Editor’s Note: Since the beginning of the “fact checker” era a few of years ago when Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others in Big Tech started using progressive “journalists” as their “arbiters of truth” to run cover for their lies, we’ve been pushing to expose them all. It’s been an uphill battle as many in conservative media prefer to use them as fodder for ridicule; they highlight their mistakes and inconsistencies for the sake of pointing a laughing finger rather than treat them as the real threat to America that they are.
Information is powerful and those who control it determine the direction of the country in many regards. This is why the article below by Dr. Joseph Mercola is one we strongly recommend reading. Some of these organizations aren’t just progressive. They seem bent on literally destroying truth in this nation. If allowed to persist, it could mean the destruction of the nation itself.
- In March 2020, NewsGuard dismissed mercola.com as a misinformation site based on an article in which I asked whether the Wuhan Institute of Virology might be the source of the COVID-19 pandemic. One year later, in May 2021, several members of the U.S. Congress vowed to launch an investigation to explore the lab accident theory
- The lead investor in the NewsGuard startup was the Publicis Groupe, one of the world’s biggest international PR firms, the clients of which include many of the largest drug and tech companies in the world
- As a partner of the World Economic Forum, which is leading the call for a Great Reset of the global economy and a complete overhaul of society, Publicis is also linked to the technocratic, transhumanist deep state
- Censoring COVID-19 truth and manufacturing pro-industry propaganda simultaneously serves three masters — Big Pharma, Big Tech and the deep state — as the pandemic is a manufactured psychological operation designed to usher in the Great Reset, all while allowing Big Pharma to make a killing on pandemic vaccines and using the “need” for vaccination as justification for biosurveillance
- HealthGuard is partnered with the cancel-culture leader, Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), which U.S. politicians and attorneys general are now relying on as they call for increased censorship. This despite the fact the CCDH sprang from nowhere, has no history and no declared funding
NewsGuard, which claims to rate news sources based on a set of credibility criteria, has since its inception rated mercola.com unfavorably. In March 2020, NewsGuard dismissed us as a misinformation site based on an article in which I asked whether the Wuhan Institute of Virology might be the source of the COVID-19 pandemic. In his March 4, 2020, email, NewsGuard analyst and deputy health editor John Gregory wrote:
“We are updating our rating to reflect Mercola’s coverage of the novel coronavirus strain, known as COVID-19. In an article titled ‘Novel Coronavirus — The Latest Pandemic Scare,’ the site promotes two unfounded conspiracy theories about the virus’ origins:
The article stated: ‘In January 2018, China’s first maximum security virology laboratory (biosecurity level 4) designed for the study of the world’s most dangerous pathogens opened its doors — in Wuhan. Is it pure coincidence that Wuhan City is now the epicenter of this novel coronavirus infection?’
There is no evidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the source of the outbreak, and genomic evidence has found that the virus is 96% percent identical at the whole-genome level to a bat coronavirus.
The article also stated that ‘the hysteria being drummed up follows a now well-worn pattern where the population is kept in a perpetual state of anxiety and fear about microbes so that drug companies (aided by federal health officials) can come to the rescue with yet another expensive (and potentially mandatory) drug or vaccine.’
It later suggested the outbreak was timed to coincide with the presidential budget request in order to benefit ‘the Pharma and public health lobby.’ No evidence is provided to back this conspiracy, nor does any appear to exist. Why did Mercola.com publish these claims, despite the lack of evidence backing them up?”
There’s No Shortage of Evidence
In our reply to Gregory, we provided a series of publications1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 — including documentation from the U.S. State Department and published research — that, taken together, strongly suggest the WIV might have been the source of the outbreak, thus forming a firm foundation upon which to ask the simple question: Did the virus originate in the Wuhan lab?
It didn’t help my case any, of course, because NewsGuard is not in the business of upholding truth in media. They’re about upholding the illusion of truth in media, simultaneously suppressing truth and promoting disinformation that maintains a pro-industry narrative.
All of my health articles reference published research and I’ve even published my own research in peer-reviewed journals, the last of which was a scientific review9 on the impact of vitamin D in COVID-19 — co-written with William Grant, Ph.D., and Dr. Carol Wagner, both of whom are part of the GrassrootsHealth expert vitamin D panel.
None of that matters to NewsGuard. According to them, I’m peddling unscientific misinformation. End of story. Never mind the fact that I also have a long medical background and had a successful medical practice for many years.
The same hoaxer label has been slapped on countless distinguished medical professionals, researchers and scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, over the past year. The thing we all have in common is that we share information that counters the globalist, state-sponsored narrative.
Much more has come to light since Gregory’s email back in March 2020 so much so that in May 2021, several members of the U.S. Congress vowed to launch their own investigation to explore the lab accident theory.10,11
NewsGuard Is a Censorship Tool
When Big Pharma funds fact checkers, how likely are those fact checkers to find truth on alternative health sites? That’s a question worth pondering. When it comes to NewsGuard, Big Pharma’s fingerprints are all over their business plan.
The lead investor in the NewsGuard startup was the Publicis Groupe,12 one of the world’s biggest international PR firms, the client list of which reads like a Who’s Who of the international drug industry. It has offices in more than 100 countries and employs some 84,000 professionals,13 including, undoubtedly, some of the best wordsmiths and mind-wranglers in the world.
As detailed in “The Web of Players Trying to Silence Truth,” Publicis also connects to the banking industry, educational institutions, Big Tech companies like Google and Microsoft, the U.S. State Department and Department of Defense, global technocratic institutions like the World Health Organization, pro-censorship groups like the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), global NGOs and the World Economic Forum, and dominating health websites like WebMD and Medscape.
These connections, taken together, explain how certain counterviews can be so effectively erased. Indeed, one of Publicis’ selling points is “the power of one.” It’s a one-stop shop, offering clients seamless end-to-end “marketing, communication and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of data, creativity, media and technology, uniquely positioned to deliver personalized experience at scale.”14
In addition to being a global hub for pharmaceutical marketing, as a partner of the World Economic Forum,15 which is leading the call for a Great Reset of the global economy and a complete overhaul of society,16 Publicis is also linked to the technocratic, transhumanist deep state.
Censoring COVID-19 truth and manufacturing pro-industry propaganda simultaneously serves three key masters — Big Pharma, Big Tech and the deep state — as the pandemic is a manufactured psychological operation designed to usher in the Great Reset, all while allowing Big Pharma to make a killing on pandemic vaccines and using the “need” for vaccination as justification for biosurveillance.
Master of Lies
April 27, 2021, Publicis tweeted out that it’s a proud NewsGuard partner in the fight against COVID-19 misinformation.17 It’s sort of ironic, because since when do PR firms specialize in truth? Publicis, in particular, is no stranger to misinformation.
The now defunct Purdue Pharma was one of its clients. Purdue went out of business in 2019 due to the thousands of lawsuits filed over its fraudulent marketing of OxyContin. Publicis created much of that marketing and is now also being sued over its role in the opioid epidemic by the state of Massachusetts.18
Publicis crafted misinformation about a dangerous drug, causing people to suffer and die by the tens of thousands. NewsGuard, however, doesn’t inform users that it’s funded by Big Pharma’s PR firm and therefore has no chance of impartiality on anything that concerns health.
If Publicis represents the drug industry, and the drug industry wants you to think you’re helpless against COVID-19 without their expensive drugs and vaccines, what do you think Publicis and NewsGuard will rate as “misinformation”?
Preventive strategies and alternative therapies, perhaps? You bet. And it doesn’t matter how much science there is to support such therapies, because it’s not about science. It’s about controlling what you believe works.
Making healthy people think they’re sick is a well-known Big Pharma business tactic. As noted in the paper19 “Selling Sickness: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Disease Mongering,” there’s a lot of money to be made from making people think they’re sick when they’re not.
That paper came out in 2002. In 2008, two of the three original authors published a follow-up essay,20 “Disease Mongering Is Now Part of the Global Health Debate.” Two years earlier, in 2006, they had helped organize the first international conference on disease mongering and were rejoicing in the fact that awareness was spreading. Fast-forward to 2020, and the whole world was successfully brainwashed into a state of chronic hypochondria.
Who’s Behind the CCDH?
NewsGuard’s health-related service, HealthGuard,21 is partnered with the CCDH, a progressive cancel-culture leader22 with extensive ties to government and global think tanks that is pushing the idea that anyone questioning the COVID-19 vaccine should be targeted and treated as a national security threat.
The CCDH is getting all sorts of free publicity, and no mainstream media or political leaders seem the least curious about where this organization came from or who funds it. Just how did CCDH founder Imran Ahmed have immediate power with federal officials, not only in the U.K., where it was founded, but in the U.S. as well?
By way of its board members, the CCDH can be linked to the Trilateral Commission, the Atlantic Council, the European Council of Foreign Relations, Save the Children Fund (funded by the Gates Foundation and a partner of Gates’ GAVI Vaccine Alliance), the British Parliament, the CIA and Microsoft.
CCDH board member Tom Brookes, for example, was a spokesman for Microsoft during its 2007 antitrust case.23 Chairman Simon Clark is a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress,24 funded by “dark money” from a liberal Swiss billionaire.25 Clark also has ties to a participant of Event 201, former CIA deputy director Avril Haines.26
Event 201 was a coronavirus pandemic exercise27 held in October 2019 that foreshadowed and “played out” the draconian countermeasures implemented when COVID-19 appeared mere months later. Bill Gates, Bloomberg’s Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the World Economic Forum were all participants.
Incidentally, a primary focus of that exercise was not how to best contain or combat the infection, but rather how to best censor and counteract problematic narratives about the virus, public disagreement with pandemic measures and doubts about vaccine safety. All of the suppression tactics discussed in that exercise were rolled out and became part of our everyday reality mere months later.
How Did CCDH Get Its Power of Influence?
Using CCDH reports as their basis, a growing number of American politicians28,29,30,31 and attorneys general32 have been making illegal requests to deplatform people and suppress free speech.
Why are they all referring back to the CCDH? This one-man show sprang out of nowhere. It has no history. It has no declared funding. All it has is a bunch of silent board members with ties to the deep state.
So, again, why are American politicians and attorneys general holding this group up as some preeminent source whose opinion is to be heeded, in violation of the U.S. Constitution no less? I could be wrong, of course, but it looks like the CCDH is nothing more than a deep state, probably pharma-funded, front group. And if so, what does that say about the politicians and attorneys general that kowtow to them?
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- 1 US Department of State, 2006, The Administration’s Perspective on China’s Record on Nonproliferation
- 2 Nature Medicine, November 2015 – SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronavirus pose threat for human emergence
- 3 The Scientist, November 2015, Man-made Coronavirus Triggers Debate
- 4 Metro, Jan. 24, 2020 – US Warned Virus Could “Escape” from Lab Near Coronavirus Epicentre
- 5 Washington Times, Jan. 26, 2020 Coronavirus may have originated in lab linked to China’s biowarfare program
- 6 Center for Security Policy, Jan. 27, 2020 – Did Wuhan Coronavirus Escape from a Lab in China?
- 7 MIT Technology Review, Feb. 15, 2020, Biologists rush to re-create the China coronavirus from its DNA code
- 8 NY Daily News, Feb. 22, 2020, Don’t buy China’s story: The coronavirus may have leaked from a lab
- 9 Nutrients October 31, 2020;12, 3361; doi:10.3390/nu12113361
- 10 Washington Post May 6, 2021
- 11 Washington Post May 6, 2021 (Archived)
- 12 Newsguardtech.com March 5, 2018
- 13, 14 Businesswire October 10, 2019
- 15 World Economic Forum, Publicis Groupe
- 16 World Economic Forum, The Great Reset
- 17 Twitter Publicis Health Media April 27, 2021
- 18 Adweek May 7, 2021
- 19 The BMJ 2002;324:886
- 20 PLOS Medicine May 27, 2008; 5(5): e106
- 21 NewsGuard HealthGuard
- 22 Off-Guardian August 11, 2020
- 23 Computerworld September 14, 2007
- 24 Center for American Progress Simon Clark
- 25 New York Times May 3, 2021 (Archived)
- 26 Eurasia Review May 21, 2021
- 27 Event 201
- 28 Glenn Greenwald Substack February 23, 2021
- 29 Yahoo March 25, 2021
- 30 JonathanTurney.org March 24, 2021
- 31 Kare11.com May 2, 2021
- 32 AG Letter to Tech CEOs March 24, 2021 (PDF)
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report, Conservative Playbook, and the American Conservative Movement have appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
It wasn’t just the shortened month. We expected that. We also expected the continuation of dropping traffic from “woke” Big Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but it has actually been much worse than anticipated. Our Twitter account was banned. Both of our YouTube accounts were banned. Facebook “fact-checks” everything we post. Spotify canceled us. Medium canceled us. Apple canceled us. Why? Because we believe in the truth prevailing, and that means we will continue to discuss “taboo” topics.
The 2020 presidential election was stolen. You can’t say that on Big Tech platforms without risking cancellation, but we’d rather get cancelled for telling the truth rather than staying around to repeat mainstream media’s lies. They have been covering it up since before the election and they’ve convinced the vast majority of conservative news outlets that they will be harmed if they continue to discuss voter fraud. We refuse to back down. The truth is the truth.
The lies associated with Covid-19 are only slightly more prevalent than the suppression of valid scientific information that runs counter to the prescribed narrative. We should be allowed to ask questions about the vaccines, for example, as there is ample evidence for concern. One does not have to be an “anti-vaxxer” in order to want answers about vaccines that are still considered experimental and that have a track record in a short period of time of having side-effects, including death. One of our stories about the Johnson & Johnson “vaccine” causing blood clots was “fact-checked” and removed one day before the government hit the brakes on it. These questions and news items are not allowed on Big Tech which is just another reason we are getting canceled.
There are more topics that they refuse to allow. In turn, we refuse to stop discussing them. This is why we desperately need your help. The best way NOQ, CP, and ACM readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We are pacing to be short by about $3700 per month in order to maintain operations.
The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. We had 5,657,724 sessions on our website from November, 2020, through February, 2021. Our intention is to elevate that to higher levels this year by focusing on a strategy that relies on free speech rather than being beholden to progressive Big Tech companies.
During that four-month stretch, Twitter and Facebook accounted for about 20% of our traffic. We are actively working on operating as if that traffic is zero, replacing it with platforms that operate more freely such as Gab, Parler, and others. While we were never as dependent on Big Tech as most conservative sites, we’d like to be completely free from them. That doesn’t mean we will block them, but we refuse to be beholden to companies that absolutely despise us simply because of our political ideology.
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