Reuters Falsely "Fact Checks" Bill Gates' Depopulation Statement
In a TED talk presentation, "Innovating to zero!", Bill Gates literally said (recorded for all to see and hear) :
"The world today has 6.8 billion people; that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, healthcare reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15%."
Yes, this ghoul is so rich, so proud, so bold and so far from the kingdom of heaven, that he actually said that. Lowering the number of people in the world with "healthcare, reproductive services" can only mean sterilizing women and killing babies. Reuters didn't even try to spin any of that in defense of this maniac. Lowering the world population with new vaccines, or more precisely, by "doing a really good job with new vaccines" can only mean killing and or sterilizing people with those vaccines, right?
Not according to Reuters' "fact check", which characterizes reports of Bill Gates saying that, as "false". Instead, it claims, Gates meant that when people are saved by vaccines from disease and death, they have less children! They didn't explain this prima facie absurdity (gleaned from some obscure, unreferenced statistic?). Where or with whom was it ever the case that getting healthier and not dying (thanks to good ol' vaccines of course) meant having less children!?
Read the fact check for yourself. We're not going to link to it here but any search engine query with a remotely related term will return page after page of priority results to the reuters.com fact check, as they obviously have optimized placement in the search algorithms. With sheer technocratic eminence, and in league with their globalist comrades, authoritatively gaslighting obsequious "news" consumers is their modus operandi. Their proclamations are supposed to be taken as gospel. The great and powerful Oz has spoken (pay no attention to that man behind the curtain).
Even so, people are starting to see through this buffaloing. Lamestream media is finding out that pushing the new world order narrative is bad for business. The Leftocrat Washington Post has reportedly lost 500,000 subscribers since Brain-Dead Brandon was installed. In 2021, the rag had 3 million subscribers - that number dropped to 2.5 million in 2022.
It turns out that consideration of any Reuters "fact check" must take into account that this grandfather of propaganda-inspired news is officially connected with the purveyors of the "Great Reset". To wit, we present the following article [excerpted]:
Conflict of Interest: Reuters "Fact Checks" COVID-Related Social Media Posts, But Fails to Disclose Ties to Pfizer, World Economic Forum
by Megan Redshaw | Aug 11 2021
Reuters is now in the business of "fact-checking" Facebook and Twitter posts about COVID vaccines - despite having ties to Pfizer, World Economic Forum and Trusted News Initiative.
From the onset of the pandemic, social media giants, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have flagged COVID-related posts the social media giants deem “false or misleading.”
That’s not news — most social media users are aware of the practice, especially amid recent headlines citing increased pressure from Congress and the White House to aggressively crack down on “vaccine misinformation.”
But here’s a less-publicized fact some social media users — and consumers of online news — may not know: Reuters, owned by the $40 billion international multimedia company, Thomson Reuters Corporation, is also in the business of “fact checking” social media posts.
Reuters publishes its fact-checking commentary online in a format designed to resemble new stories, which turn up in online searches.
...Reuters announced a ... collaboration with Twitter to “more quickly provide credible information on the social networking site as part of an effort to fight the spread of misinformation.”
In February ['21], Reuters announced a similar partnership with Facebook to “fact check” social media posts.
However, when announcing its fact-checking partnerships with Facebook and Twitter, Reuters made no mention of this fact: The news organization has ties to Pfizer, World Economic Forum (WEF) and Trusted News Initiative (TNI), an industry collaboration of major news and global tech organizations whose stated mission is to “combat spread of harmful vaccine disinformation.”
Reuters also failed to provide any criteria for how information would be defined as “misinformation” and did not disclose the qualifications of the people responsible for determining fact versus false or misleading “misinformation.” ...
Reuters, the Trusted News Initiative and their social media partners
Reuters and the Reuters Institute of Journalism are members of TNI, whose stated purpose is to "protect audiences and users from disinformation, particularly around moments of jeopardy, such as elections."
In December 2020, TNI said in a press release it was expanding its focus to combat the spread of harmful vaccine disinformation and conspiracy theories as public confidence in vaccines was crucial to the vaccines' adoption and success.
According to the BBC, TNI's other partners include Google/YouTube, Facebook, Microsoft, The Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos), Twitter, BBC, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, CBC/Radio-Canada, European Broadcasting Union, Financial Times, First Draft and The Hindu.
The December 2020 TNI press release stated:
“With the introduction of several possible new COVID-19 vaccines, there has been a rise of ‘anti-vaccine’ disinformation spreading online to millions of people.
“Examples include widely shared memes which link falsehoods about vaccines to freedom and individual liberties. Other posts seek to downplay the risks of coronavirus and suggest there is an ulterior motive behind the development of a vaccine.
“TNI partners will alert each other to disinformation which poses an immediate threat to life so content can be reviewed promptly by platforms, whilst publishers ensure they don’t unwittingly republish dangerous falsehoods.”
Although the TNI press release did offer what it called examples of “anti-vaccine disinformation,” it did not provide a comprehensive list of criteria for how it would define misinformation.
The press release did state this: “ … it is vital that audiences know they can turn to sources they trust for accurate, impartial information” — without disclosing that a member of Pfizer’s board, Jim Smith, is also chairman of Thomson Reuters Foundation, a TNI member.
The Pfizer-Reuters connection
...Smith was appointed to Pfizer's board in 2014.
According to Pfizer's website, Smith is a member of the board's audit committee and chair of the compensation committee, which among other responsibilities, establishes annual and long-term performance goals and objectives for Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, and determines compensation for Bourla and the executive leadership team.
But Smith also serves as chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, which describes itself as "the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company."
...Reuter's fact-checking initiative regularly "fact-checks" content pertaining to COVID vaccines - including Pfizer's vaccine - even though Smith sits on Pfizer's board while also serving as chairman of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Connecting the dots between Pfizer, Reuters and the WEF
According to Smith's LinkedIn profile, while serving on the boards of Pfizer and Thomson Reuters Foundation, he also sits on the board of the WEF's Partnering Against Corruption Initiative, and is a member of the WEF's International Business Council.
The WEF was founded in 1973 by Klaus Schwab, an 82-year-old German economist who introduced the idea of "stakeholder capitalism" - a model that positions private corporations as trustees of society.
According to its website, the Switzerland-based nonprofit is "the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation." The WEF website also states it "is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests."
Yet also according to the WEF website, its partners include: Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and news organizations like TIME, Bloomberg and The New York Times.
In October 2019, WEF held a high-level pandemic live simulation exercise (Event 201) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, using a "novel coronavirus" to "prepare public and private leaders for pandemic response."
The WEF - and its partners - are part of a global agenda called "The Great Reset" that used the COVID pandemic to call for a "reset" of the global economy and a complete overhaul of the global population's way of life.
Promoters of The Great Reset frame the plan as "sustainable development" and "stakeholder capitalism," but critics of the plan say it seeks to monitor and control the world through digital surveillance, is opposed to capitalism and free enterprise, and wants to replace free society with technocracy.
WEF also partners with TPG, a leading global investment firm; Neilson, an information, data and measurement firm; McKinsey and Company, a partner of the global, information and technology practice; and the Blackstone Group.
Thomson Reuters' current president, CEO and director, Steve Hasker, served as senior adviser to TPG Capital; CEO of CAA Global, a TPG Capital portfolio company; global president and CEO of Nielsen; and spent more than a decade with McKinsey.
On June 14, the Thomson Reuters Foundation appointed Yasir Khan as editor-in-chief to lead its team of reporters and oversee the digital transformation of its news offering. In a press release, the foundation said it expanded its news and digital team with funding from the Skoll Foundation - also a member of WEF.
In 2018, Reuters announced a strategic partnership with Blackstone1. As part of the transaction, Thomson Reuters sold a 55% majority stake in its financial and risk business - one of the world's largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure - to private equity funds managed by Blackstone, valuing the business at $20 billion.
Megan Redshaw is an attorney and a real investigative journalist.
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1Blackstone is the world's largest private equity firm.