THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY is quietly broadening its efforts to curb speech it considers dangerous, an investigation by The Intercept has found. Years of internal DHS memos, emails, and documents — obtained via leaks and an ongoing lawsuit, as well as public documents — illustrate an expansive effort by the agency to influence tech platforms.
The work, much of which remains unknown to the American public, came into clearer view earlier this year when DHS announced a new “Disinformation Governance Board”: a panel designed to police misinformation (false information spread unintentionally), disinformation (false information spread intentionally), and malinformation (factual information shared, typically out of context, with harmful intent) that allegedly threatens U.S. interests. While the board was widely ridiculed, immediately scaled back, and then shut down within a few months, other initiatives are underway as DHS pivots to monitoring social media now that its original mandate — the war on terror — has been wound down.
Behind closed doors, and through pressure on private platforms, the U.S. government has used its power to try to shape online discourse. According to meeting minutes and other records appended to a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican who is also running for Senate, discussions have ranged from the scale and scope of government intervention in online discourse to the mechanics of streamlining takedown requests for false or intentionally misleading information.
(Natural News) In a recent announcement, Dr. Garth Graham, YouTube’s global head of health, indicated that fresh attempts are being made to censor even more content on the Google-owned video streaming platform.
Making politicians their own protected class and shadow-banning unapproved content is just not cutting it anymore, Graham suggested.
“YouTube Health has been working on additional ways to help doctors, nurses, mental health professionals and healthcare information providers to [sic] bring high quality health information into the spaces that people visit throughout their day – like their favorite video-sharing app,” Graham wrote in a blog post.
The new plan involves allowing certain approved medical professionals to be labeled as “certified” or “reliable” on the platform – that way viewers know that they are “authoritative sources,” Graham revealed.
Any YouTube user, physician or otherwise, who spreads anything deemed as “medical misinformation” will not receive the “certified” or “reliable” label. Without that label, Graham and the other higher-ups at YouTube hope that viewers will pass on by and look for something else to watch.
YouTube has decided to become everyone’s doctor
The way a doctor can receive YouTube’s “certified” or “reliable” label is by submitting his or her medical license to the tech giant and swearing to follow the “best practices” set forth by groups like the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and the World Health Organization (WHO).
These three agencies, Graham’s post further explains, were directly involved in coming up with the new scheme. The three entities “developed these principles outlining key aspects of info sharing,” he says.
In addition to submitting one’s medical license and swearing to spread only government-approved health information, doctors and medical professionals on YouTube will also need to maintain an account in good standing and follow certain other mandates.
“In the coming months, eligible channels that have applied through this process will be given a health source information panel that identifies them as a licensed healthcare professional and their videos will appear in relevant search results in health content shelves,” Graham explained.
As you may recall, YouTube was already playing doctor before this when the platform censored interviews between popular podcaster Joe Rogan and cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, whom we have covered here on many occasions throughout the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) scamdemic.
That interview between Rogan and McCullough received a “medical misinformation” stamp by YouTube, which decided that what was said is not credible or reliable or authoritative.
YouTube was also caught censoring videos throughout the plandemic that questions the legitimacy of lockdowns and mask mandates, including those that presented actual science to back their claims.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was not only censored but banned by YouTube merely suggesting that face veils are not effective at curtailing the spread of the Fauci Flu – something that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also later said (why wasn’t the CDC’s YouTube account labeled as “misinformation?”).
To this very day, YouTube continues to censor videos and accounts that suggest hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and ivermectin can help safely treat or prevent coronavirus symptoms.
From now on, YouTube plans to censor or remove all “content that promotes diagnostic information that contradicts local health authorities or WHO.”
In essence, YouTube has made itself the world’s doctor. Anyone who uses the platform must adhere to its all-seeing, all-knowing dictates about medicine and health, no matter how misguided and unscientific its positions.
“As destructive and malicious as this is, it could prove extremely useful,” wrote a commenter about YouTube’s new censorship plans. “Once implemented, we will know that all medical information posted on YouTube is certified bullsquat.”
More of the latest news about Big Tech censorship can be found at Censorship.news.
(Natural News) There is no more electricity or water in many parts of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv following the latest round of Russian airstrikes against the target.
We are told that the Russian military launched numerous “successful” strikes on multiple key areas of Kyiv’s vital infrastructure. Here is what Russia’s defense ministry had to say about the hits:
“The Russian Armed Forces continued to launch strikes with high-precision long-range air and sea-based weapons against Ukrainian military and energy facilities.”
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal later confirmed direct hits on 18 sites across Kyiv, most of which are tied to the nation’s energy supplies. Many Ukrainians are now in a panic as the cold winter season approaches.
The Ukrainian military says it was able to intercept some projectiles launched over the Lviv region of the country, sparing this western part of Ukraine from similar damage.
Reports do indicate, however, that the areas of Cherkasy and Kirovohrad were attacked just like Kyiv was. There are now power outages not just in Kyiv but also in the Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk and Kharkiv regions.
Below is a closer look at what transpired:
Kyiv region: Russian attacks left about 80 percent of the Ukrainian capital without water. Mayor Vitali Klitschko said much of the city is also without power.
Kharkiv: Two airstrikes in this area hit critical infrastructure facility, causing similar problems to not just the water supply but also the public transit network.
Zaporizhzhia region: Rockets struck an infrastructure facility, according to the local governor. Energy supplies there are also at risk.
Cherkasy region: Some of the region lost power after air attacks struck infrastructure facilities, according to a military administrator.
In a statement, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba condemned Russia, accusing the former Soviet Union of committing “war crimes” against Ukraine.
“Another batch of Russian missiles hits Ukraine’s critical infrastructure. Instead of fighting on the battlefield, Russia fights civilians,” Kuleba tweeted.
Mayor Klitschko also tweeted about the attacks, calling on Ukrainian citizens to “stock up on water from the nearest pumps and points of sale” to keep themselves sustained amid the ongoing crisis.
Emergency crews were reportedly deployed to the various sites to try to get water and power restored as quickly as possible. In some areas, the goal was to accomplish this in just a few hours, while in others there is sustained damage that will require more time to repair.
Rescue teams are also roving the affected areas to look for possible casualties underneath the rubble of damaged and destroyed buildings. Little has been said about the actual number of potential victims.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget A. Brink complained on Twitter that Russia’s attacks on Ukraine are “callous and barbaric.” She added that Russia’s apparent goal is to leave Ukraine “cold and dark as we approach winter.”
Prior to the latest round of attacks, Ukraine as a whole was already about 40 percent without power, reports suggest. Households continue to be encouraged to limit their electricity usage, especially when it comes to using “non-essential” large appliances.
Now, following the latest round of attacks, calls are being renewed for Ukrainians to prepare for long-term power outages, and to prepare accordingly.
More of the latest news about the conflict between Russia and Ukraine-U.S.-NATO can be found at Collapse.news.
The CDC doesn’t care about safety. If you find proof of a serious adverse event, they cut off all communications with you, no matter how compelling your evidence is.
It is your responsibility to notify the world of adverse events. The CDC’s responsibility is to push the jab, not protect the public.
More than 10,000 Americans have reported tinnitus as a possible side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine, and many are questioning why the FDA and CDC are not taking a deeper look into their claims about hearing problems.
Now we know why thanks to a FOIA request revealing an internal email.
He’s a federal government employee from New Mexico, and he said he developed tinnitus, along with tingling of the face and headaches, shortly after receiving his first COVID-19 vaccine shot in January.
He then did extensive research and proved the vaccine caused it.
When he tried to notify the CDC, his email was forwarded to Dr. Tom Shimabukuro who at the time (June 2021) was was one of the top people responsible for vaccine safety monitoring at the CDC at that time (he’s now been reassigned to monkeypox presumably so he has plausible deniability of adverse events).
Here’s the full email so you can see the context. Edmonds found “pairs” in the same household developing tinnitus at the same time after getting the vaccine. This is a black swan event. He found 7 black swans. That’s impossible if the vaccines aren’t causing tinnitus.
Here’s the full tweet for more info:
From dailyclout.io, two excellent articles about Tom’s work:
I suffer from tinnitus. Know I know the origin. It’s likely that we all have the CDC to thank for our tinnitus.
Tinnitus is associated with other vaccines as well. You probably never made the connection.
If you discover an association between the COVID vaccines and an adverse event, it is your responsibility to let the public know. If you notify the CDC, they will ghost you.
That’s just the way it goes.
Too bad that just about every person in the mainstream medical community thinks this is not a problem (other than perhaps Vinay Prasad and a few others). None of them are going to complain about the lack of safety monitoring at the CDC because the CDC told them that the vaccines are “safe and effective.” So who needs safety monitoring?
Too bad nobody in Congress (other than Senator Ron Johnson) cares about this either. They all trust the CDC. So if Senator Johnson doesn’t get re-elected, it could be decades before there is someone in Congress who will investigate this.
(Natural News) Americans are tired of all the inflation and economic chaos, which is why many of them – at least the ones who can afford to do so – are fleeing big cities in search of greener pastures.
According to the latest reports, more homebuyers are looking to leave San Francisco and the Bay Area right now compared to any other city – though Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston are not far behind.
Redfin put together the data as part of a report, which found that net outflow, or the measure of how many people are looking to leave and area as opposed to moving into an area, is skyrocketing in many major American cities.
Because of its warm climate and supposedly less expensive housing, Miami is among the destinations with net inflow. Another is Portland, Maine, where buyers out of Boston are moving because “the typical home costs roughly $200,000 less.” (Related: Commercial real estate is also on fire, allegedly due to “coronavirus.”)
October saw largest annual decline in pending home sales and homes under contract “since at least 2015”
Rising mortgage rates are also driving more people out of the big cities, we are told, as homebuyers are frightened to buy in areas where the bubble was blown up the biggest.
“Pending home sales fell 35%, the largest annual decline and the fewest homes under contract in any October since at least 2015,” a social media post from Redfin explains.
In October, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced that its monthly confidence index plunged eight points to 38, which is dismal.
“This is the tenth straight month of falling confidence, the longest stretch of declines on record,” NAHB said, adding that last year around this time the index sat at 90.
“Interest rates have risen sharply as the Fed has sought to squeeze inflation out of the economy. The 30 fixed rate began the year around seven percent and recently topped seven percent. That has hurt housing affordability and driven both buyers and sellers out of the market.”
It turns out that inflation and the current state of the U.S. economy is at the top of the list of the issues most important to Americans who plan to vote in the upcoming midterm election.
A recent ABC / Ipsos poll found that 28 percent of registered voters say that the economy is their number-one concern, and that they plan to vote accordingly. Twenty-two percent indicated that inflation is their primary issue.
In the comment section, someone speculated that another unmentioned reason why more and more people are fleeing big cities like San Francisco is because of rampant and unaddressed crime. Another joked that perhaps people are afraid of meeting the same fate as Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul.
“If the House Speaker’s husband isn’t even safe, who is?” this person wrote.
Someone else who claims to live in Seattle says that most people are moving out of that area because of high costs and crime, “both of which adversely affect families.”
Many people who read alternative media seem to be under the impression that red states are some kind of paradise compared to blue states, but another commenter pointed out that this is a misnomer.
“Red states have the same policies as blue states, they just fund them with less money,” this person wrote. “Red states have welfare, homeless programs, and subsidized housing.”
It turns out that because there is less funding for these programs in red states, many red state refugees flee to blue states to take advantage of their larger and better-funded welfare programs – meaning many homeless drug addicts on the streets of blue cities are actually red state transplants.
As the world implodes, we will keep you informed about the latest at Collapse.news.
(Natural News) Newly uncovered documents reveal that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) pressured other federal regulators, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to clear the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine boosters without clinical trial data.
One conversation, described by now former FDA Deputy Chief for Vaccines Dr. Phil Krause, involved the CDC “hoping” that the FDA will approve emergency use authorization for a third dose of the vaccine for immunocompromised individuals.
Krause was talking to Dr. Doran Fink, who works for the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, charged with evaluating the COVID-19 booster vaccines. Fink noted that “providers are losing confidence in FDA/CDC to do the right thing for their patients.”
Less than two weeks later, the FDA authorized boosters for certain groups of people, including immunocompromised individuals.
The agency claimed it gave its approval after “a thorough review of the available data” concluded that immunocompromised individuals “may benefit” from a booster. But the emails reveal that the only data the FDA cited were from two independent studies and not from any of the actual clinical trial data.
CDC pressured FDA to change views regarding booster vaccines
When the FDA authorized the boosters, then-Acting Commissioner Dr. Janet Woodcock claimed at the time that individuals who are fully vaccinated are already “adequately protected” and do not need any additional doses.
This view would change just weeks later, thanks to CDC intervention when Woodcock and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky signed a joint statement claiming that vaccine protection was waning and that everyone needed boosters “to maximize vaccine-induced protection and prolong its durability.”
Both the FDA and the CDC would later authorize Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster vaccine for most other Americans, followed by Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson’s boosters.
Krause would later resign from his position in the CDC over his opposition to the booster vaccine strategy.
Dr. Marion Gruber, who resigned from the FDA at the same time as Krause, noted in earlier emails that he was also concerned about pressure to authorize the vaccines coming from Big Pharma companies like Pfizer.
“We need to be given time to consider their data and cannot be pushed by these companies and, for that matter, the administration, who try to impose timeless [sic] that make no sense,” wrote Gruber.
Read more about the CDC’s illegal actions at CDC.news.