Facebook Deletes Greenmedinfo.com's Page with Half a Million Followers
https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/facebook-deletes-greenmedinfocoms-page-half-million-followers5? 12 years, many thousands of posts, and half a million fans later, Facebook recently deleted GreenMedInfo.com's professional page for "violating community standards on health misinformation that could cause physical harm." Following a wave of censorship that began in 2019 with Google’s “digital book burning” and removal of natural health websites from their search results, and Mailchimp’s sudden deplatforming of us in 2019, growing rapidly in 2020, and reaching even more alarming proportions in the window of COVID-19 with the publication of digital hit lists intended to intimidate and spread hate and fear, Facebook has now unpublished the Greenmedinfo professional page, followed by 533,630 fans, providing the following message as an explanation: “Your Page has been unpublished for going against the Facebook Community Standards on health misinformation that could cause physical harm.” Established in 2009, the GreenMedInfo page grew rapidly over the years to over half a million followers, who used Facebook’s social media functionality to connect and share information that resonated with them, such as our mission: “GreenMedInfo is dedicated to providing evidence-based natural medical information. Through both open access, paid memberships and high-quality educational products, GreenMedInfo provides physicians, healthcare practitioners, clinicians, researchers and consumers a resource to determine the therapeutic value of vitamins, minerals, herbs and foods. We deeply believe that education equals empowerment and that with education, people have the power to change their lives and lives of others.” WHO has the ultimate say in your health and what happens to your body? Facebook now cites the CDC and the WHO as their ultimate authority in determining what statements can be made about COVID-19, and COVID-19 vaccine safety. Now, any information posted on their platform -- peer-reviewed science, anecodote, or otherwise -- that disagrees, challenges or questions these organizations is sufficient reason for being removed due to “violating their community standards.” In their article titled, “COVID-19 and Vaccine Policy Updates & Protections,” it is stated that, “Under our Community Standards, we remove misinformation when public health authorities conclude that the information is false and likely to contribute to imminent violence or physical harm.” Here is their official list of what can and cannot be discussed on their platform, and which indicates that Facebook has become a Ministry of Truth style public relations and marketing extension of both the World Health Organization, CDC, and Pharma's official version of reality, which include the notions that COVID-19 vaccines are a priori safe and effective, and that the statistics on COVID-19 cases, morbidity and mortality severity, have been unquestionably accurate, both of which have been called into question by our work, and the work of our colleagues at Stand for Health Freedom with the official call to Congressmen for a formal investigation of the CDC's conduct during the COVID-19 crisis. For example, despite irrefutable evidence found on the US government's own Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) that the experimental mRNA vaccines are causing significant harm in exposed populations who are, as of yet, unaware of their true risks (both because the clinical trials required to prove safety and efficacy are not completed, and because discussions around their risks are not allowed, which is required for the practice of informed consent), Facebook has made it clear that any information or discussion among users calling into question vaccines will not be tolerated, as follows: "In addition, Pages, Groups, and Instagram accounts may be removed if they have shared content that violates our COVID-19 and vaccine policies and are also dedicated to sharing other vaccine discouraging information on the platform. Specifically, this type of content includes: 1. Sensational or Alarmist Vaccine Content:Content that otherwise does not violate our COVID-19 or vaccine policies above but that suggests that vaccines are ineffective, sacrilegious, unsafe, or irrelevant, in exaggerated, conspiratorial, or sensational terms. This includes content that makes generalizations about vaccine harms or utility in hyperbolic terms or without providing context, or which connects vaccination to a conspiratorial narrative about a purposely hidden widespread health harm, secret, or truth. Ex: “They’re coming with these Devil shots for you next -- the sheep of the world need to wake up.” Ex: “Just wait until you see the real effects of these horrendous shots!” 2. Criticizing the Choice to Receive/Provide Vaccines:Content that otherwise does not violate our COVID-19 or vaccine policies above but that disparages others on the basis of their choice to vaccinate, or on their choice to vaccinate others, including attacking language used towards vaccinated people or those administering vaccinations, or blaming people for misfortune after vaccination. Ex: “You’re committing child abuse for giving this vaccine.” Ex: “Only someone clinically insane would get this vaccine!” 3. Promoting Vaccine Refusals and Alternatives:Content that otherwise does not violate our COVID-19 or vaccine policies above but that implicitly discourages vaccination by advocating for alternatives or celebrating those who refuse vaccination. This includes promoting alternative treatments or natural immunity, celebrating those who refuse vaccination, and encouraging vaccine refusals without citing medical rationales or guidance. Ex: “These nurses who are taking a stand and refusing this worthless vaccine are my heroes!” Ex: “Sarah, please whatever you do, don’t let them jab you.” Ex: “What’s the point of signing up for an experimental vaccine when there are such great treatments around?” 4. Shocking Stories:Content that otherwise does not violate our COVID-19 or vaccine policies above but that shares potentially or actually true events or facts that raise safety concerns, indicated by sharing personal anecdotes or news events of severe adverse events, either in hyperbolic terms or without context. Ex: “My friend got the vaccine and now has Bell’s Palsy, be warned!” Ex: “Uncovered: See the 632 reports made of people who died within a week of getting the new COVID-19 vaccine” Deplatformed... Yet Poised to Create our Own Sovereign Media Platform Our deplatforming from Facebook, therefore, is not a surprise. Facebook has made it clear that free, open discussion on topics related to our most critical attribute -- health and the freedom to choose what happens to our body -- will not be tolerated. Thankfully, we have been working behind the scenes this past few years to build a robust and loyal community who shares our values, many of whom left Facebook already to join more open platforms and communities, such as our Telegram group (over 50,000 active followers in less than a year), the Vital Life Project membership community (Sayer Ji and Kelly Brogan, MD) , and the Greenmedinfo Membership platform, which will be launching an exciting new version very soon (lock in your membership now to ensure the lowest pricing will be grandfathered in).