In a court filing, attorneys for Meta, formerly Facebook, admit that their fact check labels aren’t based on facts at all — they’re actually just opinions
The “fact checks” that Facebook, now known as Meta, has used to silence and censor throughout the pandemic are actually just “opinions.” The stunning admission came from Meta’s own attorneys, who stated in a court filing, “The labels themselves are neither false nor defamatory; to the contrary, they constitute protected opinion.”
The court filing came in response to a lawsuit filed by television journalist John Stossel, who claims the social media giant’s fact-checking amounted to defamation when it flagged his content as false, causing all would-be viewers to doubt its integrity. Stossel wrote in October 2021:
Facebook is free…. That’s the great lie… its a trap that has captured the whole of Western Democracy. The only part about it that was free was signing up. Maybe the first shot of heroin an addict ever gets is free. Facebook is free as long as you conform to their narrow views… on everything… and surrender your data, photos, privacy, time, allow the government to propagandise on your posts, etc. The most frightening thing about Facebook is it’s reach. It operates as a virtual monopoly which of itself would not be a problem if it upheld fairness and impartiality, and defended freedom of expression, yet instead it functions in the complete opposite manor. It is heavily biased, unfair and discriminatory, and thus serves to further specific partisan political ideologies curtailing open debate and critisism of the Politically correct narratives and policies of Socialist Globalism. And this heavy bias suits socialist governments like ours here in New Zealand… infested with Leftist devotees to the New World Order… as with all the others about the globe, France, Canada, many States in the US, etc. This heavily skewed media monstrosity has become a threat to the freedom of humanity.
The subpoena was filed on June 21 and demands that Facebook identify all groups, pages, and accounts that have violated the platform’s far-reaching COVID-19 misinformation rules.
It also calls for Facebook to release an internal study that looked at vaccine hesitancy among its users. Media reports on this study in March claimed that it showed that non-rule breaking Facebook content may be causing “substantial” harm.
NZ’s Socialist PM Comrade Adern is toughening up on hate speech. Hand in glove with the latest fb clampdown (fb even censors Bible verses, seriously, my test try of the Lord’s Prayer got labeled fake news ages ago… what next is in store you wonder?) This article is from lamestream RNZ. If we had an honest, trustworthy government that wasn’t really a corporation this idea would be a good one. Unfortunately none of them can be trusted, neither blue nor green nor red. Very shortly I won’t even be allowed to say that. They have us fully in step with the Agenda 2030 globalist, one world government plan. The plan that most Kiwis still think is a conspiracy. EWR
“Hate speech will become a criminal offence and anyone convicted could face harsher punishment, under proposed legislative changes.”
We have been banned yet again by fakebook for posting truth. This is posted for the benefit of those who still believe the lies we are being spun about safety. What this should read regarding testing (it is added to the ‘ban’ notice) is, ‘…. go through up to 10 years worth of testing’ but of course we know this was churned out in less than 12 months and the last batch of ferrets used to test it DIED. All of them. And monitored closely?
The ‘system’ if you like, is in full on cover up mode. And facebook is lending a helping hand… which is not surprising given it’s alleged “that the folks fact checking claims on vaccines are funded in part by an organization that holds over $1.8 billion of stock in a vaccine company. See this article ‘Congressman Exposes Billion Dollar Vaccine Company Ties to Facebook’s Fact Checker’... I quote:
“Anyone who even questions the safety of the vaccine on Facebook’s platform is immediately slapped with a fact check warning by this group. This is in spite the alarming number of reported adverse reactions, including thousands of deaths within the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).
As TFTP reported, the sheer number of reports alone should be enough to set off some alarm bells. But this has not happened. Instead, the mainstream media “fact checks” those who merely try to point out this information.
In several “fact checks” of this data, we are told that we shouldn’t “draw conclusions about the safety of vaccines.” This is absolutely true, but the very reason VAERS was created is to conduct surveillance of potential issues with vaccines. If there have been more adverse events reported in three months than there have been over any year since 1990, this should, at the very least, spark an official inquiry.
From 2011 to 2020, there were just994 deaths reported to VAERS after ALL vaccinations. In the first quarter of 2021, there have been over 2,700 reported deaths. If they are truly claiming to surveil the vaccine safety realm, this is the type of thing that should set off an alarm or an investigation.“
In normal circumstances, if deaths were occurring following an experimental v a x then the said v a x would be withdrawn until further testing was completed. Is this happening? No it is not. You dear people, are the test case. This in jection is approved for experimental use only. Nevertheless NZ plans to v a x every one of us. (If we consent that is).
So where is the concern at the death of a baby, a toddler, a teen and a young adult? First we saw the elderly ‘dying like flies’ as one care worker stated; now we are seeing little ones with no voice, and trusting young people, with their lives cut short. Their loved ones will be in shock at not only their deaths but at the system they trusted with their lives, the system that told them the jab is ‘safe and effective’. That they’re doing it for ‘the team’, to keep everybody safe. So in shock they will not think to report to VAERS. And it appears the system’s health professionals are not inclined to report either (see this video). For one they are not reimbursed for the half hour of time it takes (unlike the large incentives paid out for writing the c v word on the death cert) and second, we are hearing some health professionals just will not report.
Here’s a recent headline to ponder from the Beltway-buzzy Axios: “The sovereign state of Facebook vs. the world.” The sovereign state of Facebook? Did we miss something there? Did we miss that moment when Facebook became a country and joined the United Nations?
The power and dominance of social media has created a power base that the combined military might of multiple nations cannot match, and to that point, Facebook is beginning to look on itself as a sovereign nation. When a tech company can silence a sitting United States president, that is a whole lot of power.
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” Daniel 12:4 (KJB)
In case you have not been following the global trends, and we are happy to keep an end time eye on that for you, social media is the way the whole world communicates, and it is unprecedented in the annals of human history. When you add to that that nearly all social media is owned by Liberals who use their platforms to create and change public opinion, you have a weapon that even Adolf Hitler didn’t have access to, and he was able to start WWII.
We were disheartened to read yesterday that Facebook has removed the NVIC page. Barb Loe Fisher has been a champion for the right to informed consent, safety and choice for vaccination for more than 40 years, as result of her own son’s injury.
Thanks to Kim Hampton for this link from Collective Evolution
According to the CDC Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), as of today (February 20th, 2021) 929 deaths, 316 permanent disabilities and more than 15,000 adverse events have been reported from people after taking the COVID-19 vaccine. This mainly represents reports that are coming in from the United States. The data shows that 799 of the deaths were reported in the U.S., and that about one-third of those deaths occurred within 48 hours of the individual receiving the vaccination. You can look it up for yourself and/or see the screenshot below. I have not looked up, or attempted to look up reports from countries outside of the U.S.
Many articles have been using VAERS to claim that the COVID-19 vaccine is causing deaths & injuries, but according to Facebook Fact Checker Health Feedback, the adverse events attributed to the COVID-19 don’t demonstrate a causal relationship between the vaccine and the adverse events.
“Thousands of people across the globe started posting photos of themselves on social media receiving the shots. Brittany Hall Perez is one of said individuals. The 39-year-old posted a public Facebook photo on January 13 wearing a mask and holding a vaccination record card.
Please wake up people to the truth about what is going down. This crack down will apply from next Monday we’re told. When I last looked CDC’s stats told us more than 500 people had died from the experimental vaccine that was authorized for emergency use only, see below.
In a normal world the vaccine would’ve been withdrawn at the very early deaths but no. Instead they are figuring out how to stop you even knowing about the deaths and very serious injuries. Does this sound like a health system that really cares about your health? (Search for covid deaths and injuries in categories at the left of this page to see just some of these). This is not misinformation. Before too long I will not be able to write this at all. We truthers are already being shadow banned online. NZ plans to roll this out soon. A week ago I read July, then April, now I see ‘next month’. They are hurrying it in as more and more find out the risks and are hesitating, risks which, think about it, should have been told to you in the first place. Women who were vaccinated during pregnancy have lost their babies. Worse also, we are now being told there is no correlation between the jab and the awful adverse reactions. Your window is short. Take stock & investigate for yourselves before it is too late. All the videos of injuries we see, the victims are warning you of the possible effects.
Below here are the two articles about Facebook’s intended censorship. A quote from the first one: “Under the Community Standards policy, posts with “debunked claims” that Covid-19 is “man-made or manufactured,” or that vaccines are ineffective, unsafe, dangerous or cause autism will be removed starting Monday, VP of Integrity Guy Rosen announced on the Facebook blog.”
Believe me they are already censoring heavily, including frequently the statements of certified medical practitioners. EWR
In recent days and weeks, we’ve seen an unprecedented wave of censorship sweep across the internet. The only solution will be decentralized platforms that virtually eliminate censorship
In what appears to be a coordinated attack, Google, Apple and Amazon destroyed Parler, a main competitor to Twitter and Facebook, literally overnight by yanking it from their app stores and web hosting service. All of Parler’s vendors, from text message services and email providers to lawyers, also canceled their contracts
A social media purge began in earnest January 7 and 8, 2021, with the permanent ban of President Trump and a long list of other conservatives from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Twitter reportedly suspended more than 70,000 accounts during its weekend purge
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is calling for a racketeering investigation into Big Tech, saying Amazon, Apple and Google’s suspension of Parler is “clearly a violation of antitrust, civil rights and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act”
According to an October 2020 report by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google all have monopoly power and are using that power to rid themselves of competition
“Within the current system, the bottom line is you can be erased from the Internet at any moment, for any reason, by anyone with enough power. Decentralized DNS makes it virtually impossible for authorities to shut down access to the web and gives individuals real ownership over their digital identities, communication channels and means of commerce.” (coindesk.com)
SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=34757 Are you subscribed to The Corbett Report on GooTube? Are you sure? Today on #PropagandaWatch we tackle the concept of shadowbanning on social media and the insidious nature of “the intelligent manipulation of the organized habits of the masses.”
A new survey published by Blind, a community of verified anonymous professionals, looks into how Facebook employees see the company’s role in maintaining the integrity of the upcoming US election – i.e., curbing election misinformation.
The survey was conducted in the wake of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg backpedaling on his previous “free speech” pledge (or his carefully curated narrative about it, if you prefer).
Zoe Buhler, 28, was handcuffed in her lounge room in front of her children. She had created a Facebook event organising a protest in Ballarat, Victoria. Police arrested her and she was charged with incitement on Wednesday. ‘Freedom Day’ event called for people to protest against the lockdown.
One of the most professional, well researched, well referenced site I know of. Does this not send a very clear message about opposing the official narrative? People are moving off FB now I see with the new terms & conditions recently announced. EWR
In a sudden move without explanation, Instagram deletes GreenMedInfo.com’s account, cutting off 90,000 subscribers…But this is likely only the beginning of a great ‘Social Media Purge’ anticipated to unfold as part of the highly engineered response to COVID-19
Facebook says it is developing what appears like a fairly fine-grained way of monitoring sounds occurring in enclosed spaces – spaces that would also be mapped for any objects they contain. And Facebook is relying on artificial intelligence (AI) of one kind or another to achieve this, said a blog post announcing “AI Habitat.”
As is often the case, this type of “arrangement” between ordinary users and a data-dependent and hungry tech juggernaut like Facebook, and the trade-off involved, doesn’t seem to be really worth it for users would have to wear “smart glasses” to allow this invasive system into their homes, and in exchange get trivial help from their AI assistants in checking whether the front door’s locked and finding a phone that’s ringing somewhere else in the apartment. If that’s all the benefit to the user wearing a pair of awkward “glasses” loaded with sensors probing the privacy of their home to the core – it truly sounds like the worst deal ever.
It also provides funding to dozens of media organizations that regularly give Gates and the foundation favorable coverage.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provides over $250 million dollars in funding to news organizations, charitable organizations affiliated with news outlets, journalistic organizations, and fact-checking groups that regularly give investor and philanthropist Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation favorable coverage, according to an in-depth report from Columbia Journalism Review (CJR).
Note this replaces the Waikanae Watch post, for some unknown reason it did not reblog correctly. Now copied & pasted. EWR
by Carol Sawyer
On the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Facebook page is this announcement from last Friday of the government paying tens of millions of dollars for the development of a vaccine. So far the video has had 356 comments and only one is in favour (by someone called Ahmed Alzaher). You can’t see the comments just by clicking on the video, you have to go to the NZ MFAT page here:
This is a government Facebook page so we can be quite sure no comments in favour have been filtered out!
For example, this comment has 131 likes:
“Jacinda our leader! Perhaps you and your family can lead the way with being the first in this country to have vaccine and show us the Nation your confidence As you can see by the comments a large % of NZ are Not Happy with this! “
This one has had 98 likes:
“There’s NO WAY we will be getting the vaccine. Did you not see the poll The Herald ran? Over half of New Zealanders don’t want it so what a ridiculous waste of time and money.”
All the comments are in the same vein. More:
“No way. You want to mess with our DNA. Just no Jacinda. You have got in the Wrong boat with that corrupt and un elected, overly powerful Gates. Put that $37 million into mandating good health and nutrition. NOT AN UNSAFE VACCINE. You have sold us out Jacinda. My children are not for you to test this vaccine on. Leave us alone.”
“Our family DOES NOT consent. There is NO WAY anyone is going to tell us what to do with our bodies. WE CHOOSE how to look after our health and well being, now and in future. You should understand and respect this being a mother yourself.”
“So the narrative goes NZ is the “envy of the world”. Really? While businesses go down the toilet. Please stop blathering on to us like we are schoolchildren, dishing money out like it’s lollies and get our little country up and running again. The covid pantomime is over!”
Someone posted this news story from 2006 in the comments — vaccines have been tested on the NZ population before and it was not a success. Remember?
Interestingly, I was sent a message on the evening of Monday 1 June (the end of Queens Birthday Weekend) to say that Bill Gates’ private plane had flown into Queenstown and that he had met up with Jacinda there over the weekend. I was sent the registration number of the plane, told that flight tracking companies had blocked the ID and asked if there had been any sightings. Well, the weekend was over and I thought it was probably just fake news. Maybe it was, but on seeing this video, maybe it wasn’t…
We have largely avoided the general vaccine issue to date, however, when 98.4% of those who got the cv-19 virus recovered without a vaccine, why do we need one? The proper research and development of a vaccine takes years — the thought of a rushed vaccine is terrifying, as is the idea of the government making it compulsory.–Eds
Update from Carol
The video on NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade had 560 comments last time I looked and ALL bar one were opposed to what Jacinda was saying. I know because I read them all. Actually it had more than that because many comments had reply comments underneath them. NZMFAT has deleted hundreds of comments! Just appalling government censorship. Someone says it got up to 672.
So then more comments went up, asking ” Where is my comment?!”, “Why have you taken all the comments down?”, etc.
They were deleted too!
At this moment there have been 13 more comments but guess what? You are only allowed to see one of them!
Has the Jacinda government been taking lessons from the Chinese Communist Party?
Fortunately Vickie Simons took some screenshots. She didn’t manage to take one to show 672 comments, but here is proof that there were at least 541 comments.
The recently appointed Facebook oversight board that will decide which posts get blocked from the world’s most popular social networking website is stacked with leftists, including a close friend of leftwing billionaire George Soros who served on the board of directors of his Open Society Foundations (OSF). Judicial Watch conducted a deep dive into the new panel that will make content rulings for the technology company that was slammed last year with a $5 billion fine for privacy violations. The information uncovered by Judicial Watch shows that the group of 20 is overwhelmingly leftist and likely to restrict conservative views. More than half of the members have ties to Soros, the philanthropist who dedicates huge sums to spreading a radical left agenda that includes targeting conservative politicians. Other Facebook oversight board members have publicly expressed their disdain for President Donald Trump or made political contributions to top Democrats such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren. As one New York newspaper editorial determined this month, the new Facebook board is a “recipe for left-wing censorship.”
In her book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” social psychologist and Harvard professor Shoshana Zuboff reveals how the biggest tech companies in the world have hijacked our personal data — so-called “behavioral surplus data streams” — without our knowledge or consent and are using it against you to generate profits for themselves
Companies like Facebook, Google and third parties of all kinds have the power — and are using that power — to target your personal inner demons, to trigger you, and to take advantage of you when you’re at your most vulnerable to entice you into action that serves them, commercially or politically
Your entire existence — even your shifting moods, deciphered by facial recognition software — has become a source of revenue for corporate entities as you’re being cleverly maneuvered into doing (and typically buying) or thinking something you may not have done, bought or thought otherwise
Facebook’s massive experiments, in which they used subliminal cues to see if they could make people happier or sadder and affect real-world behavior offline, proved that — by manipulating language and inserting subliminal cues in the online context — they can change real-world behavior and real-world emotion, and that these methods and powers can be exercised “while bypassing user awareness”
The Google Nest security system has a hidden microphone built into it that isn’t featured in any of the schematics for the device. Voice data, and all the information delivered through your daily conversations, is tremendously valuable to Big Data, and add to their ever-expanding predictive modeling capabilities
So, last weekend came the revelation that DoC hired a firm to spy on certain environmentalists like the Marlborough deerstalkers, Stop Poisoning Coromandel Peninsula, Brook Valley Community group, the Stop 1080 Now Facebook group and the Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch. See the article:
Note the ‘anti’ word? It’s all about repackaging us. They want you to believe we are extremists, terrorists even & they promulgate this by their clever use of terminology. No mention of the more accurate title: ‘environmentalists’. All we want is a clean environment, clean water particularly & an assurance that our health is not being compromised. Not a priority for corporates of course and we are flies in the ointment of ‘progress’ in the form of corporate profiteering interests Predator Free 2050.
If nothing else this all illustrates the surveillance that is going on and the capability of FB & social media generally. We surely all know by now the internet is a handy information gathering tool. We’re in the public arena. The ridiculous thing is, EnvirowatchRangitikei’s information is all public (as are many of the FB pages & sites they’ve trolled for info) nothing secret squirrel about it. Could have accessed it for free. Still, they have the mission of pursuing those dubious and murky claims of threatened violence. Please do read the following on that one:
Do you see mainstream media calling them out on those facts? Of course not & you won’t be any time soon.
Below is the video from the RadioNZ article, which also contains the pdf file with all the conversations had by the security firm… if you can be bothered trawling through it. These are the depths to which a country once considered Godzone has fallen in the post Roger Douglas frenzy for profits.
You can watch the discussion around this here at the publicly streamed HDC meeting. It will be up for some months but not forever (See other links in the POST SCRIPT at the end of the article). From hereon in anyway, if you wish to film HDC’s public meeting you must seek permission first. It’s about protecting staff, same as the rationale for vetting staff emails. Staff safety. Unless your name is Cr Ross Campbell that is.
Since Mayor Feyen was elected we’ve had live streaming of Council meetings, initially to FB also however with what appears to be a growing trend in censorship & control at the Horowhenua LG level (the intercepted emails, the stonewalling of the people’s mayor, the refusal to open the books, the shut down of a local land owner’s water supply … I could go on) the FB streaming’s been stopped. You can listen to the discussion around that at the HDC website. (Good luck on finding it, it was the meeting prior to 10/10). The available stream at HDC’s site appears to be edited by the simple fact it switches view periodically & frequently what is being said cannot be heard or cuts off midstream.
A local person who spoke in the public speaking time, outlined that he has been filming meetings for 8-9 years with never a problem. Independent filming meant there was always an independent & true record of the proceedings available should any other system fail.
Apparently at the tea break of the said meeting on 10/10/18, he requested permission to film and was denied. No time wasted in putting the said tweaks to operations into action.
This all also takes place around the event of the aforementioned Cr Campbell fearing for his safety & announcing at the last meeting that he had sought Police advice & from thereon in would be carrying a pen size camera to use if any threatening behaviour should recur. That of course went down like a lead balloon. Going by the responses, few were bothered for his safety, rather he was ridiculed for his precautionary measures. If you take time to listen to the meeting you will hear the many comments around that (hopefully).
In case you didn’t know Cr Campbell was assaulted in 2004 so he has every right to be taking precautionary measures. You can read about that event here. (At the link be sure to read the related articles as another assault allegedly relating to Council issues occurred in 2016).
Likewise, former Cr and Mayoral candidate Mrs Anne Hunt who also spoke on 10/10/18, told of how she had received death threats as a Mayoral candidate. You should hear that on the stream (hopefully). She spoke similarly the day Cr Campbell was unseated which media completely ignored. These threats are clearly not something to be ridiculed. And yet your elected councilors (well some of them anyway) seem little bothered about them.
So people, if you want to hear the public meetings & see for yourself the bad schoolboy-like behaviour of some of the councilors, you’ll need to be there in person. Streaming will continue but I personally wouldn’t be too reliant on its being the full uncut version you’ll see somehow. In my opinion anyway.
Finally, it’s not that easy to find & access the public stream on HDC’s website. It’s what folk have been complaining about since it left FB. I’ve just looked & can’t find it so had to return to the link placed on HDC’s FB page. Too bad if you’re not on FB. You could phone HDC for directions.