July 28,2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Social media company Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, fact checked a conservative organization’s post that was simply promoting the individual liberty to choose whether to take the experimental coronavirus jab.
The photo, published by Turning Point USA, shows a bandage with the phrase “Let me call my own shots,” with reference to the COVID vaccine.
“REMINDER: The Government Has NO RIGHT To Force You To Inject Yourself With An Experimental Vaccine! #BigGovSucks #SocialismSucks #Vaccine #COVID19 #USA #Conservative #TPUSA,” the post from the free-market student group said.
Instagram slapped a “false” label on the post, which blurs out the photo until someone clicks through to see it. The social media company links out to a “Lead Stories” page that fact checks an entirely separate photo about the legality of vaccine mandates.
Other Facebook-approved fact checkers have come to different conclusions about the legality of COVID vaccine mandates, making the “false” label a tenuous conclusion. For example, Factcheck.org, run by the University of Pennsylvania, has said that there is a legal grey area with many vaccine mandates.
Instagram has previously censored posts by LifeSiteNews, including one that promoted the comments of a Yale medical school professor on the benefits of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID.
While “Lead Stories” is represented as a neutral, third-party source for accurate information, it’s actually run by liberal political donors.
A National Pulse investigation in 2020 concluded that at least a quarter of the staff of Lead Stories regularly donate to Democratic Party candidates.
It also has strong links to CNN. “At least 50 percent of Lead Stories staff have been affiliated with the left-wing news network CNN, with a total of over 100 years experience at CNN between them,” National Pulse reported.
People of goodwill can disagree about the safety, efficacy and religious implications of a new vaccine for the coronavirus.
But, everyone should agree on this point:
No government can force anyone who has reached legal adulthood to be vaccinated for the coronavirus. Equally, no government can vaccinate minors for the coronavirus against the will of their parents or guardians.
Please SIGN this urgent petition which urges policymakers at every level of government to reject calls for mandatory coronavirus vaccination.
Fear of a disease - which we know very little about, relative to other similar diseases - must not lead to knee-jerk reactions regarding public health, nor can it justify supporting the hidden agenda of governmental as well as non-governmental bodies that have apparent conflicts of interest in plans to restrict personal freedoms.
The so-called "public health experts" have gotten it wrong many times during the current crisis. We should not, therefore, allow their opinions to rush decision-makers into policies regarding vaccination.
And, while some people, like Bill Gates, may have a lot of money, his opinion and that of his NGO (the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) - namely, that life will not return to normal till people are widely vaccinated - should not be permitted to influence policy decisions on a coronavirus vaccination program.
Finally, we must also not allow the rush by pharmaceutical companies to produce a new coronavirus vaccine to, itself, become an imperative for vaccination.
Unwitting citizens must not be used as guinea pigs for New World Order ideologues, or Big Pharma, in pursuit of a vaccine (and, profits) which may not even protect against future mutated strains of the coronavirus.
And it goes without saying that the production of vaccines using aborted babies for cell replication is a total non-starter, as the technique is gravely immoral.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Bill Gates: Life won’t go back to ‘normal’ until population 'widely vaccinated' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bill-gates-life-wont-go-back-to-normal-until-population-widely-vaccinated
COVID-19 scare leads to more digital surveillance, talk of mandatory vaccine 'tattoos' for kids' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/covid-19-scare-leads-to-more-digital-surveillance-talk-of-mandatory-vaccine-tattoos-for-kids
Trudeau says no return to ‘normal’ without vaccine: 'Could take 12 to 18 months' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-says-no-return-to-normal-without-vaccine-could-take-12-to-18-months
Trudeau mulls making coronavirus vaccine mandatory for Canadians - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trudeau-mulls-making-coronavirus-vaccine-mandatory-for-canadians
US bishop vows to ‘refuse’ COVID-19 vaccine if made from ‘aborted fetal tissue' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-bishop-vows-to-refuse-covid-19-vaccine-if-made-from-aborted-fetal-tissue
** While LifeSite opposes immorally-produced vaccines using aborted fetal cell lines, we do not have a position on any particular coronavirus vaccines produced without such moral problems. We realize many have general concerns about vaccines, but also recognize that millions of lives have been saved due to vaccines.
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Turning Point USA launched a campaign several weeks ago to support college students who are fighting mandatory vaccination.
“At Turning Point USA, we’re going to give everything we have to make sure that students are not going to have to live in a medical apartheid because they don’t want to get the vaccine,” CEO Charlie Kirk previously told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.