By John Smith • 10 May 2020 • 14:00
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THERE is a relatively thin line between censorship for the public good and censorship because content doesn’t suit an organisation or state.
Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo have been removing a 26-minute video, called Plandemic, said to be a trailer for a longer documentary which says that the Covid-19 outbreak was man made and the number of deaths is being falsified in order to control the population.
Different reasons are given for the removal of the video by social media platforms which range from ‘argument with third party over copyright’ to, ‘medically unsubstantiated diagnostic advice,’ to ‘unverified claims.’
On the face of things some of the claims such as using masks and gloves actually makes people sicker and that closing beaches is “insanity” because of “healing microbes” in the water are easily dismissed but censoring the piece could, ironically, make it more believable.
One of the main speakers in the video is Judy Mikovits who first came to fame in 2009 when she co-wrote a research paper that linked chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus that came from mice.
Two years later her theory was disproved and she was sacked from the research company but since then has claimed in best-selling books that her research was true and that she was being victimised.
She now suggests that senior officials in the US Medical Departments acting on behalf of a gang of wealthy industrialists intentionally spread the virus to increase vaccination rates.
Conspiracy theories are just that, theories, but to deny viewers the opportunity to dismiss the claims for themselves suggests that there just might a Big Brother making decisions for you.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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