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Guardian content promotes vaccines because it is controlled by the Gates Foundation.
False. The Guardian is funded, in part, by the Gates Foundation. The content remains independent.
A tweet claims that Bill Gates’ part funding of the Guardian newspaper impacts its journalistic integrity, leading it to promote vaccines.
The Guardian website states that: “The website is funded by support provided, in part, by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The journalism and other content is editorially independent [and] follows GNM’s published editorial code”.
There is no evidence that the funding provided to the Guardian affects the independence of its journalistic expression, as the tweet claims.
Vaccines are designed to aid the body’s immune system by helping it produce disease-fighting antibodies to specific diseases. There is no vaccine yet for COVID-19, but an international scientific effort is underway to try to find one, which the WHO is coordinating. We have written before about vaccine concerns and forced vaccination, as well as supposed links to Bill Gates. According to the WHO, vaccination is very safe and side effects from a vaccine are usually minor and temporary.
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“And there it is. Big Brother Bill wants to control the narrative and uses a compliant press as a willing accomplice. The Guardian is pimping for vaccines, and then claiming journalistic integrity. Nope.”