possible.

Kensington Palace had earlier stated, back in January, that the Princess Catherine would only return to public life after Easter. So, it appears that the Kate Middleton is eager to return to royal duties, and is not trying to delay her return to public life.

But whether the Princess of Wales starts working by the end of this month, or in April, multiple sources have indicated clearly that Kate Middleton fully intends to return to her royal duties.

Again, no one has been able to actually show any evidence Kate Middleton intends to retire from royal duties.

In fact, the UK Ministry of Defense announced on March 5, that the 2024 Trooping the Colour would be “reviewed by Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales” on June 2024. It was another indication she fully intends to return to royal duty.

That post, and related information, were removed the next day though, probably because they preceded the official announcement by Kensington Palace that the Princess of Wales was officially returning to her royal duties.

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Fact #3 : Kate Middleton Posted The Mother’s Day Photo

Let us not forget (even though she probably wished it never happened!) that Princess Catherine posted that infamous Mother’s Day photo that Prince William took on his Canon camera, which she later edited.

Princess Catherine even posted the photo with her personal message (indicated by her C sign-off):

Thank you for your kind wishes and continued support over the last two months.

Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day. C

That is not the sign of someone who wants to leave the (harsh) limelight of royal duties and public life. If Princess Catherine wanted to retire, as some have claimed, she would not have bothered to have that photo taken, never mind actually edit the photo herself, and then post it with a personal message!

Instead, it appears that the couple decided to post that informal photo and message to reassure the public that the Princess of Wales was recovering well, and would soon be returning to public life.

Fact #4 : Kate Middleton Is An Adult

Let me just end by pointing out that Princess Catherine is an adult. She’s 42 years-old, and the mother of three children. No one can force her to return to royal duties if she doesn’t want to.

If she wants to retire from her royal duties, she will do so, regardless of what the British royal family wants. What are they going to do if she refuses? Bound and gag her and push her out with a smiley face mask???

 

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Did Jose Ibarra Enter US Under Donald Trump’s DED Program?!

Did Jose Ibarra, who allegedly murdered Laken Riley, enter the US under President Donald Trump’s DED program?!

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Claim : Jose Ibarra Entered US Under Donald Trump’s DED Program!

Some people are claiming or suggesting that Jose Ibarra, the Venezuelan migrant who allegedly murdered Laken Riley, entered the US under the Deferred Enforced Departure program that President Donald Trump issued on the last full day of his Presidency.

Andrew : Laken Riley’s alleged murderer was let in under Trump and can someone please remind Raphael
@tedcruz that he’s literally an *immigrant* of *Hispanic* descent

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Truth : Jose Ibarra Did Not Enter US Under Donald Trump’s DED Program!

Let’s take a look at the claim that Jose Ibarra entered the US under Donald Trump’s DED program, and see what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Donald Trump Issued Venezuela DED On His Last Full Day

First, let me start with a quick recap on the DED program that Donald Trump issued for Venezuela.

The Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program offers temporary legal status for 18 months to Venezuelans fleeing the humanitarian crisis brought on by Nicolás Maduro’s regime. The DED is similar to the Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which protects recipients from deportation, and allows them to get work permits.

While Trump considered issuing a DED for Venezuela for several years, he refused to issue one until his last full day in office – 19 January 2021.

Fact #2 : DED For Venezuelans Have Some Limits

The DED that Donald Trump issued not only give Venezuelan migrants in the United States protection from deportation, it also gives them the right to seek employment. However, it wasn’t a blank cheque, and had some stipulations.

Pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct the foreign relations of the United States, I have determined that it is in the foreign policy interest of the United States to defer the removal of any national of Venezuela, or alien without nationality who last habitually resided in Venezuela, subject to the conditions and exceptions provided below.

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Fact #3 : Jose Ibarra Did Not Qualify For DED

The DED that Donald Trump issued on his last full day of office was specifically limited to Venezuelan citizens who was present in the United States on 20 January 2021.

Jose Ibarra was first arrested with his girlfriend, Layling Franco, and her 5 year-old son, by US Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas, on 8 September 2022, after they illegally crossed the border.

Since he entered the US more than 1.5 years after that DED was issued, Jose Ibarra did not qualify for protection under the DED that Donald Trump issued.

Fact #4 : DED For Venezuela Expired In July 2022

Even if Jose Ibarra was somehow present in the United States on 20 January 2021, he was no longer protected by the DED that Donald Trump signed, because that expired 18 months after it was issued – on July 20, 2022.

As I pointed out above, the Deferred Enforce Departure that Donald Trump signed on his last full day of office lasted only 18 months. From 21 July 2022 onwards, there was no longer any DED protection for Venezuelan illegal migrants in the United States, and they can be deported.

ALERT: Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Venezuela expired on July 20, 2022. Venezuelans and individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Venezuela who wish to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under the existing designation, including those who were covered under the January 2021 grant of DED, may apply for TPS before the registration period ends Sept. 9, 2022. You must meet all eligibility requirements for TPS Venezuela before we may grant your application.

DED Period: Jan. 20, 2021 – July 20, 2022

Fact #5 : Donald Trump Did Not Issue TPS For Venezuela

Some have pointed out that Jose Ibarra entered the US before TPS (Temporary Protected Status) expired for Venezuela.

As he was caught by US Border Patrol on 8 September 2022, it is possible that he did not manage to apply for TPS by the deadline of 9 September – the very next day.

But even if Jose Ibarra successfully applied for TPS by that deadline, Donald Trump would not have been responsible for that. The US President can issue DED, but TPS can only be granted by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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Did Marines Arrest Victoria Nuland + Husband For Treason?!

Did US Marines just arrest Victoria Nuland and her husband, Robert Kagan, for treason and seditious conspiracy?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Marines Arrested Victoria Nuland + Husband For Treason!

On 7 March 2024, Real Raw News posted an article (archive) which claimed that US Marines just arrested Victoria Nuland and her husband, Robert Kagan, for treason and seditious conspiracy!

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

Marines Arrest Victoria Nuland and Husband

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Truth : US Marines Did Not Arrest Victoria Nuland + Husband!

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

Fact #1 : US Marines Did Not Arrest Victoria Nuland + Husband!

This is really silly, but it has to be said – US Marines did not arrest Victoria Nuland and/or her husband, Robert Kagan. If Victoria Nuland and/or her husband were ever arrested for any reason, the news would have been reported by the mainstream media.

Yet, there was no such news. Not even right-wing conservative websites or pundits mentioned such a shocking event. That’s because – it never happened. Victoria Nuland and/or her husband were not arrested by the US Marines, or any law enforcement agency, for any reason.

Unsurprisingly, the Real Raw News article offered no evidence to back up its claim, just rambling nonsense.

Fact #2 : US Marines Cannot Arrest Civilians

It is really silly for anyone to claim that US Marines were sent to arrest civilians like Victoria Nuland and her husband. In fact, US Marines cannot even arrest military personnel!

Civilians like Victoria Nuland and her husband, Robert Kagan, would have been taken into custody by the state police, or the FBI, depending on the nature of the crime committed. US military members would never be involved in such arrests.

Even if either Victoria Nuland or her husband were somehow military personnel in the Marine Corps (they are not), they would have been arrested by US Marine Corps Military Police, not the marines themselves!

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Fact #3 : Victoria Nuland Isn’t Retiring From Politics

Victoria Nuland isn’t retiring from politics, as claimed by the Real Raw News article, because she isn’t a politician. She is a diplomat who is currently serving as the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, under the US State Department.

On 5 March 2024, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that Victoria Nuland intends to step down as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

The next day, the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (CIPA) announced that Victoria Nuland will join its faculty as the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor in the Practice of International Diplomacy, starting 1 July 2024.

In short – Victoria Nuland’s retirement as Under Secretary of State was not a cover-up. She is relinquishing that role for a teaching position in Columbia CIPA.

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 Joe Biden Just Propose To Start Vaccinating America?!

Did Joe Biden just propose to start vaccinating America in his re-election pitch?! Take a look at the viral video, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Joe Biden Just Proposed To Start Vaccinating America!

Some people are sharing a video of US President Joe Biden on X (formerly Twitter), alleging that stated that he just proposed to start vaccinating America in his re-election pitch!

RNC Research : Biden makes his re-election pitch: “We have to start off by vaccinating America!”

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Truth : Joe Biden Did Not Propose To Start Vaccinating America!

Let’s take a closer look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Joe Biden Did Not Propose To Start Vaccinating America!

Let me start by pointing out that Joe Biden did not propose to start vaccinating America.

It is unknown if those people promoting that claim have hearing problems, or they are trying to gaslight other people. What is certain is that – Joe Biden never said that in the video.

If you watch the video, and listen carefully, you will hear him referring to vaccinating America in the past tense:

Folks, we’ve come through pretty tough times, and I know, I know we got a lot more to do. We had to stay off… we had to start off by vaccinating America. Trump stood flat-footed during that period of time before the pandemic.

To be clear – Joe Biden was speaking in the past tense, referring to his push to vaccinate America against COVID-19 early in his term.

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Fact #2 : Donald Trump Did Promote COVID-19 Vaccines

Let me throw a bone to right-wing conservatives, who had to stoop so low as to mishear what Joe Biden actually said – former President Donald Trump did promote COVID-19 vaccines.

In fact, let me give him credit speeding up the development and approval of COVID-19 vaccines through Operation Warp Speed. He would later downplay the COVID-19 vaccines in his final months in office, and both Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in private.

But former President Donald Trump backtracked (again?) and recommended that Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 in March 2021.

I would recommend it. And I would recommend it to a lot of people that don’t want to get it and a lot of those people voted for me, frankly.

But again, we have our freedoms and we have to live by that and I agree with that also. But it is a great vaccine. It is a safe vaccine and it is something that works.

Later in December 2021, he would tell his fans that he also took the COVID-19 booster dose, as recommended by the CDC. At the same Dallas event, he told the crowd to take credit for helping to save lives using the COVID-19 vaccines:

Look, we did something that was historic. We saved tens of millions of lives worldwide. We together, all of us — not me, we — we got a vaccine done, three vaccines done, and tremendous therapeutics.

This was going to ravage the country far beyond what it is right now. Take credit for it. Take credit for it…. Don’t let them take it away. Don’t take it away from ourselves.

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Fact #3 : Joe Biden Referred To Donald Trump’s Disbanding NSC Directorate

Right after stating that he started his administration by vaccinating America against COVID-19, Joe Biden referred to the Trump Administration’s decision in 2018 to dismantle a National Security Council (NSC) directorate at the White House that was charged with preparing for when, not if, another pandemic arrives.

The NSC Directorate of Global Health Security and Biodefense was created by former President Barack Obama in 2016, in response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak; and survived the transition to the Trump Administration. However, it was disbanded in May 2018 by John Bolton, right after President Donald Trump appointed him as head of the National Security Council.

So when President Donald Trump said that the SARS-CoVo-2 coronavirus “came out of nowhere” and “blindsided the world”, public health officials and national security experts disagreed, as they had been warning about coming pandemics for years. They also criticised his Administration’s decision to disband the directorate.

It would be nice if the office was still there. I wouldn’t necessarily characterize it as a mistake (to eliminate the unit). I would say we worked very well with that office.

– Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health, March 2020

One year later I was mystified when the White House dissolved the office, leaving the country less prepared for pandemics like COVID-19

– Beth Cameron, the first director of the Directorate of Global Health Security and Biodefense, March 2020

It was only when President Joe Biden took power in January 2021, that the Directorate of Global Health Security and Biodefence was reinstated.

Yet again, it showed the Joe Biden was speaking in the past tense. He was contrasting his actions versus those of former President Donald Trump.

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President Biden, then a United States senator and adjunct professor, leads a discussion with students on the Delaware Law School campus.

Fact #3 : 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 Elon Musk Wrongly Implicate NYC Migrant In Police Assault?!

Did Elon Musk wrongly suggest NYC migrant Jhoan Boada was set free and given a free ticket to California, after beating up police officers in Times Square?!

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

 

Claim : NYC Migrant Jhoan Boada Freed After Beating Police!

In a viral post on X (formerly Twitter), Elon Musk appeared to suggest that NYC migrant Jhoan Boada was set free and given a free ticket to California, after beating up police officers in Times Square!

Elon Musk : Illegals beat up American police officers in Times Square, got out of jail for free and, instead of being deported, were given free tickets to California …

Why?

While the post did not mention the illegals he was referring to, Elon Musk attached a photo of NYC migrant Jhoan Boada showing his infamous middle finger salute as President Joe Biden awards him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Truth : NYC Migrant Jhoan Boada Was Exonerated Of All Charges!

Let’s take a closer look at Elon Musk’s post and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : NYC Migrant Jhoan Boada Was Exonerated Of All Charges!

Let me start by pointing out that the NYC migrant in photo that Elon Musk posted, Jhoan Boada, was exonerated of all charges in connection with the Times Square brawl involving a group of migrants and NYPD police officers.

On Saturday, 27 January 2024, two officers and a lieutenant from the NYPD Midtown South Precinct approached a group of men outside a migrant shelter on West 42nd Street at around 8:30 PM. When they tried to arrest one of the men, several other migrants attacked them.

Surveillance video recorded several migrants kicking and punching the NYPD officers, while trying to pry them off a man the police had taken to the ground. Seven migrants were charged for their alleged roles in that fight.

Jhoan Boada, a native of Venezuela, was one of those who were arrested and charged for his alleged participation in the brawl. When Boada infamously showed bystanders the middle fingers after leaving his arraignment in court, he would become the face of the mostly right-wing outrage over the incident.

However, just over a month later – on 2 March 2024, the Manhattan District Attorney dropped all charges against Jhoan Boada, calling it a case of mistaken identity. As Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg announced:

Our investigation has revealed that Marcelino Estee, not Jhoan Boada, is the individual described in this complaint, wearing the black & white jacket with pink shoes, committing this assault.

We are therefore moving to dismiss this complaint against Jhoan Boada.

To be clear, Jhoan Boada – the infamous NYC migrant who flipped the bird and made right-wing conservatives so outraged, is completely innocent of the crime. He was not involved in the Times Square brawl with NYPD officers.

Fact #2 : Jhoan Boada Photo Was Edited

Just in case you are wondering, the viral photo of Jhoan Boada showing his two middle fingers while receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden isn’t genuine. It was photoshopped.

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Fact #3 : Jhoan Boada Was Not Given Free Ticket To California

There is no evidence that Jhoan Boada was given any free ticket to flee to California, after being set free.

There is also no reason for Jhoan Boada to flee to California because… he was exonerated of all charges!

No one, not even Elon Musk, provided any evidence that Jhoan Boada was given a free ticket to California.

Fact #4 : No NYC Migrant Suspect Received Free Tickets To California

The claim that those NYC migrant suspects were given free tickets to California also appears to be false.

On 1 February 2024, a New York City official told CNN that four of the suspects who were arrested and subsequently released were given bus tickets by a faith-based charity, and were en-route to Calexico, California.

However, the same senior law enforcement official backtracked two weeks later, stating that the New York City police no longer believed that the four men actually fled on a bus to California.

When police in Calexico visited an address provided by the charity, no one could identify the suspects. One of the suspects was later arrested in New York City on separate robbery charges. That led the police to believe that the tip was yet another “misidentification”.

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Did Joe Biden Teach The 2nd Amendment For 12 Years?!

Did Joe Biden teach the 2nd Amendment for 12 years, as he claimed in his State of the Union address?!

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

 

Claim : Joe Biden Did Not Teach 2nd Amendment For 12 Years!

After US President Joe Biden stated that he taught the 2nd Amendment for 12 years, some people immediately claimed that he never taught a single subject or class!

Tony Kinnett : President Biden claimed that he “taught the 2nd amendment for 12 years.”

Biden has never taught a single subject or class, though he has been caught lying about teaching courses at UPenn twice.

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Truth : Joe Biden Taught Constitutional Law For 17 Years!

Let’s take a closer look at Joe Biden’s claim and find out what the facts really are!

Fact #1 : Joe Biden Did Not Teach At UPenn

Let me start by pointing out that Joe Biden was the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania for four years – from 2017 to 2021. He was also appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy at the same time (source).

As Presidential Practice Professor, Biden held joint appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts and Sciences, with a secondary affiliation in the Wharton School.

However, none of them were teaching positions. The position of Benjamin Franklin Presidential Professor of Practice was only honorary, and did not involve any teaching, although Joe Biden shared his insights and wisdom with thousands of Penn students through seminars, talks, and classroom visits:

As our Benjamin Franklin Presidential Professor of Practice, the Vice President helped to expand Penn’s global outreach, while sharing his wisdom and insights with thousands of Penn students through seminars, talks and classroom visits.

– Ron Ozio, director of media relations at the University of Pennsylvania

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Fact #2 : Joe Biden Taught Constitutional Law For 17 Years

That said, Joe Biden taught constitutional law as an adjunct law professor at the Widener University Delaware Law School for about 17 years.

He taught constitutional law for one semester per year by himself for 12 years, and another 5 years with a co-teacher. This was confirmed by Widener University Delaware Law School dean, Rodney Smolla (source):

Senator Biden began teaching at the Delaware Law School in the fall of 1991. He taught a course in constitutional law on Saturdays, one semester each year. He taught the course by himself until 2003, when he was was joined by a co-teacher, Professor Robert Hayman of the Delaware Law faculty.

– Rodney Smolla, University of Pennsylvania Delaware Law School dean and professor of law

According to Smolla, Joe Biden last taught at the Delaware Law School in the fall of 2008. In short, Joe Biden taught constitutional law for 17 years, 12 of which were on his own.

Even if you only wish to count solo teaching, Joe Biden is correct in claiming that he caught the 2nd Amendment (which would be part of constitutional law) for 12 years. But technically, he taught constitutional law (which would include the 2nd Amendment) for 17 years.

There is even photographic evidence. Below is a photo (source) of then-Senator Joe Biden leading a discussion with students at the Delaware Law School campus, as an adjunct professor.

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President Biden, then a United States senator and adjunct professor, leads a discussion with students on the Delaware Law School campus.

Fact #3 : This Is Just Joe Biden Fake News

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