CensorTrack With TR: Big Tech Spreads FALSE ‘Horse Dewormer’ Articles

It’s Week Three of MRC’s newest video series, CensorTrack with TR. This week, we talked about Big Tech’s refusal to accept anything that goes against their approved COVID-19 narrative. 

Web Superstar Joe Rogan posted an Instagram video about how he said he healed from COVID-19 in just a few days. Most Coronavirus related content online is given a warning label. Unsurprisingly, Rogan’s video did too.

Many people have been seeking alternate methods of treatment for Covid — treatments the media and Big Tech don’t like. In Rogan’s video, he talked about Ivermectin which resulted in numerous anti-Ivermectin articles, none of which were fact checked. Rolling Stone produced one that was completely false but Big Tech still left it up and other leftist sites ran with the story despite its lies. 

Watch below for the third episode of CensorTrack with TR! We encourage you to post it and share it across all social media. If you have been censored, contact us at www.CensorTrack.org and use #FreeSpeech to point out more of Big Tech’s unacceptable bias. 

 

 

Check out our previous episodes

  • MRC Debuts Weekly Video Series Fighting Back Against Big Tech Censors
  • Big Tech SILENCES Congressman, Mourning Mother’ 
  • Big Tech RESTRICTS Past and Present Military Truths

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19 cases more than double in southeast China as Delta spreads

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BEIJING — New local COVID-19 infections more than doubled in China’s southeastern province of Fujian, health authorities said on Tuesday, prompting officials to quickly roll out measures including travel restrictions to halt the spread of the virus.

The National Health Commission said 59 new locally transmitted cases were reported for Sept. 13, up from 22 infections a day earlier. All of them were in Fujian.

In just four days, a total of 102 community infections have been reported in Fujian, a province bordered by Zhejiang to the north and Guangdong to the south.

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The infections come ahead of the week-long National Day holiday starting on Oct. 1, a major tourist season. The last domestic outbreak in late July to August disrupted travel, hitting the tourism, hospitality and transportion sectors.

Fujian’s outbreak began in Putian, a city of 3.2 million, with the first case reported on Sept. 10. Preliminary tests on samples from some Putian cases showed patients had contracted the highly transmissible Delta variant.

The virus has since spread south to the scenic coastal city of Xiamen, which reported 32 new cases of community transmission for Sept. 13 compared with just one infection a day earlier.

Like Putian, Xiamen has locked down some areas of higher virus risk, cut offline classes at kindergartens, primary schools and high schools, closed public venues such as cinemas, gyms and bars, and told residents not to leave the city for non-essential reasons.

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The first patient in the Xiamen cluster was a close contact of a case in Putian, Xiamen health authorities said late on Monday.

The two cities, however, are yet to announce tough city-wide lockdowns as seen in early 2020 in China.

Three new cases of community transmission were also reported in nearby Quanzhou city, versus six infections a day earlier.

One district in Quanzhou, where many of the cases work in or have visited Putian, has halted bus services, shut some public venues, suspended dining at restaurants, and required residents to avoid unnecessary trips out of the district.

Overall, mainland China reported 92 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Sept. 13, including imported infections, compared with 49 a day earlier.

China reported 20 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 28 a day earlier.

No new deaths were reported.

As of Sept. 13, mainland China had recorded 95,340 confirmed cases, with the cumulative death toll unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Ryan Woo, Roxanne Liu and Liangping Gao; Editing by Stephen Coates)



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Corrupt Corporate Media Spreads Disinformation On Ivermectin Patients Overwhelming Hospital

Over the weekend, the magazine Rolling Stone published an article with a shocking claim: a hospital in Oklahoma was so overwhelmed with patients injured from self-treating cases of COVID-19 with the “horse dewormer” ivermectin that gunshot victims were having to wait for emergency treatment. A photo paired with the article showed a line of people waiting, presumably, for entrance to the overrun hospital.

The article quickly made the rounds among the corporate press and lefty pundits. Rachel Maddow’s official Twitter account, with 10.5 million followers, blasted out an interview with Dr. Jason McElyea discussing the issue, which was the basis for Rolling Stone’s coverage.

The problem? As with so much of the hysteria media spin these days, the story, the headline, and the photo were all, frankly, BS. The entire story was based around the claim of a single source: Dr. Jason McElyea, who, it turned out, hadn’t worked at the hospital for two months.

The magazine issued a correction, which, in a sane world, would have been a full retraction. The “update” included a statement from Northeastern Hospital System Sequoyah, a regional healthcare provider in Oklahoma:

UPDATE: Northeastern Hospital System Sequoyah issued a statement: Although Dr. Jason McElyea is not an employee of NHS Sequoyah, he is affiliated with a medical staffing group that provides coverage for our emergency room. With that said, Dr. McElyea has not worked at our Sallisaw location in over 2 months. NHS Sequoyah has not treated any patients due to complications related to taking ivermectin. This includes not treating any patients for ivermectin overdose. All patients who have visited our emergency room have received medical attention as appropriate. Our hospital has not had to turn away any patients seeking emergency care. We want to reassure our community that our staff is working hard to provide quality healthcare to all patients. We appreciate the opportunity to clarify this issue and as always, we value our community’s support.

So, in summary: the whole story was fake, the community was needlessly terrified, a good portion of the country was led to believe that “stupid people” (e.g.: Republicans) were ingesting “horse dewormer” (e.g.: a widely prescribed antiparasitic; the doctors who pioneered its use to treat parasitic infections in humans were awarded a Nobel Prize in 2015), and the hospital had to waste resources responding to a manufactured PR storm.

Meanwhile, crisis actors in the corporate press contributed to the hysteria, uncritically sharing a story with a claim so facially outrageous and thinly sourced that it should never have made it to print.

If only this situation was a rare occurrence. But this type of mistake-riddled, advocacy pushing error is a feature of the corporate press: they insisted for years that Trump was compromised by Russia, that COVID-19 can be spread in schools and grocery stores but not in massive protests, that last summer’s riots that resulted in as much as $2 billion worth of damage and up to 25 deaths were “mostly peaceful.”

Just last week, USA Today’s “fact-checkers,” whose work product is used by Facebook and other social media companies as the basis for banning users for spreading “misinformation,” fell all over themselves to say Joe Biden wasn’t checking his watch during the transfer ceremony for the bodies of 13 US service members killed in the recent terrorist attack in Kabul. But the reality mugging was even too much for USA Today to spin. The paper was forced to issue a throat-clearing retraction.

“Journalists and fact-checkers are human,” wrote the post’s author, Daniel Funke. “We make mistakes. When we do, we correct them and try to make it right.”

Perhaps, but this is hardly a consistent standard, and even then, one rarely applied. And the same press that demands grace for itself never, ever bestows it on the rest of us. Rest In Peace all of the social media accounts who have run afoul of corporate fact checks, only to later have their “misinformation” be proven correct.

We live in a world where the corporate press doesn’t care about running down facts, presenting a well-sourced story, or even one with any context. These ivy-league journalism school grads care about one thing: using their platform as an advocacy tool for their ideological goals. And it’s become abundantly clear that they don’t care how stupid they look putting forward stories controlled by confirmation bias, and are completely unashamed when their hypocrisy is pointed out to them. Because they know that no professional or financial consequence is coming — just more backslapping, promotions, and awards from the country’s sneering smart set.

Rachel Bovard is The Federalist’s senior tech columnist and the senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute.





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Oklahoma Dr. Jason McElyea Spreads Rumor that People Taking Ivermectin are Flooding Local Hospitals — Turns Out to Be Complete Lie But Fake News Ran with It Anyway




Oklahoma Dr. Jason McElyea Spreads Rumor that People Taking Ivermectin are Flooding Local Hospitals — Turns Out to Be Complete Lie But Fake News Ran with It Anyway




















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Japan set to expand state of emergency as Delta variant spreads

FILE PHOTO: A man receives a dose of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Tokyo Dome, the home ground of Japanese professional baseball team Yomiuri Giants which is being used as a large-scale coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination center, in Tokyo, Japan, August 16, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

August 25, 2021

By Chang-Ran Kim

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan is set to expand a state of emergency to eight more prefectures, taking the total to 21, the minister in charge of coronavirus countermeasures said on Wednesday, as a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelms its hospitals.

Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura said the expansion, which would cover almost half the country’s 47 prefectures, was approved by a panel of external experts. It is expected to be formally approved at a government task force meeting later on Wednesday.

“The most important task is to beef up the medical system,” Nishimura said, adding that securing oxygen stations and nurses was among the priorities.

With the Delta variant spreading fast, the government has struggled to bring infections under control as citizens grow weary of life under restrictions and many companies ignore repeated requests to promote work-from-home.

Public broadcaster NHK reported 21,570 new cases and 42 deaths on Tuesday. Japan’s case fatality rate stands at about 1.2%, compared with 1.7% in the United States and 2.0% in Britain.

Months of emergency curbs in the capital, Tokyo, and surrounding areas have failed to reverse a surge in infections and about 90% of the city’s critical care beds are occupied.

“The working-age demographic is the driving force (behind the rise in infections),” Nishimura said. “We need to halve the movement of people.”

With hospital beds filled to or nearing capacity, many people have been forced to convalesce at home – some dying before they are able to get treatment.

The latest state-of-emergency expansion will add Hokkaido, Aichi, Hiroshima and five other prefectures spanning the Japanese archipelago from Friday through Sept. 12.

Another four prefectures are expected to be added to the more limited “quasi-emergency” measures, bringing the regions under those curbs to a total of 12.

Restrictions in Japan have been looser than lockdowns seen in some countries and have centred on mandates for restaurants to close by 8 p.m. and stop serving alcohol, and requests for companies to have 70% of staff working from home.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim; Editing by Richard Pullin and Jane Wardell)





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Villagers evacuated as forest fire spreads near Athens

FILE PHOTO: Firefighters try to extinguish fires as a wildfire continues to rage near the village of Afidnes, north of Athens, Greece, August 6, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis/File Photo

August 23, 2021

ATHENS (Reuters) – People were evacuated from two villages west of Athens on Monday as firefighters battled a new blaze in a forested area that was devastated by flames last week.

Authorities ordered the protective clearance of the villages of Vilia and Profitis Ιlias, about 50 km (30 miles) from the Greek capital, as strong winds fanned the blaze. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

More than 500 wildfires have broken out across Greece since the beginning of August, ravaging swathes of forest and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people.

The biggest one, on the island of Evia near Athens, burned for days before it was contained.

Greece, Turkey, Tunisia and other countries across the Mediterranean region have seen some of their highest temperatures in decades this summer.

A total of 85 firefighters, 13 helicopters and eight water bombing planes were sent in to contain the wildfire west of Athens on Monday, a fire brigade official said.

More than 9,000 hectares of thick pine forest were burned in the same area last week.

(Reporting by Lefteris Papadimas; Editing by Andrew Heavens)





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Oil rises but set for 5% weekly drop as Delta variant spreads

A 3D printed oil pump jack is seen in front of displayed stock graph in this illustration picture, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

August 20, 2021

By Koustav Samanta and Sonali Paul

SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Oil prices steadied on Friday, clambering away from three-month lows, but they were still on track for a weekly loss of more than 5% as new lockdowns in countries facing surging cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant dampened the outlook for fuel demand.

Broader investor risk aversion also weighed on oil with the U.S. dollar jumping to a nine-month high on signs the U.S. Federal Reserve is considering reducing stimulus this year.

“The spread of the Delta variant amid moderating economic growth and the prospects of tighter monetary policy are creating short-term ripples in the commodity market,” ANZ commodity analysts said in a note.

“Increasing restrictions on mobility are raising concerns for oil demand.”

Brent crude futures rose 24 cents or 0.4% to $66.69 a barrel at 0635 GMT, after dropping 2.6% on Thursday to its lowest close since May.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for September, due to expire on Friday, rose 38 cents or 0.6% to $64.07 a barrel , after sliding 2.7% on Thursday. The more active October contract was up 26 cents at $63.76 per barrel.

“The latest lockdowns in major economies around the world has likely harmed the economic activities and growth forecasts in the months to come,” said Margaret Yang, a strategist at Singapore-based DailyFX.

“Japan has extended its emergency lockdown and confirmed cases are on the rise in countries such as South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, whose industries need oil, which will also be affected by the Delta variant,” Yang added.

China has imposed new restrictions with its “zero tolerance” coronavirus policy, affecting shipping and global supply chains, and the United States and China have imposed tit-for-tat flight capacity restrictions.

Meanwhile Delta variant outbreaks in Australia and New Zealand have also sparked strict lockdowns.

The approaching end of the U.S. peak gasoline demand season and end of summer holidays in Europe and the United States are also set to sap oil demand.

“Aviation remains the weakest component of global demand at the moment, and the risk of further restrictions on domestic and international travel due to the Delta variant will be a key variable for oil over the remainder of H2, particularly as the U.S. driving season ends,” said Stephen Innes, managing partner of SPI Asset Management.

(Reporting by Sonali Paul in Melbourne and Koustav Samanta in Singapore; Editing by Edwina Gibbs & Simon Cameron-Moore)





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