Facebook Fact-Checkers Secretly Funded by Johnson and Johnson
The very 'independent' Fact-Checking company brought in by Facebook to remove vaccine 'misinformation' receive millions in funding from Johnson and Johnson.
US Congressman Thomas Massie claims in a series of Tweets that Facebook independent fact checkers, brought in specifically to deal with what it calls 'vaccine misinformation' are really funded by Johnson and Johnson, manufacturers of one of the Vaccines.
In a statement to RT News, Massie said:
"Who pays the paycheques of the fact checkers? The vaccine fact-checkers at factcheck.org, who claim to be independent, are funded by an organisation that holds over $1.8 Billion of stocks in a vaccine company, and is run by a former director of the CDC"
The factchecking account responded to the statement saying:
"As you know, we disclose our funding sources here: www.factcheck.org"
But rather than a categoric denial, fact checking the fact checkers proved that they are indeed funded by Johnson and Johnson's parent organisation. owned by the former director of the CDC. The feeble denial came in the form of weasel words that said "The views expressed by factcheck.org do not necessarily reflect the views of the foundation."
The funders of Factcheck.org is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, whose current CEO is Richard Besser, former head of the CDC. The foundation holds almost $2 Billion in shares for Johnson and Johnson, one of the very pharmaceutical companies manufacturing Covid Vaccines.
The organisation claim there is no 'conflict of interests' here and thus will continue to sensor, block and remove any content that is critical or Johnson and Johnson's products under the guise of 'misinformation'.