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- YouTube has now started banning our videos, a majority of which are interviews with health experts sharing their medical or scientific expertise and viewpoints on COVID-19
- After I raised a firewall against Google scripts on my site, Twitter began falsely labeling Mercola article links as unsafe and malicious, warning potential readers my site might steal passwords and other personal data, or install malware on your computer
- Google has been banning Mercola content from its searches since mid-2019
- NewsGuard classifies mercola.com as fake news because we have reported evidence suggesting SARS-CoV-2 virus could be a manmade virus leaked from the biosafety level 4 laboratory in Wuhan City, China
- Two of my COVID-19 interviews have also been deleted off Spotify without recourse
While disappointing, this censorship was not unexpected, considering YouTube's CEO went on record saying they will censor anyone speaking against the World Health Organization. In an April 23, 2020, article,1 Business Insider reported statements made by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, wife of Google product director Dennis Troper:
"Wojcicki says the platform will ban content peddling fake or unproven coronavirus remedies. In an interview with CNN, she also suggested that video that 'goes against' WHO guidance on the pandemic will be blocked.
For example, she said, content that claimed vitamin C or turmeric would cure people of COVID-19 would be 'a violation of our policy' and removed accordingly. She continued: 'Anything that goes against WHO recommendations would be a violation of our policy …'"
It's important to realize that by banning anything that contradicts the WHO's recommendations, Wojcicki asserts that the WHO is infallible, which it clearly is not. There's no shortage of examples proving WHO has been wrong on many occasions, and should not be relied upon as the premier, let alone sole, source of information and medical instruction.
Big Tech — the surveillance capitalists backing the WHO and the drug industry and doing their bidding — is suppressing and outright banning prophylactics and alternative treatments, the most obvious examples being vitamin C, vitamin D, ozone therapy, hyperbaric oxygen and hydroxychloroquine.
The WHO is beyond conflicted, and because of its existing funding fails to complete its initial mandate to promote the attainment of "the highest possible level of health" by all peoples. Since the U.S. government has withdrawn its support from the WHO, Bill Gates — with all of his drug company interests — is now its largest funder.
The WHO Has Deep Conflicts of Interest
The idea that the WHO is infallible and should be the sole source of information is incredibly dangerous. Where are the checks and balances to its power and influence? And why should we swallow everything it says without question, when it has previously been strongly criticized for its handling of other pandemics, such as the 2009 swine flu pandemic?2
In June 2010, the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) concluded "the handling of the pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), EU health agencies and national governments led to a 'waste of large sums of public money, and unjustified scares and fears about the health risks faced by the European public.'"3
Based on the data we now have, can anyone seriously say that large sums of money have not been wasted and that the narrative of the pandemic response has not pushed unjustifiable fears about SARS-CoV-2 health risks, as it pertains to a majority of the population?
Back in 2010, PACE concluded that the drug industry had influenced the organization's decision-making and had been a driving force behind its fearmongering.4 Again, there can be little doubt we're seeing the same influence in action right now, as we continue to be told life cannot go back to normal until we get a vaccine and inoculate the whole world.
Meanwhile, Big Tech — the surveillance capitalists backing the WHO and the drug industry and doing their bidding — are suppressing and outright banning preventive and alternative strategies, the most obvious examples being vitamin C, vitamin D, ozone therapy, hyperbaric oxygen and hydroxychloroquine, all of which I've discussed in recent articles.
There is absolutely no guarantee that the WHO is making correct, unbiased decisions. In fact, the evidence points in the opposite direction, and this is precisely why one must not silence experts who challenge and point out flaws in the narrative.
Even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which typically gets top billing when it comes to infectious disease expertise, has issued recommendations that conflict with those issued by the WHO over the course of this pandemic, such as whether healthy people should5 or should not6 wear a mask in public.Egregious Examples of Censorship
The examples of censorship are so numerous at this point, it's impossible to present a full picture of just how much information is being ruthlessly removed. Here is but a small handful of recent examples that fortunately have received some measure of attention:
- The documentary "Plandemic" by Mikki Willis, featuring Judy Mikovits, Ph.D. was banned from social media platforms and hidden by Google. If you do an online search for it, all you find are dozens of pages with articles calling it a hoax, a fraud or the dreaded old "conspiracy theory." Google Drive even removed downloaded copies of the film from users' personal files.7
- A video by Knut Wittkowski, Ph.D., DSc, an epidemiologist and former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at Rockefeller University, was removed by YouTube. In it, he challenges the wisdom of lockdown orders.8
- A Full Measure News report9 in which award-winning news reporter Sharyl Attkisson interviewed doctors reporting good results with hydroxychloroquine was removed by YouTube. The segment also looked at the potential financial motives driving the mass media's disdain for the drug, while promoting remdesivir and as-of-yet-unavailable vaccines.10
- In April 2020, Twitter suspended the account of the publicly traded biotech company AYTU BioScience after it shared information about its novel UV light therapy for COVID-19, which it is developing in collaboration with Cedars-Sinai medical center.11 YouTube also removed a video demonstrating how the technology works.
- YouTube also took down a viral video12 by Drs. Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, co-owners of Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield, California, in which they questioned the accuracy of COVID-19 mortality statistics and the logic behind California's stay-at-home order.
All of these examples are part of Silicon Valley's surveillance capitalism apparatus. It's really all about controlling entire populations and shaping public opinion to benefit certain companies, industries and/or political parties. And it's shockingly effective. Google's search algorithms alone have the power to shift 15 million votes leading up to the 2020 presidential election, according to calculations.
You can learn more about this in "Google — A Dictator Unlike Anything the World Has Ever Known," in which I interview Robert Epstein, Ph.D., a senior research psychologist for the American Institute of Behavioral Research and Technology, where for the last decade he has helped expose Google's manipulative and deceptive practices.