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Questions Over Social Media Censorship of Wuhan Lab Leak After Fauci Admits Possibility

New WSJ report prompts criticism of decision to blacklist issue as a “conspiracy theory.”

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Questions over the ethics of social media censorship policies that previously characterized the Wuhan lab leak theory as “misinformation” are being asked following a new report bolstering the explanation and Dr. Fauci admitting it’s a possibility.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, a US intelligence report reveals that three researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology became so sick in November 2019 that they required hospital treatment.

Two months later and China was still telling the WHO that there was zero human to human transmission of the virus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci was also asked by Katie Sanders of Politifact if he thought COVID-19 had developed naturally. Fauci responded by suggesting other causes are a possibility.

“I am not convinced about that, I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened,” said Fauci.

“Certainly, the people who investigated it say it likely was the emergence from an animal reservoir that then infected individuals, but it could have been something else, and we need to find that out. So, you know, that’s the reason why I said I’m perfectly in favor of any investigation that looks into the origin of the virus,” he added.

As we highlighted last week, both current and former CDC Directors also remain open to the possibility that the virus was leaked from the Wuhan lab and scientific groups have also asserted that the lab leak is the most likely source.

Last week, Politifact was also forced to pull a ‘fact check’ that claimed it had “debunked” the lab leak origin theory of COVID-19.

At this point it has become untenable for anyone to keep claiming that the lab leak theory is a wild conspiracy theory given the plethora of valid evidence suggesting it could indeed be true.

Numerous commentators are now making the point that for months after the pandemic outbreak, information pertaining to the lab leak origin theory was ruthlessly censored by the major social media networks.

President Donald Trump was repeatedly accused of spreading fake news by highlighting the lab leak theory.

“Perhaps it’s a bad idea to appoint tech officials the arbiters of what constitutes a “conspiracy theory” or “disinformation,” and demand that they execute social media purges on that basis,” remarked Michael Tracey.

“A year ago, lab leak theory was dismissed as “misinformation” by Facebook’s ‘independent’ fact-checkers and posts mentioning it were removed. Now, even Dr Fauci is saying it should be investigated. Good example of why Big Tech companies should not try to censor “misinformation,” said Toby Young.

“So now that MAINSTREAM outlets are admitting the likelihood of CoVid originating in a lab (after mocking Trump mercilessly over his claims for a year) let me ask you…If this info were available oh, say, last year… think it may have had an impact on the election?” asked Steven Crowder.

Don’t expect any apologies from social media networks. For them to admit they got it wrong would bolster assertions that they shouldn’t be the final arbiters of truth, a premise they will never accept.

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Well, Isn’t This Fascinating?

Yellow journalism at its finest.

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A story in the Express claimed that a father furiously blamed “anti-vaxxers” for his daughter dying from COVID, despite the fact that the woman died in March 2020, before COVID-19 vaccines were available.

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Poll Finds Only 10% of Americans Trust Media on COVID, 30% Trust Fauci

Only 15.5% trust Biden.

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A new poll has found that just 10 per cent of Americans trust the media when it comes to information about COVID-19, while just over 30 per cent trust Anthony Fauci.

Wow.

The survey was conducted by NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ.

It asked participants, “When it comes to information about COVID-19, which of the following sources would you say you trust? Select all that apply.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci: 30.8%
Federal health authorities like the CDC and the FDA: 49.8%
Your doctor: 63.2%
President Biden: 15.5%
The news media: 10.2%

Put it another way, almost 90 per cent of Americans don’t trust the media when it comes to COVID and fewer than one in five trust Joe Biden.

No wonder Biden is begging social media companies to engage in even more censorship of information relating to COVID-19.

The numbers are even more staggering when one considers the fact that 73.9 per cent of respondents are vaccinated.

The poll also found that 51.8 per cent of Americans think the pandemic will “never” be over, compared to 30 per cent who think it will be over in a year.

The poll has a margin of error of 5.8 per cent.

With Biden’s approval rating having sunk to a new record low, the regime really has been taking a lot of L’s recently.

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British Government Used “Propagandistic” Fear Tactics to Scare Public Into Mass Compliance

Behavioral scientist who co-founded Downing Street nudge unit speaks out.

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The British government used “propagandistic” fear tactics to scare the public into mass compliance during the first COVID lockdown, according to a behavioral scientist who worked inside Downing Street.

Simon Ruda co-founded Number 10’s ‘Nudge Unit’, which was initially set up to encourage positive behavioral changes in the British public without the need for coercion or legislation, but was weaponized during the pandemic to create scaremongering.

“In my mind, the most egregious and far-reaching mistake made in responding to the pandemic has been the level of fear willingly conveyed on the public,” wrote Ruda.

“That fear seems to have subsequently driven policy decisions in a worrying feed-back loop,” he added, noting that such actions amounted to “state sanctioned propaganda.”

The behavioral scientist said that an obsession with daily case numbers came to dominate thinking, serving to spread even more fear.

That process included grossly exaggerating the threat posed by COVID and producing lurid, alarmist propaganda to frighten the population into subservience.

As we previously highlighted, scientists in the UK working as advisors for the government admitted using what they now concede to be “unethical” and “totalitarian” methods of instilling fear in the population in order to control behavior during the pandemic.

The London Telegraph reported the comments made by Members of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Behaviour (SPI-B), a sub-committee of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) the government’s chief scientific advisory group.

The report quotes a briefing from March 2020, as the first lockdown was decreed, that stated the government should drastically increase “the perceived level of personal threat” that the virus poses because “a substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened.”

One scientist with the SPI-B admits that, “In March [2020] the Government was very worried about compliance and they thought people wouldn’t want to be locked down. There were discussions about fear being needed to encourage compliance, and decisions were made about how to ramp up the fear.”

The unnamed scientist added that, “The way we have used fear is dystopian.”

The scientist further confessed that, “The use of fear has definitely been ethically questionable. It’s been like a weird experiment. Ultimately, it backfired because people became too scared.”

The fearmongering campaign clearly worked.

By the summer of 2020, the average Brit thought 6-7% of the population of the UK had died from coronavirus, a figure equating to around 4.5 million people.

At the time, COVID-19 had actually claimed around 40,000 lives.

But don’t worry, all this is of no importance whatsoever, because ‘fact checkers’ have ruled that ‘mass formation psychosis’ isn’t a thing that happened at all during the pandemic.

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