Can we all agree that censorship of free speech is wrong and those who support it are scumbags? Can we all at least agree on that much? To stop people from trading information, potentially life-saving information, should be a crime, regardless if it’s the government or the private sector.
Think about the over 4 million people who died from COVID-19 around the world who didn’t have to die but the totalitarian Left in the misinformation news media and the tech tyrants in social media censored any and all information on therapeutics like ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and others that frontline doctors told us were treatments they were using to great success. The people who died from COVID-19 could have been saved by using the safe and effective medicines that the censors did not let them know about.
The World Health Organization (WHO), an unelected health agency under the body of the crooked United Nations, that censored a lot of information during the COVID-19 pandemic, is now calling for all social media platforms to censor speech with unacceptable views on monkeypox. Of course, the usual Marxist terms were used like the WHO wants to “prevent and counter” monkeypox “misinformation” and “disinformation” which is Marxist speak for we would like you to block counter arguments to the misinformation and disinformation we are going to spread.
The WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has no medical background, said that “stigma and discrimination can be as dangerous as any virus, and can fuel the outbreak.”
The answer to that is more free speech and not censorship.
Tedros referred to COVID-19 misinformation and disinformation and called on “all social media platforms, tech companies, and news organizations to work with us to prevent and counter harmful information.”
We recently learned that a lot of information about the COVID vaccines was false and that people who got vaccinated are showing a lower immunity than those who did not. Dr. Deborah Birx, who was the White House coordinator for the COVID-19 Task Force, said just days ago that she knew the vaccines were not going to stop infection.
Birx told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, “I knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection. And I think we overplayed the vaccines, and it made people then worry that it’s not going to protect against severe disease and hospitalization. It will. But let’s be very clear: 50% of the people who died from the Omicron surge were older, vaccinated. So that’s why I’m saying even if you’re vaccinated and boosted, if you’re unvaccinated right now, the key is testing and Paxlovid. It’s effective. It’s a great antiviral. And really, that is what’s going to save your lives right now if you’re over 70, which if you look at the hospitalizations, hospitalizations are rising steadily with new admissions, particularly in those over 70. And so if you live in the South – I know people keep talking about the fall – I’m worried about the South.”
Two prestigious science journals, the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, and The Lancet, recently reported on studies that showed “evidence that vaccination induces a profound impairment in type 1 interferon signaling, which has diverse adverse consequences to human health.”
The study report adds, “We identify potential profound disturbances in regulatory control of protein synthesis and cancer surveillance. These disturbances potentially have a causal link to neurodegenerative disease, myocarditis, have a wide range of consequences, not the least of which include the reactivation of latent viral infections and the reduced ability to effectively combat future infections.”
The Lancet said of its study, “The study showed that immune function among vaccinated individuals 8 months after the administration of two doses of COVID-19 vaccine was lower than that among the unvaccinated individuals.”
Yet doctors who already knew this were being kicked off of social media platforms for talking about it. SO MANY people got vaccinated because these doctors were censored and couldn’t give vital information. Now, their immune systems may be compromised.
The problem with this type of censorship is that one side gets to decide what is truth and what is misinformation. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest body of misinformation came from the WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. He got the position as director general because the Communist Chinese government lobbied for him to get the job and gave boatloads of money as under-the-table bribes. They picked him because they recognized that he was corrupt and could be bought. He covered up numerous cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia and he was very slow to manage the Ebola outbreak in Africa. He’s incompetent and corrupt.
Tedros didn’t come out and say which words and terms he wants the tech tyrants to censor over the scam he’s pulling for monkeypox, but I guess he figures the Democrats in the United States will be in contact with the tech tyrants the way they were for COVID. Emails were uncovered between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg where they were talking about terms that should be censored.
Facebook censored medical doctors:
“Remember later, Facebook pulled a live feed of medical doctors around the world discussing the use of hydroxychloroquine and how they were treating their patients with it with great success. Facebook labeled it misinformation or whatever line they were using at the time to get rid of anything that didn’t fit the let’s blame Trump for COVID narrative. These were real medical doctors simply having a discussion about an effective treatment for the pandemic virus. Fake News wrote stories about the incident claiming Facebook took down the video labeling it a false cure for coronavirus that was touted by Trump. I wonder if they ever spoke to any of the millions of people worldwide who were helped by the drug? Probably not.”
Some outlets in the misinformation news media complained that people referring to monkeypox as a “gay disease” are spreading misinformation. So then they should report that rather than try to censor it. Because sometimes what they consider misinformation isn’t misinformation at all. You lose trust by censoring free speech. You overcome misinformation by spreading truth and correcting bad information. Instead, the woke Left want the power of silencing the opposition and that gives them the power to dictate what the truth is. Welcome to 1984.
While Tedros didn’t agree that the statements were misinformation, he followed up on his call for the censorship of monkeypox misinformation by discussing monkeypox cases and transmission.
“Although 98% of cases so far are among men who have sex with men, anyone exposed can get monkeypox, which is why WHO recommends that countries take action to reduce the risk of transmission to other vulnerable groups, including children, pregnant women, and those who are immunosuppressed,” Tedros said. “In addition to transmission through sexual contact, monkeypox can be spread in households through close contact between people, such as hugging and kissing, and on contaminated towels or bedding.”
Question: Will Tedros and the WHO be held to the same standard of not spreading misinformation about monkeypox? I ask because he just overruled an expert panel that voted 9-6 against declaring monkeypox as a “public health emergency of international concern.” Tedros has no medical background and yet he overruled an expert panel just so that he could declare an emergency. And we know from experience that every time a leftist declares an emergency, it’s because they want to be released from the boundaries of limitations of power that their respective organizations place on them.
This to me means the Democratic Party in the US asked Tedros to declare a public health emergency so that they can force mail-in voting for the coming midterm elections. And he came through. I don’t know how else to interpret his actions. When he overruled the expert panel, he declared he had to step in a break a tie. A 9-6 vote is not a tie.
To this day, you cannot post something about COVID-19 on Facebook or Twitter and other tech tyrant sites without getting a warning label. The censors went so far as to hire fact-checking services that do the bidding of the Left. Facebook admitted the truth about its fact-checks. The “fact checks” that social media used to police what Americans read and watch are just “opinion.” And it is used almost exclusively against conservatives or people who have unacceptable views that differ from the Democratic Party.
From the New York Post:
That’s thanks to a lawsuit brought by celebrated journalist John Stossel, which has exposed the left’s supposed battle against “misinformation” as a farce.
Stossel posted a pair of videos that touched the third rail of liberal politics — climate change. Neither questioned whether climate change is real, but each talked about other issues, namely forest management and using technology to adapt. Yet the third party that Facebook contracts to review these pieces, Science Feedback, flagged them as “false,” or our favorite, “lacking context.”
The WHO’s call for a Big Tech-WHO censorship alliance that targets monkeypox misinformation is eerily similar to the censorship alliance that occurred during COVID-19 when the WHO partnered with YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia, and others to censor or label COVID-19 misinformation. YouTube was one of the most committed censors under this alliance and removed over 800,000 videos for contradicting the WHO.
Despite Big Tech companies empowering the WHO as an arbiter of truth and letting it decide which pieces of so-called COVID-19 misinformation they should censor, the WHO got many things wrong during COVID. One of the most infamous examples of this was its January 14, 2020 tweet which stated “preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission” of the coronavirus.
Here’s the dangerous part. The need for calling on censorship of monkeypox misinformation comes right after the WHO moved on another power grab this year by advocating for an international pandemic treaty that pushes for “national and global coordinated actions to address the misinformation, disinformation, and stigmatization, that undermine public health,” on things like vaccine passports, global surveillance, cooridinated global actions which means member countries lose their sovereignty and can have actions taken against them if they don’t comply with WHO mandates. All kinds of fun stuff.
This month, the WHO said that the treaty will be legally binding. Unfortunately for Americans, Joe Biden is the president and he will sign onto this treaty, but how much do you want to bet, like his old boss, Barack Obama did with the Iran Nuclear Deal, he won’t go through the US Senate for advice and consent?
If the Biden administration had just a trace amount of love for the American people or even America itself, it would run screaming from the WHO. But sadly, this administration has already demonstrated that its philosophy, unlike former President Donald Trump’s America First, has always been America Last.