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    Default Facebook, falsehoods and the framing of "alternative" health

    Charlie Jones & Melissa Smith
    29 August 2018

    As a result of recent mass purges, Facebook is alleged to have deleted over 80 pages dedicated to natural/alternative health and nature. Most of these pages contain views that oppose mainstream narratives. Severed from their millions of followers, the censored groups were by no means small, insignificant deviants.
    Unsurprisingly, the affected natural health community was quick to respond, contesting what was perceived to be a concerted attack and censorship on important viewpoints that are largely intended to facilitate more informed decisions over healthcare choices.

    Read more: https://anhinternational.org/2018/08...a0e3f-84967813
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    Default Re: Facebook, falsehoods and the framing of "alternative" health

    Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, etc. etc. are all making "an attempt" at regulating themselves, trying to avoid what I believe will be inevitable government regulation. G regulation will not make these vehicles better, but it's inevitable. Bottom line: this situation is bound to grow worse before it gets better.

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    Default Re: Facebook, falsehoods and the framing of "alternative" health

    Some interesting comments below the article. Eg, Robert Redfern:

    ' In a report entitled “The Genome Revolution”, Goldman wrote: “The potential to deliver ‘one shot cures’ is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies. While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow'.

    There is more, and it's frightening. (Robert Redfern has a natural health site).

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    Julie, sounds like someone left the mic on. Oops!

    Someone on Facebook published a partial list of the deleted pages. (To those not on FB, a "page" is like a tiny subset of the whole — could be a business, an organization, a club, a movement, a non-profit, a public figure — most celebrities, politicians etc have a Facebook page). We, this site, Hawkes' Health, has a FB page. We post a story a day; all are open for comments. Anyway, below is a partial Facebook purge list tracked by Global Freedom Movement.
    Collectively Conscious (915K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Natural Cures Not Medicine (2.3M followers) – Deleted on June 11th, 2018.
    I Want to Be 100% Organic (700K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Viral Alternative News (500K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Organic Health (230K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Natural Cures From Food (120K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Heart Centered Rebalancing (3.9M followers) – Deleted a few years ago.
    Awareness Act (1.1M followers) – Deleted in mid-2017.
    Conscious Life News (1.1M follower) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Wake The Fuck Up (550K followers) – Deleted about a year ago.
    Living Traditionally (570K followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Organic Wellness (600K followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Chocolate Socrates (608K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Earth We Are One (1.7M followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Meditation Masters (2.3M followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    People’s Awakening (3.6M followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Nikola Tesla (1.7M followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Interesting Stories (1.5M followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    The Warrior (1.7M followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Natural Health Warriors (140K followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Tech Explorers (270K followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Universe Explorers (1.5M followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Area 51 (1.5M followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    The Global Meditation (70K followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Video Explorers (780K followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Spiritualer. Com (80K followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Flower of Life (670K followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    EWAO (30K followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Global Freedom Movement (27K followers) – Deleted on June 19th, 2018.
    Health & Alternative Medicine (550K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Pure Nature (1.7M followers) – Deleted on June 3rd, 2018.
    Nature Gallery (654K followers) – Deleted on June 3rd, 2018.
    Mesmerizing Nature (912K followers) – Deleted on June 3rd, 2018.
    Nature’s Touch (150K followers) – Deleted on June 3rd, 2018.
    We Really Like Animals (544K) – Deleted on June 20th, 2018.
    Nature’s Majesty (191K followers) – Deleted on June 20th, 2018.
    Nature Magic (33K followers) – Deleted on June 20th, 2018.
    Floral Photobook (160K followers) – Deleted on June 20th, 2018.
    My Own Little World (1.5M followers) – Deleted on June 20th, 2018.
    Brighten Your Soul (100K followers) – Deleted on June 20th, 2018.
    Essence of Spirit (12K followers) – Deleted on June 20th, 2018.
    Jesse Ventura Fan Page (750K followers) – Deleted a few years ago.
    Exposing the Truth (800K followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Learning the Truth (1M followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Latruth (7M followers) – Unpublished on June 5th, 2018.
    Healthy Life Box (1.8M followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Healthy Food House (3.4M followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Health Awareness (2.5M followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Healthy Life And Food (350K followers) – Deleted on May 23rd, 2018.
    Check These Things (80K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Health Care Above All (90K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Health and Healthy Living (450K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Health & Alternative Medicine (550K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Healthy Living Motivation (644K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Alternative Health Universe (420K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Natural Medicine Corner (411K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Organic Health Team (490K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Global Health Care (130K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Healthy Alternative Medicine (140K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Natural Healthy Team (190K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Organic Food Medicine (30K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Love, Health and Happiness (10K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Healthy Organic Life (25K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Healthy Lifestyle (55K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Guardian of Health (160K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Daily Health Keeper (190K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Health & Love Page (720K followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Diabetes Health Page (180K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    The Beauty of Power (170K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Nutrition Facts and Analysis (170K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Deeper Perspectives (32K followers) – Deleted on June 13th, 2018.
    Healthy Living (1.8M followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Organic Planner (1.5M followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Healthy Lifestyle (1.4M followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Just Natural Medicine (1M followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Great Remedies – Great Health (650K followers) – Deleted on June 5th, 2018.
    Nature is Beautiful (1.1M Followers) – Deleted on June 3rd, 2018.
    Amazing World (872k Followers) – Deleted on June 6th, 2018.
    Pure Nature (425k Followers) – Deleted on June 6th, 2018.
    Photography World (1.4M Followers) – Deleted on June 20th, 2018.
    World Magazine (845k Followers) – Deleted on June 20th, 2018.
    Divine Mystical Love (25k Followers) – Deleted November 2018
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    Default Re: Facebook, falsehoods and the framing of "alternative" health

    The whole report is available online: just type in "The Genome Revolution".

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    Julie, when I do that I get my choice of a collection of scholarly articles, or this story which we posted a short while ago: https://www.hawkeshealth.net/communi...ad.php?t=18429
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    Maybe add 'Goldman Sachs'. Yes, that's the same one - I knew it seemed familiar!

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    Islander, is the article posted on HH FB page also posted here? I don't do FB, and I want to know if I'm missing anything.

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    TBH, although I'm a co-admin, I rarely even look at it, much less post. Jane Chitty is the one who keeps it going. There just doesn't seem to be time to read everything that cries for my attention. When I do visit, I scroll through and I don't think I've seen anything that we haven't already covered. I'll try to make a point of looking in more often, since you raise a good question!

    But the larger question is, will our page be deleted (I think it's only a matter of time)... and how can this trend be stopped? It's an abridgement of freedom of speech — as well as an attempt to silence anything that contradicts the narrative of the corporate worldview.
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