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Facebook to label all posts about COVID-19 vaccines

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By Elizabeth Culliford

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If you suppress free speech on a topic, you aren't proving it do be a lie, you are proving that you fear what is being said. If the va((ines actually work then why are they worried about other opinions?

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Why can we freely criticize every other industry but not big pharma and va((ines?

Science changes all the time, it is never settled!

Doctors used to recommend cigarettes! If facebook and instagram existed during that time, we would be banned for saying statements contradictory to the 'official narrative' of doctors, 'science' and big tabacco.

Doctors/media: 'The science is settled; Cigarettes are great for your health!'

Conspiracy theorists: 'Beware everyone, Cigarettes are causing cancer!'

FACT CHECKED and conspiracy theorists' opinion BANNED!

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COVID19 is making it really apparent what’s going on between governments, big tech and big pharma

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Doctors/media: 'The science is settled; Cigarettes are great for your health!'

Conspiracy theorists: 'Beware everyone, Cigarettes are causing cancer!'

At one point, everybody believed tobacco is ok for your health (it was the US South's biggest industry after all). It was the doctors and their research that started to link lung cancer with tobacco - and it was the tobacco companies who tried to minimize the science to discredit the doctors (sounds familiar?). In fact, it was the Surgeon General’s Report 50 Years Ago Turned the Tide Against Smoking:

https://www.dmagazine.com/healthcare-business/2014/01/surgeon-generals-report-50-years-ago-turned-the-tide-against-smoking/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4465196/

Fifty years ago this week, Luther Terry, then Surgeon General of the United States, convened a press conference to release the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health1. Prior to release, the details of the report were shrouded in secrecy, and a Saturday was chosen to minimize its impact on financial markets.

The impact of the report was enormous, fundamentally changing the way Americans view tobacco use. This first Surgeon General’s report and the 31 that followed it compellingly documented the health risks of smoking, and dramatically influenced public health policy relating to tobacco—breaking the silence surrounding this insidious killer. Despite fierce tobacco industry opposition, the 1964 report prompted Congressional passage of the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act of 1965.

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