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Can someone tell me, how legit and trustworthy is https://www.factcheck.org/ ?


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I posted a YouTube video (not mine) on this forum in the Coronavirus Megathread and the video had over 4 million view in just a few days and had 70k upvotes with a couple thousand downvotes. It was a viral vid.

I also posted it on another forum.

On the other forum someone posted a link to factcheck.org directly after. This is the link - https://www.factcheck.org/2021/08/scicheck-indiana-doctor-piles-on-bogus-covid-19-claims-in-viral-video/

So the video was removed from the thread.

Early this morning I see the video has been completely removed from YouTube. The usual censorship from YouTube.

How legit is https://www.factcheck.org ?

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On 8/11/2021 at 3:14 PM, Xelador said:

How legit is https://www.factcheck.org ?


Any organisation calling itself "Fact Check" or claims to be a 'fact checker' has to be called into question.


Who decides what is 'fact' and what is 'fiction'?


Who has the power to decide what is true or not?


But then on the other hand, as much as there is disinfo and misinfo from the mainstream media, I do believe there is a lot of disinfo and misinfo being circulated among the 'alternative media', and within 'conspiracy circles' also.


It is a sad state of affairs though, when the majority of people NEED to be told what is true or not, because they are unable to discern for themselves using their own brains and rational thought processes.


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Got this from another site -


''FactCheck.org is funded by a grant from an organization run by Obama's former CDC director, whose assets contain Johnson & Johnson stock. In other words, the vaccine companies control the flow of information about vaccines. Welcome to the world of "independent fact checkers.''

''The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is one of the largest supporters of this project, just happens to get 15% of its assets through Johnson & Johnson stock, according to its 2019 financial statement! And the CEO of the foundation is none other than Richard Besser, the former acting director of the CDC under Obama and ABC News' former chief health and medical editor. This is "the system" at its best! The only "independent" arbiter of fair news about the vaccines must come from a source tied to one of the very makers of this vaccine, with billions of dollars on the line. The government, media, and social media are all bound by a circuitous web of corrupt influence, misinformation, and cowardly censorship.''

Source : https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz-facebooks-independent-fact-checker-on-vaccines-is-funded-by--you-guessed-it

This is what you see below every factcheck.org article :

Editor’s note: SciCheck’s COVID-19/Vaccination Project is made possible by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The foundation has no control over our editorial decisions, and the views expressed in our articles do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundation. The goal of the project is to increase exposure to accurate information about COVID-19 and vaccines, while decreasing the impact of misinformation.

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, they tell us, "...is the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated solely to health." 


In 2021, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation employed the following: 


Chief operating officer (COO) - MELVIN J. GALLOWAY -  previously held the position of associate director of operations at The ROCKEFELLER Foundation, where he served as the deputy for the chief operating officer, overseeing shared services units across U.S. and international offices. Galloway was executive vice president and chief operating office for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood, he served as the chief operations officer for the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, where he oversaw operations for a complex federally-funded U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) disaster recovery program. Galloway’s experience in disaster recovery also extends to his role as the assistant vice president of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, where he managed affordable housing, business, and infrastructure HUD-funded recovery programs following the attacks of September 11, 2001. 


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees included: 


Chairman - KATHRYN S. FULLER – previously chair of the Ford Foundation; president and CEO of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Fuller was a special advisor to the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.  


JULIO FRENK - at the WHO, he was executive director in charge of Evidence and Information for Policy. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Frenk was senior fellow in the global health program. 

Frenk was the Minister of Health of Mexico; he was the founding director-general of the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, one of the leading institutions of its kind in the developing world. Frenk served on the board of the UN Foundation. 


LEAH DEVLIN - board chair of the CDC(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) spinoff: the CDC Foundation. 

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