Censorship Alert: Facebook Flags Nobel Prize Winning Scientist’s Findings on Coronavirus as ‘False Information’
- Posted by Renee Nal
- On April 23, 2020
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- Aaron T. Irving, Coronavirus, coronavirus origin, Danielle E. Anderson, Duke-NUS Medical School, Facebook, Facebook Bias, Facebook Fact Checker, Flora Teoh, Luc Antoine Montagnier, Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize Winning Scientist, Science Feedback, Wuhan lab
On April 19, 2020, RAIR Foundation USA published an article about Luc Montagnier, the 2008 winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for the identification of the virus responsible for AIDS. In a RAIR exclusively-translated video, the French scientist asserts that the Chinese coronavirus was engineered and not of natural origin.
Facebook, however, confidently disputes Montagnier’s claim and flagged RAIR’s Facebook post as “false information” based on an article from “Science Feedback,” a sister organization to “Climate Feedback,” a self-proclaimed “worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage,” or in other words, a leftist group who seeks to shut down anyone who dares question the man-made global warming orthodoxy.
It is known that SARS escaped a lab in Beijing, and that China covered it up. But in the case of the current pandemic, one is attacked for merely questioning whether the coronavirus was engineered in a lab.
Consider the vitriol dripping from this Buzzfeed article from April 22, 2020:
A provocative and unproven theory is gaining traction on Fox News and in other right-wing media: The novel coronavirus originated inside of a Chinese lab.
Some version of the theory is appealing to President Donald Trump and his supporters, because it gives them an easy scapegoat to blame for the pandemic. And more outlandish versions of it circulate in certain corners of the internet, with some suggesting the novel coronavirus was intentionally released as a bioweapon. That claim has been swiftly knocked down by scientists.
It is unclear when citizens designated Facebook as the gatekeepers of accurate information. If false information is being disseminated, surely people can work out among themselves what is credible without the help of a biased social media platform.
“Genomic analyses indicate that the [corona]virus has a natural origin, and was not engineered,” the “Fact-Check” chastises.
The website designated by Facebook as the ultimate Ministry of Truth, healthfeedback.org, describes itself as a “non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to science education.” Science editor Flora Teoh has shot down several articles including a viral video by Epoch Times (which used the expert opinion of Danielle E. Anderson, Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, and as pointed out by journalist Sharyl Attkisson, a scientist from the Wuhan lab), as well as an article at the New York Post, both of which dared to question the origin of the coronavirus.
The one “reviewer” for the Montagnier article is Senior Research Fellow, also of the Duke-NUS Medical School, Aaron T. Irving, who also trashed similar findings from an academic paper posted by Indian scientists titled “Uncanny similarity of unique inserts in the 2019-nCoV spike protein to HIV-1 gp120 and Gag” from the end of January that has since been withdrawn likely due to intense political pressure.
Based in Singapore, Flora Teoh is available to “produce compelling narratives” in the field of science for a mere $30 per hour. Surely she would know much more than Luc Antoine Montagnier, the Nobel Laureate who “led the team that identified the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)”.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), who initially covered up the coronavirus with the help of the Marxist, CCP-supported World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, desperately wants the world to believe that the pandemic has a natural origin. The CCP and their allies, like Facebook, would have much more credibility if they did not not attempt to shut down legitimate discussion about the origin of the coronavirus.
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