Within a few months, another 6 published studies also investigated the coronavirus genetics and reported that the virus was not and could not have originated naturally - that it was indeed man-made. I published articles on these too, with more censorship from FB to hide this information.
In early February 2021, nearly 12 months after the first study appeared questioning the natural origins of the coronavirus, Facebook reaffirmed their policy of fact-checking and removing "false claims" related to the coronavirus including that it was "man-made or manufactured".
But in a new policy update on 26th May 2021, Facebook's Vice President of Integrity (a little ironic department in FB!) published an announcement that they will no longer remove posts that suggest that the coronavirus was man-made! (Facebook, 2021)
To all the denialists out there, including my own colleagues, who abused me and said I was spreading fear and conspiracy theories - I TOLD YOU SO...
Facebook said "In light of ongoing investigations into the origin of COVID-19 and in consultation with public health experts, we will no longer remove the claim that COVID-19 is man-made or manufactured from our apps".
If this critical piece of news is now seen as "not fake news" or "an accepted truth", what else in this saga that has been suppressed, censored or hidden actually true also? Or another thought, if the coronavirus WAS man-made, then WHY and for what purpose? I guess we will be finding out more truths soon!
I wonder what other topics they will reverse their "fact-checking" on? Let's hope they return to being a social media platform again, not a government- and corporate-sponsored propaganda and censorship platform. The same goes to mainstream media and news outlets - stop censoring doctors, medical experts and scientists, just because they publish information that goes against the government narrative.
Fact-check this FB!
And stay healthy!
Facebook. (2021). An Update on Our Work to Keep People Informed and Limit Misinformation About COVID-19. Retrieved 29th May 2021 from https://about.fb.com/news/2020/04/covid-19-misinfo-update/