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Celine Dion Just Died Suddenly In Hospital?!

Celine Dion just died suddenly in the hospital?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-02-24 : Added new updates, including updated MediaMass claim.
Updated @ 2023-08-31 : Added video, and updated with new examples, etc.
Originally posted @ 2023-04-17

 

Claim : Celine Dion Just Died Suddenly In Hospital!

People are sharing YouTube and TikTok videos claiming that Celine Dion just died in a hospital from Stiff Person Syndrome (SPS), or after a tragic car / plane crash, with titles like :

30 minutes ago, R.I.P. Celine Dion (†55) Died on the way to the hospital, Farewell in tears

1 Hour Ago / R.I.P Celine Dion Died In France / Fans send their condolences to the singer

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Truth : Celine Dion Did Not Die Suddenly In Hospital!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported her death or car accident!

When Celine Dion announced that she was suffering from Stiff Person Syndrome, the media breathlessly reported it around the globe.

Celine Dion is not just a famous singer. She is a national treasure in Canada, and a music legend. If she fell and broke a nail, you can be sure that celebrity blogs would have excitedly reported it, if not the mainstream media.

Yet, no legitimate media outlet or even a celebrity blog reported that Celine Dion was involved in any car or plane crash, much less died in a hospital of a “dangerous, incurable disease”. That’s because it never happened!

Fact #2 : Celine Dion Is Still Alive!

The truth is – Celine Dion (born Céline Marie Claudette Dion on 30 March, 1968) is very much still alive, as of Saturday, 24 February 2024! Of course, you guys want “proof of life”, right?

Well, on Sunday night, 4 February 2024, Celine Dion appeared at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards, to present the award for the Album of the Year to Taylor Swift. The 55 year-old singer walked out by herself to “The Power of Love”, which Taylor Swift sang along to with the crowd.

Thank you all. I love you right back. When I say that I’m happy to be here, I really mean it from my heart.

Those who have been blessed enough to be here, the Grammy Awards, must never take for granted the tremendous love and joy that music bring to our lives and to people all around the world.

And now it gives me great joy to present a Grammy Award that two legends — Diana Ross and Sting — presented to me 27 years ago.

Wearing a pastel gown and brown coat, Celine Dion would later be photographed embracing Taylor Swift after the awards show. Needless to say – Celine Dion is very much still alive. She doesn’t even need to use a wheelchair, even though she is still suffering from Stiff Person Syndrome!

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Fact #3 : Celine Dion Death Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of two examples used in many of these videos.

This is a pretty good Photoshop effort, although you can see how Celine Dion’s dark brown hair suddenly became grey hair. And of course, you have to wonder why Celine Dion would still has her makeup on!

The truth is the fake news created edited the photo of Jan Key – a 65 year-old lady from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who was hit by a car on November 21, 2019.

The photo was taken by her daughter, Kitty Jenkins, on November 26, after Jan Key underwent a second surgery for her broken arm and collarbone. She underwent emergency surgery five days ago to treat her broken leg.

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This photo, on the other hand, is a pretty bad Photoshop edit of a photo taken at the August 2018 funeral of Oliver Dragojević – a famous Croatian singer and composer.

To make it look like a Celine Dion funeral, the fake news creator added Lady Gaga appearing to cry, and unbelievably – René Angélil was edited in, with a portrait of Celine Dion magically floating in front of him.

For those who are not aware, René Angélil was Celine Dion’s manager who eventually married her on December 17, 1994. The only problem is – René Angélil died many years ago – on January 14, 2016 from throat cancer!

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But I would like to give a special Bad Photoshop award to the fake news creator who came up with this gem.

Not only did he/she use the visage of a smiling Celine Dion, it was stitched on so badly, it’s really, REALLY funny!

Celine Dion, who was supposed to be dying in hospital from a terrible car accident, not only has both her eyes open and smiling, it looked the accident smashed her face sideways!

What a terrible, terrible Photoshop edit! If you are going to cheat people, at least put in some effort!

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Fact #4 : Celine Dion Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Celine Dion death hoax is, sadly, also being driven by a fake fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of singer Céline Dion’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like S’il suffisait d’aimer, My Heart Will Go On or Pour que tu m’aimes encore is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Celine Dion Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Celine Dion’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. She’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Is Google Shutting Down Gmail For Good?!

Is Google shutting down Gmail for good by August 2024?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Google Is Shutting Down Gmail For Good!

A post has gone viral on X (formerly Twitter), allegedly posted by the SVP of Product at Google, who claimed that he accidentally fired the entire Gmail team, and ordered it shut down after misreading a message from CEO Sundar Pichai!

Chris Bakke : I’m the SVP of Product at Google ($28.8M TC).

Last night, Sundar asked me to “fire the entire Gemini team.”

I misread his message (insanely bad service at my 7br 11bath cabin in Park City) and I accidentally fired the entire Gmail team.

Gmail…Gemini.

Look at that quickly without your glasses when you’re 7 margaritas deep at the fire pit on a Wednesday and you’d make the same error.

I mean you get how that’s confusing right?

Anyway, I’m rolling with the decision.

Gmail’s gone.

A screenshot of a Google notice about sunsetting Gmail was attached to the post, and it suggested that Gmail accounts would become inaccessible after 1 August 2024.

Google is sunsetting Gmail

Dear Gmail User,

We are reaching out to share an important update about Gmail. After years of connecting millions worldwide, enabling seamless communication, and fostering countless connections, the journey of Gmail is coming to a close. As of August 1, 2024, Gmail will officially be sunsetted, marking the end of its service. This means that as of this date, Gmail will no longer support sending, receiving, or storing emails.

Why Gmail is Sunsetting

The decision to sunset Gmail has been made with careful consideration of the evolving digital landscape and our commitment to providing high-quality, innovative solutions that meet the needs of our users. In the spirit of progress and adaptation, we are focusing our resources on developing new technologies and platforms that will continue to revolutionize the way we communicate and interact online.

What This Means for You

Email Access: Up until August 1, 2024, you will be able to access and download all your emails. After this date, Gmail accounts will become inaccessible.

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Claim : Google Is Not Shutting Down Gmail At All!

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

Fact #1 : Google Is Not Shutting Down Gmail

Let me start by pointing out that Google is not shutting down Gmail. For one thing – no one received the “Google is sunsetting Gmail” email. There is also no announcement on the Google blog.

There is also an absence of legitimate news and tech media reporting on such a shocking announcement. In fact, all you will find are fact check articles like this, telling you that this is just another example of fake news on X.

There is also the fact that the official Gmail account on X (formerly Twitter) posted a terse response:

Gmail is here to stay

To be clear – Google is not shutting down Gmail. This is just satire / shitposting on X.

Google is itself highly-reliant on Gmail services, and would be in deep shit if Gmail goes down for even an hour, never mind shut down forever.

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Fact #2 : Chris Bakke Isn’t Google Product SVP

I should also point out that Chris Bakke is not the Senior Vice President of Product at Google in charge of Gmail. In fact, he’s currently working at X, not Google!

Chris Bakke was the founder and CEO of Laskie, a tech recruitment company that X (formerly Twitter) purchased in May 2023. He is currently the Product Lead for X, and is known to be a notorious “shitposter” or “trash poster” on the social media platform.

When Austen Allred, another tech founder, tweeted about the acquisition when it was revealed, Elon Musk said he thought it was a good sign:

Austen Allred : Only fitting that Twitter’s first acquisition in the Elon era is a company run by a notorious shitposter.

Elon Musk : I regard that as a good sign 🙂

Elon is probably going to give Chris a bonus for the millions of views and engagement his new “shitpost” has generated on X. Throw some our way, Chris, will ya!

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Why Red Cross Don’t Separate COVID Vaccinated Blood!

Some people are now making a fuss about the Red Cross not separating COVID-19 vaccinated blood, from unvaccinated blood.

Find out why the Red Cross is not separating donated blood based on the donor’s COVID-19 vaccination status!

 

Red Cross Does Not Separate COVID Vaccinated Blood!

People are sharing an audio clip of a Red Cross official telling an “undercover journalist” that they do not separate donated blood based on the donor’s COVID-19 vaccination status.

Cue the (feigned?) shock, horror and outrage on social media…

Steven Crowder : BREAKING: @RedCross official tells undercover journalist they DO NOT SEPARATE donated blood based on COVID-19 vaccination status; ADMITS unvaccinated recipients can UNWITTINGLY RECEIVE blood from vaccinated donors

THIS. IS. INSANE.

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Why Red Cross Don’t Separate COVID Vaccinated Blood!

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

Fact #1 : This Is Old News

Let me start by pointing out that the fact that the Red Cross does not separate donated blood based on the donor’s COVID-19 vaccination status is not “breaking news”. It’s actually old news.

The Red Cross has stated that it does not label or separate blood products according to the donor’s COVID-19 vaccination status since September 2022, if not earlier.

14 September 2022 : We don’t label blood products as containing vaccinated or unvaccinated blood as the COVID-19 vaccine does not enter the bloodstream & poses no safety risks to the recipient. If you have safety concerns about potential blood transfusions, please speak with your medical care team

4 January 2023 : Blood products aren’t labeled with the donor’s vaccination status & there’s no scientific evidence that the vaccine enters the bloodstream.

You don’t need to be an “undercover journalist”, or even attempt to “trick” any Red Cross official into revealing what has already been openly stated for more than 1.5 years now.

Just because someone is ignorant about old news does not make this breaking news. What next will these Johnnys-come-lately reveal next? That vaccines must evolve to adapt to new COVID-19 variants???

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Fact #2 : Red Cross Says Vaccinated Blood Safe For Transfusion

After recent claims that blood donors were being rejected or deferred because they were COVID-vaccinated, the American Red Cross responded that it follows FDA regulations and protocols, and that vaccinated blood are safe for transfusions.

The safety of blood donors and the recipients who receive donated blood is our top priority. The Red Cross, like all blood collectors in the U.S., follows FDA regulations and protocols. This includes guidance related to those who receive vaccinations such as the COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals can donate blood after getting an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are feeling well and symptom free at the time of donation. Those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are asked to provide the name of the manufacturer to ensure it is an FDA approved vaccine. If the donor can not remember the name of the manufacturer, they are asked to wait two weeks from their vaccination to give blood.

Donations from those who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 are safe for transfusion. Similar to other vaccines such as measles, mumps or influenza, the COVID-19 vaccine is designed to generate an immune response to help protect an individual from illness. The vaccine components themselves are not found within the blood stream.

Let me just repeat this – blood products from COVID-vaccinated donors are safe for transfusion. Hence, there is no need to separate them based on the donor’s COVID-vaccination status, just like how blood products are not separated based on whether their donors received the measles, mumps, or influenza vaccines.

Fact #3 : Red Cross Is Not Obligated To Cater To Your Preferences

Donated blood products are meant to save lives. Organisations that receive and process blood products have to comply with regulations, and best practices. These are not trivial products that for-profit companies can cater to the whims and fancies of the consumer.

Hence, Red Cross and other similar blood organisations are not obligated to cater to anyone’s preferences of “unvaccinated” blood. If you wish to receive only “unvaccinated blood”, then you will have to donate and store your own blood, or have an unvaccinated friend or relative donate their blood for you to use.

Go ahead, and knock yourself out. Just don’t insist that organisations like the American Red Cross must cater to your whims and fancies.

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Fact #4 : Blood Of Vaccinated People Are Safe For Transfusions

It isn’t just the Red Cross that claims that the blood of COVID-19 vaccinated people are safe for transfusions. Other organisations like the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies and America’s Blood Centers issued a joint statement with the American Red Cross on this very issue:

The following statement has been issued by AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross regarding misinformation concerning COVID-19 vaccines and blood donations:

Amid ongoing misinformation about COVID-19 vaccinations and blood donation, America’s Blood Centers, the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), and the American Red Cross reiterate the safety of America’s blood supply and assure the public that vaccines do not pose a risk to patients receiving blood transfusions.

Blood donations from individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for use in the U.S. are safe for transfusion. Similar to other vaccines such as those for measles, mumps or influenza, COVID-19 vaccines are designed to generate an immune response to help protect an individual from illness, but vaccine components themselves do not replicate through blood transfusions or alter a blood recipients’ DNA.

In summary, there is no scientific evidence that demonstrates adverse outcomes from the transfusions of blood products collected from vaccinated donors and, therefore, no medical reason to distinguish or separate blood donations from individuals who have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

All blood collection organizations in the U.S. are required to follow Food and Drug Administration guidelines and regulations to collect, process and distribute blood products for patients in need. The FDA explicitly allows donors who have recently received approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines to give blood as long as they are healthy on the day of donation and meet all other eligibility criteria. On multiple occasions, the Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that there is no evidence to support concerns related to the safety of blood donated by vaccinated individuals.

All Americans, including both blood donors and blood recipients, should feel confident that receiving a blood transfusion is safe. COVID-19 vaccines do not replicate, and all blood donations offer the same life-saving therapeutic benefits, regardless of the vaccination status of the donor.

You will also note that this statement was issued on 27 January 2023, which makes it old news too… Will this statement now become “breaking news” too? I certainly hope not…

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Is Red Cross Rejecting COVID Vaccinated Blood?!

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

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

 

Claim : Red Cross May Be Rejecting COVID Vaccinated Blood!

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

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

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Truth : Red Cross Is Not Rejecting COVID Vaccinated Blood!

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

Fact #1 : This Eligibility Requirement Isn’t New

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fact #3 : Red Cross Only Defers Some Blood Donations

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

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

It appears that the Red Cross initiated this decision as far back as July 2021, out of an abundance of caution – because some donors may be a participant in a clinical trial involving a live attenuated COVID-19 vaccine, and kept it as a forward-looking requirement, when such COVID-19 vaccine is ever approved.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #6 : Red Cross Is Helping To Vaccinated People

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

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

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

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Did WEF Pass Law To Criminalise Criticism Of mRNA?!

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

 

Claim : WEF Passed Law To Criminalise Criticism Of mRNA!

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

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

WEF Passes New Law To Criminalize Criticism of mRNA

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

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

Fact #1 : WEF Cannot Pass Any Law

Let me just start by pointing out that the World Economic Forum (WEF) cannot pass any law in any country. It is merely an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) that focuses on public-private sector collaboration.

The WEF has no power over world leaders, beyond its lobbying and influencing efforts. The WEF may be an influential lobbying organisation, but it cannot pass laws in any country.

Fact #2 : Only French National Assembly Passed Article 4

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

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

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

Fact #3 : WEF Screenshot Is Fake

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

mRNA deniers are dangerous – and must be imprisoned!

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

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Fact #4 : French Bill Does Not Involve mRNA Vaccines

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

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

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

Fact #5 : Article 4 Targets Health Disinformation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #7 : Article 4 Was Amended Before Passage

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

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

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

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Fact #8 : French Bill Isn’t Law Yet

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

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

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

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

Fact #9 : The People’s Voice Is Known For Fake News

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fact #4 : LFTB Is Ammonia-Treated Beef Paste

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #7 : Ammonia In LFTB Isn’t Toxic

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

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

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

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

Fact #8 : LFTB Uses Ammonium Hydroxide Gas

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

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

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

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Are Soldiers Now Making Arrests Across The United States?!

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

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

 

Claim : Soldiers Are Making Arrests Across The United States!

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

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

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

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

Fact #1 : Viral Video Is From January 2021

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

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

Fact #2 : Soldiers Were Marching To Protect Biden Inauguration

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

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

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

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

This morning in front of the Capitol:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fact #5 : US Military Cannot Arrest Civilians

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

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

Fact #6 : This Is Just Conspiracy Fake News!

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

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Does Viral Photo Show Stacks Of Joe Biden Ballots?!

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

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

 

Claim : Viral Photo Shows Stacks Of Joe Biden Ballots!

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

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

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

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

Fact #1 : Viral Photo Is A Stock Photo

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

Fact #2 : Viral Photo Is From 2016 Election

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

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

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

Fact #3 : They Were Test Ballot Papers

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

Polling Machines Are Prepared For Tuesday’s Presidential Election

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #5 : This Is Just Joe Biden Fake News

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #1 : Bill Gates Did Not Order Any Blacklist

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

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

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

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

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

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Fact #3 : Satya Nadella Never Ordered Any Blacklist Either

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

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

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

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

Fact #4 : Bill Gates X Post Is Fake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is FAA Planning To Eliminate White Men From Aviation Industry?!

Is the FAA planning to eliminate white men from the aviation industry?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : FAA Plans To Eliminate White Men From Aviation Industry!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims or suggests that the FAA just admitted its plan is to eliminate white men from the aviation industry, while fast tracking disabled minorities into key roles like pilots and air traffic controllers!

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

FAA Admits Plan Is To ‘Eliminate White Men’ From Aviation Industry

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Truth : FAA Does Not Plan To Eliminate White Men From Aviation Industry!

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

Fact #1 : FAA Is A US Federal Government Agency

Let me just start by pointing out that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is a US federal government agency. It only has powers over civil aviation in the United States, and its surrounding international waters.

The FAA has no power or authority over civil aviation in the rest of the world.

It is therefore impossible for the FAA to “completely eliminate white men from the aviation industry“, even if it really wanted to do that (which it doesn’t).

Fact #2 : Video Does Not Show FAA Plan To Eliminate White Men

Nothing posted by Matt Walsh, Infowars, or The People’s Voice, show the FAA admitting to any plan to eliminate white men from the aviation industry.

The leaked video only shows what appears to be an FAA internal meeting on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) measures that the aviation industry can adopt to make flight operations more inclusive and representative of the population.

In fact, FAA Acting Deputy Chief Operating Officer Angela McCullough is seen stating talking about potentially developing “partnerships” with university or trade schools to encourage a more diverse flight operations team.

Are there opportunities for any partnerships with universities or trade schools which specialised… we kinda talked about from ramp to cockpit. There are some things we would want to look at.

Unfortunately, the video ended abruptly at that point, which makes me wonder – could the video be missing context about what Angela McCullough was saying in that meeting?

But even without the rest of the video, you can see that Angela never once said that she or the FAA planned to eliminate white men from the aviation industry.

In fact, Matt Walsh himself did not even claim that the FAA plans to eliminate all white men from the aviation industry. So why would anyone make that claim based on his posts???

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Fact #3 : There’s Nothing Wrong With Retraining People

It is uncertain what Angela McCullough meant by “from ramp to cockpit”, but it could simply mean offering people working in aviation ramp operations the opportunity to train and become pilots.

There is nothing wrong with retraining people for a different job, if that’s what the industry needs, and if they are interested and capable in the new job.

People can, and do, learn new skills to change jobs and even industries. As long as they are qualified for those new jobs, what exactly is wrong with that?

Only fools would believe that the FAA will ever let baggage handlers become airline pilots without training or passing qualification tests.

Fact #4 : Being Transgender Is Not A Mental Illness

Matt Walsh appears to suggest or claim that being transgender is an “overt mental illness”. That’s just not true.

Being transgender was once considered a psychological problem that can be treated. However, the American Psychiatric Association revised its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 2012, to remove being transgender as a mental disorder.

With the release of DSM-5 in 2013, being transgender itself is no longer a mental disorder. Some transgender people are now diagnosed with “gender dysphoria”, if they face emotional stress related to their gender identity.

All psychiatric diagnoses occur within a cultural context. We know there is a whole community of people out there who are not seeking medical attention and live between the two binary categories. We wanted to send the message that the therapist’s job isn’t to pathologize.
– Jack Drescher, a member of the APA subcommittee responsible for the change

Just because someone disagrees with the American Psychiatric Association’s definition, does not mean that the aviation industry is embracing “overt mental illness”.

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Fact #5 : Photo Shows Historic Female Pilots

The People’s Voice article used a photo of two young black female pilots (above). On of the off-chance that it was chosen to convey the perception that unqualified female minority pilots may soon begin putting your lives at risk, let me just say that it couldn’t be further from the truth.

The two female pilots are Captain Tara Wright, and First Officer Mallory Cave. They made made history on 13 May 2018, as the first African-American female flight crew to fly an Alaska Airlines flight from San Francisco to Portland.

Not only are they both fully-qualified pilots, Captain Wright was also the first-ever African-American female pilot to fly for US Airways, before becoming its first African-American female pilot to be promoted to Captain in 2017.

Captain Wright is only the 7th African-American woman to ever become a captain in any major airline, which points to the lack of diversity and representation in the aviation industry.

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

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

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

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

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Did Pope Francis Order Christians To Pray To Satan?!

Did Pope Francis just order Christians to pray to Satan for real enlightenment?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Pope Francis Orders Christians To Pray To Satan!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claims Pope Francis just ordered Christians to pray to Satan for real enlightenment!

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

Pope Francis Orders Christians To ‘Pray to Satan’ for ‘Real Enlightenment’

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Truth : Pope Francis Did Not Order Christians To Pray To Satan!

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

Fact #1 : Pope Francis Did Not Order Christians To Pray To Satan

Let me start by simply pointing out that Pope Francis did not order Christians to pray to Satan for real enlightenment in a ceremony that was broadcasted across the world.

There was no broadcast, international or otherwise, in which Pope Francis ever ordered Christians to pray to Satan. The People’s Voice certainly offered no evidence to back up its claim – not even the video of the ceremony that was allegedly broadcasted to the entire world.

If Pope Francis really called for Christians to pray to Satan, it would have been covered worldwide by news outlets, Christian websites, and social media would have “blown up”. Yet, no one mentioned this except for The People’s Voice???

Fact #2 : Pope Francis Never Called Klaus Schwab “More Important Than Jesus”

The People’s Voice article also offered no evidence that Pope Francis ever called WEF founder Klaus Schwab “more important than Jesus”. In fact, it only referred to its own article (long debunked) making that claim.

Fact #3 : Pope Francis Screenshot Is Fake

The People’s Voice article and video used a cover photo which appears to feature a screenshot of a post by Pope Francis on X (formerly Twitter), in which he appears to say “We must open our hearts to Satan, for he is risen.

That is definitely a fake screenshot, because Pope Francis never posted anything like that on his X account. On top of that, the screenshot shows Pope Francis’ account with a blue checkmark. The real Pope Francis account has a gray checkmark.

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

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

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

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

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Did Taylor Swift Show Trump Won Flag At 2024 Grammys?!

Does a viral video really show Taylor Swift holding up a Trump Won, Democrats Cheated! flag at the 2024 Grammy Awards?!

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

 

Claim : Taylor Swift Showed Trump Won Flag At 2024 Grammys!

People are sharing a video on X (formerly Twitter), which appears to show music superstar Taylor Swift holding up a flag that proclaimed Trump Won, Democrats Cheated! while being photographed on the 2024 Grammy Awards red carpet!

The REAL Politically Savvy : Thank you Taylor for the endorsement. 🇺🇸

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Truth : Taylor Swift Did Not Show Trump Won Flag!

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

Fact #1 : Viral Video Was Edited

Let me start by pointing out that the viral video was edited, with the addition of the red-coloured “Trump Won, Democrats Cheated!” flag and two hands holding them up.

It may not be obvious to most people, but if you look carefully, you can see several obvious signs of digital manipulation:

  • The Trump Won flag does not ripple or flutter at all. The folds remains still throughout the video, even when Taylor Swift appears to move the flag.
  • Taylor Swift’s fingers does not even twitch or move at all, even when she appears to move the flag.
  • Taylor Swift’s left hand has a white outline – a photo editing (masking) artifact, which is most clearly seen at the end of the video, against the black background.
  • In the first two seconds of the video, you can see her left hand (in black gloves) appearing just under the flag. Brightening the image shows the right hand (in black gloves) appearing under the flag too.

It is therefore no surprise that the video has been labelled by X (formerly Twitter) as Manipulated media. However, X has apparently made no attempt to remove the obviously edited video from its platform.

Fact #2 : Taylor Swift Did Not Hold Trump Flag At 2024 Grammys

To be clear – Taylor Swift did not hold up, or show, any Trump Won, Democrats Cheated! flag at the 2024 Grammy Awards red carpet.

We know this to be true, because the original video that was posted by Variety on 4 February 2024, shows her standing for photos with her left hand on her waist.

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Fact #4 : Taylor Swift Wore Black Evening Gloves

The original Variety video also showed Taylor Swift wearing long, black evening gloves. The edited video, on the other hand, showed naked fingers.

If you use an image editor to brighten the shadows, you can clearly see both of her hands in those black gloves appearing just under the red Trump Won flag.

But you don’t even need to do that – in the first two seconds of the edited video, you can see Taylor Swift’s left hand hold onto the fabric of her white dress.

Fact #4 : Taylor Swift Unlikely To Endorse Donald Trump

While Taylor Swift has yet to endorse any candidate for the upcoming 2024 Presidential election, it is very unlikely that she would ever endorse Donald Trump.

For one thing – Taylor Swift only endorsed Democrats so far. She endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 election, and Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper in the 2018 midterm elections in Tennessee. Her 2018 post, in particular, made it clear her values did not align with those of the GOP.

I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.

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Did Bill Gates Just Admit To Committing Planetary Genocide?!

Did Bill Gates just admit to committing planetary genocide in an interview with USA Today?!

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

 

Claim : Bill Gates Just Admits To Committing Planetary Genocide!

People are sharing a video clip on X (formerly Twitter), while claiming or suggesting that Bill Gates just admitted to committing planetary genocide in an interview with USA Today!

Liz Churchill : “We just need to mess around with all of the Nano-lipid Particles to make more vaccines”. -Bill Gates admitting to committing Planetary Genocide.

Arrest this Monster.

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Truth : Bill Gates Did Not Admit To Committing Planetary Genocide!

This is yet another example of fake news created / shared by anti-vaccine activists, or conspiracy theorists, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : USA Today Video Is Over Two Years Old!

Let me start by pointing out that the USA Today interview that people are sharing isn’t new. Heck, it’s more than two years old!

USA Today published that interview on 27 January 2021, with the title – Bill Gates predicts mRNA will be a game changer for vaccines over next 5 years.

Fact #2 : Bill Gates Did Not Admit To Committing Genocide

Bill Gates is, no doubt, a very popular bogeyman for conspiracy theorists and anti-vaccine activists. But this claim is just silly, and makes them look like absolute idiots.

The USA Today video does not show Bill Gates admitting to committing genocide of any kind, neither the planetary variety or just the local stuff. Anyone can see that.

Those making these claims that “Bill Gates admitting to committing Planetary Genocide” offered no evidence to back them up. The video is actually proof that Bill Gates did no such thing.

In the interview, Bill Gates was predicting the mRNA vaccine platform’s potential to treat or eradicate many other diseases. At no point in time did he ever admit to committing genocide… of any kind.

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Fact #3 : mRNA Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

Tens of billions of doses of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 have been administered worldwide over the last 3 years, and have been proven in multiple studies to be safe and effective. Here are just some examples:

In fact, the very fact that the world has been able to reopen completely after the COVID-19 pandemic is a testament to the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, which include mRNA vaccines from Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna.

Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake News About Bill Gates

This is ultimately just more fake news being created / spread about Bill Gates. Here are some other recent examples:

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Did Cristiano Ronaldo Just Die In Tragic Car Crash?!

Did football legend Cristiano Ronaldo just die suddenly in a tragic car crash?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-02-05 : Added new updates.
Originally posted @ 2023-04-18

 

Claim : Cristiano Ronaldo Just Died Suddenly In Tragic Car Accident!

People are claiming on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube and social media that football legend Cristiano Ronaldo just died suddenly in a tragic car accident, with photos of the car accident and his funeral procession!

Very Sad News 10 minutes ago! Cristiano Ronaldo Super star Food ball CR7 lost his life in a car accident in Portugal

YouTube : CRISTIANO RONALDO DEAD IN CAR ACCIDENT

YouTube : 10 minutes ago / Cristiano ronaldo Death | Sad News | RIP Cristiano Ronaldo

Good Bye Cristiano ronaldo | Rip Cristiano

Rip #fyp #ronaldo #cristianoronaldo #rip #sad #viral #blowthisup #foryoupage #cr7

He’s dead 🥶☠️ #ronaldo #football #fyp #foryou #soccer

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Truth : Cristiano Ronaldo Did Not Die Suddenly In Tragic Car Accident!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page / video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Cristiano Ronaldo Is Still Alive + Well!

Cristiano Ronaldo (born Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro on 5 February 1985) is still very much alive and well, as of Monday, 5 February 2024!

Of course, you will want “proof of life”, don’t you? Ronaldo posted a photo of himself on Wednesday, 31 January 2024, on Instagram, showing his amazing physique.

That post came many days to weeks after those social media posts, YouTube and Facebook videos claimed that he died suddenly in a tragic car accident!

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Fact #2 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These social media posts, as well as YouTube and Facebook videos have been circulating for months now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported on Cristiano Ronald’s death!

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the world’s best footballers and a mega celebrity. His death would have been covered extensively by the media across the globe!

Yet, no legitimate media outlet has reported that Cristiano Ronaldo died recently from any cause. Why should you believe no-name websites, or random YouTube / Facebook / TikTok videos?

Fact #3 : Viral Car Accident Photo Was From 2009

The viral photo of a badly damaged car is genuine, and shows a car in which Cristiano Ronaldo drove and crashed. However, that happened many years ago, when the Portuguese footballer was just 23 years old!

At 10:20 am on 8 January 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo crashed his Ferrari sports car into a roadside barrier in a tunnel on the A538 Wilmslow Road near the Manchester airport, on the way to train with the Manchester United team.

The car was badly damaged, with one of the front wheels sheared off and thrown over a hundred metres away. However, Cristiano Ronaldo was not injured, and got out of his car by himself, and later went on to train that morning.

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Fact #4 : They Used Photos From Other Funerals!

Because Cristiano Ronaldo never died in a car crash or hospital, these fake news creator have to resort to using photos from other funerals.

In this example, the fake news creator merely added an inset photo of Cristiano Ronaldo with an arrow, a crying emoji and a LIVE chyron, to a photo of the funeral procession of IRA veteran Bobby Storey, which occurred on 30 June 2020.

If you take a closer look, you will see a bagpiper and Argos – a retailer operating in the United Kingdom and Ireland. You may also notice that everyone’s white! That’s because the photo was taken in Belfast, not Portugal!

Cristiano Ronaldo is Portuguese. Why on Earth would his funeral be held in Ireland?! And why would his family want a bagpiper at his funeral?!

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Fact #5 : Cristiano Ronaldo Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Cristiano Ronaldo death hoax is, ironically, just another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project, which keeps “updating” the dates in their fake fact check article:

News of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the February 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the 39-year-old footballer is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Cristiano Ronaldo Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Cristiano Ronaldo’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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FDA Now Allows Experiments On People Without Consent?!

Does the FDA now allow medical experiments on people without their knowledge or informed consent?!

Take a look at the viral claim by US Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : FDA Now Allows Experiments On People Without Consent!

People are sharing a series of posts (here, here, here, and here) on X (formerly Twitter) by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who claimed or suggested that the FDA just issued a new ruling allowing clinical trials to be conducted on people without their knowledge or informed consent!

New FDA ruling exempts clinical trials with “minimal risk” from informed consent. That means that researchers can experiment on you without your knowledge or permission, so long as they claim that what they are testing is “safe.”

This is a direct violation of the Nuremberg Code.

Can you think of any therapy that all the experts agreed was perfectly safe, but turned out not to be?

This opens the door for testing of new “medicines” via the water supply or aerosolized spraying. It wouldn’t be the first time. To name one example of many, the U.S. army tested germ warfare dispersion in the NYC subway in 1966.

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Truth : FDA Has Long Allowed Some Experiments On People Without Consent!

This is yet another example of MISINFORMATION created / spread by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Medical Research Without Consent Was Permitted Since 1991

Let me just start by pointing out that the the FDA has permitted “minimal risk” medical research without informed consent since 18 June 1991, when the Common Rule was issued (Federal Register archive PDF).

At that time, the Common Rule had four criteria for the waiver or alteration of informed consent for minimal risk research. It was then revised on 19 January 2017, to add a fifth criteria – “[i]f the research involves using identifiable private information or identifiable biospecimens, the research could not practicably be carried out without using such information or biospecimens in an identifiable format”.

So the claim by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. that it was a recent 21 December 2023 FDA ruling (PDF) called “Institutional Review Board Waiver or Alteration of Informed Consent for Minimal Risk Clinical Investigations” that exempts “minimal risk” clinical trials from informed consent is false.

This was specifically mentioned in Section III A. of the FDA ruling, so it is odd that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. would make such a claim.

Fact #2 : Final FDA Rule Has Strict Limits

The new FDA rule basically allows Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to decide on the waiver or alteration of informed consent for “certain minimal risk clinical investigations”.

FDA is issuing this final rule to permit an IRB waiver or alteration of informed consent in limited circumstances, consistent with the Cures Act. We believe that this rule will both safeguard the rights, safety, and welfare of human subjects and enable minimal risk clinical investigations that may facilitate medical advances and promote public health.

To be clear – the FDA is not simply waiving the need for informed consent where researchers can simply “claim that what they are testing is safe“. Such medical research have to be approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

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Fact #3 : Informed Consent Waiver Only Permitted For Minimal Risk

In addition, I should point out that IRBs are only allowed to grant or alter informed consent waivers for research that meet FDA’s definition of “minimal risk”:

“Minimal risk” means that the probability and magnitude of harm or discomfort anticipated in the research are not greater in and of themselves than those ordinarily encountered in daily life or during the performance of routine physical or psychological examinations or tests.

In short – the new FDA rule strictly limits the waiver or alteration of informed consent only to “minimal risk” research in which the subjects are not exposed to harm or discomfort that they would not normally experience in their daily life, or routine examinations.

It would therefore not be possible to get IRB approval for the “testing of new medicines via the water supply or aerolized spraying” as Robert F. Kennedy Jr. suggested.

Fact #4 : FDA Amended Its Rules To Comply With Law

The FDA isn’t simply creating this new rule for fun. It was more or less compelled to do so by the 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act), which was was signed into law by President Barack Obama on 16 December 2016.

Amongst its provisions were Section 3024, which specifically amended sections 505(i)(4) and 520(g)(3) of the FD&C Act (21 U.S.C. 355(i)(4) and 360j(g)(3)) to “provide FDA with the authority to permit an exception from informed consent requirements when the proposed clinical testing poses no more than minimal risk to the human subject and includes appropriate safeguards to protect the rights, safety, and welfare of the human subject”.

In addition, Section 3023 of the Cures Act directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “harmonize differences between the HHS Human Subject Regulations and the FDA Human Subject Regulations,” to the extent practicable and consistent with other statutory provisions.

In short – the US FDA was only issuing its final ruling based on the Cures Act, which was enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Obama.

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Fact #5 : FDA Amendment Was Open For Public Comment

It is odd that concerned citizens like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are only now complaining about the FDA rule amendment, when it was open for public comment years ago!

The FDA issued the proposed rule changes in the Federal Register of 15 November 2018, and asked the public to submit any electronic or written comments to the proposed rule changes by 15 January 2019.

In the end, the FDA received fewer than 50 comment letters from the academia, Institutional Review Boards (IRBs), public advocacy groups, industry, trade organizations, public health organizations, individuals, and other organizations.

Where were these concerned citizens when the FDA asked for their comments, before making its decision on the final rule?

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Did Bruce Willis Just Die On The Way To The Hospital?!

Did Bruce Willis just die suddenly on the way to the hospital?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2023-01-27 : Updated with new details and versions.
Originally posted @ 2023-05-30

 

Claim : Bruce Willis Just Died On The Way To The Hospital!

People are sharing YouTube and Facebook videos claiming to prove that Bruce Willis just died suddenly at home, or on the way to the hospital, with titles like :

5 Minutes Ago / UNEXPECTED Death Of Bruce Willis On The Way To HOSPITAL / R.I.P. Star

Stop breathing 5 minutes ago / Bruce Willis Died on the way to the hospital / Goodbye Bruce Willis

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Truth : Bruce Willis Did Not Die On The Way To The Hospital!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page views and YouTube advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube videos have been circulating for weeks and months, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media reported Bruce Willis’ death.

Never mind the slew of ridiculously terrible movies he participated in before his retirement, Bruce Willis remains a Hollywood mega star. His diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) got front page news all over the world!

If Bruce Willis really did die, whether from his dementia, a car accident, or a heart attack, the worldwide media would have reported it. Such momentous news would not have been left to a bunch of small-time celebrity death blogs / small YouTube and Facebook channels!

The truth is – no legitimate media outlet reported that Bruce Willis died suddenly from any cause, because it never happened

Fact #2 : Bruce Willis Is Still Alive + Well!

Bruce Willis did not die, and is still very much alive and well, as of Saturday, 27 January, 2024. That was when he posted a photo of himself on his official Instagram account.

Bruce Willis officially retired from acting in March 2022, after his aphasia diagnosis, and his family announced that his aphasia was caused by frontotemporal dementia on February 16, 2023.

However, Bruce Willis did not die in 2022 or even February, May, August, or December 2023 as alleged by people on social media. He’s very much still alive!

In fact, on Tuesday, January 23, 2023, he posted a video on Instagram, showing him with his grandchildren at the beach.

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Fact #3 : Bruce Willis Death Photos Were Edited

I analysed the photos used in these videos, and traced the origin of three examples used in many of these videos.

This photo that shows Bruce Willis on a hospital bed, was edited from a stock photo of an old man, taken by Raul Rodriguez. It’s titled “Elderly 80 plus year old man recovering from surgery in a hospital bed“.

In addition, the purple ribbon isn’t used for awareness of frontotemporal dementia, which is relatively uncommon. The purple ribbon is often used to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and pancreatic cancer.

Incidentally, frontotemporal dementia is different from Alzheimer’s disease, affecting a different part of the brain, and presenting with different symptoms.

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This photo of a large funeral is not of Bruce Willis, but of Irish makeup artist Cathriona White, taken on October 10, 2015.

If you look carefully, you can spot actor Jim Carrey looking sombre next to the pallbearer. He dated Cathriona White for three years, from 2012-2015. She died from a suicide by prescription drug overdose on September 28, 2015.

The fake news creator just added a photo of Bruce Willis, making it look like Jim Carrey and the lady beside him were carrying it. The truth is there was no photo, and they were just holding hands.

This photo of Bruce Willis’s funeral is also fake. This is actually a photo of Serbian folk singer, Šaban Šaulić, who died on February 17, 2019. His funeral was held on February 22, 2019.

The fake news creator flipped the photo, and superimposed a large and overly bright head of Sylvester Stallone together with a photo of Bruce Willis magically floating in front of him!

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Fact #4 : Bruce Willis Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Bruce Willis death hoax, ironically, is also being driven by another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of actor Bruce Willis’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actor best known for his roles in The Fifth Element or Die Hard is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Bruce Willis Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Bruce Willis’ unnamed reps confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other reps of celebrities MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Brad Pitt, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Justine Bieber, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Bill Gates Invested In BioNTech Because COVID Was Coming?!

Did Bill Gates invest in BioNTech two months before COVID-19 was announced, because he was forewarned, or planned the pandemic?!

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

 

Claim : Bill Gates Invested In BioNTech Because COVID Was Coming!

People are sharing a post on X (formerly Twitter) by PeterSweden (archive), which appears to suggest that Bill Gates invested in BioNTech because COVID-19 was coming. Here is an excerpt:

I recently discovered something very weird. Bill Gates invested a whopping $55 MILLION in BioNTech that made the Pfizer mRNA injection. You will never believe the date that this happened…

This led some people to conclude or suggest that Bill Gates must have been forewarned, or even planned the pandemic himself! For example:

Thunder26 : It’s not a coincidence. It was all planned People who pulled the strings made a fortune out of this “pandemic”

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Truth : Bill Gates Did Not Invest In BioNTech Because COVID Was Coming!

Let’s take a look at those claims, and find out what the facts really are…

Fact #1 : Investment Was Made By Gates Foundation

Let me start by pointing out that Bill Gates did not invest $55 million in BioNTech. It was the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). You know, the world’s second largest charitable foundation?

While Bill Gates may be its most public face, the BMGF is governed by a board of trustees, with a CEO and five independent experts, and advised by a Scientific Advisory Committee.

Fact #2 : Agreement Was Signed In August 2019

Both BioNTech and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced the investment (here and here) on 4 September 2019. However, the investment agreement between the two parties was signed 5 days earlier, on 30 August 2019, as filed with the SEC.

This may seem like a small point, but a mistake here, a mistake there, and you end up with complete bollocks.

I should also point out that such large investments would have taken weeks, if not months, for both parties to negotiate, and their lawyers and boards to vet and approve.

Fact #3 : Investment Was Limited To HIV + TB Vaccines

The BioNTech press release made it clear that the BMGF investment was a partnership to “develop preclinical vaccine and immunotherapy candidates” for HIV and tuberculosis.

This was not mere PR. There was actually a legal agreement between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and BioNTech SE, restricting what the funds can be used for.

This agreement on the “Strategic Relationship between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and BioNTech SE“, which was also filed with the SEC on 30 August 2019, clearly stated that BioNTech will complete work packages on the Initial HIV SOW (Scope of Work) and the Initial TB Project SOW.

It also stated that “Additional Projects will not be funded by the Foundation Investment except in the limited circumstances following a determination that it is futile to continue with a workplan as set forth in the TB Project Statement of Work or HIV Project Statement of Work.

In other words – the $55 million BMGF investment was limited to the development of HIV and TV vaccines and immunotherapies.

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Fact #4 : $55 Million Is Chump Change For BMGF

As the world’s second-largest charitable foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation hold some $69 billion worth of assets. On top of that, it has given away some 7 billion dollars to fight disease and poverty.

In short – a $55 million investment is chump change. If Bill Gates was forewarned about COVID-19, and somehow knew that BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine technology would be a winner in the upcoming pandemic, he would have invested BILLIONS, not just a paltry $55 million.

Imagine if Bill Gates invested $10 billion into BioNTech, instead of just $55 million. The BMGF would be $100 billion richer, not just 0.55 billion richer. Ah, what a lousy businessman!

Fact #5 : BMGF To Grant Additional $45 Million

The BioNTech press release pointed that the total funding could reach $100 million, but oddly enough – the viral post failed to point that out. Why?

Possibly, that’s because the investment agreement stated that if BioNTech achieved its HIV and tuberculosis project milestones, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation would provide additional grants of up to $45 million!

Now, if the BMGF only invested in BioNTech to make money, why would it provide $45 million in grants when it can simply purchase $110 million of equity at one go?

Imagine if Bill Gates invested $110 million into BioNTech instead of just $55 million, he would have earned $1.1 billion, instead of “just $550 million” as claimed by the viral post. Ah, you silly, silly man…

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Fact #6 : China Only Revealed COVID-19 In December 2019

Finally, the viral post claimed that we first heard about the novel coronavirus that would be known as SARS-CoV-2 in November 2019. That’s not true.

While later reports suggested that SARS-CoV-2 was circulating in Wuhan in October and November, the public was only made aware of the new coronavirus on the very last day of 2019.

On 30 December 2019, the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission sent a hard-copy of guidelines on fighting “a possible outbreak of infectious pneumonia” to its affiliate institutions. It was only on 31 December that the Commission publicly announced the pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, which was picked up by the WHO office in China and international news media.

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

Did Bill Gates tremble with fear in a recent interview with CBS News on the Moderna mRNA vaccine?!

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Claim : Bill Gates Trembled With Fear In mRNA Vaccine Interview!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that Bill Gates trembled with fear in a recent interview with CBS News on the Moderna mRNA vaccine!

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Truth : Bill Gates Did Not Tremble With Fear In mRNA Vaccine Interview!

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

Fact #1 : The Interview Was Conducted In July 2020

The People’s Voice article claimed that the CBS News interview was conducted recently. The truth is – the CBS News interview took place on 23 July 2020 – more than 3.5 years ago!

Why would anyone want to mislead you about that? Probably because the interview was conducted before any COVID-19 vaccines were approved.

In fact, the first-generation COVID-19 vaccines were undergoing clinical trials at that time! A slide in the original CBS News video (which was edited out) showed “COVID-19 Vaccines Currently In Phase III”.

So it really looks like this old video clip (from before COVID-19 vaccines were approved) is being misrepresented as a recent interview on the safety and efficacy of those vaccines. In Fact #3, I will show you why…

Fact #2 : The Video Clip Was Truncated

The video shared in The People’s Voice article (which you can view above) appears to be a short slice from the original CBS News interview, which lasted over 28 minutes.

The segment that was shared starts at the 15:36 point in the original CBS News interview, and lasts until the 17:20 point. Now, why would anyone cut such a short video clip to share on X (formerly Twitter)?

Perhaps it’s to avoid inconvenient portions in the video, where:

  • CBS News host Norah O’Donnell referred to the “race for a cure” and “promising news” about COVID-19 vaccines,
  • the slide of “COVID-19 Vaccines Currently In Phase III”, and
  • Norah O’Donnell mentioning that four new COVID-19 vaccines under Operation Warp Speed will be undergoing Phase III clinical trials involving 120,000 people.

If they shared a longer clip, we would have all realised that it was really recorded before any COVID-19 vaccines were approved. Sneaky, aren’t they?

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Fact #3 : Vaccines Were Still Undergoing Clinical Trials

It appears that they intentionally used this small video segment because CBS News host Norah O’Donnell asked, “Are these vaccines safe?“, and Bill Gates did not answer with a simple “Yes“.

The People’s Voice article took pains to point that out:

100percentfedup.com reports: Hey Bill, is the vaccine safe? I’ll tell you what he didn’t say…..”Yes”.

And I feel so bad for everyone who got the Moderna version.

But how could Bill Gates possibly say that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe when they have not even completed their Phase 3 clinical trials?!

In fact, Norah O’Donnell pointed out in the full video that four COVID-19 vaccines under Operation Warp Speed would only begin their Phase 3 clinical trials “next week”.

The full interview video also showed Bill Gates saying that “we don’t know if these [COVID-19] vaccines will work”, and pointing out that “we don’t know if they will work to avoid deaths, we don’t know if they will work to prevent transmission’.

All those are absolutely correct as the COVID-19 vaccines were still being tested in July 2020. The first COVID-19 vaccines would only be approved in December 2020.

Fact #4 : Bill Gates Did Not Tremble With Fear

I’m not sure if people are projecting their own fears and insecurity into Bill Gates’ mannerisms, but he did not appear to “crumble with fear” in the CBS News interview.

In fact, he spoke calmly and with a measured voice for those 28+ minutes – hardly possible if he was “trembling with fear”.

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

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

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

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

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Did US Marines Just Arrest John Kelly For Treason?!

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

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Claim : US Marines Just Arrested John Kelly For Treason!

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

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

Marines Arrest Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fact #2 : John Kelly Was Not Arrested

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fact #4 : US Marines Cannot Arrest Civilians

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

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

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

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

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Did Alex Soros Call For Donald Trump To Be Assassinated?!

Did Alex Soros just publicly call for Donald Trump to be assassinated?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Alex Soros Called For Donald Trump To Be Assassinated!

People are claiming or suggesting Alex Soros, who took over the Open Society Foundation from his billionaire father, George Soros, just publicly called for Donald Trump to be assassinated!

The People’s Voice : Alex Soros openly called for the assassination of Donald Trump on Sunday, warning that the chance of Trump becoming president is too risky for the globalists to ignore.

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Truth : Alex Soros Did Not Call For Donald Trump To Be Assassinated!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on X (formerly Twitter) and some websites, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Alex Soros Did Not Call For Trump Assassination

First, let me start by pointing out that Alex Soros never publicly called for Donald Trump to be assassinated. None of those claims are backed up by actual evidence.

There is ZERO evidence Alex Soros ever called for Donald Trump to be assassinated. Neither did The People’s Voice provided any evidence to back up its claim that Alex Soros said that “He’s too dangerous alive“,.

Fact #2 : Alex Soros Only Shared Article On Crime + Inflation

The whole premise behind these claims of a Trump assassination threat is based on a single tweet by Alex Soros, who shared an article by The Atlantic on the leading theories behind the crime and inflation crises.

Alex Soros never mentioned Donald Trump in his tweet. Neither did he attribute the article to Donald Trump, or suggested that it was somehow linked to him.

Last year, the crime and inflation crises largely evaporated. So did the leading theories about what had caused them.

To be clear – Alexander Soros did not write the article posted by The Atlantic. Neither did he select the photos used for that article.

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Fact #3 : Those Were Stock Images

Right-wing conspiracy theorists are claiming that the bullet hole referred to an assassination attempt, with the hand holding out 47 dollars is a reference to Donald Trump being the future 47th President of the United States.

That’s completely bonkers because the two photos used in The Atlantic article are stock photos from Getty Images that have no relevance to Donald Trump, or assassinations.

The bullet hole photo (source) was taken on 1 July 2023, by New York Daily News, at the scene of a double shooting of an MTA bus in The Bronx, New York. An appropriate photo for an article on crime, don’t you think?

The photo of a hand holding $47 was taken by George Marks in the 1950s (source). I’m sure you will agree that it is an appropriate photo for inflation, and has nothing to do with Donald Trump.

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Did Putin Just Void 1867 Sale Of Alaska To The US?!

Did Vladimir Putin just sign a decree voiding the 1867 sale of Alaska to the US, and declaring it occupied territory?!

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Claim : Putin Just Voided 1867 Sale Of Alaska To The US!

People are claiming or suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin just signed a decree voiding the 1867 sale of Alaska to the US, and declaring it occupied territory!

Interemarium 24 : Hahahah – seriously. not kidding: Putin has signed a decree making the sale of Alaska to the US illegal. territory is to be declared occupied 😂

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Truth : Putin Did Not Void 1867 Sale Of Alaska To The US!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS circulating on X (formerly Twitter) and some websites, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Vladimir Putin Did Not Void 1867 Sale Of Alaska To The US

First, let me start by pointing out that Russian President Vladimir Putin did not void the 1867 sale of Alaska to the US. Neither did he decree that the sale of Alaska to the US was “illegal”, or declare Alaska to be “occupied” territory.

Fact #2 : No Media Reported The Claim

If Vladimir Putin actually signed a decree voiding the sale of Alaska to the US, it would have been reported by legitimate media outlets all over the world.

In fact, such a decree could be considered casus belli – a declaration of war against the United States. At least, it would have been a diplomatic faux pas that would have drawn strong condemnation from the United States.

Fact #3 : Putin Decree Was Not About Alaska

The Putin decree that is being shared online is genuine. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed it on 18 January 2024. However, that decree does not declare the sale of Alaska to the US as illegal, or declaring it as “occupied” territory.

In fact, the 18 January 2024 Putin decree does not even mention Alaska. Neither does it declare any territory formerly owned by Russia as “occupied” or “illegal”. Here is the text of the decree, machine translated into English:

ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

In accordance with subparagraph 1 of paragraph 2 of Article 78 of the Budget Code of the Russian Federation, designate the federal state unitary enterprise “Department of Foreign Property” of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, as the recipient of a subsidy provided from the federal budget for financial support of costs associated with the search for real estate of the Russian Federation, the former Russian Empire, the former USSR, the proper registration of the rights of the Russian Federation in relation to existing federal real estate property and found real estate of the Russian Federation, the former Russian Empire, the former USSR and legal protection of this property.

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Fact #4 : Putin Decree Referred To Russian Gov Property Overseas

The 18 January 2024 decree signed by Putin actually refers to the funding of the Department of Foreign Property of the Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation.

The purpose was not to void past sale of territory formerly owned by Russia, or the Soviet Union. Rather, it was to fund the search for Russian property overseas, and ensuring their legal protection. As Russian state media, TASS, reported on 19 January 2024:

Russia to allocate funds for search of Soviet, Imperial Russian property abroad

Russia will allocate funds for an effort to find, register and ensure legal protection of Russia’s property abroad, including property of the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire.

A relevant decree, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, will allocate funds for the purpose to the Department of Foreign Property of the Administrative Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation.

The funds will be allocated to cover expenses related to “the process of searching the real estate property owned by the Russian Federation, the former Russian Empire, the former USSR,” as well as for “due registration of [property] rights” and “legal protection of this property.”

Another decree allocates funds to cover the department’s expenses for maintaining and using Russia’s federal property abroad.

To be clear – the decree signed by Putin did not declare the 1867 sale of Alaska to the US as “illegal”, or declare it “occupied” territory.

This is the decree in Russian, which you can translate yourself

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Was Oprah Just Exposed In Jeffrey Epstein Client List?!

Was Oprah Winfrey just exposed in the Jeffrey Epstein list, as one of his clients?!

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Claim : Oprah Winfrey Just Exposed As Jeffrey Epstein Client!

People are claiming on social media that Oprah Winfrey was just exposed in the Jeffrey Epstein list, as one of his clients. At least one person even claimed that she was arrested as a result!

Donald J. Trump 🇺🇸 News : 🚨JUST IN: Oprah Winfrey has been revealed as a client on The Epstein List.

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Truth : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Arrested Or Exposed As Epstein Client!

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

Fact #1 : Jeffrey Epstein List Is All-Encompassing

First, I should point out that the so-called “Jeffrey Epstein list” that was released as by New York judge Loretta A. Preska, is not is a list of his clients, or people who were somehow complicit in his crimes.

The list of names that is set to be released soon comprises of everyone involved or named in the defamation lawsuit by Virginia Giuffre against Ghislaine Maxwell – Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend and convicted accomplice. For example:

  • People who were accused of wrongdoing
  • People making those accusations of wrongdoing
  • Victims of Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, and/or their associates,
  • Potential witnesses to those crimes, or witnesses called by the defense
  • Employees of Jeffrey Epstein or Ghislaine Maxwell
  • People who visited Jeffrey Epstein’s home or island
  • People who flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane

In other words – this Jeffrey Epstein list is not his “black book” of people who took part in his crimes, or abetted them. It comprises of people who was once associated with Jeffrey Epstein or Ghislaine Maxwell, including victims and witnesses.

Fact #2 : Epstein Is Not Weinstein

I should also point out that Jeffrey Epstein is not Harvey Weinstein. Their surnames may rhyme, but they are not related, and are completely different men.

Yet, people who posted about Oprah Winfrey being “exposed” in the Jeffrey Epstein List as a client, bizarrely used this photo of Oprah and Harvey Weinstein.

Did they confuse the two men because they had similar-sounding surnames? Or did they use the Oprah-Weinstein photo because they couldn’t find any Oprah-Epstein photo?

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Fact #3 : Oprah Winfrey Was Not Arrested

This is really silly, but it has to be said – Oprah Winfrey was not arrested after being “exposed” in the Jeffrey Epstein List.

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

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

On top of that, Oprah posted a video on Instagram on Monday, 15 January 2024, in which she thanked Dolce & Gabbana for the purple dress she wore to the 29th Critics’ Choice Awards the day earlier.

Needless to say – she was seen in public, with the other cast members of The Color Purple, at the Critics’ Choice Award on Sunday, January 14 2024!

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Fact #4 : Oprah Was Only Mentioned Incidentally

In the court documents released by Judge Preska, Oprah’s name came up five times. However, she was never mentioned as a witness, a victim, or a potential accomplice. In fact, her name only came up incidentally!

Exhibit 1 : Oprah’s name appeared in the screenshot of a Daily Mail article (in a separate suggested article called Oprah sells Gustav Klimt painting for whopping $150million to private buyer in China…).

Exhibit 8 : Oprah’s name appeared in the screenshot of a Radar Online article (in a separate suggested article called Oprah Surprisingly Says Goodbye To Her Neighbor Ellen Degeneres).

In the remaining three mentions (here, here and here), Oprah was referenced in a single email between Sharon Churcher and a book agent, as a description of the “market” Virginia Giuffre’s book would appeal to:

Hi Jarred

Hopefully you have Virginia’ s book pitch by now.

She has some amazing names which she can share with you in confidence and I think she also has a human interest story that could appeal to the Oprah/female set as well as the Wall Streeters who follow Epstein — a hedge fund king.

In short – Oprah was quite irrelevant in the Giuffre vs. Maxwell case. Her name appeared incidentally in some documents, but she was never mentioned as an individual of interest.

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Is China Preparing Mobile Cremation Vans For Disease X?!

Is China preparing mobile cremation vans for Disease X, which has a 100% mortality rate?!

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Claim : China Prepares Mobile Cremation Vans For Disease X!

People are sharing a video on X (formerly Twitter), while claiming or suggesting that China is buying up, or assembling, mobile cremation vans for an outbreak of Disease X, which has a 100% kill rate!

DiedSuddenly : Reports out of China are saying that a new disease X is emerging with a 100% kill rate on the lab tested mice.

At the same time, China is assembling mobile crematoriums. How do you interpret this?

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Truth : China Is Not Preparing Mobile Cremation Vans For Disease X!

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

Fact #1 : Disease X Does Not Exist

First, let me start by pointing out that Disease X does not exist. Disease X is merely a placeholder name for a hypothetical, unknown pathogen that could cause a future epidemic.

It is used by healthcare organisations and policy makers as an easy way to label an unknown disease that could potentially emerge in the future.

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

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

Fact #2 : Disease X Was Adopted By WHO In 2018

Disease X itself isn’t even new, being adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in February 2018. Its genesis is even older.

Disease X was “created” as part of pandemic preparations initiated in May 2015, when the WHO was asked by member nations to generate ideas to reduce the time lag between the identification of viral outbreaks, and the approval of vaccines and treatments.

To address the very real possibility of an unknown infectious disease that could potential cause a future epidemic or pandemic, the WHO added Disease X as a placeholder name for that “knowable unknown” pathogen in February 2018.

Fact #3 : There Is No Disease X In China

To be clear – there is no Disease X in China, or anywhere else in the world. Needless to say, claims that Disease X has killed 100% of lab-tested mice are also false.

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Fact #4 : Video Shows A Mobile Pet Cremation Van

These fake news posts attach a video of mobile cremation vans to scare you into believing that China has an outbreak of Disease X, or that there is a conspiracy to create a Disease X pandemic.

The truth is – this appears to be a promotional video for mobile cremation vans for pets! It’s even mentioned in the video, at around the 30 second mark (thanks, Yuh Hui!):

宠物殡葬专用火化车
全 国可上牌年检
操作简单 自动点火

Special cremation vehicle for pet funerals
Annual license inspection is available nationwide
Easy to operate, automatic ignition

At around the 18 second mark, the video also states that the cremation chamber measures 90 cm x 130 cm. That is only big enough for a pet, like a cat or a dog. Such mobile pet cremation vans are common in Japan and Korea.

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Fact #5 : Cremation Requires A Lot Of Energy

While cremation is popular in China, and is used extensively to handle bodies of people who died from COVID-19, it is not practical to use mobile crematoriums. After all, it takes a lot of energy and time to create bodies.

Cremating a body takes 2-4 hours, at temperatures of 760-1,150 °C. That’s roughly equal to the amount of fuel the van would need to drive some 7,725 kilometres (4,800 miles)! A van would not be large enough to hold a human-sized crematorium, or have enough fuel to cremate a single body.

It also doesn’t make sense for China to use mobile cremation vans, when it has over 7,000 crematoriums, which are capable of cremating some 6 million bodies (in 2021).

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Did Justin Bieber Just Die In Tragic Car Accident?!

Did Justin Bieber just die in a hospital after a high speed car crash?! Take a look at the viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-01-14 : Refreshed for a new release
Originally posted @ 2023-04-13

 

Claim : Justin Bieber Died Suddenly In High Speed Car Crash!

People are sharing YouTube, Facebook and TikTok videos claiming that Justin Bieber just died suddenly in a high speed car crash, with titles like :

10 minutes ago in Los Angeles, American famous singer Justin Bieber died suddenly in car accident

( RIP ) Justin Bieber died after crashing at over 100mph, coroner’s report reveals

12 Minute ago ( RIP ) Justin Bieber died after crashing at over 100mph, coroner’s report reveals

RIP Justin Bieber… We lost him in a car crash over 100mph if your depressed please reach out.

( RIP ) Justin Bieber died after crashing at over 120mph, coroner’s report reveals

( RIP ) Very Sad 20 Second ago in Chicago, Justin Bieber died after crashing at over 100mph, coroner’s report reveals

7 minutes ago Justin Bieber died in car accident after crashing at over 100mph…. RIP legend…very sad news

Justin Bieber died #justinbieber #justinbieberdied #death #singer #justinbieberupdates #ytshorts

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Truth : Justin Bieber Did Not Die In Car Accident!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created and propagated by people to generate income from page / video views and advertising, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported His Death

These YouTube / TikTok / Facebook videos have been circulating for days now, but people don’t seem to notice that no legitimate media has reported Justin Bieber’s death.

Justin Bieber is a megastar, with a beautiful celebrity model wife. If something happened to him, not will it be eagerly reported on by celebrity blogs, the worldwide media would no doubt cover it too.

When Justin Bieber revealed that he is suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome, the worldwide media breathlessly reported on his condition, including he cancelled the rest of his concerts.

No legitimate media outlet has reported that Justin Bieber died recently from any cause. Why should you believe no-name websites like NewsC60 / Fact Journal Media / NewsC8, or random YouTube / TikTok / Facebook videos?

Fact #2 : Justin Bieber Is Still Alive + Well!

Justin Bieber is still very much alive and well, as of Sunday, 14 January, 2024. Of course, you want “proof of life”, don’t you?

Well, Justin Bieber himself posted a series of photos and videos on Instagram on 7 January 2024, to share how excited he is for 2024:

excited for this next year. New beginnings

One of them is a video of him playing golf. Needless to say – he looks very well, f or someone who allegedly got smashed into pieces in a terrible car accident.

This happened many days, weeks and even months after those YouTube / TikTok / Facebook videos claimed that he died in a high speed car accident! What a miracle!

Obviously, we can confirm that all those videos and articles about Justin Bieber dying from a tragic car accident are FAKE.

Read more : Did Vaccine Injury Force Justin Bieber To Cancel Tour?!
Read more : Did Justin Bieber Get Ramsay Hunt Syndrome From Vaccine?!

Fact #3 : Justin Bieber “Died Suddenly” Photos Were Edited

I analysed this photo used in some of the videos, and confirmed that Justin Bieber wasn’t even involved in that car accident, never mind die in it.

This is actually a photo of a car accident that happened in July 2022, involving Justin Bieber’s step grandmother, Kathy Bieber.

Marty Denham was outside his shop when he heard a loud noise on Lorne Avenue West and saw one vehicle had collided with another.

“I had my back to it, I turned around, there was probably a five-count and the entire car blew up behind them,” he said.

One of the vehicles was consumed by flames almost instantly.

That’s when Denham saw a woman jump out of the car to safety.

“We thought we were watching a person die because we thought the girl was the passenger.”

Denham said one of the people involved in the crash was Kathy Bieber, who is married to the pop star’s grandfather on his dad’s side of the family.

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Here is another popular photo used to show Justin Bieber dying in a hospital after his tragic car crash, but that’s not him in that hospital bed.

That is really a photo of doctors and nurses at the Brooklyn Hospital Center treating a COVID-19 patient, that Victor J. Blue of the New York Times took in April 2020.

Photo credit : Victor J. Blue, New York Times

Fact #4 : Justin Bieber Death Hoax Is Driven By Fake Fact Check Too

This Justin Bieber death hoax is, ironically, also being driven by a fact check article by the MediaMass Project, which appears to regularly update / change the dates.

News of singer Justin Bieber’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the January 2024 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the singer best known for hit songs like Beauty and a Beat, Boyfriend or Baby is alive and well.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Justin Bieber Facebook page is false. There is no such Facebook page. It is their standard fake fact check spiel for fake celebrity deaths.

The statement from Justin Bieber’s unnamed rep confirming that he is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Gibb, Bruce Willis, Celine Dion, Clint Eastwood, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dolly Parton, Harrison Ford, Lionel Messi, Lucy LiuMadonna, Melanie Laurent, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Robert Pattinson, Simon Cowell, Sylvester Stallone, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks.

He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He’s still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet.

Hidden in the description page for the MediaMass Project is a disclaimer that they are a “satire” website. That’s the usual “cover” for websites peddling fake news.

Regardless of their reasons, anything posted by MediaMass.net must be considered as fake news, until proven otherwise.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

This is yet another example of fake celebrity news created to generate page views and money through advertising, just like these examples:

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Is Australia Building mRNA Vaccine Cardiac Arrest Registry?!

Is Australia building the world’s largest sudden cardiac arrest registry to solve the mystery of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine sudden cardiac deaths?!

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

 

Claim : Australia Is Building mRNA Vaccine Cardiac Arrest Registry!

People are sharing a post on X (formerly Twitter), which claims or suggests that Australia is building the world’s largest sudden cardiac arrest registry to solve the mystery of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine sudden cardiac deaths!

It’s a very long post, so feel free to skip right to the next section for the facts!

William Makis MD : Australia is building World’s Largest Sudden Cardiac Arrest Registry to solve the “mystery” of COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Sudden Cardiac Deaths

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Truth : Australia Sudden Cardiac Registry Not Related To mRNA Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Australia Cardiac Arrest Deaths Unchanged For 40 Years

According to the 9News article that was the basis for this claim, more than 25,000 Australians experience a cardiac arrest every year. What the viral post does not mention is that this has been going on for many years, and certainly long before COVID-19 vaccines were approved.

In fact, the incidence of cardiac arrest deaths has remained “largely unchanged in the past 40 yearsaccording to the End Unexplained Cardiac Death (EndUCD) organisation:

The UCD under 50 death rate has remained largely unchanged in the past 40 years.

Cardiovascular deaths have declined dramatically fro Australians over the age of 50, driven by the message of healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise. Unfortunately these factors do not provide protection against UCD under 50.

Fact #2 : Australia Cardiac Arrest Deaths Not Attributed To mRNA Vaccines

The same 9News article pointed out that doctors have been unable to determine the cause of up to 40% of these sudden cardiac arrests. However, it never once mentioned mRNA vaccines as a cause.

In fact, the 9News article shared the story of Bryan Maris who died suddenly in his sleep from a cardiac arrest. His sudden cardiac arrest death was not attributed to the mRNA vaccine, but was attributed to a genetic condition called Brugada syndrome, which can cause fast, irregular heartbeats.

His wife, Jessica Maris, said that a simple electrocardiogram at the right time could have saved her husband’s life. Their son, Jack, also had Brugada’s syndrome, which was detected in a screening after his father died:

Jack has been identified as having Brugada thanks to the screening that took place because of Bryan; I would’ve loved to have identified Bryan; and not needed to have had a sudden cardiac arrest in the family to be able to identify when a family member is at risk of sudden cardiac arrest

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Fact #3 : CODEX-SD Isn’t First Australian Cardiac Arrest Registry

The CODEX-SD Registry may be the world’s largest cardiac arrest registry, but it isn’t the first cardiac arrest registry in Australia.

The EndUCD Registry started operation in 2019before the COVID-19 pandemic, and about two years before the first mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 was ever approved!

That’s because many Australians have been suffering from cardiac arrests every year, long before mRNA vaccines were invented.

Fact #4 : US CARES Registry Started In 2004

Unexplained sudden cardiac arrest deaths have long afflicted people all over the world, long before any mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 was ever invented, never mind approved.

In fact, the US CDC and the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University established the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) in 2004, as a way to better improve the survival of cardiac arrest victims.

The truth is – sudden cardiac arrest isn’t something new. It has been killing people long before COVID-19 vaccines were invented.

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Do mRNA vaccines have 1 in 800 severe adverse event rate?!

Do mRNA vaccines have a severe adverse event rate of 1 in 800 vaccinated people?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-01-07 : Updated after these claims went viral again
Originally posted @ 2923-10-08

 

Claim : mRNA Vaccines Have 1-in-800 Severe Adverse Event Rate!

People are sharing a Twitter (X) post by Leading Report, which suggests that a landmark paper has shown that mRNA vaccines have severe adverse event rates, and is therefore dangerous and should be pulled from the market.

BRAKING: Landmark paper shows the COVID vaccine has a 1/800 severe adverse event rate; in comparison, the swine flu vaccine was pulled from the market for 1/100,000.

This study was also mentioned in a video (example) featuring Bret Weinstein and Tucker Carlson that is circulating on X (formerly Twitter) in January 2024.

17 million deaths from the Covid vaccine? That’s like the death toll of a global war!

– Yes, absolutely, this is a great tragedy of history, it’s of that proportion.

@TuckerCarlson speaks with @BretWeinstein

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Truth : mRNA Vaccines Were Not Proven Dangerous!

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

Fact #1 : The Study Was Published In September 2022

First, let me just point out that the study in question isn’t new. It was actually published in the journal Vaccine on September 22, 2022, and you can read the full version here.

This study was even mentioned earlier by Dr. Aseem Malhotra in an interview with Joe Rogan several months ago, which you can read here. Perhaps that’s why Leading Report labelled the news as “BRAKING”, instead of “BREAKING”?

Here is an excerpt from the Fraiman, et. al. study:

Serious adverse events of special interest following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in randomized trials in adults

Fact #2 : The Study Looked At Reported AESI, Not Side Effects

The Fraiman et. al. study looked at Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESI) reported in the original Phase 3 trials of the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines from 2020. It’s short, so I’m reproducing the results here for your convenience:

Pfizer and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines were associated with an excess risk of serious adverse events of special interest of 10.1 and 15.1 per 10,000 vaccinated over placebo baselines of 17.6 and 42.2 (95 % CI -0.4 to 20.6 and -3.6 to 33.8), respectively.

As you can see, the Fraiman et. al. study looked at “serious adverse events“, not side effects.

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Fact #3 : Adverse Events Are Not Necessarily Side Effects

I should now point out that Adverse Events of Special Interest (AESI) are not necessarily vaccine side effects. That’s why they are called “adverse events“, and not “side effects“.

Adverse events are “unfavourable” or “unintended” events that happen after vaccination or taking a drug, – which may or may not be caused by the vaccine / drug – like having an anaphylactic reaction, or getting into a car accident.

All reported adverse events have to be investigated to find out if they are related (anaphylactic reaction) or not (getting into a car accident) to the vaccine or drug that was taken.

Even if an adverse event was “possibly caused” by the vaccine, it must still be confirmed that the vaccine directly caused it, because an anaphylactic reaction (for example) can also occur from a bee sting, or an existing peanut allergy.

Only once an adverse event is confirmed to be caused by the vaccine, is it then a vaccine side effect. Otherwise, it is merely an adverse event, not a side effect.

Fact #4 : Brighton AESI List Is More Specific

Unlike the much wider AESI list of 1,291 adverse events used by Pfizer, the priority AESI list from the Brighton Collaboration is much more specific. You can download the December 2020 version here (PDF).

While the Brighton Collaboration AESI list is more specific, it includes adverse events that may not be related to the vaccine itself. As stated at the top of its Executive Summary on Page 4, the AESI list was created based on:

  • known association with immunization or a specific vaccine platform;
  • theoretical association based on animal models;
  • occurrence during wild-type disease as a result of viral replication and/or immunopathogenesis.

As noted in Fact #3, these adverse events are not necessarily vaccine side effects. Again, that’s why they are called “adverse events”, and not “side effects”.

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Fact #5 : The Study Used An Expanded Brighton AESI List

At first glance, one may be forgiven for thinking that the Fraiman et. al. study used the more specific Brighton Collaboration AESI list.

However, they actually expanded the Brighton list with 29 additional adverse events that the Brighton Collaboration rejected because they were “known to have been reported but not in sufficient numbers to merit inclusion on the AESI list“.

The 29 additional adverse events (see Page 8) that Brighton Collaboration declined to include in the priority list, but the authors added anyway include adverse events like:

  • abscess, alopecia, conjunctivitis, mania, psychosis
  • breast milk, ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy, neonatal diagnoses, foetal diagnoses
  • host-specific diagnoses not related to pregnancy : geriatric, HIV

You can clearly see why the Brighton Collaboration refused to include many of those adverse events – they were most definitely not related to COVID-19 vaccine side effects!

In other words – the Fraiman et. al. study was skewed by the inclusion of 29 additional adverse events that were expressly rejected by the Brighton Collaboration.

Fact #6 : Study Did Not Prove mRNA Vaccines Are Dangerous

While Leading Report suggested in its post that the Fraiman et. al. study showed that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are 125X more dangerous than the swine flu vaccine that was withdrawn from the market, that is not the case at all.

The study offered ZERO EVIDENCE that the mRNA vaccines increased the risk of death or hospitalisation or injury. Neither did it show that the risks of getting the mRNA vaccines exceeded its benefits.

There is already a lot of data on actual, proven COVID-19 vaccine side effects, after more than 20 months of vaccinations (from December 2020 until September 2022). If they wanted to prove that the mRNA vaccines are dangerous, they could have reanalysed the original Phase 3 trial data using proven serious side effects, not serious adverse events.

Unfortunately, they chose to use adverse events instead of side effects, and ended up proving nothing in their study. What a waste of time.

More than a year after this study was published, not only have the mRNA vaccines not been withdrawn from the market, improved versions of the mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 have been approved! That would hardly be the case, if this was really a landmark study, would it?

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Why woman on treadmill did not die suddenly from vaccine!

A video of a woman collapsing after running on a treadmill has gone viral.

Take a look at the viral video, and find out why she did not die from the COVID-19 vaccine!

 

Claim : Woman On Treadmill Died Suddenly From Vaccine!

People are sharing a video of a woman collapsing after running on a treadmill, claiming or suggesting that she just died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!

DiedSuddenly : Welcome to the new normal.

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Truth : Woman On Treadmill Did Not Die Suddenly From Vaccine!

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

Fact #1 : Video Was Recorded In China

Let me start by pointing out that the video was recorded on 9 May 2023, in Guangzhou, China. It is important to note that China exclusively uses its own COVID-19 vaccines, instead of Western vaccines.

These Chinese COVID-19 vaccines are based on older technologies – the most common are the Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines, which use old inactivated virus vaccine technology that some anti-vaccine proponents claim are “much safer” than mRNA vaccines used in Western countries.

The truth is – all approved COVID-19 vaccines have successfully completed their clinical trials, proving that they are both safe and effective. They also continue to be monitored for safety and efficacy.

Fact #2 : The Woman Did Not Die

I should also point out that that the unnamed woman did not die. The woman actually regain her composure within two minutes of resting on the floor. So claims that she “died suddenly” are false.

Fact #3 : The Woman Had Low Blood Sugar

In that incident, a gym fitness coach who was passing by noticed that the woman was unsteady on the treadmill. He quickly stepped in to support and guide her off the treadmill to sit down on the floor. The video cuts off at that point.

It was revealed later that the woman was exercising on an empty stomach, leading to a drop in her blood sugar level. She recovered her composure within two minutes of resting.

The fitness coach, who was identified as Mr. Liu, advised people to maintain a balanced diet, and engage in appropriate exercise for safer and more effective workouts.

The incident was even covered by USA Today (source) on 25 May 2023.

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

While China has a high COVID-19 vaccination rate of just over 87%, it was not mandatory. That’s why a significant percentage of the population – just under 13% remain unvaccinated.

It is unknown if the woman on the treadmill was vaccinated against COVID-19. People who claim that the woman in the video was vaccinated against COVID-19 certainly offered no evidence.

Fact #5 : COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Appear Within Days

Even if the woman on the treadmill was fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, it does not mean she suffered any vaccine side effect. After all, she would have received her doses more than two years ago!

She cannot possibly be suffering from a vaccine side effect, because they appear within hours or days, not many months later.

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

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

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

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

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Fact #6 : People Have Collapsed Long Before COVID-19 Vaccines!

While anti-vaccine activists often claim that such collapses have never, or rarely, happened, before the COVID-19 vaccines were introduced, that’s really not true.

People have been collapsing for all sorts of reasons – hypotension, hypoglycaemia, vasovagal syncope, prolonged standing, dehydration, seizures, etc.

In fact, the infamous Died Suddenly movie actually showcased people who collapsed even though they were not vaccinated against COVID-19!

  • Florida Gators star, Keynote Johnson, who collapsed during a basketball game
  • Austrian journalist, Rosa Lyon, who collapsed on TV three months before COVID-19 was discovered!

Fact #7 : Many Deaths + Collapses Had Nothing To Do With Vaccines!

In addition, many people whose collapses and deaths were blamed on the COVID-19 vaccine were actually unvaccinated.

  • Footballer Christian Eriksen was unvaccinated when he collapsed during a game
  • Ohio Republican rep Kris Jordan died suddenly even though he was unvaccinated, and anti-vaccine.
  • Celebrity Aaron Carter was unvaccinated when he suddenly died in his bathtub.
  • Actress Kirstie Alley whose death was blamed on “turbo cancer” was unvaccinated.
  • MMA fighter Stephan Bonnar whose sudden death was blamed on vaccines, was unvaccinated and died from a drug overdose.
  • Canadian musician Shane Macaulay is unvaccinated and anti-vaccine, but had his viral seizure blamed on COVID-19 vaccines!

There are other examples, but you get the drift – it’s best not to blame the COVID-19 vaccine for every single collapse, injury, or death.

The truth is – tens of billions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have already been administered worldwide, and they have proven to be safe and effective for the vast majority of people who took them.

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Do Autopsies Show Vaccinated Have Graphene Blood Clots?!

Do autopsies show that vaccinated people have mysterious white blood clots, allegedly caused by graphene nanowires and nano sheets?! Find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-01-04 : Added a new section on engineered blood vessels.
Originally posted @ 2024-01-03

 

Claim : Autopsies Show Vaccinated Have Graphene Blood Clots!

People are sharing a video which claims or suggests that autopsies show that vaccinated people have mysterious white blood clots, allegedly caused by graphene nanowires and nano sheets!

DiedSuddenly : Dr. Robert Young outlines what he has been seeing from autopsies of the vaccinated – and what is happening to jabbed pilots.

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Truth : Autopsies Don’t Show Vaccines Have Graphene Blood Clots!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created or propagated by anti-vaccine proponents, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Video Is From July 2022

Let me start by pointing out that the viral video isn’t new, even though people are sharing it in 2024. It appears to have been posted sometime in July 2022 (example), if not earlier.

Fact #2 : Robert Oldham Young Is Not A Medical Doctor

Even though many people call him Dr. Robert Young, Robert Oldham Young is not a medical doctor. In fact, he was arrested in 2014 (press release) for practicing medicine without licence, and found guilty in February 2016. He would later plead guilty to two more counts of practicing medicine without a licence in 2017.

Robert O. Young is only known to have received “doctorates” for naturopathy and nutrition from the Clayton College of Natural Health – a defunct correspondence school that is not accredited or recognised by any official agency. He apparently upgraded his bachelor’s degree to a doctor’s degree in just eight months!

In his plea agreement, Robert Oldham Young declared that he has no degrees from any accredited schools, and that he is not “a microbiologist, hematologist, medical doctor, naturopathic doctor, or trained scientist“.

In November 2018, he was ordered to pay US$105 million to a cancer patient who had sued him for claiming to be a doctor and advising her to forgo traditional medical treatment.

Fact #3 : Blood Clots Are Common In Refrigerated Bodies

Despite claims that blood clots are uncommon in autopsies, that is actually not true as Monica Forrest, a licensed embalmer with NXT Generation Mortuary Support explained:

The blood clots are from refrigeration. It happens to many bodies. It’s just that there were so many bodies to process, many of them sat in refrigeration for long durations so they got blood clots. It’s not a big deal and these people are trying to make it a thing.

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Fact #4 : Formaldehyde + Water Coagulate Blood

Funeral director Ben Schmidt also explained how formaldehyde and water using in the embalming process coagulates the blood:

Formaldehyde coagulates proteins during the embalming process, and blood is made of protein. Further, tap water contains calcium which drives the blood clotting reaction, even after death.

We add specific chemicals called water conditioners that remove calcium in order to prevent the blood clotting reaction.

Fact #5 : Blood Clots Vary A Lot

The composition and appearance of blood clots depends greatly on where they form, and when they are found.

Blood clots that form in the arteries contain few red blood cells, and are formed primarily by fibrin and platelets. On the other hand, venous clots have a higher red blood cell content, although even these clots tend to accumulate fibrin over time.

Blood clots also change with time. Fresh blood clots appear red and are friable, but over time, become gelatinous and rubbery with a yellowish “chicken fat” surface.

Here is a comparison between antemortem and postmortem blood clots, courtesy of Dr. Judy Melinek M.D.

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Difference between antemortem and postmortem clots. Courtesy : Dr. Judy Melinek M.D.

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccines Don’t Have Graphene

Even though people have been claiming that COVID-19 vaccines contain nanowires / nano sheets, no one has been able to find them in any COVID-19 vaccine, even though tens of billions of doses have already been administered worldwide.

In fact, it is ludicrous to believe that anyone can see nanowires of any kind using an optical microscope, which appears to be used in the video. Nanowires, are by definition, extremely small, and thus, can only be seen using a scanning electron microscope (SEM).

While Robert Young appears to claim that he used a scanning electron microscope, the video only shows what appears to be dark-field microscopy using an optical microscope. Thus, whatever objects seen in that image are not nanowires or nano sheets.

To be clear – COVID-19 vaccines do not contain graphene oxide, graphene nanowires, or graphene nano sheets. If they did, they wouldn’t have been able to pass quality and safety tests, as part of their qualification for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) or full approval by regulatory agencies.

Fact #7 : Video Shows Engineered Blood Vessels From 1999

The photo below, which can be seen in the video above, was taken from a 2005 article on Tissue-Engineered Blood Vessels.

The photo in question actually shows an artificial artery that was created in 1999 by implanting a tissue capsule in the peritoneal cavity of a dog, and grown over 2-3 weeks.

Needless to say – it does not show blood clots being pulled out of a human artery or vein, and obviously, it has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic or vaccines, which came more than 20 years later!

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Fact #8 : COVID-19 Infections Cause Blood Clots

What anti-vaccine proponents will not tell you is that the COVID-19 infection kills many people through abnormal blood clotting, caused by a massive inflammatory response to the virus that increases clotting factors in the blood.

As a result, these patients develop blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism), legs (deep vein thrombosis), arteries to the brain (causing stroke) and kidneys (causing kidney failure), as well as peripheral blood vessels. Yazan Abou-Ismail, a haematologist at the University of Utah Health, explained:

The association between COVID-19 and blood clots was recognized early in the pandemic among hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

These patients experienced blood clots both in deep veins and arteries, which sometimes led to strokes and heart attacks. Although these conditions have mostly been seen in patients with severe COVID-19 illness, people with moderate illness have also developed blood clots.

The incidence of blood clots ranged from 20% to 40% among patients with severe COVID-19 illness, and 3% to 9% among those with mild to moderate COVID-19 illness.

If you are worried about blood clots, you should certainly try to avoid getting a COVID-19 infection!

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Fact #9 : Abnormal Blood Clots Seen In COVID-19 Deaths

As Monica Torres also explained, abnormal clots were found in people who died from COVID-19 infections “long before vaccinations were available“.

The US National Funeral Directors Association also said that its embalmers noticed similar abnormal blood clots in COVID-19 deaths, in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

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Did This Muslim Man Just Marry An 8 Year-Old Girl?!

Did this elderly Muslim man just marry an 8 year-old girl?!

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Claim : This Muslim Man Just Married An 8 Year-Old Girl!

People are sharing this photo, claiming or suggesting that it shows a Muslim man who just married a very young girl.

David Vance : Husband and wife, Islam approved. Thoughts? (screenshot)

David Atherton : Yes, that is his wife (screenshot)

Mrutyunjay Joshi : 40 year of man with skull cap marries 8 year old girl who was her grand daughter. A little girls dies at Suhagraat.

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Truth : That Muslim Man Did Not Marry An 8 Year-Old Girl!

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

Fact #1 : The Photo Was From 2016

The viral photo isn’t new, even though people are posting it in 2023. It has been circulating since 2016, and keeps going viral over the years.

Fact #2 : The Photo Was Taken In Turkey

Even though some have posted the photo together with screenshots of news articles suggesting that this occurred in Yemen, the viral photo was actually taken in Elâzığ, a city in Turkey.

Fact #3 : It Was A Kindergarten Ceremony

Regardless of what’s been claimed on social media, the viral photo does not show an old man and his very young wife. Neither does it show a wedding of the man and the very young girl.

The photo is one of many taken at a private kindergarten in Elâzığ, Turkey, showing the celebration ceremony held for children – boys and girls, who successfully completed their Quran education.

Notably, the girls came to the kindergarten ceremony dressed in costumes, including wedding dresses. However, it does not mean that they were there to be married off to old men!

The man in the viral photo is apparently the kindergarten’s principal, who shared those photos on the kindergarten’s social media account.

Needless to say – the parents of those children were also present! The photos also show the children receiving presents.

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Fact #4 : Bride Who Died On Wedding Night Was A Different Girl

The shocking case of an 8 year-old Yemeni girl called Rawan, who allegedly died on her wedding night, has been tied to this viral photo.

Allegedly, the girl died from internal bleeding and a uterine rupture, after having intercourse with her 40 year-old husband on their wedding night in the northwestern Yemeni town of Meedi.

The story was reported by a Yemeni social activist, and confirmed to Reuters by two residents in Meedi. However, a security official in the provincial town of Haradh denied that any such incident occurred. To date, no additional details have been reported, and it is not known if this incident actually happened.

Even if the story is true, that incident was reported in September 2013 – more than 10 years ago. That case has nothing to do with the viral photo above, which was taken three years later – in 2016.

Fact #5 : Dead Bride + Husband Photos Are False

To be clear – no known photo exists of the 40 year-old man, or his 8 year-old bride who allegedly died on their wedding night. The two viral photos that often accompany that story were misappropriated.

The man in the screenshot below is actually Ebrahim Yusuf Kazi, a 67 year-old imam who was jailed in 2011 for two years for sexually assaulting three young girls in the United Kingdom.

The girl, who appears to be dressed as a bride, was apparently taken from a Russia-1 video uploaded in 2012, about child brides in the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) of the former Soviet Union.

I should also point out that the girl’s name is not Ilham Mahdi al Assi. That is a 13 year-old Yemeni girl who died after bleeding from her first sexual intercourse with her 23 year-old husband, Abed al-Hikmi. That happened in April 2010, and her husband was detained by the police.

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Is Israel Preparing To Build New Homes On Gaza Beach?!

Is Israel already preparing to build new homes on stolen Palestinian land near a beach in Gaza?!

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Claim : Israel Planning To Build New Homes On Gaza Beach!

People are sharing images which appear to claim / suggest that Israel is planning to build new homes on stolen Palestinian land near a beach in Gaza!

Dr. Anastasia Maria Louis : Posted by an Israeli real estate company.🇮🇱

This has been the plan with the STOLEN LAND all along. Absolutely disgusting!

This land belongs to Palestine!🇵🇸

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No Evidence Israel Plans To Build Any Homes On Gaza Beach!

This appears to be an over-reaction on social media over a joke / trolling, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Photos / Images Are Genuine

First, I should point out that the viral photos or images are genuine, and were posted (archive | archive) by Israeli real estate company הרי זהב (Harey Zahav / Mountains of Gold).

Translated into English, the Hebrew post by Harey Zahav reads:

A beach house on the beach isn’t a dream! We at Harey Zahav Company are preparing the ground for the return to Gush Katif. Our staff are working on the best lands, to evacuate the invaders and clean up the rubble. We hope that our soldiers will return home soon to resume work.

Fact #2 : They Were Posted As A Joke

Even though the images are genuine, they do not actually show houses being promoted for sale by הרי זהב (Harey Zahav).

After the images went viral, the company’s owner, Zeev Epshtein, clarified that they were posted as a joke (archive):

This is a joke. We’re not the State of Israel. We are a private company that obviously can’t make such decisions.”

The “joke” is extremely distasteful and cruel, in light of the devastation and deaths the company appears to be making light of. But they really are not evidence that:

  • Israel planned the October 7 attack by Hamas, and/or
  • Israel planned to seize Palestinian land in Gaza, and/or
  • Israel has approved building new homes for Israeli settlers in Gaza

These images may have been an attempt by the company to “troll” Palestinian supporters, or to draw attention to their company. However, they are now (inadvertently) being compared to how the Nazis destroyed / seized Jewish homes and property in the 1930s.

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Fact #3 : Israel Has Not Officially Annexed Gaza

It is currently unknown what plans Israel has for the Gaza Strip, after invading it on 27 October 2023, following the October 7 attack by Hamas.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel intends to have “overall security responsibility over the Gaza Strip for an indefinite period” following the war. While that does not mean that Israel intends to annex the Gaza Strip, it may be end up turning into a “de facto” annexation / occupation of the Gaza Strip.

Fact #4 : Israeli Settlements Are Illegal Under International Law

To be clear – Israel has not (yet) allowed new settlements in the Gaza Strip. For one thing – heavy fighting is still going on between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Hamas.

That does not mean they won’t eventually allow settlers to move in, or close an eye. After all, Israel has long allowed (and even encouraged) the creation of illegal settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights.

All those settlements have been ruled as illegal by the international community. Some legal experts also described these settlements as a war crime.

Certainly, the illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land have drawn comparisons to how Nazi Germany confiscated Jewish land and property in the 1930s, leading eventually to the Holocaust.

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Fact #5 : Gaza Strip Is Small

That said, it seems unlikely that Israel will eventually allow new settlements to be created in the Gaza Strip.

For one thing – international opinion is turning against Israel for its disproportionate response to the October 7 attack by Hamas, with numerous reports of discriminate attacks on civilians. New settlements in the Gaza Strip would likely be a red line for even the Biden Administration.

But more critically, the Gaza Strip is small, and offers relatively little space for new Israeli settlements to be created with suitable buffer zones. Unless Israel intends to permanently occupy the Gaza Strip, it would be “easier” for them to create new settlements in the West Bank,

There is also the issue of how Israel intends to “deal” with over 2.3 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who are already living in one of the most densely-populated places on earth. One can only hope Israel does not adopt even more deadly Nazi methods of getting rid of their “Untermensch” (subhumans).

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