Canadian media outlet CBC tweeted a video on Wednesday instructing kids on how to shut down “conspiracy theories” about the coronavirus that they hear from their parents.
“Conspiracies can be just as infectious–just as dangerous as a virus,” the reporter says. “So, what do you do when this happens?”
“Maybe send an article from a legitimate source quoting credible scientists on why the virus wasn’t manufactured,” she says, displaying a link to an article from CBC titled ‘No, the new coronavirus wasn’t created in a lab, scientists say.’
Is uncle Bob spreading COVID-19 misinformation in the family group chat? This doesn’t have to be awkward. pic.twitter.com/SxX5HVqY9a
— CBC News: The National (@CBCTheNational) April 15, 2020
As I’m sure you guessed, the ‘fact checking’ here is false. As sources at Fox News and other mainstream sources have reported, coronavirus may in fact have been developed in a Chinese lab as an effort to compete with American biological research, meaning the CBC’s video is misleading.
“Documents detail early efforts by doctors at the lab and early efforts at containment… The Wuhan wet market initially identified as a possible point of origin never sold bats, and the sources tell Fox News that blaming the wet market was an effort by China to deflect blame from the laboratory, along with the country’s propaganda efforts targeting the U.S. and Italy.” [Source]
In 2017, one of the world’s most widely read science journals voiced their concern over a lab in Wuhan, China which was specifically erected to study dangerous pathogens.
“A laboratory in Wuhan is on the cusp of being cleared to work with the world’s most dangerous pathogens,” wrote David Cyranoski in Nature. “Some scientists outside China worry about pathogens escaping, and the addition of a biological dimension to geopolitical tensions between China and other nations.”
To make matters more interesting, on Tuesday, one day before the explosive Fox News story broke, UN Secretary-General António Guterres released a video explaining how “the world must unite against [misinformation].”
“Wild conspiracy theories are infecting the internet…I salute the journalists and others fact-checking the mountain of misleading stories and social media posts.” ~ UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Many alternative news outlets have been hit with wrongful ‘fact-checking’ claims against legitimate stories about the coronavirus, such as the fact that Intravenous Vitamin C (IVC) is being used effectively by some doctors in small trials to treat covid-19 patients.
“It was brought to my attention that…a Facebook ‘fact check’ function says that ‘no, the Shanghai government did not officially recommend high dose IVC in their Covid-19 treatment,’ Chinese doctor Richard Cheng said, who works on the front lines treating patients with IVC. “Well, I’d like to say it is a fact that [the] Shanghai government officially recommended high dose IVC in the treatment.”
The UN Secretary-General goes on to explain his plan to drown out competing voices in the independent press with the ‘official’ viewpoint of the world government body.
“Today I am announcing a new United Nations Communications Response Initiative to flood the internet with facts and science while countering the growing scourge of misinformation.” ~ UN Secretary-General António Guterres
The push for kids to ‘fact check’ their parents on controversial news is a coordinated effort to recruit the youth into playing their part in a well-oiled propaganda machine that favors mainstream media and the Chinese government.
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