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U.S. Government Diligently Working With Big Tech To Censor ANYTHING That Could Cause “Vaccine Hesitancy”

The ruling class desperately needs as many people as possible to take the COVID-19 vaccine.  This push to get an mRNA vaccine in the veins of everyone is resulting in a diligent effort to censor ANYTHING that could cause “vaccine hesitancy.”

The United States government, Joe Biden’s White House, has “hands-on” involvement in censoring any information that could result in someone thinking for themselves and rejecting the vaccine.

Disinformation that causes vaccine hesitancy is going to be a huge obstacle to getting everyone vaccinated and there are no larger players in that than the social media platforms,” a source with direct knowledge about the cooperation told Reuters.

“We are talking to them… so they understand the importance of misinformation and disinformation and how they can get rid of it quickly”. -RT

The White House has previously acknowledged working with tech giants like Facebook and Google on the issue of censorship of free speech, but any direct engagement was not confirmed as of yet, Reuters reported.

The Biden administration wants digital platforms to suppress content that can result in events like the anti-vaccination protest at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in late January, the source said. The arena has been repurposed as a drive-in mass vaccination site, one of the largest in the U.S., after being used for Covid-19 testing since May.

The protests against this mRNA vaccine are growing, and with it, government oppression and tyranny. The only good news is that all of this censorship is having the opposite effect that the ruling class wants.  It’s not “keeping us slaves in line,” but making us more resilient while waking up the masses to the slave state we have always lived in.

The U.S. is undergoing a period of record-low public trust in the traditional mainstream media and widespread disillusionment in the two-party political system of democracy, which we all already know is nothing more than mob rule. The institutional crisis was aggravated by the economic damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic reaction by the masters against the slaves and has sent many people looking for solutions to having a master.

We all need to wake up. Government is slavery and they are proving it time and time again, daily. If we ever expect to be the free human beings we were born to be, we need to start to realize what’s really going on here.  There’s a reason they need everyone vaccinated, and it should be utterly clear by now that it isn’t about our health – it’s about keeping us slaves on the plantation.

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Arbiter of truth: Facebook plans to flag and debunk misinformation about climate change

After debunking misinformation about COVID-19 and the 2020 presidential election results, Facebook will now be the arbiter of truth about climate change. The social network will begin flagging and debunking climate change myths.

Facebook released a statement Thursday stating that the social media platform will “add informational labels to some posts on climate,” and direct users to the Facebook Climate Science Information Center, a resource that provides “science-based news, approachable information and actionable resources from the world’s leading climate change organizations.”

Previously, Facebook rolled out its Voting Information Center in August and the Coronavirus Information Center in March to combat news the company deemed to be misinformation.

“To debunk the myths with current and specific facts, we’ve brought in climate communication experts from the George Mason University, the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the University of Cambridge,” Facebook said.

“The spread of damaging falsehoods endangers the level of international cooperation required to prevent catastrophic global warming,” said Sander van der Linden of the University of Cambridge. “Facebook is in a unique position to counter the circulation of online misinformation, and the new climate ‘mythbusting’ section is an important step toward debunking dangerous falsehoods.”

“Developing rebuttals based on the best-practices from communication research is an important step toward countering online misinformation,” said Dr. John Cook of George Mason University.

Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication said, “Misinformation about climate change long predates the internet, but has been greatly amplified in our new digital world. This new mythbusting section of the Facebook Climate Science Information Center can help raise public climate change awareness and understanding worldwide.”

In May, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared that privately owned digital platforms should not act as the “arbiter of truth.” The pro-free speech comment was made after Twitter fact-checked a tweet by then-President Donald Trump.

“We have a different policy than, I think, Twitter on this,” Zuckerberg told the “Daily Briefing” host Dana Perino. “I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online. Private companies probably shouldn’t be, especially these platform companies, shouldn’t be in the position of doing that.”

The climate change fact-checking will begin in the U.K. and will expand into other countries soon. The Facebook Climate Science Information Center is currently available in 16 countries.

Facebook is banned in China, so the Climate Science Information Center will not be available to the world’s biggest polluter. China is responsible for nearly a third of the planet’s carbon dioxide emissions – over 10 gigatons of carbon dioxide emissions, almost double that of the United States, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Facebook announces major clampdown on vaccine, coronavirus ‘misinformation’

Facebook announced Monday a major clampdown on the spread of what the tech giant considers to be “false claims” about COVID-19 and vaccines.

Moving forward the company will be removing from its platform any misinformation regarding the coronavirus and vaccines, including claims that the virus was manufactured in a lab, that vaccines are not effective at preventing disease, that it’s safer to get the disease than the vaccine, and that vaccines, in general, are toxic, dangerous, or cause autism.

“In addition to sharing reliable information, we are expanding our efforts to remove false claims on Facebook and Instagram about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines and vaccines in general during the pandemic,” the company’s head of health, Kang-Xing Jin, said in a newsroom update. “Today, following consultations with leading health organizations, including the WHO, we’re expanding the list of false claims we will remove to include additional debunked claims about COVID-19 and vaccines.”

The exhaustive list of of false claims that are now subject to removal are listed on Facebook’s Help Center webpage. It broadly includes any content that downplays the severity of COVID-19 or discourages good health practices such as wearing a mask.

“We will begin enforcing this policy immediately, with a particular focus on Pages, groups and accounts that violate these rules, and we’ll continue to expand our enforcement over the coming weeks,” Facebook’s vice president of Integrity, Guy Rosen, wrote. “Groups, Pages and accounts on Facebook and Instagram that repeatedly share these debunked claims may be removed altogether.”

Rosen added that the company plans to access to credible information by “promot[ing] relevant, authoritative results” when people search for vaccine or coronavirus-related content on the platform.

He noted that content monitoring regarding the coronavirus pandemic has been going on since December, only now the list of false claims has expanded.

The move does mark a significant departure from past actions, however. As the New York Times reported, in the past, the company has opted to “downrank” misinformation about the coronavirus, or push the content lower in people’s news feeds. But now the company is taking action by removing such content altogether.

According to the newsroom update, the new action is in response to a ruling by the company’s Oversight Board, which found that its rules and standards for health-related misinformation were “inappropriately vague.”

The news comes as Facebook and other major social media companies are under intense scrutiny for their censorship practices. If the new action serves as any indication, it appears that Facebook does not intend to relent from engaging in aggressive content suppression.

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Trust In MSM Is At An All Time Low & They Say It’s YOUR Fault

Americans’ trust in the mainstream has never been lower. But they aren’t taking responsibility for the lies, propaganda, and misleading news reports, it is all our fault for using our own minds and our own discernment to logically understand what they are doing.

We all know the mainstream media is the public relations arm of the Federal Reserve, the ruling class, and the elitists. We all know we shouldn’t trust them. We have all gotten the sense or seen in front of our own two eyes evidence of their biased lie-filled reports.  So it’s our fault we aren’t trusting them anymore.

Rather than attempt to repair the relationship with the public, media outlets blame their audience for the distrust and for poor “information hygiene,” according to a report by RT.  Long headed for a complete collapse, Americans’ trust in the media establishment hit an all-time low in 2021, falling three points overall to just 46 percent, according to Edelman’s most recent annual survey. The figure marks the first time Americans’ trust in journalism sank below the 50 percent mark.

Americans’ trust in social media also hit rock bottom, clocking in at a miserable 27 percent, according to Edelman’s annual “trust barometer.” Globally, people’s faith in social media wasn’t much better, with just 35 percent of users deeming it a trustworthy source for “general news and information.”

Survey respondents did not hesitate to expound on their dim view of the journalistic profession, either – 56 percent of Americans agreed the media was “purposely trying to mislead people by saying things they know are false or gross exaggerations,” while 58 percent agreed most outlets were “more concerned with supporting an ideology or political position than informing the public.” –RT

Some suggested that reading or listening to “independent” media,  including Edelman itself,  was the problem. When applying truth and logic, however, the trust crisis has a lot less to do with the media losing its touch than it does with Americans becoming savvier regarding the manipulation of their opinions, thoughts, and behaviors.

The only group trusted by a majority of Americans out of Government, Media, NGOs, and Business in 2021 was, ironically, Big Business – even though corporations largely pull the strings of the media, politics, and the other institutions so many Americans seem to agree are not trustworthy. –RT

In other words, there’s still some realization and waking up to do about this horrific system of oppression we all live under.

Even while admitting that media distrust was a global issue rather than a function of Donald Trump’s war on ‘fake news,’” Axios appeared to blame its audience for their refusal to put their faith in the Fourth Estate, posting a series of links tipping worried journalists off on why their propaganda might be missing the mark. Clutching pearls on topics from the Covid-19 pandemic and “vaccine hesitancy” to the US election scandals, the overarching message was simple – don’t confuse your audience with opinions other than the one you want them to have. –RT

Welcome to 2021, folks. This all about the global system of totalitarian control being rolled out at break-neck speed. Wake up, stay aware, and alert.  Go gray if you have to and make no mistake, the totalitarian power grab is not over. For all intents and purposes, we are now living through Obama’s third term.

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Another “Pre-Crime” AI System Claims It Can Predict Who Will Share Disinformation Before It’s Published

This article was originally published at Activist Post. 

We previously have covered the many weighty claims made by the progenitors of A.I. algorithms who claim that their technology can stop crime before it happens. Similar predictive A.I. is increasingly being used to stop the spread of misinformation, disinformation, and general “fake news” by analyzing trends in behavior and language used across social media.

However, as we’ve also covered, these systems have more often than not failed quite spectacularly, as many artificial intelligence experts and mathematicians have highlighted. One expert in particular — Uri Gal, Associate Professor in Business Information Systems, at the University of Sydney, Australia — noted that from what he has seen so far, these systems are “no better at telling the future than a crystal ball.”

Please keep this in mind as you look at the latest lofty pronouncements from the University of Sheffield below. Nevertheless, we should also be aware that — similar to their real-world counterparts in street-level pre-crime — these systems most likely will be rolled out across social media (if they haven’t been already) regardless, until further exposure of their inherent flaws, biases, and their own disinformation is revealed.

AI can predict Twitter users likely to spread disinformation before they do it

A new artificial-intelligence-based algorithm that can accurately predict which Twitter users will spread disinformation before they actually do it has been developed by researchers from the University of Sheffield.

  • University of Sheffield researchers have developed an artificial intelligence-based algorithm that can accurately predict (79.7 percent) which Twitter users are likely to share content from unreliable news sources before they actually do it
  • Study found that Twitter users who spread disinformation mostly tweet about politics or religion, whereas users who share reliable sources of news tweet more about their personal lives
  • Research also found that Twitter users who share disinformation use impolite language more frequently than users who share reliable news sources
  • Findings could help governments and social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook better understand user behavior and help them design more effective models for tackling the spread of disinformation

A new artificial-intelligence-based algorithm that can accurately predict which Twitter users will spread disinformation before they actually do it has been developed by researchers from the University of Sheffield.

A team of researchers, led by Yida Mu and Dr. Nikos Aletras from the University’s Department of Computer Science, has developed a method for predicting whether a social media user is likely to share content from unreliable news sources. Their findings have been published in the journal PeerJ.

The researchers analyzed over 1 million tweets from approximately 6,200 Twitter users by developing new natural language processing methods – ways to help computers process and understand huge amounts of language data. The tweets they studied were all tweets that were publicly available for anyone to see on the social media platform.

Twitter users were grouped into two categories as part of the study – those who have shared unreliable news sources and those who only share stories from reliable news sources. The data was used to train a machine-learning algorithm that can accurately predict (79.7 percent) whether a user will repost content from unreliable sources sometime in the future.

Results from the study found that Twitter users who shared stories from unreliable sources are more likely to tweet about either politics or religion and use impolite language. They often posted tweets with words such as ‘liberal’, ‘government’, ‘media’, and their tweets often related to politics in the Middle East and Islam, with their tweets often mentioning ‘Islam’ or ‘Israel’.

In contrast, the study found that Twitter users who shared stories from reliable news sources often tweeted about their personal life, such as their emotions and interactions with friends. This group of users often posted tweets with words such as ‘mood’. ‘wanna’, ‘gonna’, ‘I’ll’, ‘excited’, and ‘birthday’.

Findings from the study could help social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook develop ways to tackle the spread of disinformation online. They could also help social scientists and psychologists improve their understanding of such user behavior on a large scale.

Dr. Nikos Aletras, Lecturer in Natural Language Processing at the University of Sheffield, said:

Social media has become one of the most popular ways that people access the news, with millions of users turning to platforms such as Twitter and Facebook every day to find out about key events that are happening both at home and around the world. However, social media has become the primary platform for spreading disinformation, which is having a huge impact on society and can influence people’s judgement of what is happening in the world around them.

As part of our study, we identified certain trends in user behaviour that could help with those efforts – for example, we found that users who are most likely to share news stories from unreliable sources often tweet about politics or religion, whereas those who share stories from reliable news sources often tweeted about their personal lives.

We also found that the correlation between the use of impolite language and the spread of unreliable content can be attributed to high online political hostility.

Yida Mu, a Ph.D. student at the University of Sheffield, said:

Studying and analysing the behaviour of users sharing content from unreliable news sources can help social media platforms to prevent the spread of fake news at the user level, complementing existing fact-checking methods that work on the post or the news source level.

The study, Identifying Twitter users who repost unreliable news sources with linguistic information, is published in PeerJ. To access the paper in full, visit: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj-cs.325

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Facebook Vows To Ramp Up Censorship Of Vaccine Information

Dubbing it “misinformation,” Facebook has promised to censor any information that goes against the official tyrannical narrative that says we should all submit to the new COVID-19 vaccine. The tech giant has updated its misinformation policies ahead of the first batch of vaccines being administered next week.

The ruling class and their puppets really don’t want people to decline this vaccine. They are doing everything in their power to sell this snake oil to as many people as possible.

As the UK is on the brink of starting to administer COVID-19 vaccinations, Facebook has updated its misinformation policy to reflect that it will remove false claims about vaccines. The tech giant updated its Coronavirus Newsroom post on Thursday with its commitment to taking down false information that has been debunked by public health experts regarding vaccines across Facebook and Instagram. –CNET

To date, Facebook says it has pulled down around 12 million pieces of content of this type on Facebook and on Instagram, which it also owns. That’s a lot of censorship over a statistically irrelevant virus. But they are doubling down on the censorship. You do not have freedom of speech anymore and you don’t have the right to consume whatever information you decide is right for you.  The tech giants and government has made the decision for everyone. Comply or be punished.

If this vaccine was so great, and the savior of humanity as it’s being portrayed, they wouldn’t have to try so hard to silence dissenters.

The United Kingdom said on Wednesday that it has approved the Pfizer vaccination for use and plans to start administering it next week.

Facebook said that in the UK it is working closely with the government and the NHS to support their communication plans when it comes to rolling out the vaccine. In the newsroom post, the company outlined the kind of material it expects to remove. –CNET

What a fancy way to say that the elitists, corporations, and the ruling class will work together to silence and censor the peasants and slaves into submission.

I wonder if Facebook and the governments of the world can “read between the lines” on our hands…

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Richie From Boston: “The Darkest Winter” Is Here

Richie from Boston, now deleted from YouTube and given a Google ban, says this upcoming trucker strike, coupled with the new lockdown restrictions could be the battering ram the brings in the “darkest winter” we have been repeatedly promised. If you add in election chaos, this could explode.

We are reaching a breaking point. Everything is coming together right now.  Please consider supporting Richie in light of his censorship.  Visit him on Bitchute and at his website by clicking on these links. Listen to what this vaccine is by watching the video below.

Anything that comes against the agenda of the elitists is going to be censored, fact-checked, and deemed fake news or misinformation. This video also shows information about the depopulation agenda as well. Is the vaccine linked to depopulation? That’s for you to decide.

The “darkest winter” however, is shaping up to be a reality.

Joe Biden Warns: A “Dark Winter” Is Ahead

Secret Models of “The Darkest Winter”

Those Who Planned The Enslavement of Mankind Warn Of “A Dark Winter” For Us

The COVID-19 “Dark Winter” PsyOp: Question Everything…

This vaccine will be distributed by the military.  If you still think it will be “voluntary” you don’t understand the meaning of that word.  There will be punishments, force, and coercion used in conjunction with impoverishment and the promises of a pittance of universal basic income to take it. If you take it, you will lose all your freedom. If you don’t take it, you will lose all your freedom.  That’s not in any way voluntary.

This vaccine will be coming soon. The lockdowns are also coming. All of this is a part of the plan. “This is all coming to a shuttering crescendo and right after Thanksgiving is when [the vaccine] takes effect,” Richie says.

The vaccine is close. Time is up. You will have to make the decision to take it or be punished for not taking it soon.

Medical Journal: Get The COVID-19 Vaccine, Or Be Punished HARSHLY

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Censorship: Facebook Bans Anti-Vaccine Ads Ahead of COVID Vaccine Rollout

Facebook announced on Tuesday that the social media giant will ban all ads encouraging people to avoid vaccination. Facebook is now censoring factual information on the adverse health and side effects of getting vaccinated.

Anyone paying attention knows that there will be a COVID-19 vaccine, and it will, for all intents and purposes, be mandated for all and distributed by the military. This is not news to most, however, the propaganda campaign has begun, and Facebook will assist the tyrants with censorship.

“Our goal is to help messages about the safety and efficacy of vaccines reach a broad group of people while prohibiting ads with misinformation that could harm public health efforts,” Facebook’s head of health initiatives, Kang-Xing Jin, said in a blog post, according to the Hill.We don’t want these ads on our platform.”

The truth is, doctors and others have expressed concerns about vaccine safety, and this is not new. But the push to make sure everyone is vaccinated is new. So is the blatant censorship. As with other tightenings on free speech, enforcing the new ban on anti-vaccination ads will be crucial.

Trump: “The Military Is Ready To Deliver A Vaccine”

Facebook has chosen sides.  They did a long time ago. They are not on the side of the people and will do what is necessary to see the elitists rollout the New World Order.

The military is still set to distribute a vaccine to all 324 million Americans and this censorship is part of the propaganda campaign pushed by Bill Gates to attempt to manipulate people into getting vaccinated.

Medical Journal: Get The COVID-19 Vaccine, Or Be Punished HARSHLY

According to the report by TheHill, Tuesday’s policy update will not affect user-generated content about vaccines, including the private Facebook groups and Instagram pages. So far, Facebook claims they will allow critics of vaccination the free speech that was already their birthright.

 

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Del Bigtree: Censored For Stating Vaccine Truths

We all know that those who censor others, for any reason, do not do so because of misinformation or lies, they do so to control the narrative and push an agenda. Del Bigtree is one of those many voices censored since the scamdemic began, but he’s dedicated to getting the truth about vaccines out to the public.

Bigtree created the documentary “Vaxxed” which details the scientific community’s fraud when it comes to vaccines, specifically the MMR vaccine.  That was Bigtree’s first experience with being censored for speaking the truth about the fraudulent vaccine “science” publically. Later in the interview with Portfolio Wealth Global’s Michelle Holiday,  the point is made that censorship isn’t republican or democrat. It’s the people versus the ruling class at this point.

Bigtree is also saying with a known treatment, hydroxychloroquine, people are recovering, but the media, at the commands of government are blocking this treatment. The ruling class seems to want people to suffer as much as possible so they can keep the fear going until the military forced vaccine is ready. 

But what’s in those vaccines? Listen in at 23:00. “Not a single childhood vaccine…is safe.” He added: “How can we say vaccines are safe when they contain mercury? Mercury is the second most toxic substance on earth.” Vaccines also contain aluminum which is found on the brains of people with Alzheimer’s and children with autism.

Keep in mind too, AstraZeneca is not liable for damages caused by this vaccine. In addition, vaccines are not effective, says Bigtree. So why do we continue to et them? Propaganda thanks to the lobbying efforts of big pharma and the mainstream media’s advertisements for them.

“The beauty of this coronavirus vaccine, is that for the first time, maybe ever, people are asking ‘how is a vaccine approved for safety?’” You’re watching the public really start to question this vaccine and what they are putting in their bodies an the bodies of their children.

This virus ticks off all the boxed of the New World Order, and things will not improve after the election, regardless of who wins, and things will not ever go back to normal, vaccine or not.

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China Furious After Twitter Retroactively Tags Tweets From Top Officials

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.

Aside from a string of tweets from Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s PR machine has been strangely quiet during the dust-up over the extremely controversial decision to tag several tweets from President Trump as “misinformation”.

And now we know why. Among the reasons Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg cited for why social media companies shouldn’t strive to be “arbiters of truth” is the Sisyphean task of filtering, screening, and analyzing an endless stream of information. Given the massive user bases of these companies, consistency would be nearly impossible, opening the door to yet more accusations of bias. And for what?

Perhaps that’s why Twitter has spent the last day or so retroactively tagging tweets from certain officials with the Chinese government that also contain “misinformation” – some of it claiming that the coronavirus originated in the US.

Mouthpieces for Beijing, and for practically every government, even Venezuela and Iran (two countries that have drawn scrutiny from Twitter in the form of mass account-deletion) are active on Twitter. And one of the most effective arguments against Twitter’s decision to label Trump’s tweets is that the company hasn’t done nearly enough to filter out far more sinister actors, like ISIS recruiters, or stooges from Russia, China, Iran and America’s myriad geopolitical enemies – and some of our allies too.

Interestingly, a quick look at the foreign ministry spokesman’s feed shows that only a few tweets have been labeled.

Furthermore, aside from the occasional reference to the “terrorists” threatening law and order in Hong Kong, the feed looks almost identical to one of those left-wing rose emoji accounts with 5k-10k followers.

Meanwhile, Taiwan has continued to poke and prod at Beijing by speaking out in defense of Hong Kong. A top Taiwanese official said prosperity and stability cannot be easily disrupted by separatist forces, rebutting Beijing’s accusations of “terrorism”.

As the conversation about Twitter’s role in moderating ‘the conversation’ unfurls on twitter, two analysts with Height Capital Markets argued that the White House’s new executive order has “more bark than bite”. Investors, looking at this morning’s performance, have taken a decidedly different view.

President Donald Trump’s pending social media executive order is likely “more bark than bite,” Height Capital Markets analysts Chase White and Clayton Allen wrote in a note, citing news reports suggesting the order will address Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the liability shield intended to protect Internet platforms from content posted on their sites.

Meanwhile, we’re seeing some interesting action in twitter shares premarket…

…buybacks?

But whatever happens, we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on the Ayatollah’s twitter feed. Will the company dare to apply these misinformation labels to Iran’s supreme leader?

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The High Cost Of Locking Down America: “We’ve Seen A Year’s Worth Of Suicide Attempts In The Last Four Weeks”

This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream. 

Locking down much of the country may have helped to “flatten the curve” a bit, but it has also had some very serious consequences that public health officials did not anticipate.  Humans were created to be social creatures, and forcing us to isolate ourselves from one another for weeks on end has turned out to be quite problematic.

This has especially been true for those that live alone.  Today, the U.S. has a higher percentage of one-person households than ever before, and keeping those individuals totally isolated in their own homes is not that different from putting prison inmates in solitary confinement for an extended period of time.  In both cases, it can be just a matter of time before people mentally break.

Even before this pandemic came along, the suicide rate in the United States was already soaring, and now the number of suicides is spiking like we have never seen before.  Just consider what Dr. Mike deBoisblanc of John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California says is happening in his area

“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” he said. “I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”

And suicide helplines all over America are seeing an enormous increase in the number of people calling in…

Many crisis centers are reporting 30% to 40% increases in the number of people seeking help. The helpline at Provident is experiencing a tenfold increase compared with this time last year, when no national disaster was occurring.

In addition to being isolated in their own homes, Americans have also been bombarded by endless coverage of this pandemic by the mainstream media, and this has definitely helped to fuel a lot of anxiety

In all, 66% are watching and consuming more news than ever before, which is particularly puzzling considering that 68% also admitted that COVID-19 coverage gives them considerable anxiety. It’s not just anxiety either; 65% said they feel overwhelmed by coronavirus news, 56% just get plain angry, 67% feel burnt out, 59% experience fearfulness, and 50% can’t help but feel hopeless after hearing the nightly news.

And of course Americans are not just watching more news than ever before.  According to Comcast, the average U.S. household has actually been watching 66 hours of TV a week during this pandemic…

New research from telecomms firm Comcast has revealed viewing time has soared as a result, with households watching an extra eight-plus hours of TV each week – equivalent to the time spent on a full days’ work shift.

This means the average household now watches 66 hours of TV a week, up from 57 hours a week in early March.

Watching endless hours of television is one of the worst possible things that you can do for your mental health.

If you put garbage into your mind, you are going to get garbage out.

And allowing the corporate media elite to endlessly feed hour after hour of “programming” directly into your mind is incredibly self-destructive.

In addition to binge-watching television, many Americans have also been dealing with this crisis by turning to drugs and alcohol

Findings by The Recovery Village, a Florida-based network of addiction treatment facilities, reflect an “expected” increase in substance use during the pandemic, with Americans reporting a 55% rise in alcohol consumption in the last month. When it came to illicit drugs, 36% of Americans reported increased use of marijuana and prescription opioids, among others.

Needless to say, this is more self-destructive behavior that is just going to fuel even more anxiety, depression, and despair.

Yes, this pandemic has been bad.  There have been more than 1.7 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States so far, and about 100,000 Americans have died.

But this isn’t the worst thing that we are going to face.  In fact, it isn’t even close.

So if we can’t handle what is happening right now, how in the world are we going to be able to handle what is coming?

The good news is that this pandemic is causing a lot of people to wake up and reflect on what really matters.

Prior to COVID-19, a lot of Americans were living for their careers.  But this crisis has demonstrated how rapidly those jobs can disappear.  There is absolutely no loyalty in the corporate world today, and most corporations will not hesitate to lay off workers once they start bleeding money.  At this point, more than 38 million Americans have already lost their jobs, and more job losses are coming in the weeks and months ahead.

Other Americans were living for the pleasures of this life before this pandemic came along.  But now bars, clubs, and movie theaters all over the country have been shut down, professional sports leagues have been paralyzed, and this virus has even transformed dating into a hazard that many people simply don’t want to deal with.

So many of the things that we once valued so highly have been taken away, and maybe that is precisely what we needed.  Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan created quite an uproar when he made this point very strongly on Instagram…

“Word up, can you handle the truth my brother only love HH,” wrote Hogan, who has 1.5 million followers on Instagram. “In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship.

“God said, ‘you want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don’t want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can’t go to church.

“‘If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.  I wrote an entire book urging people to start focusing on what really matters, because true hope will not be found in the temporal things that the world is constantly chasing.

And it has definitely been encouraging to hear that many young people have taken this crisis as an opportunity to start thinking about spiritual issues more

A majority of teens and young adults say they are praying more or thinking about spiritual issues more than they were prior to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey.

The poll of 800 high school students and 800 post-secondary students found that 67 percent said they’re either praying more often or thinking about spiritual issues more compared to the time before the virus.

There is hope, but it won’t be found on a television screen, at the bottom of a bottle or at the end of a needle.

So please don’t give up.  Despite all of the craziness in our world today, the best chapters of your life can still be ahead of you.

But if you keep feeding your mind endless hours of media “programming” and you keep chasing the things that they tell you to chase, all that is ahead of you is more pain, more anxiety, more depression, and more despair.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on Amazon.com including The Beginning Of The EndGet Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and anyway that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with all many people as we possibly can.

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Facebook forcing users reading certain COVID-19 news to disgraced WHO: ‘Could a Facebook post kill grandma?’

Facebook will begin forcibly rerouting social media users who interact with misinformation surrounding COVID-19 to the World Health Organization’s website for clarification.

The World Health Organization is under fire for its decidedly improper response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which ultimately led to deaths that likely could have been prevented from occurring.

The organization also previously made statements that appeared to mimic Chinese propaganda about the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The move seemed to be an apparent cover-up attempt to avoid any Chinese culpability.

What are the details?

According to a Thursday report from NBC News, the social media giant will begin redirecting users to the WHO if they come across what it believes to be misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.

The company insisted that the action is intended to cut down on the spread of fake news surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

“Users who have liked, commented on, or reacted to coronavirus information that has been flagged ‘harmful’ by Facebook and removed, will now be directed to a website debunking coronavirus myths from the World Health Organization,” the outlet reported.

In a statement, Guy Rosen, Facebook’s vice president of integrity, said the company aims to partner users with “authoritative sources” to get factual information.

“We want to connect people who may have interacted with harmful misinformation about the virus with the truth from authoritative sources in case they see or hear these claims again off of Facebook,” he said.

In March, Facebook launched its own COVID-19 information resource center, which is a repository of select information from federal and local governments as well as advisories from the WHO and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The outlet reported that such an effort has resulted in at least 2 billion users having access to “reliable health resources from the WHO and other organizations.”

Joan Donovan, who is director of Harvard University’s Technology and Social Change Research Project, said, “Could a Facebook post kill grandma? It’s more likely than ever with the lack of curation of COVID-19 information. Facebook has come a long way to change some of their product’s design by implementing fact-checking, but we are seeing manipulators evolve much quicker. “

“Without a plan for robust curation and strategic amplification, we will continue to suffer the ill effects of health misinformation,” Donovan added.

What else?

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that he would cease all U.S. funding for the WHO.

During a briefing, Trump said, “Today I am instructing my administration to halt funding of the World Health Organization while a review is conducted to assess the World Health Organization’s role in severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus.”

In December, while some experts suspected the possibility of human-to-human transmission, both China and the WHO insisted that human-to-human transmission was not an issue.

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Facebook Ramps Up Coronavirus Censorship: Blocking Posts About COVID-19

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Facebook has ramped up its censorship campaign, even against mainstream media’s “verified sources” by blocking articles about the coronavirus.  Multiple people have experienced the same thing, and this censorship comes the day after Facebook, along with Google, Twitter, Microsoft, LinkedIn, and Reddit issued a joint statement on combatting misinformation on their platforms.

We all know “combating misinformation” is simply code words for censorship and a desire to push the official narrative. But Facebook has been blocking articles from sites such as Medium, Buzzfeed, and USA Today. That’s one of the problems with censorship.  Once it starts, no one is safe from seeing their free speech destroyed and the freedom of the press decimated.

“It’s not just news articles,” according to one response to a tweet. “A community flier asking for emergency donations of food to the needy in our community was blocked. A friend in Canada had posts from Royal Canadian Mounted Police blocked. It’s very widespread.”

“Facebook is going hard on information control, I guess Facebook wants us all to be misinformed and die,” one person opined, according to a report by Forbes. The reality, according to a Facebook executive posting on Twitter, is that there was a bug in a system designed to stop spam.

Spam or not, Facebook has been known to push the government’s official narrative and censor at their commands.

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Facebook says they have “fixed” the bug that censored posts yesterday.

However, people are still experiencing posts being deleted and removed by the social media giant.

Censorship is a slippery slope.  Once it starts, it’s almost impossible to reign in. This has been going on for quite some time too, as social media companies and the mainstream media remove posts they don’t like regardless of facts.

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Rumor of police shooting unarmed teen in back sparks violent protests, flag burning, property damage. The rumor proves false.

Paul Engram owns a barbershop in Raleigh, North Carolina, near the scene of a police-involved shooting Tuesday evening and told WRAL-TV that “rumors were flying around that it was a child that might have gotten shot” and that “we all need to know the truth.”

Cops indeed shot somebody, but the truth is that it wasn’t a “child.” Rather, it was a 26-year-old man, and police said he was flashing a gun in public.

But, alas, with the rumor fresh in their heads that a cop shot an unarmed 16-year-old in the back, as WRAL’s Joe Fisher noted, protesters got proactive and participated in “violence & damage to property.”

“Almost every protester I spoke w/ showed up b/c they heard an officer shot an unarmed 16yo in the back,” Fisher tweeted. “This misinformation spread on social media, not news media & rumors fueled turnout, violence & damage to property. Let’s do better.”


Image source: WNCN-TV video screenshot

What did the protesters do?

Just before midnight Tuesday, protesters gathered on Fayetteville Street and chanted “RPD is the KKK!” and “Whose streets? Our streets!” WRAL reported.

Protesters even marched to the mansion of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and took flags off poles and burned them, a Raleigh police officer told the station around 1 a.m. Wednesday.


Image source: WNCN-TV video screenshot

Other protesters approached police vehicles around 2 a.m., after which officers activated their lights and sirens and then moved the protesters to the sidewalks, WRAL said, adding that protesters chanted, “No justice, no peace!”

Jonathan Taylor Canfield, 23, was charged with simple assault during the protest, police told the station, which added that a WTVD-TV photographer was assaulted during the protest but was not seriously injured.

Protesters also marched to the home of Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown, WNCN-TV reported.

Deck-Brown said in a news conference that she wanted the public to see what really happened during the police-involved shooting and asked for the release of body-camera video to counter misinformation spreading online, WRAL said.

“As a result of the reckless and false information that has been spread on social media, a number of spontaneous protests occurred during the night, which resulted in minor damage to property in and around the downtown area,” the chief said to reporters.

Deck-Brown added that the public has the right to protest, but that injuring others and damaging property “is not protected under the First Amendment.” She urged citizens to instead protest “without destroying our city.”

“What happened last night was wrong on a lot of levels.”

She also urged the media to provide “accurate and timely information.”

What actually happened?

Police said they responded to call about a man with a gun about 6:40 p.m.

“He’s flashing it around,” a person who called 911 said, according to WRAL. “Not sure he’s using the gun, but he’s flashing.”

In a later 911 call, a person said a man had threatened the caller at a restaurant by saying, “I know your family. It’s done. It’s a wrap. You’re done,” the station added.

Upon arriving at the scene, police noticed “an individual who matched the description given by the 911 caller.”

The suspect, Javier Torres, ran from police, and a foot chase ensued. Police said they repeatedly ordered Torres to stop and drop the gun. During the chase, Torres was shot once by an officer. After he fell, Torres can be heard yelling, “I swear I’m unarmed,” WRAL said.

A handgun — as described by the 911 caller — was located at the scene of the shooting, police said, adding that no officers were injured during the incident.

Torres was taken to a hospital, where he was reported in stable condition, the station said, adding that he’ll face criminal charges, including going armed to the terror of the public.

Here’s the bodycam video:



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(H/T: Blue Lives Matter)

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The French government actually had to tell people that cocaine isn’t a cure for coronavirus after the fake claim spread online

The French government was forced to combat the claim that cocaine cures the coronavirus Sunday after a misinformation campaign recently began circulating widely online.

“No, cocaine does NOT protect against COVID-19. It is an addictive drug that causes serious side effects and is harmful to people’s health,” the French health ministry tweeted in response to doctored images being spread on the internet suggesting that the drug “kills” the virus.

The images, which were posted to Twitter by profiles boasting hundreds of thousands of followers, appeared to show news headlines about the new miracle cure, Business Insider reported. “Cocaine kills coronavirus,” the headlines read in the images, which were retweeted and liked thousands of times on Twitter.

Most users who reacted to the tweets seemed to know that they were fake and treated the information as a joke. But, nonetheless, given the panic and hysteria over the international outbreak, the French government felt that they had to quash the misinformation.

Politifact also stepped in to debunk the claims over the weekend.

Numerous conspiracy theories have circulated online since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan, China, late last year. Such theories range from the suggestion that the virus originated in a lab as a biological weapon to theories suggesting that the virus can be spread through pets, mosquito bites, and goods manufactured in China.

In response to the misinformation spread, the World Health Organization has set up a website page aimed at debunking myths and conspiracies about the virus.

France has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. At the time of this article’s publication, over 1,400 had tested positive for the virus in the country, resulting in 30 deaths.

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More Coronavirus Censorship: Social Media Companies Partner With WHO to Censor Info

Social media companies have made the decision to partner with “health authorities” (government officials like those who work for the CDC) to combat “misinformation” about the coronavirus. We all know what this means. Under the mainstream media’s seemingly innocent words lies a rash of new censorship coming down the pipes.

Only the official narrative from those in the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon be allowed on social media. Last week, the social media app TikTok, popular with youths and young adults, announced it would be partnering with the WHO in an effort to spread veritable information on the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in addition to best public health practices.

According to a report by ABC News, WHO posted its first TikTok on Friday.

“COVID-19 outbreak has seen a massive ‘infodemic’—an over-abundance of information—some accurate and some not—that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it,” the WHO told ABC News.

“Therefore, WHO is working with various social media platforms, including TikTok, to help us reach the right audience (the right community, the right age group, etc.), as well as to detect the spread of misinformation on the new coronavirus. We understand that different platforms might have their specific audience, hence important to make trustworthy information available where people are looking for it.”

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So in other words, WHO is asking TikTok to make sure their narrative infects the minds of the young adult and youth audience they are said to attract.  Only the information from the WHO will be deemed relevant to this outbreak.  The censorship surrounding this virus is ongoing, but it’s becoming obvious authorities are continuing to have problems completing the totalitarian squashing free speech.

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The Chinese have taken to using force to prevent information from getting out. Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are supporting the “authority” on health to and ramming the official narrative down people’s throats. “We’re focused on making sure everyone can access credible and accurate information,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement this week. “If you search for coronavirus on Facebook, you’ll see a pop-up that directs you to the World Health Organization or your local health authority for the latest information.”

We all know this is elitist speak for “you’ll read and hear what we want you to read and hear.”

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Joe Biden Lies AGAIN! Says 150 Million Killed By Guns Since 2007

When democrats open their mouths, lies come out. It just happens.  And Joe Biden is no different.  The presidential candidate and former Vice President said that 150 million people have been killed by guns since 2007.

What’s odd here, is that guns just don’t go out and start murdering people. So to say they have killed anyone is erroneous at best and a propagating to the emotionally weak at worst. The other thing that happened (that’s not really so strange): no other democrat or moderator called out Biden after made the false claim in the democratic presidential debates. The Washington Examiner stated that that was because misinformation and factual errors are par for the course in the Democrats’ anti-gun narrative.

The United States government, of which Biden is an establishment member has killed more people than any private sociopath could.  But if you Google “how many people has the U.S. government killed,” you get unsurprising results, and very few of them.  It’s more than obvious that that information is not available to the general public and that’s because they know we’d turn on them if they told us just how diabolical they really are. (They are manufacturing your consent.) The U.S. military-industrial complex is a mass-murdering machine of war and death, and that’s simply not debatable.

What we do know for a fact, is that democide (death by government) has killed over 260 million people the 20th century, and on a path to far surpass that number in the 21st century.

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So for Biden to claim half the U.S. population has been killed by guns, is laughable. What’s worst, is Biden, who was part of the administration the drone bombed countless innocent people, including children, is saying the problem is the general public. He’s not the murderous psychopath, that’s everyone else because he fabricated the numbers to prove it.

Anti-gun activists also routinely use imaginary or misleading language in the gun debate. As Adams notes, there is no such thing as “rapid-fire magazines” or “gas-assisted receiver firearms,” and it is not, in fact, easier to buy an AK-47 than it is to buy cough medicine.

All of this is to say, Biden’s debate stage error about half the U.S. population dying from guns isn’t just one gaffe in a vacuum — it’s standard Democratic fare when talking about guns.

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This is R. J. Rummel’s fourth book in a series devoted to genocide and government mass murder, or what he calls democide. He presents the primary results, in tables and figures, as well as a historical sketch of the major cases of democide, those in which one million or more people were killed by a regime. In Death by Government, Rummel does not aim to describe democide itself but to determine its nature and scope in order to test the theory that democracies are inherently nonviolent.

The underlying principle is that the less freedom people have, the greater the violence; the more freedom, the less the violence. Thus, as Rummel says, “The problem is power. The solution is democracy. The course of action is to foster freedom.”

Death by Government is a compelling look at the horrors that occur in modern societies. It depicts how democide has been very much a part of human history. This riveting account is an essential tool for historians, political scientists, and scholars interested in the study of genocide.

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