Elizabeth Dwoskin is a Silicon Valley correspondent for the Washington Post. She can be found on Twitter, and her short bio indicates that she speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Hebrew. She is Jewish and is very concerned about preventing White Christians from sharing unapproved information about the coronavirus lockdown.
Dwoskin writes for The Washington Post about her quest to ensure access to information about this satanic New World Order agenda is prevented:
Within days of social media companies taking down a viral video touting conspiracy theories about the novel coronavirus, a clip popped up on YouTube telling viewers about another way they could still access the banned footage: through a link to the video on the file-sharing service Google Drive.
Google Drive is not a social media platform, nor is it set up to tackle the problems that social media companies face: the weaponization of their services to amplify dangerous content. But the use of the Drive link, to the trailer for a documentary called “Plandemic,” reflects a wave of seemingly countless workarounds employed by people motivated to spread misinformation about the virus — efforts that continue to thwart social media companies’ attempts at preventing hoaxes and conspiracy theories from spreading in the midst of the greatest public health crisis in decades.
During the pandemic, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have adopted a more aggressive approach to policing misinformation than in the past. They have introduced new rules, such as removing posts that contradict guidance from public health agencies, deny that the virus exists or promote bogus scientific claims.
That has prompted those spreading covid-19 misinformation to try new methods, including using social media services that have not historically been platforms for news, such as the short video app TikTok, and productivity tools such as Google Drive and Google Docs. They’ve even used digital library Internet Archive. These services have more limited systems for policing content compared with the major social media platforms, which have spent years investing in moderation efforts in response to criticism.
As we reported in an article about the Plandemic documentary, Internet Archive has restricted access to the video after demands by Jews like Dwoskin.
NOTE: Although I’m opposed to the new age nature of the Plandemic documentary, I do understand that it has become a rallying point for Christians opposed to this Jewish plot, and I think it is ultimately providing a positive influence, as at least it is getting people talking. If we simply look at the rabidity of these Jews in discussing it, we can see that it must have something good in it. (Although I do also want to note that with this particular video, it could be that the Jewish speech police are purposefully triggering the Streisand Effect because they want Christians resisting their satanic agenda to be guided by a creepy new age message.)
Borrowing techniques used by other illicit industries, including porn, many of the remaining posts about “Plandemic” on YouTube and Facebook have the most inflammatory content edited out to avoid detection. Instead, they direct people to a link where they can see the entire film.
The “Plandemic” video is a trailer for a documentary that recasts populist conspiracy theories about how elites are suppressing information about the virus. In it, a doctor, Judy Mikovits, says Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, buried her research showing that vaccines damage the immune system. She also says that Bill Gates and others are spreading the virus to profit off an eventual vaccine and that wearing a mask increases a person’s risk of catching the virus.
Imagine that she is talking about “conspiracy theories about how elites are suppressing information about the virus” as an elite Jewish person writing an article about how she is suppressing information about the virus.
It went viral last week, eventually becoming one of YouTube’s top trending videos, according to social media researcher Erin Gallagher. The video surged on YouTube as people clicked through from embedded links in Facebook groups dedicated to opposing vaccines and the conspiracy theory QAnon, Gallagher said.
Soon after it went viral, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter banned the video on the grounds that it contained misinformation about the virus that could cause “real-world harm” and an immediate threat to public health. TikTok, which also prohibits harmful misinformation about covid-19, banned it as well, a spokeswoman said.
In addition, the companies are actively directing people who search for information about covid-19 to the sites of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and high-quality news sources.
Meanwhile in reality, no one has spread more disinformation about coronavirus than WHO, which produced all of these fake graphs in order to promote a doomsday hoax.
Hilariously and frighteningly, WHO was as recently as six weeks ago promoting one of the three pieces of information in the video the Dwoskin identifies as “dangerous misinformation”: that wearing masks increases your risk of infection.
In actual fact, the interview with the woman making this claim was filmed while WHO was still saying the same thing she is saying regarding masks. The idea that WHO is a reliable source of information on this virus is beyond absurd. They have been so wrong about so much that a person that had simply guessed about any of these things would have been presenting more accurate information.
Dwoskin goes on to relate her communication with another Jew working to shut down the Plandemic film, before bragging about how she herself got Google Drive to delete a copy of it.
Less than two weeks after the company bans, however, researchers are finding that the video and references to it are resurfacing across social media, particularly on YouTube. At least 40 versions of the trailer were uploaded on YouTube over the past week and were easily found using a simple hashtag search, according to Eric Feinberg, vice president of content moderation at Coalition for a Safer Web, who shared his findings with The Washington Post. Some of them have more than 40,000 views and stayed up for days.
“The social media companies are playing a giant game of whack-a-mole,” Feinberg said.
Google took down the Drive file featuring the movie after the company was contacted by The Post. YouTube removed five out of the 12 videos found by Feinberg that The Post shared with the company. The remaining videos were allowed to stay up because the posters had edited out parts that made false claims, such as that wearing a mask can cause covid-19.
Just a reminder, in case you’d forgotten from a few paragraphs ago:
Also know that at time of writing, though WHO itself seems to have deleted pages saying that a mask can cause the virus, this CNN article is still up. Someone could stumble across it and not see the date or not realize that the positions of WHO on any issue surrounding the coronavirus are in a constant state of flux, and think that WHO recommends these masks.
What’s more, there are multiple interviews with Surgeon General Jerome Adams on YouTube where he is telling people not to wear masks. For example, in this March 5 Fox News interview on the official Fox News YouTube channel, he really stresses this point.
Twitter is also hosting ostensibly “dangerous conspiracy theory disinformation” from the Attorney General:
Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!
They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!
— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) February 29, 2020
I think we can all pretty safely assume that having video and tweets from the country’s number one health authority promoting this theory that wearing masks increases infection rates is more damaging than a kooky new age conspiracy video saying that. Even if you accept the premise that WHO and the CDC only in April of 2020 found out that masks can reduce the spread of respiratory viruses, I don’t see any reason that social media companies shouldn’t be deleting these old videos from these authorities saying these things.
Unless of course they aren’t censoring Plandemic because of the “no masks” recommendation but because of other information contained in it.
Dwoskin continues to brag about how she personally helped get the video censored.
Facebook removed nine of 61 Facebook posts and Instagram links after being contacted by The Post, spokeswoman Andrea Vallone said. The others were edited to remove the most problematic claims, though in many cases, they directed people to sites where they could see the full video.
On TikTok, the term “Plandemic” has more than 1.9 million searches, Feinberg said. He found two dozen uploads of the video over the past three days. TikTok said it removed most of the videos after The Post shared them.
On several YouTube videos, the Google Drive link was in the caption below the video. One video that remains up, called “PANDEMIC THE COVID-19 AND CORONAVIRUS COVER-UP,” is not the documentary itself but simply a screen that tells people to look in the caption for a Google Drive link where they can see the full documentary.
The video’s caption also includes a prominent link to the CDC website, a tactic, Feinberg said, that is meant to game YouTube’s algorithms, which are currently prioritizing content that links to the CDC.
If you’re one of the people trying to keep copies of things on YouTube, you’ll want to remember that. The fact that the media is reporting on it doesn’t mean that they’re going to change the algorithm any time soon.
This is not the first time that Google’s productivity tools have been used to spread misinformation during the pandemic. In March, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk tweeted a link to a Google Doc touting a questionable study purporting to demonstrate the efficacy of the drug hydroxychloroquine. The Doc has since been blocked by Google.
Health or medical content that promotes or encourages engaging in practices that may lead to serious physical or emotional harm in individuals or to a serious public health harm is prohibited on Google Docs and Drive, according to the company’s content policies. A spokeswoman for Google, Alex Krasov, would not say whether the company uses technology to scan Google Drive files to enforce those policies and said Google “doesn’t go into details” about how those policies are enforced.
Alex Krasov is also likely a Jew, given that Silicon Valley very rarely hires Christian Russians. Google’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are both Russian Jews.
The Internet Archive, a nonprofit library that hosts historical content, has also been used to amplify misinformation banned by major social media companies. An Internet Archive link for an article falsely alleging that 21 million people had died of covid-19 in China was shared widely on Facebook after Facebook blocked the article from Medium, where it was originally published, according to Joan Donovan, director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School.
The Shorenstein center is a Jewish group at Harvard that focuses on censoring the internet.
Following those reports, the Internet Archive said this month that it will alert users when they’ve clicked on stories that were debunked or taken down on the live Web, including “Plandemic.” The Internet Archive did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Editing out the most problematic parts of a video, or linking people to a banned video that can live on another platform that permits it, is not a new strategy. It has been widely deployed during mass shootings, such as with footage of the Christchurch mosque shooting in New Zealand and by far-right figures. It routinely trips up technology companies.
But some of the newer workarounds appear to be a response to companies taking a tougher line during the pandemic, Donovan said.
“What is striking about media manipulation during the pandemic is that more and different actors are participating in tactical innovation, accelerating the networked distribution of content that breaks platforms’ rules,” she said.
Someone is doing some kind of media manipulation and accelerating networked distribution of something, that’s for sure.
This flu narrative is the most comprehensive and extreme narrative the media has ever presented, and it has worked miracles in getting people to give up their rights and allow society to be radically transformed. However, it is also extremely weak, given that it is entirely based on very obvious lies.
Clearly, we are in this for the long haul. The establishment is not going to give up this flu narrative. In order to maintain it, however, they are going to have to continue to create new forms of censorship, beyond what we’ve already seen. I will not be surprised if “coronavirus disinformation” becomes a crime in the near future. I will also not be surprised if the government begins ordering ISPs to block certain websites.
Basically, they’ve already established the framework for this narrative that says that anyone questioning any detail of it is endangering public health. Thus anything that the government says about the virus and measures that are enacted ostensibly to combat the virus, can be considered above reproach, and all information contrary to that official narrative can be construed as a malicious attempt to hurt people.
Any censorship can be justified under such a regime. And it will be.