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Bantuan Tambahan RM1000 Scam Alert!

Is the Malaysian government giving every citizen extra RM1000 through the Bantuan Tambahan financial aid?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out why it’s just a scam!

 

Bantuan Tambahan RM1000 Scam Alert!

People are sharing links to WhatsApp and Telegram groups that purportedly offer RM1000 in extra financial  aid from the Malaysian government! Here are the messages, with our English translation in bold.

Bantuan RM1000 telah dikreditkan dalam MyKad bermula hari ini.

Bantuan kerajaan melalui MyKad ini telah dilaksanakan sejak bulan May 2024.

MOHON & SEMAK https://mykad-xxxxx-xxxx.try-44.com/c/

RM1000 assistance has been credited into MyKad starting today.

Government assistance through MyKad has been implemented since May 2024.

APPLY & CHECK https://mykad-xxxxx-xxxx.try-44.com/c/

Jom claim bantuan tu sy dah claim dan success masuk kat mykad sye

Go and claim that financial aid. I have claimed mine, and successfully received the cash in my MyKad

These scams do not only appear on WhatsApp and Telegram, but also TikTok.

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Why Bantuan Tambahan RM1000 Is A Scam!

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

Fact #1 : There Is No RM1000 Bantuan Tambahan

Let me start by pointing out that there is no such thing as the RM1000 Bantuan Tambahan financial aid from the Malaysian government.

This scam has been circulating since October 2023, with the scammers changing the name to mislead people.

On 15 October 2023, the Malaysia Ministry of Finance called it fake news, and warned people against sharing it:

THIS IS FAKE!

The Ministry of Finance stresses that information about the Rahmah Basic Aid of RM1000 in your MyKad claim is FALSE.

Be careful and don’t be easily fooled by such news on social media.

Visit the portal and follow the Ministry of Finance’s official social media channels for the latest and most accurate information.

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Fact #2 : Domain Is New + Ownership Is Hidden!

The domain used by this scam website is quite new, and was registered only on 25 October 2023. But more importantly, its ownership is hidden – a common way for scammers and other criminals to avoid being identified.

Fact #3 : This Scam Targets Your Telegram Account!

I investigated the link, and it appears to be a phishing website based on the STR 2024 scam that I debunked earlier this year.

The real STR (Sumbangan Tunai Rahmah) website will only ask you for your MyKad or user ID to check your STR 2024 status.

The scam websites, on the other hand, will ask you to submit your full name, and your mobile number.

They will send an OTP to your Telegram account, and ask you to key in the OTP to their website. This will allow them to hijack and take over your Telegram account.

To protect your Telegram account from such hijacking, please make sure you turn on Two-Step Verification!

Even if you don’t have a Telegram account, the scammers now have access to your full name and mobile number, which they can use in future scam attacks.

Recommended : STR 2024 Scam Alert : Can You Get RM1,000 Per Month?!

Fact #3 : STR 2024 Does Not Give RM1,000 Per Month

To help the hardcore poor handle the high inflation in 2024, the Malaysia Ministry of Finance announced an increase in the amount of STR cash aid.

However, even with the increased STR 2024 cash aid, you won’t receive RM1,000 per month. That’s just insane. Here is what the government is giving for STR 2024, in quarterly payments:

Qualifying
Categories
STR 2024 Cash Aid
Household Income
≤ RM2,500
No Children : RM1,000
1-2 Children : RM1,500
3-4 Children : RM2,000
≥5 Children : RM2,500
Household Income
RM2,500 – RM5,000
No Children : RM500
1-2 Children : RM750
3-4 Children : RM1,000
≥5 Children : RM1,250
Senior (Single)
≤ RM5,000
RM600
Single
≤ RM2,500
RM350

As you can see, only the hardcore poor will get RM1,000, or more. If you are middle class, or well-to-do, you rightly will not qualify for this financial aid!

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Did UN Say Conspiracy Theorists Should Be Eliminated?!

Did the UN just declare war on conspiracy theorists, and say that they should be punished or eliminated like terrorists?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : UN Says Conspiracy Theorists Should Be Eliminated!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that the UN (United Nations) just declared war on conspiracy theorists, saying that they should be punished or eliminated like terrorists!

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

UN Says ‘Dangerous’ Conspiracy Theorists Must Be Punished Like Terrorists

The United Nations has declared war on conspiracy theorists, describing the rise of people thinking for themselves as “worrying and dangerous”, and providing the public with a toolkit to “debunk” and “prebunk” anyone who dares to suggest the global elite are anything but completely honest, upstanding and working with our best interests at heart.

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Truth : UN Did Not Say Conspiracy Theorists Should Be Eliminated!

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

Fact #1 : UN Did Not Say Conspiracy Theorists Should Be Eliminated

Let me start by quickly pointing out that the United Nations (UN) did not say that conspiracy theorists should be punished or eliminated like terrorists, as claimed or suggested by The People’s Voice article.

If that actually happened, it would have been reported worldwide. Yet, no legitimate media reported on such a shocking development, because it never happened.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article did not provide any actual evidence that the UN said that conspiracy theorists should be punished or eliminated like terrorists.

Fact #2 : #ThinkBeforeSharing No Longer Exists!

Now, I should point out that UNESCO initiated the #ThinkBeforeSharing initiative back in August 2020 – during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the #ThinkBeforeSharing website no longer exists!

So why would The People’s Voice article claim or suggest that the UN recently launched the #ThinkBeforeSharing campaign, when it no longer exists??? Did their time machine break down after they travelled back to 2020???

Fact #3 : UN Did Not Warn About Soros, Rothschild, Israel

The United Nations also did not issue any warning that George Soros, the Rothschilds, and the State of Israel must not be linked to any “alleged conspiracies.”

Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that the UN warned against linking George Soros, the Rothschilds, or Israel, to any conspiracy.

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Fact #4 : UNESCO Pointed Out That Real Conspiracies Do Exist!

In addition, UNESCO itself pointed out (archive) that real conspiracies do exist, and have been exposed by whistleblowers and the media. It even quoted an example:

In 2006, the U.S. District Court in Washington DC (USA) ruled that major cigarette companies were guilty of conspiracy. For decades, they had hidden evidence of health risks attached to smoking to promote higher sales.

So why would UNESCO or the UN call for conspiracy theorists to be eliminated or punished like terrorists when some of them could be right???

Fact #5 : UN Screenshot Is Fake

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

Conspiracy theorists must be totally eliminated from society.

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

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

The official United Nations account on X also has a grey checkmark, not a blue checkmark.

This appears to be yet another fake / edited screenshot created or posted by The People’s Voice!

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

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

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

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

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Did WEF just order ICANN to seize website domains?!

Did the WEF just order ICANN to seize website domains that publish “non-mainstream content”?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : WEF Orders ICANN To Seize Website Domains!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed that WEF just ordered ICANN to seize website domains that publish “non-mainstream content”!

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

WEF Orders ICANN To Seize Website Domains That Publish ‘Non-Mainstream Content’

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ordered the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to wage “war on conspiracy theorists” by seizing domains of websites that publish “non-mainstream content” online.

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Truth : WEF Did Not Order ICANN To Seize Website Domains!

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

Fact #1 : WEF Did Not Order ICANN To Seize Website Domains!

Let me start by simply pointing out that the World Economic Forum (WEF) did not order ICANN to seize website domains for posting disinformation and/or “non-mainstream content”.

If that actually happened, it would have been reported all over the world. Yet no legitimate media report it – that’s because it never happened.

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice did not provide any actual evidence to back up its claim that the WEF ordered ICANN to seize website domains for posting “non-mainstream content”!

Fact #2 : EU DisinfoLab Did Not Order ICANN To Seize Website Domains

The People’s Voice article appears to be based around the EU DisinfoLab article called “Of Domain Names And Ducks“. Interestingly, it did not include a link to the article…

Perhaps that’s because anyone reading it would immediately see that  EU DisinfoLab itself did not order ICANN to seize website domains for posting “non-mainstream content”, or disinformation!

Nowhere in its article did EU DisinfoLab call upon ICANN to seize website domains for any reason. In fact, its article specifically points out that it “makes a lot of sense” that ICANN is “unwilling to regulate content“!

Its article also pointed out that ICANN ran a security operation called DNSTICR (Domain Name System Threat Information Collection and Reporting) to identify websites involving in phishing attacks and spreading malware, and instead of seizing those domains, it merely informed the domain registrars, and left it to the domain registrars to take action based on local laws, terms of service, etc.

In short – EU DisinfoLab too did not order ICANN to seize website domains for any reason.

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Fact #3 : EU DisinfoLab Article Was About Doppelgänger Websites

I should also point out that the EU DisinfoLab article was referring specifically to Doppelgänger websites, which are websites that deceptively mimic real news websites in order to spread disinformation.

Basically, these websites attempt to look like genuine news websites (for example, CNN or BBC), with similar domains (for example, CNNNews.com or BBCNews.org), to trick people into believing fake content or disinformation.

This is completely different from websites that produce “non-mainstream content”. It doesn’t even address websites that consistently produce fake news, like The People’s Voice, but do not attempt to masquerade as genuine news websites.

Fact #4 : No Evidence EU DisinfoLab Is Not Independent

The People’s Voice article suggested that EU DisinfoLab is not independent because it receives funding from the WEF and the Open Society Foundations.

While that may be possible, there is no actual evidence that EU DisinfoLab received funding from the WEF or Open Society Foundations.

While EU DisinfoLab (EUDL) receives funding from private and public sources, its fundraising policy only allows contributions from sources that meet these criteria:

• Avoid the creation of a perception of bias or actual bias that would undermine EUDL reputation or credibility.
• Impose no compromise to the effectiveness and objectivity of EUDL’s work.
• The funding source should not present any other risk to the reputation and mission of the organisation and support the implementation of EUDL’s mission and core activities without condition

In addition, EUDL also has an internal alert system to allow employees to report directly to its Board of Directors any suspicion of the organisation’s independence being altered.

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

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

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

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

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Did US Send 7000 Insects To Destroy Crops In China?!

Did the US try to send 7,000 Drosophila insects into China to destroy their crops?! Take a look at viral claims, and find out what the facts really are!

Updated @ 2024-03-23 : Updated for new release
Originally posted @ 2023-04-19

 

Claim : US Sent 7,000 Insects To Destroy Crops In China!

People are sharing a video of a Chinese news report about Chinese custom officials discovering 66 containers of some 7,000 insects in a parcel shipped from the US.

They allege that this is evidence of American sabotage – that the US sent those insects to destroy crops in China. The video is often shared with such messages :

China customs found 7000 insects sent from the USA. Out to destroy crops in China.

An evil country on the way down trying to pull others down too with sickening and rather despicable tactics !
🤬🤬🤬

The video showed China 🇨🇳 Port Custom, checked a luggage claimed to contain clothing. But when scanned through & upon suspicion, Custom Officers opened up the bag. They found there were more than 60 bottles containing the larvae of Drosophila, some 7k of it. If these bottles of larvae Drosophila were successfully smuggled into China & the matured Drosophila spread throughout the whole China. It will destroy all the fruits plantation/orchards. The matured ones multiplies & spread very fast. The luggage is from USA 🇺🇸. The acts of inhumanity in infecting & destroying China 🇨🇳 food chain. Evilness knows no boundries.

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In addition to claiming that these insects are dangerous to crops, some pro-CCP or Chinese-sponsored websites are promoting the claim that these insects had their genes edited to become “more infectious”, like a “super mosquito”.

They also point out that each of these insects can reproduce every 10 days, laying 400 eggs in their lifetime to quickly produce a swarm that will destroy fruits in China, by corrupting them with bacteria and fungi.

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Truth : US Did Not Send 7,000 Insects To Destroy Crops In China!

This is yet another example of fake news created by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛), and shared by pro-CCP netizens and websites, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : The Incident Happened In July 2022

First, let us establish what we know about this case.

Sometime in early July 2022, Qingdao customs officers examined a package sent from the United States. Its declaration form claimed that the parcel contained clothes.

When they opened it up, they found two pieces of clothes inside, with 66 sealed tubes containing eggs, larvae, pupae and adult insects.

After analysing them, Qingdao custom officers estimated that the 66 tubes contained roughly 7,000 fruit flies, specifically of the species Drosophila melanogaster.

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Fact #2 : Drosophila megalogaster Is Present Worldwide

Drosophila melanogaster is known as the common fruit fly, which is commonly present across the world. Yes, this fruit fly is already present in China.

Despite originating in Africa – it is now present on all continents across the world, including islands.

Fact #3 : Drosophila megalogaster Can Lay Up To 2,000 Eggs

The Chinese media promoting this story can’t even get their facts right, claiming that these fruit flies lay up to 400 eggs in their lifetime.

Drosophila melanogaster females are far more productive than that – they can lay up to 100 eggs a day, and up to 2,000 eggs in a lifetime.

Fact #4 : Drosophila megalogaster Do Not Cause Fruits To Rot

Drosophila melanogaster is not an economic pest, even though no one welcomes them in their home.

It is often confused with Tephritidae – a different family of insects that are also called fruit flies, some of which are economic pests that destroy fruits.

Unlike Tephritidae fruit flies, Drosophila melanogaster do not destroy fruits. They are attracted to fruit that is already rotting, but do not cause fruits to rot.

The claims that the US sent Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies to destroy crops in China is nonsense.

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Fact #5 : Drosophila megalogaster Is Commonly Used For Research

Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies are very popular in scientific research, for many reasons :

  • they are easy and cheap to care for, requiring little equipment and space
  • they have a rapid life cycle of 10 days, allowing several generations to be studied in a few weeks
  • each female can produce many offspring, laying up to 2,000 eggs in its lifetime
  • they have simple genetics, with only four pairs of chromosomes
  • their genome was completely sequenced and published in the year 2000

Scientists do not mention this as a reason for using Drosophila melanogaster, but I think it is important to note that it is not a pest, so accidental release of these fruit flies would not pose any danger of any form or kind.

Fact #6 : Drosophila megalogaster Is Commonly Shipped Worldwide

Because it is a model organism for research, Drosophila melanogaster is bred and shipped internationally to researchers worldwide.

The College of Agriculture and Life Science at Cornell University, for example, breeds and sells Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies, which they ship internationally including China.

Fact #7 : 2021 Seized Shipment Was Meant For Chinese Research Institute

This wasn’t the first time China seized live Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies in such tubes.

In June 2021, Chinese custom officials found 58 tubes containing more than 1,000 of these fruit flies in an imported parcel addressed to a Chinese research institute.

They seized the parcel because its contents were not declared, and it lacked an import permit.

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Fact #8 : China Requires Quarantine For Live Insects

China forbids live insects from being mailed or carried into the country, without special quarantine or approval. However, quarantine is a problem for Drosophila melanogaster because it has such a short lifespan of just 50 days.

Hence, it is possible that Chinese researchers are trying to circumvent the quarantine by importing live Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies, without an import permit which would require quarantine.

It is also possible that these fruit flies are being imported as a live food source for people’s pet fish, frogs and other animals.

Fact #9 : Cornell University Warned About Chinese Import Permit

Cornell University specifically warned Chinese researchers trying to purchase these fruit flies that :

As of November 1, 2014, we can only offer free replacements for shipments of live flies to China that were accompanied by an import permit.

That suggests that they lost shipments to China in the past, because they lacked import permits.

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Fact #10 : This Is Just Chinese Propaganda

This is really nothing more than yet another example of Chinese propaganda created by the infamous Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛). Here is just the latest dozen I fact-checked:

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Did Insider Reveal WEF Global Famine False Flag Op?!

Did an insider just reveal that the WEF is planning a global famine false flag operation?! Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Insider Reveals WEF Global Famine False Flag Op!

People are sharing an article (archive) by The People’s Voice (formerly NewsPunch), which claimed or suggested that an insider just revealed that the WEF is planning a global famine false flag operation!

WEF Insider Reveals The ‘New 9/11’ Will Be a ‘Global Famine’

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Truth : There Is No WEF Global Famine False Flag Op!

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

Fact #1 : It Was An EU Simulation

Let me start by pointing out that there was no WEF global famine false flag operation. In fact, it did not even involve the World Economic Forum (WEF)!

It was just a “war game”, in which European Union and government officials, food security experts, industry representatives and a few journalists simulated “what might happen, and help design policies aimed at prevention and response”.

Just because someone runs a war game on food security (like CNA in December 2015), it doesn’t mean they are planning to launch a false flag operation. It merely means they want to simulate the situation, so they can see what policies / decisions work, and what won’t.

Fact #2 : War Games Are Common

War games aren’t even extraordinary – governments, militaries, think tanks, and even corporations often run such simulations to simulate “worst case scenarios”, so they can create contingency and/or mitigation plans to deal with such “potential problems”.

In fact, the Peace Corps even created a Food Security Game for kids to learn how food insecurity affects populations in different ways!

Fact #3 : EU Global Famine War Game Was Publicly Reported

The People’s Voice article appears to suggest that a WEF insider revealed the dastardly plan to create a global famine. That’s utter nonsense – this global famine war game was publicly reported by Bloomberg, and was even reposted on Yahoo, and many other websites!

Unsurprisingly, The People’s Voice article offered no evidence to back up its “fact checked” claim that an insider revealed the WEF plan to launch a global famine false flag operation!

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Fact #4 : WEF Was Not Mentioned In Bloomberg Report

The People’s Voice article appears to be based on a Yahoo reposting of the Bloomberg report on the EU food security war-game.

If you read the Yahoo / Bloomberg article, you will see that the World Economic Forum (WEF) was not even mentioned once. Neither were Klaus Schwab or Bill Gates mentioned in that report.

So why would anyone tie the WEF, Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates to the EU global famine war-game? Is it possible that they were “name dropped” to trigger conspiracists, and go viral???

Fact #5 : WEF Screenshot Is Fake

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

The coming cyber attack will allow a New World Order to emerge.

That is most definitely a fake screenshot, because there is no such post on X by the World Economic Forum. And it’s a really silly creation too – why would the WEF reveal its nefarious cyber attack plan publicly?

Yet again, The People’s Voice article provided no evidence that such a post ever existed! In fact, it would not need some “WEF insider” to spill the beans when the WEF itself already publicly revealed its cyber attack plan!

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Can You Get Free Cash Via MyKasih App?!

Is the MyKasih Foundation giving out RM1000 or RM1200 cash aid via its mobile app?!

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

 

Claim : Get Free Cash Via MyKasih App!

Many people are getting messages about getting free cash through the MyKasih Foundation on WhatsApp and Telegram, from their family members and friends:

Terkini: Bantuan Percuma RM1000 Ke Dalam MyKad : Rujuk Cara Semakan & Syarat Kelayakan

Latest: Free RM1000 Assistance Into MyKad : How To Check & Eligibility Conditions

Jom claim RM1200

MyKasih Foundation : Cek MyKad Boleh Dapat Wang RM1000 Secara Percuma

MyKasih Foundation : Check MyKad To Get Free RM1000

Bantuan Tambahan STR 2023 MySARA RM800: Semakan Status & Tarikh Bayaran

Additional STR 2023 MySARA Assistance RM800: Check Status & Payment Date

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Truth : MyKasih Free Cash App Is A Scam!

This is yet another example of SCAMS circulating on WhatsApp and Telegram, and here are reasons why…

Fact #1 : MyKasih Free Cash Initiative Is A Scam!

First, let me just point out that these messages on WhatsApp and Telegram, as well as the websites promoting the MyKasih free cash initiative is a scam!

The Malaysian government have already labelled these free cash offers as FAKE NEWS on Facebook and Twitter. Here is a non-exhaustive list of links that have been identified as scam links:

my.mykasihh.online

l.my-kasihapp.com

apps-mykasih.co/twe

There’s no need to memorise these links. These scammers will keep changing them.

Just know that the official MyKasih website is www.mykasih.com.my. Do NOT go to any other website when it comes to the MyKasih Foundation website.

Fact #2 : Those Accounts Were Hijacked

Those viral messages are actually coming from WhatsApp and Telegram accounts that have been hijacked by scammers. That’s why they are so convincing.

Those are really the actual WhatsApp and Telegram accounts of your family members or friends. But they have been taken over by scammers using tricks like the screenshot hack.

Take this opportunity to tighten the security of your own Telegram and WhatsApp accounts, by turning on two-step verification!

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Fact #3 : SARA Cash Aid Is Only RM600

As part of its initiative to help the hardcore poor handle the high inflation this year, the Malaysia Ministry of Finance announced SARA (Sumbangan Asas Rahmah).

However, the SARA cash aid is only RM600, and limited to the hardcore poor. There is no way for anyone to get RM800, RM1000 or RM1,200 in SARA cash aid from the government.

RM100 x 6 months is credited directly into the MyKad of eligible hardcore poor, allowing them to purchase a limited list of essential goods from grocery stores and supermarkets across Malaysia, from July to December 2023.

In Sabah and Sarawak, the RM600 is credited directly into the bank account, or provided as cash through Bank Simpanan Nasional branches.

Fact #4 : SARA Recipients Are Automatically Selected

There is no need to apply for SARA cash aid. For one thing – it only applies to the hardcore poor. If you are reading this on a computer or a smartphone, you very likely do not qualify as “hardcore poor”.

SARA recipients are automatically determined using the existing eKasih Hardcore Poor data, and includes those who had earlier qualified for the STR 2023 cash aid.

Fact #5 : Real Website Asks Only For Your MyKad

Qualification for the SARA cash aid of RM600 is based entirely on your MyKad number.

On the official Sumbangan Asas Rahmah (SARA) website, you can check for your eligibility using your MyKad number only.

The fake websites look just like the real SARA website, but instead of asking for your MyKad number, they will ask you for your mobile number and ask you to submit a TAC number.

Needless to say – these are scam websites. You should NEVER submit your phone number or any TAC codes.

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Israel FM Eli Cohen Confirm Hamas Put Children In Cages?!

Did Israel Foreign Minister Eli Cohen confirm that Hamas is putting Israeli children in cages?!

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

 

Claim : Israel FM Eli Cohen Confirm Hamas Put Children In Cages!

People are sharing articles which claim that Israel Foreign Minister recently confirm that Hamas is putting Israeli children in cages, after capturing them in their October 2023 raid!

Jewish News Syndicate : Israeli foreign minister: Israeli toddlers being held in cages in Gaza

(October 9, 2023 / JNS) Kidnapped Israeli toddlers are being held in cages in Gaza, Eli Cohen, Israel’s foreign minister, said on Monday evening in a press conference in Israel.

“They’re monsters, inhuman terrorists,” Cohen said.

Akron Jewish News : Israeli foreign minister: Footage of Israeli toddlers in cages in Gaza is real

Cleveland Jewish News : Israeli foreign minister: Footage of Israeli toddlers in cages in Gaza is real

Photos and videos of kidnapped Israeli toddlers being held in cages in Gaza are authentic, Eli Cohen, Israel’s foreign minister, said on Monday evening in a press conference in Israel.

“They’re monsters, inhuman terrorists,” Cohen said. Adults are heard laughing in the video footage, as a camera pans across five crying children clinging to the bars of rows of cages.

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Truth : Eli Cohen Said Hamas Put Children In Cages, But…

We looked into the claims that Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen confirmed in a press conference that Hamas were putting Israeli children it captured in cages, and here was what we found…

Fact #1 : Eli Cohen Did Actually Say That

None of those articles actually shared any video evidence of Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen confirming that Hamas was locking up Israeli children in cages.

However, I located an ANI News recording of a livestreamed press conference (YouTube link), in which Eli Cohen can be seen saying this at around 1:55:

Even [in] the war between Russia and Ukraine, we did not saw murdering entire families, taking captives… small children, and putting them in cages. It’s vicious and evilness that I think the world did not saw before. I think that the only times we saw before was with the Nazis, and maybe with the ISIS.

Fact #2 : JNS Quietly Revamped Its Article

Despite video evidence that Israeli foreign minister Eli Cohen did mention that Hamas was putting small children in cages, there appears to be some “walking back” of that claim.

The Jewish News Syndicate, on its part, appear to have quietly replaced its short article on Eli Cohen confirming that Hamas was locking up Israeli children in cages, to a more generic article called “Eli Cohen: ‘An evil that’s not created even by the devil’“.

However, JNS left its original URL as “https://www.jns.org/israeli-foreign-minister-toddlers-cages/” and we have an archive of its original post. If you compare it with the current post, you will see that they are completely different.

Both the Akron and Cleveland Jewish News websites appear to have obtained their articles as syndicated content from the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS). They have not updated their articles.

On the other hand, I found an article by VINnews that appears to have also quietly removed references to Eli Cohen confirming that Hamas was locking up small children in cages.

Unfortunately, I could not locate an archive of its original post, but the URL suggests that the original title was possibly “Horrific: Israeli Foreign Minister Confirms Footage Of Israeli Toddlers In Cages In Gaza Is Real“.

https://vinnews.com/2023/10/09/horrific-israeli-foreign-minister-footage-of-israeli-toddlers-in-cages-in-gaza-is-real/

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Fact #3 : Children In Cages Video Not Related To Hamas Attack

We had earlier looked into the viral video showing small children in cages, and confirmed that it was unrelated to the October 2023 Hamas attack on Israel.

For one thing – the viral video was posted on TikTok on 4 October 2023 – three days BEFORE the 7 October attack by Hamas on Israel.

A much older example of this viral video was posted on YouTube (archive link) on 27 January 2020. Palestine News claimed that the video showed Palestinian children locked in cages by the Israeli army, and was filmed in Hebron (not Gaza)

Israeli Army Kidnapping Palestinian Children and throwing them in Cages , in Occupied Hebron , VIA B’TSELEM

Several commentators (example) however, claimed that this video was originally recorded in Syria, around 2015. They (example) claimed that the video was recorded by a father who found his children playing in the chicken coop, and locked them up for a laugh. The man, who appeared to be the person recording the video, can be heard laughing heartily in the background.

Unfortunately, I cannot confirm (at the moment) whether this video shows Palestinian children being held captive by Israeli soldiers, or Syrian children locked in a cage by their father. The B’Tselem website, for example, has way too many references to children in cages, and I cannot locate the original video allegedly posted by the Syrian father.

What is certain is that – this video is at least several years old, and is therefore not related to the 7 October 2023 attack by Hamas on Israel.

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Warning – PDRM Parking Fine Scam Alert!

Scammers are targeting motorists with the PDRM parking fine scam! Make sure you warn your family and friends!

Here is what you need to know about the PDRM parking fine scam!

 

PDRM Parking Fine Scam Email

People are getting emails warning them that they just committed a parking violation, while offering them a cheap fine if they pay quickly.

Fines Inquiry and Payment

Dear recipient,

We are writing to draw your attention to a recent traffic violation in Malaysian jurisdiction.

Our traffic enforcement staff have observed your vehicle parked in a no-parking zone. This contravenes section (no. 2016-691] of the Road Traffic Act.

The fine is set at MYR 50. Payment of the fine is required within 7 days of the date of notification, to avoid further legal consequences.

If the fine is not paid within the time limit, you may be subject to legal action, resulting in an increase in the original fine.

Payment deadline: [08/26/2023]

Methods of payment accepted:

Cordially,

Malaysian Police Department

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PDRM Parking Fine Email Is A Scam!

These PDRM parking fine emails are scam emails. This was confirmed by PDRM itself.

On 7 August 2023, the Cyber Crime division of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) posted an alert warning motorists not to fall for the MyBayar scam.

These emails are designed to scare its victims into action. Hence, it offers a very cheap way to quickly “settle the problem”. However, if you take a breath, and analyse the email CAREFULLY, you will see many problems with it.

  • Letter is from PDRM : The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will never write to you by email.
  • Letter is in English : The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) will never write to you in English.
  • Typo in the name : The fake email used My Bayar PDRM, instead of MyBayar PDRM.
  • Lack of name and personal details : The fake email refers generically to “Dear recipient“, without listing your full name and MyKad number.
  • Lack of vehicle details : The fake email doesn’t mention the vehicle make and plate number.
  • Lack of location details : The fake email does not mention where the offence occurred, or even when it occurred.
  • Fine is much too low : PDRM traffic fines are never as low as RM50. The cheapest fine is RM150 for Category 4 offences, but you can pay as low as RM70 within 15 days.
  • No such law : The fake email refers to the Road Traffic Act. There is no such act in Malaysia. The proper name is the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333).
  • No such section : If you look at the Malaysia Road Transport Act 1987 (PDF download), you will see that there is no such thing as Section 2016-691.

The email appears to be from My Bayar PDRM (typo in the name), but if you inspect the email address, you will see that it was sent by “in-to-no-reply@silverbackgames.xxx” or “hello@sooqr.com” or some other email address.

Obviously, this email did not originate from an official PDRM email address! This should immediately tell you that this is a fake or scam email!

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If you click on the Pay My Fine link in the scam email, you will be taken to a fake My Bayar PDRM website (with the same typo in the name).

You may notice that you now have 7 days to pay the RM 50 fine, instead of just 5 days in the email. Odd, isn’t it?

Also odd is the fact that the page does not mention your name, your MyKad number, your vehicle type and model, or even its plate number! The page also doesn’t mention where the offence took place, or the time you were caught committing said offence.

Do NOT proceed after this point… This is a scam website!

But if you have itchy fingers, and click on the Pay The Fine button, you will be asked to pay for the RM50 fine using your debit or credit card.

Needless to say, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR DEBIT / CREDIT CARD DETAILS!!!

If you provide these scammers with your debit / credit card details and TAC / OTP numbers, they will be able to charge ANY AMOUNT they want to your credit card, or withdraw ANY AMOUNT they want from your bank account!

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It’s even worse if you are asked to log into your bank account to pay the fine. DO NOT DO THAT!

If you provide them with your bank login and password, as well as OTP/TAC number, these scammers will be able to transfer money out of your bank account!

Please note – this is a scam! This is a phishing attack to gain access to your credit card and/or bank account.

Regardless of how you get any notification from PDRM about any traffic offence you may have committed, you should always check the status through these official MyBayar PDRM options:

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PDRM Warning : Watch Out For MyBayar Scam!

PDRM is warning motorists not to fall for the MyBayar scam! Here is what you need to know about the MyBayar PDRM scam!

 

PDRM Warning : Watch Out For MyBayar Scam

On 7 August 2023, the Cyber Crime division of the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) posted an alert warning motorists not to fall for the MyBayar scam.

The MyBayar PDRM scam starts with an official-looking email that warns motorists that they have been caught contravening the law, and offers a cheap RM50 fine if paid within 5 days:

Last notice of contravention before prosecution

Dear recipient,

We are writing to draw your attention to a recent traffic violation in Malaysian jurisdiction.

Our traffic enforcement staff have observed your vehicle parked in a no-parking zone. This contravenes section (no. 2016-691] of the Road Traffic Act.

As a result of this infringement, a fine of MYR 50 has been imposed. This fine must be paid within 5 days of the date of this notification to avoid further legal consequences.

Failure to pay the fine within the allotted time may result in legal proceedings being taken against you, which could lead to increased fines, penalties and the possible suspension of your driving license.

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MyBayar PDRM Scam : How Does It Work?!

Many people who received the MyBayar PDRM email might be shocked to find out that they were caught committing a traffic violation, and then relieved that it was only RM50 if they paid quickly.

That’s how the scammers trap their victims – by offering a cheap RM50 fine, when we all know that fines for traffic offences are at least RM150, and can go all the way up to RM1,000!

Those who received this fake MyBayar PDRM email would be tempted to quickly pay the cheap RM50 fine, before it becomes a lot more expensive!

But if you take a closer look at the email, you will spot some problems with it:

  • Weird English : The email title of “Last notice of contravention before prosecution” is nonsensical.
  • Typo in the name : The fake email used My Bayar PDRM, instead of MyBayar PDRM.
  • Lack of name and personal details : The fake email refers generically to “Dear recipient“, without listing your full name and MyKad number.
  • Lack of vehicle details : The fake email doesn’t mention the vehicle make and plate number.
  • Lack of location details : The fake email does not mention where the offence occurred, or even when it occurred.
  • Fine is much too low : PDRM traffic fines are never as low as RM50. The cheapest fine is RM150 for Category 4 offences, but you can pay as low as RM70 within 15 days.
  • No such law : The fake email refers to the Road Traffic Act. There is no such act in Malaysia. The proper name is the Road Transport Act 1987 (Act 333).
  • No such section : If you look at the Malaysia Road Transport Act 1987 (PDF download), you will see that there is no such thing as Section 2016-691.

The email appears to be from My Bayar PDRM (typo in the name), but if you inspect the email address, you will see that it was sent by “in-to-no-reply@silverbackgames.xxx” or “hello@sooqr.com” or some other email address.

Obviously, this email did not originate from an official PDRM email address! This should immediately tell you that this is a fake or scam email!

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If you click on the Pay My Fine link in the scam email, you will be taken to a fake My Bayar PDRM website (with the same typo in the name).

You may notice that you now have 7 days to pay the RM 50 fine, instead of just 5 days in the email. Odd, isn’t it?

Also odd is the fact that the page does not mention your name, your MyKad number, your vehicle type and model, or even its plate number! The page also doesn’t mention where the offence took place, or the time you were caught committing said offence.

Do NOT proceed after this point… This is a scam website!

But if you have itchy fingers, and click on the Pay The Fine button, you will be asked to pay for the RM50 fine using your debit or credit card.

Needless to say, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR DEBIT / CREDIT CARD DETAILS!!!

If you provide these scammers with your debit / credit card details and TAC / OTP numbers, they will be able to charge ANY AMOUNT they want to your credit card, or withdraw ANY AMOUNT they want from your bank account!

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It’s even worse if you are asked to log into your bank account to pay the fine. DO NOT DO THAT!

If you provide them with your bank login and password, as well as OTP/TAC number, these scammers will be able to transfer money out of your bank account!

Please note – this is a scam! This is a phishing attack to gain access to your credit card and/or bank account.

Regardless of how you get any notification from PDRM about any traffic offence you may have committed, you should always check the status through these official MyBayar PDRM options:

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Maybank Online + Card Services Finally Up + Running!

Maybank just announced that all of its online, mobile and card services are up and running after going offline earlier today! Here is what you need to know…

 

Maybank Online + Card Services Finally Up + Running!

At 3:46 PM on 7 August 2023, Maybank sent out an alert that all of its online, mobile and card services are temporarily unavailable

  • Maybank2U web banking services
  • M2U and MAE mobile banking apps
  • debit and credit card usage

The only good news is that ATM and counter services appear to be unaffected by this downtime.

This announcement came hours after people started complaining that they could not log into the Maybank website.

As of 4 PM, none of Maybank’s online or mobile services are working. Neither will you be able to use your Maybank debit or credit card to make payments.

Update @ 4:30 PM : Maybank just announced that it restored Maybank2U web, the MAE app, and both debit card and credit card services!

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Earlier : Maybank Online + Card Services All Down!

The Maybank downtime appeared to occur at around 1 PM or so, with Maybank initially asking users to switch to the MAE mobile app:

Good day and any inconvenience is much regretted. Based on our checking, the MAE app is operating fine at the moment.uled maintenance to improve your experience and will be back up shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.

However, some Maybank users soon pointed out that their MAE app wasn’t working either!

Be Right Back!

We’re experiencing communication error. Please try again later.

That’s when Maybank support staff claimed that they were experiencing “intermittent slowness” on their MAE app and Maybank2U web platforms:

Kindly be informed that we are experiencing an intermittent slowness on our MAE App & M2U web platforms.
We are working to resolve the matter as soon as possible. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your patience and continuous support.

It was only about two hours later that Maybank finally admitted that all of its mobile and online banking services were down, as well as its debit and credit card services.

 

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Did Donald Trump Praise China In 2024 Campaign Speech?!

Did Donald Trump just praise China in his 2024 presidential campaign speech?! Find out what the facts really are!

 

Claim : Donald Trump Praised China In 2024 Campaign Speech!

Pro-CCP netizens and the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) are sharing this message on WhatsApp and social media, which claims that Donald Trump just praised China in his 2024 presidential campaign speech.

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

😂😂😂 Trump put it well as a political speech. He may win the presidency election in 2024, knowing America have many crazy people, especially Republicans in middle of USA!

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Truth : Donald Trump Praised China In 2024 Campaign Speech!

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

Fact #1 : This Message First Appeared In Jan. 2022

This viral message does not appear to be new. The first example appeared in a Singapore forum on 19 January 2022, and appears to be a copy and paste of a WhatsApp / social media post.

The message then went viral in August 2023, after the website inf.news reposted it verbatim, with the title Look what Trump thinks of China.

Fact #2 : Trump Only Announced 2024 Presidential Bid In Nov 2022

It is impossible for that speech to be Trump’s presidential campaign speech in January 2022, when Donald Trump only announced his 2024 presidential campaign on 16 November 2022 – 9 months later.

Fact #3 : That Was Not A Donald Trump Speech

Anyone who has ever seen Donald Trump speak would immediately know that he never speaks like that in any speech. Even without looking up the speech online, it is already obvious that the viral Donald Trump speech praising China is fake.

But a quick check online confirmed that that speech was never written or uttered by Donald Trump, whether in 2022, or in 2023.

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Fact #4 : There Is A Lot Of Odd Phrasing

There is a lot of odd phrasing in the fake Donald Trump speech that suggest that it was really written by a Chinese native, and not a Chinese person who grew up in the US, Singapore, or even Malaysia.

I am your next president, please support me, we will be honorable and independent, whoever has the money will do business with whom, and we will live a good life.

The Chinese people are rich in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. New York, which is about to catch up with ours, is going to get divorced and scrambled.

What’s even more annoying is that basically no terrorist activities dare to carry out in China.

Fact #5 : Donald Trump Would Never Call America Bad

Regardless of what we may think of Donald Trump, he would never call America bad. He is, after all, running to be US President again!

Vote for me, only I can save this bad America!

It would be incredibly stupid to call America bad. In fact, it would have been a political scandal, with his Republican rivals and the Democrats criticising him for being unpatriotic.

Fact #6 : Donald Trump Started Trade War With China

It is also rather absurd to claim that Donald Trump would praise China, when he was the one who initiated a trade war with China.

As US President, Donald Trump ordered the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate Chinese economic practices in August 2017.

When the USTR report was released in March 2018, Trump ordered the imposition of tariffs on Chinese products, filed a WTO case against China, and imposed restrictions on Chinese investments in US high-tech sectors.

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Fact #7 : This Is Shameless Chinese Propaganda

This is yet another example of Chinese propaganda created by the Chinese 50 Cent Army (wumao, 五毛) or pro-CCP netizens.

All of the wumao articles that I looked at so far have proven to be false… in every instance. So please watch out for such false claims. Here are other recent examples:

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Bantuan Tunai Rakyat Malaysia 2023 Scam Alert!

Watch out for the Bantuan Tunai Rakyat Malaysia 2023 scam on WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook and Twitter!

Find out how this scam works, and WARN your family and friends!

 

Bantuan Tunai Rakyat Malaysia 2023 Scam Alert!

These scam messages about Bantuan Tunai Rakyat (BTR) 2023, or Bantuan Percuma Kerajaan Malaysia 2023, is going viral on WhatsApp, Telegram, and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Bantuan percuma kerajaan 2023 khas untuk yang mana bergelar usahawan,pendidik,suri rumah,kerani dan yang kerja sendiri di waktu sekarang, boleh dapatkan geran RM2500 😱 🧕👩‍🍳👩‍💻👷‍♂️👨‍🎓👨‍🌾
✅ Bantuan ni percuma
✅ Tak perlu bayar semula
✅ Maksimum sehingga RM2,500 / RM5,000
JOM CLAIM:

Free government assistance 2023 especially for those who are entrepreneurs, educators, housewives, clerks and self-employed at the moment, can get a grant of RM2500 😱 🧕👩‍🍳👩‍💻👷‍♂️👨‍🎓👨‍🌾
✅ This help is free
✅ No need to pay again
✅ Maximum up to RM2,500 / RM5,000
CLAIM HERE:

As one lady shared in the video below, she got tricked by the scammers, who took over her Telegram account to send the same scam message to all of her contacts!

While she claimed that she did not click any link, I will show you how she got scammed…

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Bantuan Tunai Rakyat Malaysia Scam : How Does It Work?

Warning : To show you how the scammers work, I will share the links they use. I will highlight those dangerous links in red. Do NOT go to those links.

Super Long Link

To trick people into clicking on the scam links, the scammers intentionally use a misleading and very long URL, so you are less likely to notice the domain.

This is the scam link : http://bantuan-kerajaan-my-fase-3-trd.financialanchorllc.com

Note how the scammer used a long list of descriptive keywords – “bantuan“, “kerajaan“, “my“, “fase 3“, which helps to mislead people, and make it more difficult for them to notice that the domain is “financialanchorllc.com“.

Obviously, financialanchorllc.com is not a Malaysian government domain (which ends with .gov.my), and it has nothing to do with Malaysia or financial aid.

A quick WHOIS check reveals that the ownership of this domain is hidden by a paid service – which is not what a genuine government agency would do.

Pro Tip : Always check the domain of a link before you click on it. Avoid super-long links like this because they are often used to mask the domain name.

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Fake Telegram Invitation

After clicking to go to https://bantuan-kerajaan-my-fase-3-trd.financialanchorllc.com, you will be taken to what looks like an invitation to join a Telegram group. But in reality, it is a fake Telegram invitation.

A real Telegram invitation will have a link like this – https://t.me/XXXXXXXX. But this scam page has the link – https://bantuan-kerajaan-my-fase-3-trd.financialanchorllc.com.

Also, a real Telegram invitation can detect if you are using Windows / Mac or Android / iOS, and suggest that  the right download for your device.

A real Telegram invitation will not ask you to Join Group. Rather, it will allow you to either View In Telegram, or Preview channel in the web browser itself.

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Fake Telegram Login Page

If you click on Join Group, you will be taken to this Telegram login page.

WARNING – THIS IS A SCAM PAGE. This is what is known in cybersecurity as a “phishing attack”.

First of all, Telegram invitations will never ask you to log into your Telegram account. It will simply launch the Telegram app and load the group for you.

Secondly, if you look at the link, it leads to the same scam domain, specifically https://bantuan-kerajaan-my-fase3-gcc.financialanchorllc.com/main/index.php.

Do NOT log into your Telegram account in this page.

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If you log into your Telegram account using this phishing page, then the scammers will gain access to your Telegram account, and take it over for their own use.

They can then use your Telegram account to send the same scam message, or worse, cheat your family and friends of their money!

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The lady in the viral video likely logged into this phishing page, thus giving the scammers control of her Telegram account. That was likely how they were able to message everyone on her contact list.

She also likely did not enable Two-Step Verification in Telegram, which would let her recover her account even after scammers have gained access.

That is why people who were hit by this scam had to call and inform their relatives and friends, or publicly post about it to warn all of their contacts.

Unfortunately, it is not always possible to warn all of their contacts, and inevitably, someone will get cheated of their hard-earned money. That’s why these scams are so popular – they really work, and scammers are making a ton of money!

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Did US Army Lose + Recover Stolen Sarin Gas Rockets?!

Did the US Army just lose and then recover sixty stolen M55 Sarin gas rockets?!

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

 

Claim : US Army Lost + Recovered Stolen Sarin Gas Rockets!

On 9 and 10 July 2023, Michael Baxter (real name : Michael Tuffin) wrote two articles claiming that the US Army just had sixty M55 Sarin gas rockets stolen from its Kentucky facility, but managed to recover them using Special Forces!

As usual, his articles are long, rambling and confusing, so please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Chemical Rockets Stolen from Army Weapons Depot in Kentucky

Sixty chemical rockets went missing from a U.S. Army chemical weapons depot in Kentucky last week as workers—military and civilian contractors—rushed to destroy the old ordnance per the International Chemical Weapons Convention, which took effect in 1997 and was joined by 193 countries.

Special Forces Recover Stolen Sarin Gas Rockets

United States Special Forces and chemical weapon specialists have recovered the GB rockets that inexplicably vanished from what should have been an impregnable concrete bunker at Army Blue Grass Weapons Depot in Kentucky, a source in General Eric M. Smith’s office told Real Raw News.

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Truth : US Army Did NOT Lose / Recover Stolen Sarin Gas Rockets!

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

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

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“.

This disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news to go viral, and generate him 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 personally debunked earlier:

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

Fact #2 : Last M55 Sarin Gas Rocket Was Destroyed On July 7, 2023

It is impossible for any M55 Sarin gas rocket to be stolen, because they were all destroyed by Friday, July 7, 2023.  In fact, President Joe Biden publicly announced the achievement that day:

Today, I am proud to announce that the United States has safely destroyed the final munition in that stockpile — bringing us one step closer to a world free from the horrors of chemical weapons.

This occurred two days before Michael Baxter / Tuffin claimed that sixty M55 Sarin (NATO designation GB) gas rockets were stolen from the Blue Grass Army Depot!

Fact #3 : Chemical Weapons Are Stored + Processed On-Site

The M55 Sarin gas rockets at stored and processed on-site at the Blue Grass Army Depot, and are heavily monitored at all points.

They are removed from their on-site storage igloos, and loaded into large pressure tanks called Enhanced ON-site Containers (EONCs) for transport to the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP). There, the weapons are kept in the EONCs, as these old chemical weapons are notorious for leaking!

Only when it is time to destroy them, do technicians test the EONC for leaks before removing the rockets for destruction. All this happens within the Blue Grass Army Depot itself, so it would be impossible for anyone to smuggle one M55 Sarin gas rocket out, never mind sixty of them!

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Fact #4 : Destruction Process Is Automated + Monitored

The M55 Sarin gas rockets are removed from the EONC inside the BGCAPP by multiple technicians, and monitored on CCTV. After that, the process is pretty much automated, and handled by robots for safety reasons.

It is therefore impossible for any person to steal a single M55 rocket, especially when each rocket is 2 metres long and weighs 26 kg!

Fact #5 : BGCAPP Is Run By Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team

Even though the BGCAPP is located within a US Army facility, it is not manned by the US Army using its own soldiers.

Instead, the BGCAPP was built and operated by private contractors – specifically, the Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team – a joint venture of Bechtel National and Parsons Government Services.

So, the claim of US soldiers working at the BGCAPP is utter nonsense. They are all civilians.

Fact #6 : BGCAPP Is Monitored By OPCW

On top of that, operations in BGCAPP are monitored by witnesses representing the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) at the on-site Treaty Office Facility.

Even if BGCAPP technicians collude to steal M55 rockets, OPCW monitors would have spotted them trying to haul away sixty heavy rockets!

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Fact #6 : General Smith Is Commandant Of US Marine Corp!

Michael Baxter / Tuffin appears to be simply Googling and using the names of US military officers without bothering to ensure consistency, or even logic!

The Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) is a US Army facility. Even if some kind of nefarious theft occurred, General Eric M. Smith would not be in charge of investigations. After all, he is a general in the United States Marine Corps, not the US Army!

On top of that, he is currently serving as acting commandant of the Marine Corps – its highest position! Why on Earth would the Commandant of the Marine Corps be investigating a US Army depot, even if it involves the theft of dangerous chemical weapons??

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

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Did Meghan Markle Have Affair With Chris Sanchez?!

Did Meghan Markle cheat on Prince Harry, by having an affair with her bodyguard Chris Sanchez?!

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

 

Claim : Meghan Markle Had Affair With Chris Sanchez!

People are sharing a Music Mundial article which claims that Meghan Markle cheated on Prince Harry, by having an affair with her bodyguard Chris Sanchez!

Here is the viral Music Mundial article. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Meghan Markle allegedly cheated on Prince Harry with a bodyguard named Chris Sánchez

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage has been surrounded by controversies after multiple declarations against the royal family. However, something drew the attention of the media after it was revealed that Meghan Markle allegedly had an affair with her bodyguard.

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No Evidence Meghan Markle Had Affair With Chris Sanchez

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS created by Music Mundial to generate page views, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : This Is Old Fake News

These claims that Meghan Markle cheated on Prince Harry by having an affair with Chris Sanchez isn’t even new. It’s been circulating since November 2022.

Fact #2 : In Touch Article Does Not Exist

The In Touch article on Meghan Markle cheating on Prince Harry with her bodyguard, Chris Sanchez does not exist.

If it existed in the past, it appears to have been deleted – another sign that it was probably false. Just like how Spanish sports publication El Desmarque recently deleted their false article claiming that Al-Nassr president called Cristiano Ronaldo a scam.

Fact #3 : No Legitimate Media Reported On Those Rumours

Celebrity rumours are common, and help pay the bills of many media outlets. However, no legitimate media outlets, not even celebrity websites like TMZ, reported on these rumours of an affair between Meghan Markle and her bodyguard, Chris Sanchez.

That’s likely because they looked into the rumour, and found nothing remotely believable. The only sources for this claim are no-name celebrity blogs referring to the same non-existent In Touch article.

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Fact #3 : Chris Sanchez Is Still Part Of Their Security Team

Chris Sanchez is a former Secret Service agent, and the Vice President of the security firm, TorchStone Global. He is believed to have joined the security team protecting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their family sometime in 2021.

He was first seen publicly during the Sussexes’ visit to the Invictus Games at The Hague on Saturday, April 16, 2022. More recently, he was part of the security detail protecting them during the recent paparazzi chase in New York City in May 2023.

The fact that Chris Sanchez continues to work for the couple today shows that even Prince Harry does not believe in the rumours.

Fact #5 : Music Mundial Does Not Offer Any Evidence

Music Mundial did not offer even a single shred of evidence of an affair between Meghan Markle and Chris Sanchez.

Like many no-name celebrity blogs, it only refers to the non-existent In Touch article as the source.

Fact #6 : This Is Just Music Mundial Fake News

This appears to be nothing more than yet another example of celebrity fake news posted by Music Mundial. Here are examples of Music Mundial fake news that I looked into:

Everything Music Mundial posts should be considered as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Did CDC Say COVID Vaccines Cause AIDS + Cancer?!

Did the CDC say that COVID-19 vaccines increased AIDS related diseases and cancer by 338X in 2021?!

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

 

Claim : CDC Says COVID-19 Vaccines Increased AIDS + Cancer!

People are sharing an article by The Expose (formerly Daily Expose), which claims that the CDC just said that the COVID-19 vaccines increased AIDS-associated diseases and cancers by 338X in 2021!

Here is an excerpt from the really long article, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

COVID Vaccine roll-out caused 338x increase in AIDS-associated Diseases & Cancers in 2021 says CDC

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Truth : CDC Did Not Say COVID-19 Vaccines Increase AIDS + Cancer

This is just another example of FAKE NEWS from the notorious fake news website, The Expose, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : The Expose Is A Notorious Fake News Website

Like Real Raw News and NewsPunch, Daily Expose is a FAKE NEWS website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money. It was later rebranded as The Expose.

Founded in November 2020 by Jonathan Allen-Walker – a mechanic from Lincolnshire, The Expose / Daily Expose is infamous for publishing COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation.

Its articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from Daily Expose / The Expose. Here are some of its fake stories that I personally debunked earlier:

Everything posted by The Expose / Daily Expose must be considered fake news, until proven otherwise.

Fact #2 : Adverse Events Are Not Side Effects

Anti-vaccination activists and websites often mention “adverse events” instead of “side effects”, and that’s intentional.

Adverse events are simply “unfavourable” or “unintended” events that happen after vaccination, even if they are unrelated to the vaccine itself. Adverse events can include vaccine-related events like an anaphylactic reaction, or something completely unrelated like getting into a car accident right after vaccination.

Just because they were reported to monitoring systems like VAERS in the US, or Yellow Card in the UK, it does not mean that they are vaccine side effects. 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.

That is why it is not only wrong, but grossly irresponsible, to use adverse events to scare people into thinking that they are vaccine side effects.

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Fact #3 : Adverse Event Monitoring Systems Are Open To Abuse

Adverse event monitoring systems like VAERS and Yellow Card were intentionally designed to be open to anyone to report anything. This lets scientists catch as many adverse events as possible, to hopefully pick out very rare side effects that even large trials may not catch.

Unfortunately, this open design also makes them notoriously susceptible to abuse, and false reporting. Not just doctors and their patients, but literally any Tom, Dick, or Harry with nothing better to do, can create and file nonsensical adverse event reports.

This is why VAERS, for example, is a favourite tool for anti-vaccination activists. Not only can they create fake reports to inflate the numbers of adverse events, and/or to generate fake news, they often use its unverified adverse events statistics to drive the perception that COVID-19 vaccines cause a lot of death and injuries.

The CDC is well-aware of this problem, which is why they explicitly pointed out to everyone that :

  • Reports may include incomplete, inaccurate, coincidental and unverified information.
  • The number of reports alone cannot be interpreted or used to reach conclusions about the existence, severity, frequency, or rates of problems associated with vaccines.

For certain, CDC did not say that the VAERS reports show that COVID-19 vaccines increased AIDS and cancer by 338X in 2021!

So next time you see any report that mentions VAERS, take it with a big pinch of salt. Better still, ignore it completely.

Fact #4 : AIDS Is Caused By HIV Infection

The Expose / Daily Expose falsely claims that AIDS have multiple causes, including “drugs or medications”. That’s nonsense. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is only caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

HIV infections go through different stages – from an acute infection, to clinical latency, before it progresses to the AIDS stage, which is defined as a HIV infection with either :

  • a CD4+ T cell count below 200 cells per µL, or
  • the occurrence of specific diseases associated with HIV infection

The Expose / Daily Expose (intentionally?) confused AIDS with Secondary Immunodeficiency Disorders (SID).

Since AIDS can only be caused by a HIV infection, the entire premise of its article falls into pieces. It’s complete and utter nonsense – COVID-19 vaccines do not cause AIDS!

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Fact #5 : HIV Is Different From SARS-CoV-2

Just to be clear, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a completely different virus from SARS-CoV-2 – the COVID-19 virus.

HIV viruses are single-stranded retroviruses from the Lentivirus genus, and are transmitted through sexual contact, or transfer of blood and bodily fluids.

SARS-CoV-2 is a single-stranded coronavirus from the Betacoronavirus genus, and is airborne, mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets and aerosols.

There is no conceivable way for COVID-19 vaccines, or even COVID-19 infections, to cause AIDS…. or to “create a new form of AIDS”. That’s nonsense.

Fact #6 : COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Damage Immune System

COVID-19 vaccines do not damage your immune system, because they are really just training camps for your immune system.

All they do is teach your immune system how to identify the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Your own immune system will then develop its own antibodies to protect against the real coronavirus when you get infected.

Like special forces training for soldiers in an army, vaccines boost your immune system’s ability to fight back against a new enemy.

COVID-19 vaccines certainly cannot cause AIDS by damaging your immune system Again, AIDS can only be caused by a HIV infection!

Everything posted by The Expose must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Steve Jobs : What His Last Words Really Were!

People keep sharing the wisdom in the Last Words of Steve Jobs, but guess what – they are all LIES!

Take a look at the famous last words that Steve Jobs allegedly said, and find out what the FACTS really are!

Updated @ 2023-04-29 : Updated with additional information
Originally posted @ 2021-09-15

 

Claim : These Are The Last Words of Steve Jobs!

This is the famous Last Words of Steve Jobs that have been shared by hundreds of thousands of people on websites, social media and email chain letters.

It’s a very long article, so just skip to the next section for the facts!

Last Words of Steve Jobs

I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In others’ eyes, my life is an epitome of success.

However, aside from work, I have little joy. In the end, wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.

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Truth : Those Are Not The Last Words of Steve Jobs!

The truth is – this is a fake story probably created by a fan to lionise Steve Jobs, or a fake news website to make money off his name.

Fact #1 : Those Were Not The Last Words Of Steve Jobs

It is really not possible for a dying Steve Jobs to wax lyrical and say so much.

At the end, he just muttered monosyllables, repeated three times – OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW. That’s it.

This was what his sister, Mona Simpson, revealed in her New York Times eulogy :

Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.

Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.

Steve’s final words were: OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.

Fact #2 : Steve Jobs Was Not On Life Support

Steve Jobs was not on any life support. Although his family has been very private about his final days, we do know that he was not being kept alive by a mechanical ventilator.

If he was being kept alive by a mechanical ventilator, he wouldn’t be able to say “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” as his sister revealed were his true last words.

In fact, on August 11, 2011 – less than two months before he died, Steve Jobs asked Tim Cook to visit him.  As recounted in Tim Cook’s book – Becoming Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs was more than capable of talking lucidly even then :

He told me he had decided that I should be CEO. I thought then that he thought he was going to live a lot longer when he said this, because we got into a whole level of discussion about what would it mean for me to be CEO with him as a chairman. I asked him, ‘What do you really not want to do that you’re doing?’

“It was an interesting conversation,” Cook says, with a wistful laugh. “He says, ‘You make all the decisions.’ I go, ‘Wait. Let me ask you a question.’ I tried to pick something that would incite him. So I said, ‘You mean that if I review an ad and I like it, it should just run without your okay?’ And he laughed and said, ‘Well, I hope you’d at least ask me!’

I asked him two or three times, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’ because I saw him getting better at that point in time. I went over there often during the week, and sometimes on the weekends. Every time I saw him he seemed to be getting better. He felt that way as well. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out that way.”

Finally, if he was really kept alive by a mechanical ventilator, it would have kept him alive. He wouldn’t have died of respiratory arrest, which was the immediate cause of death.

The fact that he did indeed die of respiratory arrest is evidence that he was not on artificial respiration.

Fact #3 : Steve Jobs Did Not Die In A Hospital

Steve Jobs died at home, not in a hospital. The New York Times noted :

In his final months, Mr. Jobs’s home — a large and comfortable but relatively modest brick house in a residential neighborhood — was surrounded by security guards. His driveway’s gate was flanked by two black S.U.V.’s.

We don’t have an exact date for when he was confined to his home for his last days, but we do know that by August 11, 2011, he was permanently at home :

“He said, ‘I want to talk to you about something,’ ” remembers Cook. “This was when he was home all the time, and I asked when, and he said, ‘Now.’”

Fact #4 : Steve Jobs’ Last Words Were Never Mentioned In Any Biography

Steve Jobs had an official biography written by Walter Isaacson (Steve Jobs, ISBN 978-1501127625), who was given unprecedented access to his personal life, including over 40 interviews with Steve Jobs himself.

If Steve Jobs wanted to pass along such a message, he would have done it in that book. There is no mention of such a message in that biography.

He also had many books written about him :

None of them mentioned those last words.

Fact #5 : Steve Jobs Did Not Believe In God

The fake quote refers to God twice, which Steve would never do because he did not believe in God.

He was a Zen Buddhist, not the Lutheran Christian he was brought up to be. Buddhism is a religion, but their adherents do not believe in God or gods.

Fact #6 : Steve Jobs Was A Perfectionist

The fake story is replete with bad grammar. That is something Steve Jobs would never condone, being the perfectionist that he was. Needless to say, the writing style was not his either.

Fact #7 : Steve Jobs Was Not Afraid Of Death

The fake story claimed that Steve Jobs regretted spending his life in the pursuit of success at the expense of his family.

This cannot be further from the truth. Steve Jobs not only embraced his impending demise, he used it to spur him to make the most of his time left.

During his famous commencement speech at Stanford University in 2005, he said that “Death is very likely the single best invention of life“.

He then expounded on using that knowledge that our impending deaths to spur ourselves to greater heights, and to do what we really want to do in life :

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.

Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

Fact #8 : Steve Jobs Did Not Pursue Wealth

The story of the inspiring last words of Steve Jobs alluded to a mindless pursuit of wealth. That cannot be further from the truth, because Steve Jobs earned a cool annual salary of $1 since he returned to a struggling Apple in 1997.

He was not the only corporate executive to do this, of course, as they can be compensated through alternate means like bonuses, stock options, etc. Steve Jobs was notable, though, for not taking any alternative form of compensation since 2003.

He took virtually nothing in compensation for his time and effort at Apple because he was not pursuing wealth, but his vision. His wealth, and his position at Apple, were the means to the end, not the goal itself.

 

Help Us Kill The Fake Last Words Of Steve Jobs!

No matter whether you are a Steve Jobs fan, or just someone who loves an inspirational story, help us kill this fake story!

Many people tell us that it’s okay to create fake stories like that, because “the message is more important than the truth“.

Do we really want to teach our children that it’s moral to tell lies about other people, as long as if it’s for a good reason?

The truth is – these fake stories are being propagated by clickbait websites to generate money. Stop funding the creation of fake news.

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Prince Harry Will Attend King Charles III’s Coronation!

Prince Harry did not turn down the exclusive invitation, and will be attending King Charles III’s coronation!

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

Updated @ 2023-04-13 : Updated with Prince Harry’s attendance
Originally posted @ 2023-04-10

 

Claim : Prince Harry Rejected King Charles’ Coronation Invitation!

People are sharing a Music Mundial article which claims that Prince Harry just turned down the exclusive invitation to attend King Charles III’s coronation!

Here is the viral Music Mundial article. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Prince Harry turns down King Charles III’s invitation to the coronation ceremony

Prince Harry recently arrived in the United King to attend the preliminary court hearings in his case against Associated Newspapers Ltd. His arrival in the country increased the tension between him and the royal family as he blamed them for some of the things that happened to him.

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Truth : Prince Harry Will Attend King Charles III’s Coronation!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS created to generate page views, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Prince Harry Received Coronation Invitation In March!

First, I think it is important to note that Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex was informed that they would receive an invitation to King Charles III’s coronation on 6 May 2023.

On 5 March 2023, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed that Prince Harry received an email regarding the invitation:

I can confirm the Duke has recently received email correspondence from His Majesty’s office regarding the coronation.

As only about 2,000 guests are expected to be invited for the coronation, prospective guests were asked by email to save the date ahead of receiving the official invitations.

Fact #2 : Prince Harry Will Attend Coronation

When the couple announced that they would receive an invitation to the coronation ceremony, they said that they have not decided whether to attend.

An immediate decision on whether the Duke and Duchess will attend will not be disclosed by us at this time.

On 12 April 2023, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Harry will attend King Charles III’s coronation, but Meghan will remain in the United States with their children.

Buckingham Palace is pleased to confirm that The Duke of Sussex will attend the Coronation Service at Westminster Abbey on May 6th. The Duchess of Sussex will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

This puts to rest the false claim by Music Mundial that Prince Harry rejected the invitation to King Charles’ coronation.

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Fact #3 : Prince Harry Wants To Meet His Family Before Deciding

In January 2023, Prince Harry told interviewer Tom Bradley, that he needed to have a face-to-face meeting with his family before attending. He also told another interviewer, Bryony Gordon, that he wanted “an apology” for his wife, Meghan.

When he flew to London to attend the court case against Associated Newspapers Ltd. (ANL), Prince Harry attempted to meet his father and Prince William. Unfortunately, neither were in London at that time, so Prince Harry never had the chance to have that “face to face meeting” with them.

Without that face-to-face meeting, it seemed likely that the Sussexes may ultimately decide not to attend the coronation ceremony. However, in the end, Prince Harry decided to attend.

Fact #4 : Music Mundial Provided No Evidence

As usual, Music Mundial offered ZERO evidence to back up its claims that Prince Harry turned down the invitation to King Charles’ coronation ceremony. In fact, its story does not even say that Prince Harry actually turned down the coronation invitation!

Its claim that British press reported that Prince Harry was planning to reject the invitation is also nonsense. The British press has been consistently pointing out that the couple continues to be evasive about whether they would attend the coronation.

No British press has reported that Prince Harry rejected the invitation to attend his father’s coronation. Only Music Mundial was making this claim. In the end, the worldwide media reported that Prince Harry would be attending the coronation.

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Fact #5 : This Is Just Music Mundial Fake News

This appears to be nothing more than yet another example of celebrity fake news posted by Music Mundial. Here are examples of Music Mundial fake news that I looked into:

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Was Prince William Caught Seducing Jacinda Ardern?!

Was Prince William just caught seducing Jacinda Ardern, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand?!

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

 

Claim : Prince William Was Just Caught Seducing Jacinda Ardern!

People are sharing a Music Mundial article which claims that Prince William was just caught seducing Jacinda Ardern, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand!

Here is the viral Music Mundial article. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Prince William is caught seducing a woman who was close friend of Meghan Markle in New Zealand

In a masterstroke, 40-year-old Prince William has just dealt a blow to Meghan Markle’s heart by assigning a seat on the board of one of his favorite organizations to 42-year-old Jacinda Ardern, the former prime minister of New Zealand, a former friend of the Sussex couple.

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Truth : Prince William Was NOT Caught Seducing Jacinda Ardern!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS created to generate page views, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : That Is An Old Photo

First, let me just point out that the photo that Music Mundial used to “prove” that Prince William was recently caught seducing Jacinda Ardern is almost 4 years old!

It was taken on Thursday, 25 April 2019 at the ANZAC commemorations in New Zealand, just after the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Fact #2 : The Photo Was Cropped

The photo appears to have been cropped to convey the perception that Prince William was having an intimate moment with Jacinda Ardern.

The actual photo was taken by Australian Associated Press photographer, David Rowlands, and is larger – showing them with other people right next to them.

Fact #3 : Prince William Was Not Seducing Jacinda Ardern

Music Mundial claims that Prince William was “captured having a seductive conversation” with Jacinda Ardern.

The truth is – Jacinda Ardern greeted Prince William with a traditional Māori hongi (nose press) when he arrived to attend a service in Auckland. They then travelled to Christchurch to meet with survivors of the two mosque attacks.

Prince William didn’t just share the intimate hongi with Jacinda Ardern. He also greeted other people with the hongi, including this former ANZAC serviceman.

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Fact #4 : No Evidence Jacinda Ardern + Meghan Markle Are Close Friends

There is no basis for the claim that Jacinda Ardern and Meghan Markle are close friends.

Jacinda Ardern first met Prince Harry and Meghan Markle when they toured New Zealand in 2018, and appeared to have forged a friendship, or at least, an appreciated of one another.

They then met on several occasions, including a private meeting at Kensington Palace in 2019. However, there is no evidence that they are particularly “close friends”.

In fact, when Harry and Meghan released their “Live to Lead” Netflix docuseries in December 2022, the New Jacinda Ardern distanced herself from their project, to the extent of issuing a statement that she was not aware of their involvement when her interview was shot.

Fact #5 : Jacinda Ardern Advised Prince William Before He Founded Earthshot Prize

There is no evidence that Prince William appointed Jacinda Ardern to the board of trustees for his Earthshot Prize charity, in order to drive her away from Meghan Markle.

After all, Jacinda Ardern already appeared to have distanced herself from Harry and Meghan after they released their Netflix docuseries in December 2022.

In fact, Prince William pointed out that she was well-suited to the board of trustees, as she was one of the first people he spoke to, and it was her advice and encouragement that led him to establish the charity.

It is an honour to welcome Jacinda to The Earthshot Prize team. Her life-long commitment to supporting sustainable and environmental solutions, along with her experience as Prime Minister of New Zealand, will bring a rich infusion of new thinking to our mission.

Four years ago, before The Earthshot Prize even had a name, Jacinda was one of the first people I spoke to, and her encouragement and advice was crucial to the prize’s early success. I am hugely grateful to her for joining us as she takes the next steps in her career.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Music Mundial Fake News

As usual, Music Mundial offered ZERO evidence to back up its claims that Prince William had a seductive conversation with Jacinda Ardern, or that her appointed was to drive a wedge between Jacinda and Meghan.

This appears to be nothing more than yet another example of celebrity fake news posted by Music Mundial. Here are examples of Music Mundial fake news that I looked into:

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Buckingham Palace Seized Prince Harry’s Properties?!

Did Buckingham Palace just seize all of Prince Harry’s properties in the United Kingdom?!

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

 

Claim : Buckingham Palace Seized Prince Harry’s UK Properties!

People are sharing a Music Mundial article which claims that Buckingham Palace just seized Prince Harry’s properties in the United Kingdom!

Here is the viral Music Mundial article. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Buckingham Palace seized Prince Harry’s properties in the United Kingdom

Prince Harry continues to suffer the consequences of giving up on his royal title and duties after moving out from Buckingham Palace. According to the British press, the royal family has already planned the possible expropriation of Prince Harry’s properties and the outcome will be devastating for the prince’s worth.

Due to the bad press that Harry has brought to the family, King Charles III decided to evict him from his residence, Frogmore Cottage, and give it to Prince Andrew. This is where the Duke of Sussex lived with Meghan Markle while they were still official royal members.

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Truth : Buckingham Palace Did Not Seize Prince Harry’s UK Properties!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS created to generate page views, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Prince Harry Exited Royal Life In January 2020

First, let me just offer some perspective, and a quick recap on what has been called Megxit.

Prince Harry married Meghan Markle (born Rachel Meghan Markle on 4 August 1981) on May 19, 2018, after which they lived at Nottingham Cottage which is located within the grounds of Kensington Palace.

Queen Elizabeth II gave the couple Frogmore Cottage, which is located in the Home Park of Windsor Castle, as a wedding gift. They then renovated it at great expense using the Sovereign Grant.

By 2019, the couple were planning to establish a second base in the US, Canada or Africa. That culminated in their Instagram announcement on 8 January 2020 that they will “step back as senior members of the British royal family” and become financially independent.

Fact #2 : Prince Harry Lost Many Privileges + Frogmore Cottage After Megxit

It is important to remember Megxit, because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle came to an agreement with Queen Elizabeth II that:

  • the couple would no longer represent the Queen.
  • Prince Harry will no longer represent the royal family at military ceremonies and cease duties for all British military appointments
  • they will retain the Royal Highness style, but will not use it.
  • they will no longer be paid by the British taxpayer
  • they will pay a commercial rent for Frogmore Cottage, and repay its £2.4 million renovation costs

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Fact #3 : Prince Harry Does Not Own Any UK Property

Prince Harry and Meghan only owned one property in the United Kingdom, but that was in the past, when Queen Elizabeth II gave the couple Frogmore Cottage.

However, the Megxit agreement took back ownership of Frogmore from them, returning it to the Crown Estate by Spring 2020. They also repaid the cost of renovating Frogmore Cottage.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex continued to use Frogmore Cottage as their UK residence, as tenants who paid a commercial rent to the Crown Estate.

So Music Mundial’s claim that the British royal family intends to expropriate Prince Harry’s properties in the UK is nonsense. Frogmore Cottage ceased to belong to Harry and Meghan in 2020, and they owned no other property in the United Kingdom.

Fact #4 : Frogmore Cottage Eviction Notice Was Issued In January 2023

The story of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex getting evicted from Frogmore Cottage isn’t new.

Prince Harry published his controversial memoir, Spare, on 10 January 2023. Days later, King Charles ordered Buckingham Palace to issue an eviction notice to Harry and Meghan.

Frogmore Cottage was then reportedly offered to Prince Andrew, the Duke of York who is currently living in nearby Royal Lodge, in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire.

I should point out that it is only possible to evict Prince Harry and Meghan from Frogmore Cottage because it no longer belonged to them, but to the Crown Estate.

The couple was reportedly given until the coronation of King Charles III to fully-vacate Frogmore Cottage.

Fact #5 : Music Mundial Offered No Evidence

As usual, Music Mundial offered ZERO evidence to back up its claims that the British royal family is seizing Prince Harry’s properties in the United Kingdom.

Its claims that the British press reported on this is nonsense. A quick check will reveal that no British media, or celebrity blog, reported on the seizure of Prince Harry’s UK properties.

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Fact #6 : This Is Just Music Mundial Fake News

This appears to be nothing more than yet another example of celebrity fake news posted by Music Mundial. Here are examples of Music Mundial fake news that I looked into:

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Is Rose Hanbury now royalty, ousting Kate Middleton?!

Is Prince William’s alleged mistress, Rose Hanbury, now part of British royalty, after ousting Kate Middleton?!

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

 

Claim : Rose Hanbury Now Royalty, Ousting Kate Middleton!

People are sharing a Music Mundial article which claims that Prince William’s alleged mistress, Rose Hanbury, has been accepted into the royal family, and has replaced Kate Middleton!

Here is the viral Music Mundial article. Please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Prince William’s alleged mistress to be part of royalty and Kate Middleton decides to walk away

In recent days, it has been revealed that Rose Hanbury, the alleged mistress of the future monarch of the United Kingdom, will have a much more active presence in the crown, which would not have pleased the Princess of Wales. The scandal that befalls the marriage of Kate Middleton and Prince William continues to take root in the daily lives of the members of the British royal family.

David Cholmondeley, Rose Hanbury’s husband, has recently been promoted to Lord-in-Waiting, which is a post akin to King Charles III’s top-secret status, according to information made public by the British newspaper Daily Mail.

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Truth : Rose Hanbury Not Part Of Royalty, Did Not Oust Kate Middleton!

This is yet another example of celebrity FAKE NEWS created to generate page views, and here are the reasons why…

Fact #1 : Rose Hanbury Affair Rumour Started In 2019

For those who are trying to figure out what’s going on, here’s a quick recap.

Rumours of an affair between Prince William and Rose Hanbury started in April 2019, after American magazine In Touch claimed that Prince William cheated on Kate Middleton during her pregnancy with their third child, Prince Louis. Allegedly, Kate confronted William, who apparently “laughed it off saying there was nothing to it“.

British socialite and Times food critic, Giles Coren, also tweeted about the affair, claiming that it was an open secret.

Fact #2 : No Evidence Of Rose Hanbury Affair With Prince William

While it is possible that Prince William was or is still having an affair with Rose Hanbury (anything is possible, after all), there was no actual evidence to back up those claims.

In fact, Daily Mail’s royal reporter, Richard Kay, called the In Touch claims fake news back then, and said that both Rose Hanbury and Kate Middleton considered taking legal action.

Both sides have considered legal action, but because none of the reports have been able to offer any evidence about what the so-called dispute is about, they have chosen to ignore it…. These hurtful rumors of a fallout are simply false.

Giles Cohen himself quickly deleted his infamous tweet, and later insisted on January 3, 2022 that he was drunk tweeting in jest!

You can read more about this in my earlier article, Are Prince William + Kate Middleton Getting A Divorce?!

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Fact #3 : Music Mundial Offered No Evidence

For its part, Music Mundial offered ZERO evidence to back up its claims that Rose Hanbury is now part of the royal family, and has ousted Kate Middleton!

In fact, its story that Kate Middleton divorced Prince William and moved out of Buckingham Palace was already shown to be false earlier!

Music Mundial also falsely claimed earlier that King Charles III appointed Rose Hanbury’s husband as his private secretary, even though it has already been publicly announced on 17 March that he was appointed as Lord-in-Waiting!

Fact #4 : Lord-in-Waiting Appointment Does Not Make Rose Hanbury Royalty

Music Mundial appears to claim that Rose Hanbury has been accepted into the British royal family because her husband – the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley, David Cholmondeley, was appointed as King Charles III’s Lord-in-Waiting.

That is utter nonsense. King Charles appointed the Marquess of Cholmondeley as his Lord-in-Waiting, but that does not make his wife, Rose Hanbury, part of the royal family. Just like how hiring a driver does not make his wife part of your family!

Fact #5 : Kate Middleton Did Not Live In Buckingham Palace

The claim that Kate Middleton moved out of Buckingham Palace is easily dismissed, because she doesn’t even live there.

When in London, Prince William and Kate Middleton live in Apartment 1A in the Kensington Palace. But in June 2022, they moved to the Adelaide Cottage in Windsor, to be closer to their children’s school in Berkshire.

They still maintain their home and offices in the Kensington Palace for whenever they are in London, but for most parts, they now live in Windsor.

Fact #6 : This Is Just Music Mundial Fake News

This appears to be nothing more than yet another example of celebrity fake news posted by Music Mundial. Here are examples of Music Mundial fake news that I looked into:

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Did Lucy Liu Just Die In A Training Accident?!

Did Kill Bill and Ally McBeal star Lucy Liu just die suddenly at the age of 54?!

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

 

Claim : Lucy Liu Just Died Suddenly At 54 Years Old!

A website called WikiObits is claiming that Kill Bill and Ally McBeal star Lucy Liu just died from a training accident:

Lucy Liu (born December 2nd, 1968 in Queens, New York) was a Film Actress who was best known for being both on TV and in several good movies with the film “Kill Bill: Volume 1” being one of the most notable. Lucy died on April 2nd, 2023 (TBV) and his [sic] death was possibly because of a training accident.

In addition, a website called MediaMass is claiming that people were just fooled into believing that the beautiful American actress just died suddenly at the age of 54!

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Lucy Liu’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the American actress’s passing:

“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (March 31, 2023), our beloved actress Lucy Liu passed away. Lucy Liu was born on December 2, 1968 in New York. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 54-year-old actress was dead. And as usual, Twittersphere was frenzied over the death hoax.

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Truth : Lucy Liu Is Alive + There Was Not Death Hoax!

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

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death / Hoax

Celebrity death hoaxes are a dime a dozen, because it’s an easy way for unscrupulous websites to generate page views and advertising money.

That has led legitimate media to publish fact checks countering those fake claims of celebrities dying in car accidents and other causes of death.

Let’s not forget that Lucy Liu just starred in the second Shazam movie – Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and is filming the action adventure Christmas movie, Red One. Even a training accident would have been big news, never mind her death.

No legitimate media – in the United States, or anywhere else in the world, reported on Lucy Liu’s death, or even fake claims of her sudden and unexpected death. That’s because none of that ever happened.

Fact #2 : No Social Media Buzz On Lucy Liu’s Death

If Lucy Liu had actually passed away, her fans would have poured their hearts out on social media, and other platforms like TikTok and YouTube. Yet, a quick check of Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram showed that no one is wishing her family condolences or commiserating over her early and unexpected death.

Heck, even antivaxxers are always quick to claim that all deaths are caused by the vaccine did not claim that Lucy Liu just died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine!

That’s because only WikiObits is claiming that she died, and no one – except perhaps Mediamass, claimed that there are rumours that Lucy Liu just died suddenly at the age of 54!

Fact #3 : Lucy Liu Is Still Very Much Alive + Well

Just to be clear – Lucy Liu (born Lucy Alexis Liu on 2 December 1968) is very much alive and well, as of 30 March 2023, when she last posted on Instagram:

Finally working with this amazing team of creatives who I LOVE and ADMIRE SOOOO much in a new Netflix animated series, Jentry Chau Vs. The Underworld! @aliwong @fayedunaway Lori Tan Chinn, @funnyasiandude , @shengwangtime , Woosung Kim

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Fact #4 : Lucy Liu Death Hoax Is A Fake Fact Check

This Lucy Liu death hoax is, ironically, just another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of actress Lucy Liu’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her roles in Kill Bill, Ally McBeal, Charlie’s Angels or Shanghai Noon is alive and well.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major American network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Lucy Liu’s stature would be major news across network

On Saturday (April 01) the actress’ reps officially confirmed that Lucy Liu is not dead. “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,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Lucy Liu 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 Lucy Liu’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Justin Bieber, Tom Hanks, and Melanie Laurent.

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.

Fact #5 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Melanie Laurent Just Die Suddenly?!

Did Inglourious Basterds star Melanie Laurent just die suddenly at the age of 40?!

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

 

Claim : Melanie Laurent Just Died Suddenly At 40 Years Old!

A website called MediaMass is claiming that people were just fooled into believing that the beautiful French actress and Inglourious Basterds star Melanie Laurent just died suddenly at the age of 40!

Rumors of the actress’s alleged demise gained traction on Friday after a ‘R.I.P. Mélanie Laurent’ Facebook page attracted nearly one million of ‘likes’. Those who read the ‘About’ page were given a believable account of the French actress’s passing:

“At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (March 24, 2023), our beloved actress Mélanie Laurent passed away. Mélanie Laurent was born on February 21, 1983 in Paris. She will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page.”

Hundreds of fans immediately started writing their messages of condolence on the Facebook page, expressing their sadness that the talented 40-year-old actress, director and singer was dead.

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Truth : There Was No Melanie Laurent Death Hoax!

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

Fact #1 : No Legitimate Media Outlet Reported Her Death / Hoax

Celebrity death hoaxes are a dime a dozen, because it’s an easy way for unscrupulous websites to generate page views and advertising money.

That has led legitimate media to publish fact checks countering those fake claims of celebrities dying in car accidents and other causes of death.

In Melanie Laurent’s case, no legitimate media – in France, or anywhere else in the world, reported on her death, or even fake claims of her sudden and unexpected death. That’s because none of that ever happened.

Fact #2 : No Social Media Buzz On Melanie Laurent’s Death

Some may think that Melanie Laurent is French, or she’s not a big enough star to warrant media attention. That’s nonsense, of course, but guess what – there is no social media buzz on her death as well!

Whether on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok or Instagram, no one is wishing her family condolences or commiserating over her early and unexpected death.

Heck, even antivaxxers who seem to always claim that all deaths are caused by the vaccine did not claim that Melanie Laurent just died suddenly from the COVID-19 vaccine.

That’s because no one – except perhaps Mediamass, claimed that there are rumours that Melanie Laurent just died suddenly at the age of 40!

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Fact #3 : Melanie Laurent Death Hoax Is A Fake Fact Check

This Melanie Laurent death hoax is, ironically, just another fake fact check article by MediaMass Project.

News of actress Mélanie Laurent’s death spread quickly earlier this week causing concern among fans across the world. However the March 2023 report has now been confirmed as a complete hoax and just the latest in a string of fake celebrity death reports. Thankfully, the actress best known for her role in Inglourious Basterds is alive and well.

Where as some trusting fans believed the post, others were immediately skeptical of the report, perhaps learning their lesson from the huge amount of fake death reports emerging about celebrities over recent months. Some pointed out that the news had not been carried on any major French network, indicating that it was a fake report, as the death of an actress of Mélanie Laurent’s stature would be major news across networks.

On Saturday (March 25) the actress’ reps officially confirmed that Mélanie Laurent is not dead. “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,” they said.

Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.

Their claim of a viral R.I.P. Mélanie Laurent 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 Melanie Laurent’s unnamed rep confirming that she is not dead is exactly the same as statements from other celebrities whose reps MediaMass claimed were victims of death hoaxes, like Justin Bieber 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.

Fact #4 : This Is Just Fake Celebrity News

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Did Philippines Issue Arrest Warrant For Bill Gates?!

Did a Philippines court issue an international arrest warrant for Bill Gates for premeditated murder?!

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

 

Claim : Philippines Issued Arrest Warrant For Bill Gates!

People are sharing a NewsPunch article, which claims that a Philippines court issued an international arrest warrant for Bill Gates for premeditated murder!

It’s rather long, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

Bill Gates Arrest Warrant Issued in Philippines For ‘Premeditated Murder’ Linked To Vaccine Roll Out

A Philippines court has issued an international arrest warrant for Bill Gates, as part of an investigation into the Covid-19 vaccination roll-out in the territory.

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Truth : Philippines Did NOT Issued Arrest Warrant For Bill Gates

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

Fact #1 : NewsPunch Is A Fake News Website

Like Real Raw News, NewPunch is a FAKE NEWS website that capitalises on making shocking but fake stories to generate page views and money.

It was founded as Your News Wire in 2014, before being rebranded as NewsPunch in November 2018. A 2017 BuzzFeed report identified NewsPunch as the second-largest source of popular fake news spread on Facebook that year.

Their articles have been regularly debunked as fake news, so you should NEVER share anything from NewsPunch. Here are some of their fake stories that I personally debunked earlier:

Fact #2 : Philippines Court Did Not Issue Arrest Warrant For Bill Gates

To be clear, there is no active arrest warrant for Bill Gates in the Philippines, or any other part of the world.

For one thing, no legitimate media outlet in the Philippines, or internationally, has reported such an arrest warrant. If an arrest warrant was issued for a billionaire and celebrity like Bill Gates, you can be sure it would have been reported far and wide.

A judge in the Philippines can issue an arrest warrant, but only if a public prosecutor files for one in an actual court case.

There are also no court cases involving Bill Gates, or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the Philippines. So how can any judge issue an arrest warrant?

Fact #3 : No Such Thing As International Arrest Warrant

There is no such thing as an international arrest warrant. Arrest warrants issued by courts in the Philippines are limited to that country.

In the event the person is overseas, the police may file an Interpol Red Notice. However, an Interpol Red Notice is not an international arrest warrant.

Fact #4 : Bill Gates Was Not Involved In Philippines Vaccination Program

Bill Gates was never involved in the COVID-19 vaccination program in the Philippines, which was run by the government itself, under the Philippine National Vaccination Program and Implementation Plan.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was also not involved in the COVID-19 vaccination program in the Philippines. Even if the Foundation was involved in some kind of crime, it would have been charged in court, not Bill Gates himself.

Fact #5 : Murder Is Premeditated By Definition

It is odd for any court to issue an arrest warrant for premeditated murder, since murder is by definition, premeditated. Accidentally killing someone is called “manslaughter”

It would be like saying that you need a towel to wipe “wet water”, when a normal person would simply say “water”.

Fact #6 : Bill Gates Was Never Banned From Philippines

As far as I can ascertain, Bill Gates was never banned from entering the Philippines in 2016, or anytime in his life.

Fact #7 : Heinous Crimes Court Does Not Exist

There is no court in the Philippines, or anywhere else in the world, that is known as the Heinous Crimes Court.

Fact #8 : Organisations Cannot Issue Super-Injunctions

The claim that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation issued a super-injunction is ludicrous. Only a court can issue a super-injunction.

Even then, super-injunctions do not prevent the media from reporting on any court case. It only blocks the publication of WHY an injunction was obtained, and the reporting that an injunction was obtained.

Fact #9 : Bill Gates Was Only Arrested In 1977

Interestingly, Bill Gates was once arrested in 1977, for driving his Porsche far above the speed limit in New Mexico.

His mugshot went viral at that time, even though there was no social media back then. Quite a feat!

Fact #10 : COVID-19 Vaccines Proven Safe + Effective

COVID-19 vaccines underwent massive clinical trials, and were only approved after they were proven to be safe and effective.

In addition, they were constantly monitored after they received their approvals, which picked up rare side effects after they were administered to billions of people.

Anti-vaccination activists have often claimed that those who received the vaccine would die. Yet, the opposite was true – the vaccines are not only safe, they are effective in protecting people from getting hospitalised or dying from COVID-19.

Even prominent antivaxxer Steve Kirsch is healthy and well, despite being fully-vaccinated against COVID-19!

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Diamond / Lynette Hardaway: Cause of Death Revealed!

The official cause of death for Diamond of Diamond and Silk has been revealed, and it was not COVID-19!

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

Updated @ 2023-01-29 : Added the official cause of death for Diamond, and claims Silk made at her memorial..
Updated @ 2023-01-12 : Added more details about Diamond’s condition before she died.

Originally posted @ 2023-01-11

 

Claim : Diamond of Diamond and Silk Died From COVID-19!

Lynette Hardaway – better known as Diamond of the political commentator duo Diamond and Silk, died amidst rumours that she was battling COVID-19.

Because they also pushed anti-vaccination and COVID-19 misinformation, her death was chalked up to their refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Lynette Hardaway, aka ‘Diamond’ from the MAGA Trump supporting duo Diamond and Silk, died from contracting what she called ‘a hoax’ better known as COVID-19. The irony is palpable.

Diamond —of the right-wing, Trump- loving duo Diamond and Silk— has died. In late November, she was hospitalized due to COVID-19. The duo was fired by Fox News a couple years ago for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines. You cannot script this stuff.

Diamond died from Covid? Then Silk monetized it? This is MAGA Platinum level right here. Bravo 👏

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Truth : Lynette Hardaway / Diamond Did Not Die From COVID-19

Lynette Hardaway, better known as Diamond of the political commentator duo, Diamond and Silk, died on January 8, 2023.

Her sister, Rochelle Richardson – better known as Silk, announced her death, while asking for donations:

The World just lost a True Angel and Warrior Patriot for Freedom, Love, and Humanity! Please respect the privacy of Diamond’s family! Memorial Ceremony TBA. Contributions towards Preserving Diamond’s Legacy are only being accepted at the following link:

While Diamond dying from COVID-19 would seem like a fitting, if ironic, end for someone who pushed COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation, there is currently no actual evidence she died from COVID-19.

Most social media users based their opinions on a Blavity article, which has now been made private or deleted. And it was not even the actual source!

From the little I could get from the (now removed) Blavity article, I determined that their source was an article by Ny MaGee on Lee Bailey’s eurweb (Everything Urban + Radioscope) website, which said:

Lynette Hardaway, famously known as Diamond of Diamond and Silk, is reportedly battling COVID and was allegedly hospitalized amid the Thanksgiving holiday.

“Anyone who believes in the power of prayer please pray for Diamond,” Diamond’s sister Silk [Rochelle Richardson] wrote on her Twitter page on Saturday.

But that article did not offer any evidence for that claim, and even stated that “Silk didn’t share details about Diamond’s ailments“.

It instead referred to a Sandro Rose article as the source for the claim that “the internet star’s health worsened while recovering from COVID.

The Sandra Rose article originally claimed on November 17, 2022, that Diamond was reportedly hospitalised with COVID-19 after celebrating Thanksgiving with her family.

Diamond (left), of Internet stars Diamond and Silk, was reportedly hospitalized with Covid-19 after celebrating Thanksgiving with her family.

Diamond, real name Lynnette Hardaway, coughed throughout their Chit Chat Live video on Lindell TV, November 17.

She didn’t disclose Diamond’s ailment. But sources say Diamond’s condition worsened while recovering from COVID.

However, Sandra Rose removed the claim that Diamond was hospitalised for COVID-19 on 1 December 2022, but maintained she coughed throughout the Chit Chat Live video on November 17, 2022. She also removed the part about her condition worsening.

Rochelle Richardson, aka Silk of Diamond & Silk (right), took to Twitter.com to ask for prayers for her ailing sister Lynette Hardaway, aka Diamond (left).

Diamond coughed throughout their Chit Chat Live video on Lindell TV, November 17 (Watch video below). She didn’t disclose Diamond’s ailment in her tweet.

In summary – the trail for Diamond’s death by COVID-19 claim ends with now-amended Sandra Rose article. It only gained credibility as more websites quoted or used the Sandra Rose claim, but as you can see – it was never based on actual evidence.

 

Silk + Mike Lindell Denies Diamond Died From COVID-19…

On January 11, Silk spoke out against the claims that her sister, Diamond, died from COVID-19.

I will NOT allow you or any other MOFO the opportunity to disparage, slander & lie on my sister & I.

Where’s your proof that my sister was ever hospitalized due to Covid and that we were fired from Fox?

Investigate Before You Celebrate! You have until 12 noon today to retract.

However, she noticeably did not explicitly deny that her sister died from COVID-19. She only asked for proof that her sister was ever hospitalised due to COVID-19.

Hypothetically, Diamond could have been hospitalised for some other ailment, but contracted COVID-19 at the hospital and died from its complications. Or she may have died at home from COVID-19 complications.

Mike Lindell – the CEO of MyPillow and a friend of the sisters – stated that “Diamond was not sick before she died“, but “just collapsed” suddenly “out of the blue“.

It’s very tragic because it’s one of the saddest thing. To have something happen like that just out of the blue — I can’t say enough words. It’s tragic.

Read more : Mike Lindell : Diamond Was Not Sick But Just Collapsed!

 

Silk Suggested Diamond Was Poison By Vaccinated People!

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, a three-hour memorial service was held for Lynette ‘Diamond’ Hardaway in North Carolina, with many MAGA and conservative celebrities attending.

Her memorial turned out to be truly memorable, with her sister, Silk, suggesting that her sister, Diamond, was poisoned by… vaccinated people!

What Silk has alluded to is what anti-vaccination activists are calling “vaccine shedding”. In reality – vaccine shedding only occurs with the attenuated vaccine technology, which is not used by any COVID-19 vaccines.

Instead, that is how COVID-19 spreads. One person gets infected, and he/she infects other people, who go on to infect more people. Unlike a real virus, vaccines cannot replicate and spread to other people.

 

AP Confirmed Diamond Died Of Heart Disease

Despite widespread speculation about how Diamond died, her family refused to reveal her cause of death, fuelling further speculation that they were trying to conceal an inconvenient truth.

It is ironic that they faced this decision, since many anti-vaccination activists have long mocked families for not revealing how their vaccinated loved ones “really died”. Most recently, they harassed CTV News reporter Jessica Cobb for refusing to reveal her medical condition after she appeared to faint on air.

But we finally can lay all speculation to rest.

On January 24, 2023, the Associated Press obtained a copy of Diamond’s death certificate, which confirmed Lynette Hardaway died of heart disease due to chronic high blood pressure (hypertension).

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Did Paul Pelosi Hire David DePape As Prostitute?!

Was David DePape, who attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer, a male prostitute he hired the night before?!

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

Updated @ 2023-01-28 : Added the bodycam and CCTV surveillance videos on the night of the assault.
Originally posted @ 2022-11-01

 

Claim : David DePape Was A Prostitute Paul Pelosi Hired!

The Santa Monica Observer went viral recently, after Elon Musk shared a story by its staff writer, Stan Greene, that claimed David DePape was actually a male prostitute that Paul Pelosi hired!

It’s a long, rambling article, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

The Awful Truth: Paul Pelosi Was Drunk Again, And In a Dispute With a Male Prostitute Early Friday Morning.

As SF’s gay bars closed at 2 am, two gay men met in a bar and went home together. Happens every night in the City by the Bay. Except one of these two men, was married to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Read more : Pelosi DePape videos + call kill MAGA, QAnon claims!

 

Truth : David DePape Was NOT A Prostitute Paul Pelosi Hired!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to generate page views and money from gullible people.

Fact #1 : Santa Monica Observer Is Notorious For Fake News

Santa Monica Observer is a “content aggregator” (copy and paste) website that is known for creating fake news to generate more page views and money.

To look legitimate, they copy and paste news from legitimate news organisations. To drive traffic, they create fake news. Here’s a selection of fake claims they posted in the past:

  • Hillary Clinton died in 2016, and it was her body double who debated Donald Trump.
  • Trump appointed Kanye West to a high-level position in the Interior Department.
  • Bill Gates is responsible for the recent polio epidemic.

Fact #2 : David DePape Broke Into Paul Pelosi’s Home

Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that David DePape was a male prostitute who stayed overnight at Paul Pelosi’s home, but had a quarrel that resulted in the assault.

It’s a silly claim, because DePape admitted to police, in a sworn affidavit to the US District Court of Northern California, that he broke into the house through a rear glass door at around 2 AM on October 28, 2022.

DEPAPE stated that he broke into the house through a glass door, which was a difficult task that required the use of a hammer. DEPAPE stated that Pelosi was in bed and appeared surprised by DEPAPE. DEPAPE told Pelosi to wake up.

Recommended : Was Paul Pelosi Arrested For Child Porn + Cocaine?!

Fact #3 : David DePape Brought The Hammer

Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that Paul Pelosi owned the hammer that was used in the attack.

David DePape planned to take US Speaker Nancy Pelosi hostage, interrogate her, and possibly break her kneecaps. So he brought two hammers (one later found in his backpack), a roll of tape, white rope, one pair of rubber and cloth gloves, and a journal.

[L]aw enforcement searched DEPAPE’s backpack at the Pelosi residence, and they found, among other things, a roll of tape, white rope, one hammer, one pair of rubber and cloth gloves, and a journal.

Police would later find another two hammers, together with a sword, and another pair of rubber and cloth gloves at DePape’s own garage.

On January 28, 2023, CCTV surveillance video showed David DePape hitting the glass door at the back of the Pelosi house 16 times with a hammer, before smashing his way inside.

Fact #4 : Paul Pelosi Made The 9-1-1 Call

Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that the police went to conduct a “wellness check” on Paul Pelosi after someone else called them.

The truth is – the San Francisco Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from Paul Pelosi at 2:23 AM, after he managed to escape to the bathroom.

Pelosi told the dispatcher that there was a male whom he did not know in his home, and that the man who called himself David was going to wait for his wife – US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

San Francisco Police Department officers responded to the Pelosi residence at 2:31 AM.

Fact #5 : Police Officers Did Not Break The Window / Door

Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that the police broke a window or sliding glass door to gain entry into the Pelosi residence.

The truth is – when the police officers arrived, they knocked on the door, and Paul Pelosi ran to the door to open it. That was when Pelosi and DePape got into a tussle over the hammer.

When the door opened, the officers saw both Pelosi and DePape grappling over the hammer, with DePape holding Pelosi’s forearm with his other hand.

When the officers asked them both to drop the hammer, DePape pulled it out of Pelosi’s hand and hit him on the head, knocking him unconscious.

On January 28, 2023, the police released the bodycam video of the officers who responded. You can see that Paul Pelosi opened the front door (which is a wooden door) for them, before he was assaulted by DePape with a hammer.

Recommended : Did US Navy Fleet Escort Nancy Pelosi To Taiwan?!

Fact #6 : David DePape Is Not Gay, Nor A Prostitute

Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that David DePape is a male prostitute. There is no evidence DePape is gay or a prostitute.

He is a hemp jewellery maker who once lived with a nudist activist, Oxane “Gypsy” Taub. She lived with him for many years, and was the mother of his children – two sons and a daughter.

DePape also had another child, with a different unnamed woman, according to his stepfather, Gene DePape.

Fact #7 : David DePape Espoused Right Wing Conspiracy Views

Santa Monica Observer and many US conservatives are trying to frame David DePape as a left wing Castro nudist liberal.

However, DePape’s blog and social media posts show that he is deep into right wing conspiracy theories like:

  • He posted that journalists who deny Donald Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election “should be dragged straight out into the street and shot”.
  • He posted and referenced QAnon – the baseless conspiracy theory espoused by Trump supporters, that the US is run by a deep state cabal of child sex traffickers, pedophiles and baby-eating cannibals.
  • He also claimed that Jews helped finance Hitler’s political rise in Germany.

He was also a Trump supporter, calling for the disgraced former president to run for office again, and make Tulsi Gabbard his Vice President running mate.

Fact #8 : Paul Pelosi Was Alone During His Drunk Driving Accident

Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that there was a young man with Paul Pelosi when he hit a car while driving under the influence of alcohol.

The accident report showed that only the two drivers were involved in the accident. There were no passengers in both cars.

Read more : Paul Pelosi : Real vs. Fake Arrest Mugshot Compared!

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Lil Keed : Cause of Death Revealed, Not From Vaccine!

An autopsy was conducted on Lil Keed, and it confirmed that he did not die from liver failure caused by the COVID-19 vaccine!

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

Updated @ 2023-01-05 : Added Lil Keed’s cause of death and final autopsy + coroner’s report.
Updated @ 2022-06-13 : Added LA County medical examiner’s comments.
Updated @ 2022-05-15 : Added Lil Gotit’s description of Lil Keed’s last moments.

Originally posted @ 2022-05-14

 

Claim : Lil Keed Died From Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine!

Within hours of the news breaking that Atlanta rapper Lil Keed died, Jason Pires from Vancouver Times posted a story that claims he died from the Pfizer vaccine!

Rapper Lil Keed died from liver failure after taking the experimental Covid-19 vaccine, according to the doctors that treated him. Lil Keed originally objected to the vaccine, but his brother put pressure on him, and he accepted.

The rapper, from Atlanta, whose real name is Raqhid Render, had worked with numerous high profile artists over the years. Lil Keed was only 24 when he passed away.

His brother, Lil Gotit, confirmed the story with reporters at the Vancouver Times. His family plans on filing a lawsuit against Pfizer for wrongful death.

 

Truth : Lil Keed Did Not Die From Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine!

This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to generate page views and money from gullible people.

Fact #1 : Vancouver Times Is A Fake News Website

Vancouver Times appears to be a copy of the infamous Conservative Beaver – a “content aggregator” (copy and paste) website that is known for creating fake news to generate more page views and money.

To look legitimate, they copy and paste news from legitimate news organisations. To drive traffic, they create fake news, sometimes masked as “satire”. This time, they didn’t even bother to park it under their “Satire” section.

They revealed their true nature in their About Us section, hidden at the very bottom of the page, after a long list of comments.

Vancouver Times is the most trusted source for satire on the West Coast. We write satirical stories about issues that affect conservatives.

We are not affiliated with the mainstream media (CBC, CTV etc.) in any way, and any similarities between our content and the work of the MSM is purely coincidental.

Earlier, they created and propagated the fake story that Gilbert Gottfried’s wife said that he was killed by the COVID-19 vaccine.

They also created the fake story that Pfizer Vice President Rady Johnson was arrested and charged with multiple counts of vaccine fraud!

Read more : Was Pfizer VP Rady Johnson Arrested For Vaccine Fraud?!

Fact #2 : Lil Keed’s Cause Of Death Was Eosinophilia

Lil Keed (born Raqhid Jevon Render on March 16, 1998) died on May 13, 2022, hours after going to the Burbank Hospital with complains of stomach and back pain at around 7:30 PM.

Vancouver Times claimed that Lil Keed died from liver failure after taking the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. That has been definitely proven wrong when the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner examined Lil Deed and released his autopsy report seven months later.

In their autopsy report, Lil Reed was determined to have died from natural causes, with the official cause of death listed as Sequelae of Eosinophilia (too many eosinophils – a type of white blood cell), with an unestablished aetiology (cause).

Severe eosinophilia is dangerous as the eosinophils can form aggregates that block blood vessels, causing stroke and respiratory failure if they block blood supply to the brain or lungs.

Eosinophilia can develop in people for no known reason – a condition known as idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome. And no – COVID-19 vaccines do not cause eosinophilia.

The coroner’s report noted that Lil Keed “had been sick in bed for 4 days with complaints of stomach and back pains” and that “his brother noted that [his] eyes were jaundiced and drove him to the hospital in a private vehicle“.

According to the coroner’s report, Lil Keed was hospitalised earlier in Georgia with stomach pain too, but “left against medical advice and did not seek follow-up care“.

Fact #3 : His Family Did Not Mention Vaccine Or Pfizer

Lil Keed’s younger brother and girlfriend were the only members of his family to speak about his death (so far).

Neither mentioned that his death was related to the COVID-19 vaccine, or that they plan on filing any lawsuit against Pfizer.

His younger brother, rapper Lil Gotit (real name Semaja Render) was the first to officially announce his death on Instagram :

Can’t believe I seened u die today bro I did all my cries I know what u want me to do and that’s go hard for Mama Daddy Our Brothers Naychur and Whiteboy #ImaHoldthisShitDown

Lil Gotit mentioned twice that he saw his brother die, but did not mention how he died. In his follow-up video (posted on Instagram by @theneighborhoodtalk), Lil Gotit said :

I watched my brother die… We rushed to the hospital, I looked in the man’s eyes like, ‘Damn, my brother gone. I told him I love him.”

Shit… It’s all like that now. Man, my brother with me, man, I’m good!

I took him to the hospital, n***a, I did it. You wouldn’t believe that my brother right now, he in the sky.

Quana Bandz, Lil Keed’s girlfriend and the mother of their 3-year old daughter, Naychur, also posted about his death on Instagram :

I love you sooooo much baby 🥺 what I’m post to do with out you😤I can’t breathe right sleep right nothing I don’t even wanna talk to nobody Keed I can’t take this why you leave US bru. What am I supposed to tell Naychur? What am I gone tell our new baby ? Keed I just told you the other day if you left me with these two kids I was gone loose my mind 🥺 my Mind is lost baby. You told me everything I’m sooooo sorry I didn’t fly to LA I know I could’ve saved you baby

Her post goes on for much longer, but not once did she ever mention that his death was related to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Fact #4 : Lil Keen’s Vaccination Status Is Unknown

Lil Keed has never mentioned anything about the COVID-19 vaccine, or his vaccination status.

The claim that he objected to the vaccine is unsubstantiated, and was most likely created by Vancouver Times.

So is the claim that his brother – Lil Gotit – pressured him to get the vaccine. There is simply no evidence Lil Gotit forced his brother to get vaccinated.

Fact #5 : Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Is Not Experimental

The COVID-19 vaccines are only experimental whilst they are under development, or undergoing clinical trials.

They are no longer experimental once they successfully clear their clinical trials, and receive either an emergency use authorisation or full approval from a health authority like the US FDA or EMA.

The Pfizer vaccine received its full FDA approval on 23 August 2021, so this claim is completely bogus.

You should also know that no experimental vaccine can ever be administered to the public.

Everything that Vancouver Times posts should be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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Twitter Sort Of Recovers After Going Down For Hours!

Twitter has “sort of” recovered after going down for many hours on Wednesday night / Thursday morning!

 

Twitter Sort Of Recovers After Going Down For Hours!

At around 7:30 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 2022 (8:30 AM MYT on Thursday morning), Twitter went down.

Users reported all sorts of problems – from the Twitter app and website showing a blank screen, or reporting “exceeded rate limit” errors, or getting logged out automatically. Most got this generic error message :

Error : Something went wrong, but don’t fret – it’s not your fault. Let’s try again.

It was roughly three hours later when Twitter started to recover, albeit in fits and starts. Many users were able to log in again, but continue to report seeing their tweets “disappear”, or that Twitter wouldn’t load any tweets.

Full access was restored for me at around 12:15 PM MYT (11:15 AM ET) – just under 4 hours after Twitter went down.

 

Twitter Going Down : Surprise It Didn’t Happen Sooner…

It’s really a wonder that Twitter didn’t go down earlier, after its new owner, Elon Musk, fired many of its technical staff – people who were paid to keep the service running.

Despite predictions that Twitter would go down during World Cup 2022, it surprisingly stayed up and kept up with the deluge of tweets.

Twitter also surprisingly managed to “sort of” restore access during its latest downtime. Even so – this down time will surely reignite criticisms of Elon Musk’s decision to gut Twitter’s technical teams.

The Twitter Support account is now up, but has not commented on the issue. And since Elon Musk has reportedly disbanded its press office, an official statement will probably come as a tweet from the Big Boss himself.

Elon has not commented on Twitter’s downtime, with his last tweet over 8 hours ago. He may own Twitter and have “god-like” powers, but even he cannot tweet when it goes down.

Perhaps he should consider reactivating the official Twitter account on Facebook, as a backup for such instances…

 

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Is FIFA Giving Free 50GB Data For World Cup 2022?!

Is FIFA offering 50 GB of free mobile data to stream World Cup 2022 matches with no interruptions?!

Take a look at the viral offers, and find out why they are just scams!

Claim : FIFA Is Giving Free 50GB Data For World Cup 2022!

People are sharing viral offers for 50 GB of free mobile data to stream World Cup 2022 matches without interruption. Here are some examples :

* FIFA is giving people around the world 50GB of data for free to watch the 2022 Cartel [Qatar] World Cup.*
* I Have Received Mine.*
* OPEN THIS*

* FIFA memberi orang di seluruh dunia 50GB data secara percuma untuk menonton Piala Dunia Kartel [Qatar] 2022.*
* Saya Telah Menerima Milik Saya.*
* BUKA INI*

FREE 50GB DATA PLAN FOR ALL NETWORKS

PERCUMA PELAN DATA 50GB UNTUK SEMUA RANGKAIAN

 

Truth : FIFA Is Not Giving 50GB Free Data For World Cup 2022!

This is yet another SCAM circulating on WhatsApp and social media, and here are the reasons why you must avoid it!

Fact #1 : FIFA Is Not Offering Free Mobile Data

First, let me just say it out loud and clear – FIFA is not offering free mobile data anywhere in the world, just to watch World Cup 2022 matches.

FIFA makes its money through sale of television, marketing and licensing rights for World Cup 2022, so there is simply no reason for it to provide free mobile data to stream the matches.

Fact #2 : FIFA Would Never Give You Anything Free

Please do NOT be naive. No one is going to give you free data just to participate in a survey!

FIFA is a corporation whose business is to make money, not a charity to give you free data.

Fact #3 : They Do Not Use Official FIFA Domains

Genuine FIFA promotions would be announced on the official website at www.fifa.com, or their official social media accounts:

  • Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/fifaworldcup/
  • Twitter : https://twitter.com/fifacom
  • Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/fifaworldcup/

They would never run contests or promotions via dodgy domains like “subsidy.buzz”, “50g.kxoe1.xyz”, “50gb450.xyz”, or “zlqxt.top”.

Once you see those random domains, click delete. Or just ignore. DO NOT CLICK.

Fact #4 : They Are Advertisement Scams

After you click on the link, you will be redirected through a series of hidden advertisements before you arrive at the “offer page”.

The offer page will ask you a series of simple questions. Regardless of your answers, you will be congratulated and told you won the 50 GB free data plan for three months.

You will be asked to key in your mobile number to receive the free mobile data, but you will never receive anything. In one variant, you are even redirected to more advertisements, including a video advertisement.

Fact #5 : Brands Won’t Ask You To Forward The Contest

To get that free 50 GB data for three months, you are asked to share the “contest” with 12 friends or groups on WhatsApp.

That’s a clear sign of a scam. No brand will insist that you must share their contest or free offer with WhatsApp friends of groups.

Please do not click to forward their offer to your family and friends. They will not appreciate being scammed with your help!

Fact #6 : They Can Potentially Be Dangerous

Similar scams in the past have more dangerous variants, where you are asked to :
a) install an app, which is really a malware to keep sending you advertisements
b) enter your banking or credit card details, ostensibly to prove your identity or some other excuse

Needless to say – proceeding with this step will open you up to great risk of monetary loss. DO NOT PROCEED!

If you install their malware, you will start receiving promotions, some of which will ask you to send an SMS to receive expensive free gifts like laptops and smartphones.

If you proceed to send the confirmation SMS messages, you will be subscribed and billed for international premium SMS services.

This is VERY DANGEROUS. Never agree to download and register for any unknown app from a website.

Always download your apps from an official App Store like Google Play Store (for Android smartphones) and Apple App Store (for iPhones).

Fact #7 : They Are Just Another Example Of Online Scams

These are just more examples of online scams offering freebies.

Now that you know the facts, please WARN your family and friends!

 

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Did Chip Tayag Crash Helicopter From Vaccine SADS?!

Did WBTV pilot Chip Tayag crash his helicopter, just four hours after his 4th COVID-19 vaccination?!

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

 

Claim : Chip Tayag Crashed Helicopter From Vaccine SADS!

On 23 November 2022, Michael Baxter (real name : Michael Tuffin) wrote an article claiming that WBTV pilot Chip Tayag crashed his helicopter and killed himself and meteorologist Jason Myers, after receiving his fourth COVID-19 vaccination just four hours earlier!

It is long and rambling, so please feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!

A recently boosted pilot for WBTV, a CNN affiliate, died Tuesday afternoon when the helicopter he was piloting spiraled out of control and crashed in a field near Interstate 77, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Passenger Jason Myers, a meteorologist, also perished in the wreck.

Although the National Transportation Safety Board has yet to release a preliminary accident report, two sources at WBTV told Real Raw News that pilot Chip Tayag had received a fourth Covid-19 vaccination four hours ahead of the fateful flight. They would only comment under condition of anonymity because, they said, WBTV legal issued a directive to all employees—avoid mentioning vaccines when discussing the crash, or don’t discuss it at all, on or off air.

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Truth : Chip Tayag Did NOT Crash Helicopter From Vaccine SADS!

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

Everything that Real Raw News posts must be regarded as FAKE NEWS, until proven otherwise.

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“.

This disclaimer, which is not clearly mentioned in his articles, lets him keep creating fake news that will go viral, and generate him 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 personally debunked earlier:

Fact #2 : No Legitimate Report Of COVID-19 Vaccination Before Flight

Only Real Raw News has published anything about Chip Tayag receiving his 4th COVID-19 vaccination just four hours before crashing his helicopter.

If it’s true that Chip Tayag got his 4th vaccine dose just before a flight that ended in a crash, it would have been picked up by at least one or two other blogs, if not the mainstream media.

Yet, no one else could corroborate the claim? How likely is it for a one-man operation like Real Raw News to have a scoop on this “story” and the many other stories that turned out to be false?

Read more : Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel Arrested For Vaccine Fraud?

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

Fact #3 : Unknown If Chip Tayag Was Vaccinated

It is currently unknown if Chip Tayag was vaccinated against COVID-19, so it would be wrong for anyone to claim that he died from COVID-19 vaccine side effects, or had a 4th vaccine dose before he died!

For all we know – he may not even be vaccinated! The COVID-19 vaccine is not mandatory in the United States, despite what anti-vaccination activists may claim.

For example, anti-vaccination activists claimed that Kaden Clymer was almost crippled by a 6-foot long vaccine-induced blood clot, but the high school athlete was never vaccinated against COVID-19!

Fact #4 : WBTV Helicopter Took Off At 11:19 AM

The WBTV helicopter – a Robinson R44, crashed at around 12:20 PM local time, next to the Interstate 77 South highway.

But it took off 38 minutes earlier from the WBTV headquarters in uptown Charlotte at 11:19 AM, according to flight records from RadarBox.

In other words – it is really impossible for Chip Tayag to get his 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine four hours before that flight. Which vaccination centre opens at 7 AM?

Fact #5 : WBTV Helicopter Appeared To Be Malfunctioning

Despite suggestions that Chip Tayag may have died or collapsed from his 4th COVID-19 vaccination, eyewitness accounts stated that the helicopter appeared to be in trouble.

David Bristol, who is a trainee pilot, watched the WBTV Sky 3 helicopter that Chip Tayag was piloting, make slow circles for a while, when he noticed two odd things:

  • the sound Sky 3 made seemed to change
  • he then saw Sky 3 make two odd, hard turns to the left, before suddenly disappearing behind the trees.

Another eyewitness concurred that the helicopter appeared to be in trouble, and the pilot made an aggressive move to prevent crashing onto the highway.

I think that he absolutely knew that he was gonna have to put that down,” the man said. “He did his best to put it down … Whoever the pilot was, did their best to put that thing down where it wasn’t going to injure a lot of people, and in that respect, they did a fabulous job.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings confirmed that the pilot was in control, and managed to avoid hitting the busy highway.

It seems the pilot that was operating the aircraft made some diversionary moves to avoid hitting traffic … To me it looks like a heroic incident where the pilot tried to avoid injuring anyone else and putting anyone else in danger,” Jennings said. “If that is truly the case then that pilot is a hero, in my eyes, to make sure the safety and security of those driving on the road was not in jeopardy.

From all eyewitness accounts, Chip Tayag did not just collapse after getting his fourth dose of the vaccine. He was in control, and managed to crash the helicopter away from a busy highway.

Read more : Was Bill Gates Arrested For Crimes Against Humanity?

Fact #6 : USAF Pilots Did Not Resign Over Vaccine Mandate

It is ludicrous for Real Raw News to repeat their long-debunked claim that USAF pilots resigning over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin never sent any text message demanding that all Armed Forces members to immediately get the COVID-19 vaccine.

In any case, no F-22 pilot or B-52 crew member ever quit over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Read more : Did US Air Force Pilots Resign Over Vaccine Mandate?

Everything that Real Raw News posts should be regarded as FAKE NEWS.

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