Childrens Health Defense filed a lawsuit on Monday charging Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and three of its so-called fact-checkers for fraudulently misrepresenting and defaming Childrens Health Defense.
For those that don’t know who CHD are, its a non-profit watchdog group that exposes corruption within federal agencies such as the CDC, FDA, FCC and the WHO. The organisation is led by John F. Kennedy Jr.
Attorneys Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Roger Teich, and Mary Holland represent Children’s Health Defense in the litigation.
According to CHD’s Complaint, Facebook has insidious conflicts with the Pharmaceutical industry and its captive health agencies and has economic stakes in telecom and 5G. Facebook currently censors CHD’s page, targeting its purge against factual information about vaccines, 5G and public health agencies.
The post on CHD’s website continues:
The lawsuit also challenges Facebook’s use of so-called “independent fact-checkers” – which, in truth, are neither independent nor fact-based – to create oppositional content on CHD’s page, literally superimposed over CHD’s original content, about open matters of scientific controversy.
To further silence CHD’s dissent against important government policies and its critique of Pharmaceutical products, Facebook deactivated CHD’s donate button, and uses a variety of deceptive technology (i.e. shadow banning) to minimize the reach and visibility of CHD’s content.
In short, Facebook and the government colluded to silence CHD and its followers. Such tactics are fundamentally at odds with the First Amendment, which guarantees the American public the benefits to democracy from free flow of information in the marketplace of ideas.
It forbids the government from censoring private speech—particularly speech that criticizes government policies or officials. As Justice Holmes famously said, “the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.” The current COVID pandemic makes the need for open and fierce public debate on health issues more critical than ever.
Mark Zuckerberg publicly claims that social media platforms shouldn’t be “the arbiters of truth.” This case exposes Zuckerberg for working with the government to suppress and purge unwanted critiques of government officials and policies.
It will be for the courts decide whether Facebook’s false and misleading ‘warning labels’, deceptive ‘fact-checks’ and disabling of CHD’s donation button is in violation of the 1st and 5th amendments, the Lanham act and RICO.
Will the courts declare Facebooks actions as unconstitutional and fraudulent, or will they protect their own?
We’ll keep you posted!