Skip to comments.Facebook Lifts Censorship of Posts about Possible Manmade Origins of COVID-19
Posted on 05/27/2021 5:06:55 AM PDT by McQ444
Facebook is lifting its ban on posts about COVID-19 potentially being manmade and will limit censorship of theories about the coronavirus possibly originating from a Chinese Communist Party laboratory. The move comes as support continues to mount for investigations into the theory that the virus leaked from a Wuhan lab.
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Facebook’s massive idiocy is almost as oppressive as their Gestapo tactics.
I still haven’t lifted my ban on Fascist book.
The site that regulates your opinion and approves of only group think topics.
This is a perfect example of why you dont limit free speech. Who is to decide what is the truth? The customers will decide in the end and the truth always comes out in the end.
It’s so hard to keep track of both the truth and The Official Truth. But I guess it’s the only way.
Who are the rocket scientists and brain sturgeons who banned the discussion of this important issue? Just pretending they didn’t suppress free speech for political purposes won’t cut it.
Today’s disinformation is tomorrow’s truth, and vice versa.
The Left never does anything without first considering how it effects their dream of a Socialist/Marxist utopia. For 14 months they’ve been calling Trump and anyone else who suspected COVID came from a lab “conspiracy theorists” and worse. What’s changed in the past two weeks? Why would they suddenly do an about face?
At a MINIMUM Zuckerbook is an “unwitting” co-conspirator in this genocide by censoring all discussion of this matter during last year’s political campaign.
He’s a Red Dupe.
(of a person) not aware of the full facts.
“an unwitting accomplice”
>>What’s changed in the past two weeks? Why would they suddenly do an about face?
Fauci has admitted he lied/told half truths and obscured the issue.
I am starting to think that the Swamp kept most of the White House roped off from Trump, too. He’s lucky they let him take a dump.
Shutting down censorship and supporting a Free Press might have kept his second term from getting stolen, too.
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Facebook is lifting its ban on posts about COVID-19 potentially being manmade and will limit censorship of theories about the coronavirus possibly originating from a Chinese Communist Party laboratory.
The move comes as support continues to mount for investigations into the theory that the virus leaked from a Wuhan lab.
Facebook initially put the ban into place on February 8 after the social media giant consulted the World Health Organization (WHO).
Now, the ban will be removed to allow debate around the true origin of the COVID-19 pandemic, “in light of ongoing investigations.”
Scoop: Facebook will no longer remove posts claiming Covid-19 was man-made, as support mounts for probes into the virus’ origins & the Wuhan lab-leak theory https://t.co/siVvfWDb2I tip @Techmeme
— Cristiano Lima (@viaCristiano) May 26, 2021
Claims that COVID-19 was manmade were blocked from appearing on Facebook and targetted by “fact-checkers” as “false information,” despite the lab-leak theory never being disproven.
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former secretary of state mike pompeo led an investigation into the chinese lab theory but it was shut down by biden
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo led an investigation into the Chinese lab theory but it was shut down by Biden
Posts about China’s role in the origins of the coronavirus were a list alongside false information like assertions that the virus doesn’t exist or that the vaccines cause autism, according to The Daily Caller.
In relying on the WHO to initially add this claim to the list, Facebook relied on an investigation into the pandemic’s origin that was compromised by Chinese Communist Party influence.
TRENDING: Biden Shut Down Investigation to Prove COVID Originated from Chinese Lab
A number of articles and posts about the lab-leak theory, which was initially dismissed as a conspiracy theory by corporate media, were flagged and deleted by Facebook until now.
Facebook has taken an aggressive stance toward alleged disinformation during the pandemic, stating that it put warning labels on more than 50 million pieces of content in the month of April 2020 alone based on articles from “independent fact-checkers.”
Some of those fact-checkers, such as PolitiFact, are now retracting fact-checks that declared the lab-leak theory to be debunked.
In recent weeks, more and more corporate media outlets and government officials that once dismissed the possibility that COVID-19 is man-made have granted the theory newfound legitimacy.
In the wake of the 2020 coronavirus outbreak, liberal media “fact-checkers” were quick to label reporters and lawmakers who supported the lab leak theory as conspiracy theorists.
“Fact-checkers” repeatedly labeled comments and reporting that referenced evidence of a lab leak theory — the hypothesis that coronavirus came from a Wuhan, China lab instead of a food market — as harmful misinformation.
Recently, however, evidence that three Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers were hospitalized with an unknown illness in November 2019, has been revealed suggesting the theory isn’t baseless.
“Beijing has claimed that the virus originated in a Wuhan ‘wet market,’ where wild animals were sold,” Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton wrote in an April 2020 Wall Street Journal editorial.
“But evidence to counter this theory emerged in January.”
“This evidence is circumstantial, to be sure, but it all points toward the Wuhan labs,” he said.
“Thanks to the Chinese coverup, we may never have direct, conclusive evidence—intelligence rarely works that way—but Americans justifiably can use common sense to follow the inherent logic of events to their likely conclusion.”
In response, Cotton was labeled a conspiracy theorist by many liberal outlets, which dismissed his arguments, according to The Daily Caller.
A Vanity Fair article accused Cotton of adding a “scary new layer to Donald Trump’s blame-China strategy,” the BBC reported that his claims were “unfounded” and a Snopes “fact check” characterized his allegations as “speculative.”
president trump and his allies were attacked for bringing attention to the theory
President Trump and his allies were attacked for bringing attention to the theory
President Donald Trump, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz were also criticized for bringing attention to the lab leak theory.
Washington Post fact check editor Glenn Kessler criticized Cruz in May 2020 after the senator suggested the virus might’ve leaked from the Wuhan lab. Kessler said it was “virtually impossible” the virus jumped from the lab.
“We deal in facts, and viewers can judge for themselves,” Kessler added.
Altogether, The NYT, Reuters, CNN, The Washington Post, NBC News, NPR, PolitiFact, Snopes, The Guardian, Vox, Vanity Fair, and other left-wing “fact-checkers” all published articles casting doubt on the lab leak theory.
Some have recently posted editor’s notes, backtracking on their original reporting.
While liberal news outlets and “fact-checkers” repeatedly downplayed both the lab leak theory and those who supported it, outlets like The Washington Times and Daily Caller News Foundation investigated the theory rather than dismissing it.
But Facebook suppressed such reporting by labeling it with a “False Information” tag, according to various outlets.
In February 2020, Facebook suppressed a New York Post editorial that called the lab leak hypothesis “a possibility,” the Post reported.
The social media platform’s “fact-checkers” also labeled a Washington Times article as “false,” which has since been confirmed by other outlets, reporter Bill Gertz recently said.
Every person in Florida that this banning affected should sue under Florida’s new law. They threaten accounts, block content, put people in Facebook Jail, and block legitimate debate on something that caused over three million deaths.
Any lawyers ready for a large Class Action Suit?
Should we now thank Facebook for allowing us to hold and express an opinion that previously was rejected by those controlling the levers of power?
In no small measure, Facebook’s shift is due in to the work of Sen. Paul and the conservative media who, over time, outed Fauci as a flip-flopper on the origins of the virus, and traced back some of the financing for the Wuhan Lab’s “gain of function” research to funds originating with our government. As more information emerges and is allowed access to the mainstream media, it will become clear that even if China did not purposefully release the virus on an unsuspecting world, once it escaped the lab China allowed the spread to go unchecked for as long as possible. In part, it may have been to tarnish President Trump .
That’s the wonderful flexibility of The Daily Progressive Truth.
Why are people, especially conservatives still using facebook. That’s just dumb.
What is the real agenda behind going after wuhan? Not defending the filthy chicoms, but whenever the MSM and big tech are pushing something, there is always an agenda, and it's not usually any good for Americans.
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