News Nazis Plot Coronavirus “Infodemic” Censorship

News Nazis Plot Coronavirus “Infodemic” Censorship

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Today
on TruNews we discuss how a dark alliance between the tech giants,
big government, and the World Health Organization has plans to use
the global coronavirus epidemic to enforce thought control over
voices of truth who refuse to ignore uncomfortable stories about the
origins and developments of this, and other plagues, threatening
humanity. Rick Wiles, Edward Szall, Doc Burkhart. Airdate: 02/17/20.



Google,
Facebook, Amazon and other tech giants spent a day in secretive talks
with the World Health Organization to tackle the spread of
coronavirus misinformation.

Social
media companies including Twitter and Youtube have already been
working to remove post about the virus that are proved to be fake.

The
World Health Organization (WHO) has offered to work directly with the
companies on fact checking in a bid to speed up the process.

Posts
on the virus that needed to be removed have ranged from those calling
it a fad disease or created by the government to claims it can be
treated with oregano oil.

Companies
at the meeting agreed to work with WHO on collaborative tools, better
content and a call centre for people to call for advice, CNBC
reported.

The
‘shocking’ rise in misinformation about the 2019-nCov virus has been
described as an ‘infodemic’ by Andy Pattison from the World Health
Organization.

He
said sites were ‘awash’ with misinformation and conspiracy theories
but that big tech companies were stepping up to combat the problem.

The
meeting was organised by WHO but was hosted by Facebook at its Menlo
Park campus in California, a spokesperson for the social media
company told CNBC.

According
to a CNBC report Amazon, Twilio, Dropbox, Google, Verizon,
Salesforce, Twitter, YouTube, Airbnb, Kinsa and Mapbox were all at
the meeting.

Apple,
Lyft and Uber were invited but didn’t attend, according to the
report.

WHO
shared information with the companies about its response to the virus
and attendees gave their own ideas to address the outbreak.

As
well as fake news stories appearing on Google and Facebook, books and
products claiming to cure the disease were showing on Amazon.

Other
outlandish hoaxes doing the rounds on social media include the
implication the US government has patented coronavirus.

Fact-checkers
have found this to be completely untrue and the Silicon Valley tech
firms are battling to stop such claims from spreading to avoid mass
hysteria.

A
total of 18 nations including the US, Australia, Canada and France,
have confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The
disease is now confirmed to have infected at least 4,500 people
around the world and to have killed 106 in China since the outbreak a
month ago.

Cyber
security experts warn that some malicious links posing as innocent
articles or videos about the outbreak of the killer Wuhan virus
actually contains code designed to pilfer personal information.

Hackers
are spreading articles, posts and videos masked as legitimate file
formats, such as PDFs or MP4s, to hide their true nature.

If
clicked on and downloaded onto a phone or computer, hackers can gain
access to the user’s stored information and can destroy, block or
copy data at will.

The
coronavirus, which is being widely discussed as a major news story,
has already been used as bait by cybercriminals,’ said Anton Ivanov,
Kaspersky malware analyst.

‘So
far, we have seen only 10 unique files, but as this sort of activity
often happens with popular media topics then we expect that this
tendency may grow.

‘As
people continue to be worried for their health, we may see more and
more malware hidden inside fake documents about the coronavirus being
spread.’

In
order to avoid falling foul of the links, cybersecurity experts
advise going directly to an official source.

According
to Pattison some of the companies are further along in tackling the
spread of misinformation about the virus than others, but didn’t say
which.

‘The
purpose of that was to plant seeds of ideas, and it worked well,’
Pattison told CNBC. ‘I encouraged collaboration and innovation.
During a crisis, it’s a good time for that.’

Twitter
has added a prompt to search results about coronavirus to direct
users to official Government information.

The
social media platform said the tool was part of efforts to ensure
correct information reached those searching from it and prevent
misinformation spreading.


Facebook
has a similar prompt when searching for the disease, as well as
showing a link to the World Health Organization page prominently in
the results.

When
searching Google for the virus you get news stories, tweets, help
guides from WHO and safety tips before the results.

Amazon
and Facebook offered to share ad space or provide volunteers to help
stop the spread of misinformation and the companies all agreed to
meet every few months until the virus was under control.

The
virus has had an impact on the tech industry with companies having to
delay production of new products and the Mobile World Congress in
Barcelona – the world’s largest mobile conference – was cancelled
outright.

Apple
has closed shops in mainland China and a number of airlines have
cancelled flights to the country.

Senator
Cotton: China 


Refusing To Hand Over 


Evidence About Wuhan 


BioLab


Zero Hedge,

17 February, 2020


Update (1010ET): It turns out the Wuhan P4 lab that ZeroHedge questioned as the source of the virus released an internal statement on January 2nd – two weeks before the first officially-reported case – forbidding all staff from mentioning the coronavirus…

曾錚 Jennifer Zeng@jenniferatntd

Yanyi Wang(also Wang Yanyi), director of Institute of Virology, issued a notice to researchers on Jan. 2 to pass on telephone message by ‘s Nation Health Commission, forbidding anyone to release info of . Original and English translation here.

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Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,

Senator Tom Cotton says that China is refusing to hand over evidence concerning the bio-safety level 4 research lab in Wuhan despite a new report from biological scientists at the South China University of Technology saying it may have been the source of the coronavirus outbreak.

During an appearance on Fox News, Cotton told Maria Bartiromo that new evidence confirmed the source of the virus was not the meat market in Wuhan.

“Here is what we do know. This virus did not originate in the Wuhan animal market,” said Cotton.

“Epidemiologists who are widely respected from China published a study in the international journal Lancet have demonstrated that several of the original cases did NOT have any contact with that food market. The virus went into that food market before it came out of that food market. So we don’t know where it originated… We also know that only a few miles away from that market is China’s only bio-safety Level Four Super Laboratory that researches human infectious diseases.

Cotton said that China’s “duplicity and dishonesty” meant that questions needed to be asked about the lab but that “China right now is not giving any evidence on that question at all” and Beijing was being “very secretive” on what happens at the lab.

Cotton also accused China of consistently blocking American scientists from traveling to Wuhan to assist in discovering the origins of the virus.

A new report by scientists at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou, China concludes that “the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan.”

One of the laboratories named in the report which was conducting research on bat coronavirus was located just 280 meters from the site of the Wuhan meat market.

For weeks, the media has demonized anyone who suggested the lab could have been responsible for the coronavirus outbreak as a dangerous conspiracy theorist peddling fake news.

Paul Joseph Watson
@PrisonPlanet

Wait, didn’t Zero Hedge get banned by Twitter for basically posting the same thing?

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However, now that CNN/NY Times journalist Ezra Cheung tweeted precisely that yesterday, one wonders whether they will begin to change their tune.

Ezra Cheung
@ezracheungtoto

: South China University of Technology biologist Xiao Botao exposed that the might have originated from an animal research lab 280m away from the epicentre of the outbreak. The scientists were reportedly bitten by bats used for a test on louse. H/T: @mantaichow

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