The twelve behind COVID misinformation

inertia

Super Member
Sixty-five percent of online misinformation on COVID vaccines is linked to a dozen individuals that have 59 million followers. [ 73% on Facebook ]

"A bit of background: the modern anti-vax movement started in the late 1990s, focusing primarily on childhood vaccines, especially the vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella, and using (initially) a fraudulent study published in The Lancet to scare people about a non-existent link between vaccines and autism. That study was eventually retracted, and the lead author, Andrew Wakefield, lost his medical license after his fraud came to light."

The twelve:
  1. Joseph Mercola
  2. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  3. Ty and Charlene Bollinger
  4. Sherri Tenpenny
  5. Rizza Islam
  6. Rashid Buttar
  7. Erin Elizabeth
  8. Sayer Ji
  9. Kelly Brogan
  10. Christiane Northrup
  11. Ben Tapper
  12. Kevin Jenkins
The types of misinformation range from "denying that COVID exists, claiming that false cures are in fact the way to solve COVID and not vaccination, decrying vaccines and decrying doctors as being in some way venal or motivated by other factors when they recommend vaccines,"...

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Authentic Nouveau

Well-known member
Are you strawManning again? I have heard of none of those.
Are you an epidemiologist?
Do you have Professional medical credentials?
I don't waste time on Facebook like you must.
 

Backup

Well-known member
Sixty-five percent of online misinformation on COVID vaccines is linked to a dozen individuals that have 59 million followers. [ 73% on Facebook ]

"A bit of background: the modern anti-vax movement started in the late 1990s, focusing primarily on childhood vaccines, especially the vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella, and using (initially) a fraudulent study published in The Lancet to scare people about a non-existent link between vaccines and autism. That study was eventually retracted, and the lead author, Andrew Wakefield, lost his medical license after his fraud came to light."

The twelve:
  1. Joseph Mercola
  2. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  3. Ty and Charlene Bollinger
  4. Sherri Tenpenny
  5. Rizza Islam
  6. Rashid Buttar
  7. Erin Elizabeth
  8. Sayer Ji
  9. Kelly Brogan
  10. Christiane Northrup
  11. Ben Tapper
  12. Kevin Jenkins
The types of misinformation range from "denying that COVID exists, claiming that false cures are in fact the way to solve COVID and not vaccination, decrying vaccines and decrying doctors as being in some way venal or motivated by other factors when they recommend vaccines,"...

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I heard 20% of Americans think there is a microchip in the vaccine.

I guess social media has allowed totally insane conspiracy theories to spread.

If not for my experience on CARM, I would be skeptical that such a level of willful ignorance could exist. But there is obviously lots of people that will fall for any nonsense that supports their prejudices and couldn’t care less about the truth.
 

inertia

Super Member
I heard 20% of Americans think there is a microchip in the vaccine.

I guess social media has allowed totally insane conspiracy theories to spread.

If not for my experience on CARM, I would be skeptical that such a level of willful ignorance could exist. But there is obviously lots of people that will fall for any nonsense that supports their prejudices and couldn’t care less about the truth.

Twenty percent! ( inertia is rolling his eyes )

After hearing this on the news today, I thought that Mike Adams and Alex Jones would have made it to the top twelve. They didn't. Propaganda is an old and effective tool that isn't going away soon. However, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (the founder of Children's Health Defense) did. He is involved in the distribution of a fake documentary called "Medical Racism: The New Apartheid".

"The movie begins with a string of ominous news clips about the pandemic and the COVID-19 vaccines and includes short interviews with people of color who talk about COVID-19 being "propaganda" and why they don't trust the vaccine. Kennedy also appears to offer a warning to viewers about vaccines: "Don't listen to me. Don't listen to Tony Fauci. Hey, and don't listen to your doctor.

In addition to Kennedy, other producers helped make and market the film, including a prominent figure in the Nation of Islam, and a wealthy entrepreneur who recently made headlines when a private school he co-founded in Miami prohibited teachers who got the COVID-19 vaccine from returning to the classroom."

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inertia

Super Member
Are you strawManning again? I have heard of none of those.
Are you an epidemiologist?
Do you have Professional medical credentials?
I don't waste time on Facebook like you must.

Number 10 in the list:

Christine Northrop - obstetrics and gynaecology physician and author that embraces alternative pseudoscientific medicine as well as anti-vaccine conspiracies.
 

Magdalena

Well-known member
Last time I checked, we had freedom of speech in this country.

Doctors, experts, scientists who are treating, researching should be allowed to say what they’re discovering. And we should listen, instead of screaming, censoring and denying, just because it doesn’t fit your political agenda.
 

rossum

Well-known member
Last time I checked, we had freedom of speech in this country.

Doctors, experts, scientists who are treating, researching should be allowed to say what they’re discovering. And we should listen, instead of screaming, censoring and denying, just because it doesn’t fit your political agenda.
How did the OP censor anyone? All it did was to say what someone had discovered about anti-vaccine information.

You do support free speech and being able to spread the word about what you have discovered, don't you?

Free speech does not mean freedom from criticism when you say something.
 

Furion

Well-known member
Sixty-five percent of online misinformation on COVID vaccines is linked to a dozen individuals that have 59 million followers. [ 73% on Facebook ]

"A bit of background: the modern anti-vax movement started in the late 1990s, focusing primarily on childhood vaccines, especially the vaccines against measles, mumps, and rubella, and using (initially) a fraudulent study published in The Lancet to scare people about a non-existent link between vaccines and autism. That study was eventually retracted, and the lead author, Andrew Wakefield, lost his medical license after his fraud came to light."

The twelve:
  1. Joseph Mercola
  2. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
  3. Ty and Charlene Bollinger
  4. Sherri Tenpenny
  5. Rizza Islam
  6. Rashid Buttar
  7. Erin Elizabeth
  8. Sayer Ji
  9. Kelly Brogan
  10. Christiane Northrup
  11. Ben Tapper
  12. Kevin Jenkins
The types of misinformation range from "denying that COVID exists, claiming that false cures are in fact the way to solve COVID and not vaccination, decrying vaccines and decrying doctors as being in some way venal or motivated by other factors when they recommend vaccines,"...

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Assuming you are correct, what do you propose you would do about it?
 

Authentic Nouveau

Well-known member
Assuming you are correct, what do you propose you would do about it?
The list of "sources" are a threat to fear mongerings. The OP author defends the lies and fears from the global warming cabal. The carbon king pins like James Hansen and Bill Nye want "deniers" tossed in jail.
 

Bonnie

Super Member
I heard 20% of Americans think there is a microchip in the vaccine.

I guess social media has allowed totally insane conspiracy theories to spread.

If not for my experience on CARM, I would be skeptical that such a level of willful ignorance could exist. But there is obviously lots of people that will fall for any nonsense that supports their prejudices and couldn’t care less about the truth.
Check out this link from the Forbes article in the OP:


And the article in the "Read Report" at the bottom:

 

Magdalena

Well-known member
How did the OP censor anyone? All it did was to say what someone had discovered about anti-vaccine information.

You do support free speech and being able to spread the word about what you have discovered, don't you?

Free speech does not mean freedom from criticism when you say something.
They’re targeting those people. They’ve tracked them down and listed them. There will be other consequences for them, according to Biden and Psaki.
 

rossum

Well-known member
They’re targeting those people. They’ve tracked them down and listed them.
Yes, that is what happens when you add your name to a post/article/podcast/whatever. None of those people were attempting to remain anonymous; they freely added their own names to what they said.

There will be other consequences for them, according to Biden and Psaki.
Yes, probably. People will point at them, laugh, call them stupid and ask where their tinfoil hats are.
 

vibise

Well-known member
They’re targeting those people. They’ve tracked them down and listed them. There will be other consequences for them, according to Biden and Psaki.
Oh please. Many of these people are already well-known for their anti-vax and anti-science activism.

Kennedy has long been an opponent of vaccination and keeps insisting that vaccines cause autism. I am surprised he is not #1 on that list.

Videos of Sherri Tenpenny have been featured in SEP OPs, and she has been asked by GOP legislators to testify against the covid vaccine.

None of these people are hiding under a rock. All of them are out and about pushing dangerous ideas that are getting people killed.
 

Magdalena

Well-known member
Oh please. Many of these people are already well-known for their anti-vax and anti-science activism.

Kennedy has long been an opponent of vaccination and keeps insisting that vaccines cause autism. I am surprised he is not #1 on that list.

Videos of Sherri Tenpenny have been featured in SEP OPs, and she has been asked by GOP legislators to testify against the covid vaccine.

None of these people are hiding under a rock. All of them are out and about pushing dangerous ideas that are getting people killed.
Oh please yourself. They’ve listed and targeted these people. They’ve been blacklisted, fired, censored, deleted from platforms, and all because they’re saying something different than the party agenda.
 

vibise

Well-known member
Oh please yourself. They’ve listed and targeted these people. They’ve been blacklisted, fired, censored, deleted from platforms, and all because they’re saying something different than the party agenda.
When you publicly make statements that result in sickness and death, then yes, you should suffer some consequences.

I suppose you think it is OK for your side to target people like Fauci, Michael Mann, Christine Ford Blasey, Whitmer, etc?
 

Reepicheep

Active member
I heard 20% of Americans think there is a microchip in the vaccine.

Any person with even a little common sense should realize that the microchip theory is nuts. For example: each bottle of vaccine contains 5 or sometimes 6 doses of vaccine. Are there exactly 6 chips in each bottle? And, if so, how does the nurse who is doing the injection make sure that each patient is given exactly one microchip?
 

Magdalena

Well-known member
When you publicly make statements that result in sickness and death, then yes, you should suffer some consequences.

I suppose you think it is OK for your side to target people like Fauci, Michael Mann, Christine Ford Blasey, Whitmer, etc?
The people who are being targeted have offered ways of treating covid and preventing death. But they were silenced, and those medications were banned. Big pharma and government control did that. Blame the sickness and death on them.
 

Authentic Nouveau

Well-known member

We also reported that there is proof that Dr. Fauci and top US medical experts all conspired using obviously false information to disqualify hydroxychloroquine and MILLIONS DIED as a result of their action.


How should the popular quack be punished?

Reminder, Scarf (Birx) ,toni et al never issued treatment protocols for those who tested positive ( many false positives) and therapy while they waited to get sicker and sicker and admitted to the hospital.
 
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