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huckleberrypie
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acu2020.org

Post by huckleberrypie » Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:18 am

acu2020.org

This has been brought to my attention by my aunt who passed a video on Facebook claiming that the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just a strain of flu, despite evidence to the contrary. The video stresses that we've been deprived of liberty as of late as part of some conspiracy by tyrants and such, and that it is a "plandemic".

For reference: https://www.factcheck.org/2020/10/doctors-in-video-falsely-equate-covid-19-with-a-normal-flu-virus/

A440
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Re: acu2020.org and affilates

Post by A440 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:27 am

huckleberrypie wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:18 am
acu2020.org
This has been brought to my attention by my aunt who passed a video on Facebook claiming that the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is just a strain of flu, despite evidence to the contrary. The video stresses that we've been deprived of liberty as of late as part of some conspiracy by tyrants and such, and that it is a "plandemic".
You appear to be correct.

The Annenberg Public Policy Center lists this site and organization as being pseudoscience, conspiracy and ultimately a form of political disinformation. See: www.factcheck.org/2020/10/doctors-in-video-falsely-equate-covid-19-with-a-normal-flu-virus/
A video posted by a European-based group called World Doctors Alliance falsely claims the novel coronavirus is “a normal flu virus” and there is no COVID-19 pandemic. Actually, COVID-19 is deadlier than the seasonal flu, and some European nations are combating a second wave of cases. . . Heiko Schöning, a German physician and head of a group known by the German acronym ACU2020, announced formation of an organization called World Doctors Alliance to challenge the veracity of the COVID-19 pandemic. The alliance website claims it is “abundantly clear that the ‘pandemic’ is basically over and has been since June 2020.”
An 18-minute video announcing the group’s formation was posted on the ACU2020 website but has since been taken down by YouTube for violating its terms of service. Still, portions of the video featuring two doctors challenging the science behind the pandemic are circulating on Facebook with false assertions and statistics.
Staking out the group’s position, Elke De Klerk, a Dutch general practitioner, says on the video, “We do not have a pandemic” and calls COVID-19 a “normal flu virus” – claims flatly rejected by the WHO, CDC, and other experts.
Sites affiliated with this medical disinformation group are:
theplantstrongclub.org
coronawhistleblower.org
wabiz.org
(stop world control conspiracy)
principia-scientific.com (global conspiracy site)
marktaliano.net ("One America" linkage)
bsnews.info
ahrp.org
ageofautism.com
(yet again)
brandnewtube.com (anti-vax, conspiracy youtube clone)
Please feel free to rate this site, and the others, accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/acu2020.org

A440
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brandnewtube.com

Post by A440 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:22 am

This is a newer, nasty clone of youtube that, like bitchute, promotes conspiracy, disinformation, pseudoscience, etcetera. Youtube should probably sue them for ripping off the look and feel of their site.

brandnewtube.com
Take a look at this selection of conspiracy crap hosted on this site:
https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&source=hp&ei=tRKhX6HCJ5KS0gSXnJ-4Cg&q=brandnewtube.com+conspiracy&oq=brandnewtube.com+conspiracy&gs_lcp=CgZwc3ktYWIQAzIFCCEQoAE6AggAOgcIIRAKEKABUMEGWMNAYJBMaAJwAHgAgAHFAYgB6A-SAQQwLjE0mAEAoAECoAEBqgEHZ3dzLXdpeg&sclient=psy-ab&ved=0ahUKEwjh8PC9-OXsAhUSiZQKHRfOB6cQ4dUDCAg&uact=5
The listing of disinformation on this site is so extensive that a listing is just not feasible.

Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/brandnewtube.com

A440
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StopWorldControl.com

Post by A440 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:28 pm

This site promotes global conspiracy theory which encompasses pseudoscience (COVID disinformation), mainstream media conspiracy memes, religious fantasy, etcetera. This is a one stop site for those who suffer from paranoid delusion.

StopWorldControl.com
Some choice ledes and quotes
THE MEDIA IS FAKE NEWS!
ALL THEY DO IS LIE TO ALL OF YOU.
THEY ALWAYS TWIST THE TRUTH AND THEY PLAY A GAME.


The top Nazi experts in mind control and mass hypnosis had been transferred from German to the USA, to work for the government and media.

Do you think it’s normal how the Christian world, where hundreds of millions of people had turned from evil and darkness to the light and love of their Creator, suddenly en masse turned their backs to the principles of truth, right and freedom, and collectively became atheists who detest good morals and who love perversion?

https://www.stopworldcontrol.com/trump/#
You get the idea.

Please feel free to rate this site accordinly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/StopWorldControl.com

A440
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projectveritas.com

Post by A440 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:21 pm

This is a large scale organization, lead by James O’Keefe, which employs fraud, deception and Nixon-style disinformation campaigns for the sake of promoting right-wing political interests in America – in short, this is a dirty politics outfit.

projectveritas.com
Project Veritas is a group affiliated with James O'Keefe, a right-wing provocateur known for a series of deceptive videos attacking targets like Planned Parenthood and ACORN, a community organizing group. As of 2017, Porject Veritas's main targets were the mainstream news media and left-leaning groups via "undercover 'stings' that involve using false cover stories and covert video recordings meant to expose what the group says is media bias."
See: https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Project_Veritas

Project Veritas consistently alleges corruption conspiracy theories without proof of such and obtains funding from undisclosed sources:
Project Veritas is owned by James O’Keefe. Funding primarily comes from donations, however, most of these donations come from the Donor’s Trust. The purpose of the Donor’s Trust Fund is to “safeguard the intent of libertarian and conservative donors.” or, in other words, it allows the source to receive funds without disclosing who they come from.

See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/project-veritas/

This organization is not a valid source of news information either, it has failed more than a few fact checks:
“Money raised to help (Beto) O’Rourke get elected is being used to fund migrants. This is clearly breaking campaign finance laws.”FALSE
Website falsely claimed Twitter caught leaking private Trump messages to the Justice DepartmentFALSE
Did CBS News Stage a ‘Fake Testing Line’ at a Michigan Hospital?MISLEADING
Project Veritas discovered a voter fraud scheme connected to Rep. Ilhan Omar in MinneapolisFALSE
Other examples of fraudulent tactics used by Project Veritas:
(https://www.fox9.com/news/project-veritas-alleges-election-fraud-evidence-scant])
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/us/politics/project-veritas-ilhan-omar.html
Please feel free to rate this site appropriately: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/projectveritas.com

NotBuyingIt
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Re: projectveritas.com

Post by NotBuyingIt » Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:46 pm

A440 wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:21 pm
projectveritas.com
For more information, interested readers may perform a web search using the following keywords
project veritas criminal

A440
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NYpost.com – addendum

Post by A440 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:29 pm

Another reason I have ranked this site so low as a source of news information. This periodical promotes click-bait basically for the money:
With Mr. Trump headed toward a likely defeat, top editors at the tabloid told some staff members this week to be tougher in their coverage of him, said two Post employees who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions.
In addition to the shift in tone, there will be a change in personnel: Col Allan, the Australian tabloid wizard who was once seen in the Post newsroom wearing a Make America Great Again cap, will call an end to his career of more than 40 years at Murdoch papers in New York and Sydney.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/06/business/media/new-york-post-trump.html

A440
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OANN.com – the Paradigm of Fake News

Post by A440 » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:24 am

This site and company is a classical definition of a media company that has a vested interest in promoting an agenda over the unbaised and truthful reporting of news.

OANN.com
(OANN.com) is owned by Robert Herring Sr. who is a Republican donor. . . . An article in AdWeek describes how the owner of Herring Networks directs his newsroom to favor Trump: “According to internal emails, Herring has directed his channel to push Trump’s candidacy, scuttle stories about police shootings, encourage antiabortion stories, minimize coverage of Russian aggression, and steer away from the new president’s troubles, according to more than a dozen current and former producers, writers and anchors, as well as internal emails from Herring and his top news executives.
See: https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/how-one-america-news-became-the-ultimate-pro-trump-network/334171

OAN has also promoted right-wing conspiracies such as the Seth Rich Murder and that there was no evidence of chemical attacks in Syria. Further, during the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020 they have frequently promoted misinformation as evidenced by the failed fact checks below.:
Would a Proposed Law ‘Ban the Bible’ in California?FALSE
Is an Increase in Recorded Crime in England and Wales Linked to ‘Radical Islamic Terror’?MOSTLY FALSE
Says Adam Schiff is “under investigation for Ukrainian Burisma oil connections.”PANTS ON FIRE (12/10/2019)
In January 2020, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that the bureau had illegally wiretapped Donald Trump and apologized for it.FALSE (1/12/2020)
Is it true that all non-emergent or so-called elective surgeries are banned due to the lockdowns put in place to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus?MOSTLY FALSE (4/23/2020)
“According to doctors with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons over 90 percent of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine successfully recover from coronavirus.”FALSE (5/11/2020)
“The mainstream media pretended there was a deadly surge in COVID cases thanks to Wisconsinites voting.” PANTS ON FIRE (5/12/2020)
“Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment … Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?”FALSE (6/9/2020)
Does a “new” scientific paper definitively show that people aged 50-64 have a 1-in-19.1 million chance of dying from COVID-19?FALSE (9/4/2020)
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/one-america-news-network/
https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/08/08/the-meaning-of-one-america-news-network

Additionally,
https://www.newsguardtech.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/oann.pdf

The Southern Poverty Law Center aditionally notes that:
Far-right commentator Jack Posobiec is a current host on One America News Network (OANN), This investigation has found that Posobiec — a Trump favorite — has collaborated with white supremacists, neo-fascists and antisemites for years, while producing propaganda that Trump and his inner circle have publicly celebrated.
See: https://www.splcenter.org/splc-investigation-far-right-oann-anchor-jack-posobiecs-rise-tied-white-supremacist-movement
and see: https://forum.mywot.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=71902&p=255179&hilit=rebel#p255179 (Rebel Media)

Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/oann.com

NotBuyingIt
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Re: OANN.com – the Paradigm of Fake News

Post by NotBuyingIt » Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:31 pm

A440 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:24 am
OANN.com
“According to doctors with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons over 90 percent of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine successfully recover from coronavirus.”FALSE (5/11/2020)
WoT currently displays an adverse reputation for the "Association of American Physicians and Surgeons" (aapsonline.org) which appears to be more of an untrustworthy political advocacy group than a respectable medical association according to Wikipedia. See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_American_Physicians_and_Surgeons

https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/aapsonline.org

A440
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aapsonline.org

Post by A440 » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:04 pm

NotBuyingIt wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:31 pm
A440 wrote: ↑
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:24 am
OANN.com
“According to doctors with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons over 90 percent of patients treated with hydroxychloroquine successfully recover from coronavirus.”FALSE (5/11/2020)
WoT currently displays an adverse reputation for the "Association of American Physicians and Surgeons" (aapsonline.org) which appears to be more of an untrustworthy political advocacy group than a respectable medical association according to Wikipedia. See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Association_of_American_Physicians_and_Surgeons

https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/aapsonline.org
Good heavens, yes. This is pure political astro-turf:

aapsonline.org
Founded in 1944, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is an ultra-conservative political advocacy group that frequently publishes misinformation and pseudoscience. . . AAPS also publish a medical journal since 1996, called the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (JPandS). This journal is not listed in academic literature databases such as MEDLINE/PubMed due to the publication of information that lacks scientific validity. Further, the U.S. National Library of Medicine declined repeated requests from AAPS to index the journal. Finally, JPandS was listed on Beall’s list of potential or probable predatory open-access journals, with Chemical and Engineering News describing the journal as a “purveyor of utter nonsense.”

AAPS is a 501(c)(6) organization that is funded through donations as well as membership fees. The website lacks transparency as they do not disclose funding information. According to Open Secrets they contribute 100% to Republican candidates and causes.

Furthermore:
AAPS has also advanced numerous questionable claims related to science and health such as these:
  • Promotion of Autism-Vaccine connection
    HIV does not cause AIDS
    President Barack Obama was covertly hypnotizing people with his speeches, and that this might explain why Jews voted for him.
AAPS has also promoted that abortion increases breast cancer risk, which according to the American Cancer Society, the consensus of studies indicates that “induced abortion is not linked to an increase in breast cancer risk.” Further, AAPS is listed on Quackwatch as a source that is “untrustworthy and non-recommended.”
See: https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/association-of-american-physicians-and-surgeons-aaps/

Please feel free to rate this site accordingly: https://www.mywot.com/scorecard/aapsonline.org

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