Source: Arjun Walia

In Brief

  • The Facts:A new meta-analysis was recently published in the American Journal of Therapeutics and has concluded that “moderate-certainty evidence finds that large reductions in COVID-19 deaths are possible using ivermectin.”
  • Reflect On:Why have journalist been punished by social media fact checkers for presenting science and discussions surrounding the possible effectiveness of Ivermectin?

Working in independent media is not what it used to be. During the beginning of the pandemic we’ve been severely punished by third party Facebook fact-checkers for having discussions about the possible lab-origins of COVID-19. For example, we published an article about Dr. Francis Boyle, a professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law. Boyle drafted the Biological Weapons Act and gave a detailed statement sharing his opinion that COVID-19 originated in a lab, designed as a Biological Warfare Weapon. He claimed that the World Health Organization (WHO) knew about it. All of Boyle’s video interviews at the time were taken off of YouTube, and any article written about him and his beliefs were labelled as “false news” by Facebook. As a result, independent media outlets were demonetized and had social media reach reduced so audiences could not see content.

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