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Twitter censors link to American Heart Association

Twitter’s direct and indirect suppression of opinions that in any way question the efficacy or safety of Covid vaccines continues unabated on the platform. The latest example is a label that the social network...

France: Over 65s need booster vaccine passport to participate in society

French President Emanuel Macron announced new rules for the nationwide vaccine passport mandate. The vaccine passports of those above the age of 65 will be invalid if they have not gotten a booster shot....

Spanish inter-regional COVID committee says vaccine passports do not reduce infections

An inter-regional COVID committee in Spain concluded that controversial vaccine passports that create a checkpoint society have no impact on infections. They warned that vaccine passes pass the wrong message that vaccinated people do...

Germany to lockdown anyone who won’t (or can’t) show a vaccine passport

Germany is set to announce nationwide COVID-19 restrictions that translate to a de facto lockdown for those who refuse to show a vaccine passport. The restrictions have already been implemented in some regions. Related: How...

Rhode Island to introduce vaccine passport

On Wednesday, Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee announced 401 Health, a vaccine passport app. The state’s Health Department’s COVID Response Unit executive director Tom McCarthy said the app is in testing and will be...

Israel is using counter-terrorism phone surveillance to track Omicron carriers

Rights groups in Israel have called on the country’s top court to repeal the recently announced measures to use the counter-terrorism phone tracking system to track carriers of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

YouTube censors Dr. Fauci satire song video

YouTube censored and demonetized a song criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci. The platform claimed that the song violated its policy on medical misinformation. The song, called “Sad Little Man” by Five Times August, accuses Fauci...

Switzerland votes to keep vaccine passports

Swiss citizens voted to keep vaccine passports in a referendum held on Sunday. The results of the referendum defy months of protests against vaccine passports, although the deal was sweetened by the promise of...

Northern Ireland Alliance Party councillor called for censorship of anti-vaccine passport ads

A campaign against mandatory vaccine passes launched in Northern Ireland by UK civil liberties and privacy group Big Brother Watch and a number of other organizations has come under criticism from politicians from the...

Australian lawmaker Bob Katter is denied entry to a pub for refusing to show his vaccine passport

A federal Member of Parliament in Australia was refused entry into a country pub in New South Wales for refusing to show proof of vaccination. MP Bob Katter is not against vaccination – though...

Appeals court suspends compelled speech order of anti-lockdown Pastor, Artur Pawlowski

In October, a lower Canadian court in Alberta ordered Pastor Artur Pawlowski, his brother Dawid, and Chris Scott, a cafe owner, to offer a “disclaimer” and include the government’s coronavirus narrative every time they...

Canadian landlord says tenants need to show a vaccine passport to live in building

Strategic Group, a major rental housing provider in Alberta, Canada, announced that all new tenants need to show a vaccine passport to live in its properties. Critics claim the renter’s vaccine mandate sets a...

“Against Vaccine Passports” – New UK directory to help customers connect with businesses that stand against passports

Three UK countries – Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland – have made vaccine passports mandatory in some settings, despite concerns over the way they restrict freedom, create privacy risks, and aren’t supported by empirical...

EU plots 9-month expiration date on vaccine passports

The European Union is considering adding a nine-month expiration period to its vaccine passport. The argument for the expiration date is that the vaccines’ effectiveness reduces with time and so a passport to participate...

French Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaks out against vaccine passports

Presidential candidate in next year’s election in France, Marine Le Pen, has promised to remove vaccine passport mandates if she is elected because they are “useless” and a “disproportionate” restriction. She will be running...

Irish senator proposes vaccine passports should be needed to buy groceries

A Senator in Ireland has said that the government should consider banning those without a vaccine passport from public transportation and supermarkets, in one of the most extreme Covid proposals to date. “Why not...

Over 600 Google employees challenge being forced to upload their vaccination status to a central database

Over 600 Google employees have signed a letter opposing the company’s plan to extend its vaccine rules and force employees to upload their vaccination status to a central database. The letter cites several issues...

Facebook “whistleblower” testified on combating “misinformation” before governments that jail citizens for lying

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New Zealand introduces vaccine passports

New Zealand will run a trial of its new vaccine passport system by allowing barbers and hairdressers in Auckland to re-open. The government views the hairdressing industry as a controlled environment perfect to test...

Rights groups push back against Greece’s “fake news” law

On November 11, the Greek Parliament passed a law that criminalized “fake news.” Human Rights Watch has called on the government to revoke the law as it violates the press freedom and the freedom...