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Google and Facebook Owe Compensation to COVID Vaccine Victims
$15,000 Estimated Compensation for You or Your Loved Ones?
This post outlines a legal theory and explains why, in my personal opinion, Google and Facebook owe monetary compensation to the numerous victims of “Covid vaccines”. Several other Internet companies like Twitter should also be included in this discussion, but for brevity, I will only discuss Google and Facebook.
Depending on the number of victims and outcomes of legal proceedings, the amount of possible compensation could be $15,000 per victim. A possibility of being compensated for vaccine injury may make people recognize these injuries instead of denying them.
Covid vaccine victims who relied on Google and Facebook in their internet research were defrauded, boxed in, and prevented from seeing essential vaccine safety warnings that could save them from a wrong decision.
Google and Facebook played an instrumental role in perpetrating the Covid vaccine health fraud upon these victims. If not for their censorship and intentional search result manipulation, persons who used Google and Facebook to learn about Covid vaccines, would receive enough warning about these vaccines and likely would avoid the injury that they suffered as a result.
The pool of vaccine-injured victims of Google and Facebook does not include only those who died: any user of these services who got unexpectedly ill as a result of Covid vaccination, should also be compensated. Not only do these victims deserve to be compensated, but they are also in dire need of financial resources they need to take care of their injuries and future care.
You and your loved ones could be some of those people!
Google and Facebook uniquely profited from their wrongful pandemic actions, and this ill-gotten money should be used to provide relief to millions of their victims.
This personal opinion does NOT constitute legal advice and I am NOT a lawyer. My legal education is limited to a “business law” class and reading of numerous legal cases, as well as decades of being in business. I hope that at least some legal minds reading this article will refine and improve the theory presented, and would choose to work hard at winning compensation for the millions of people who suffered vaccine injury because of wrongdoing by Google and Facebook.
I also hope that politicians running for Congress and eventually for President will give hope to tens of millions of people who suffered adverse effects due to Covid vaccines, and will also support a fair compensation plan for them.
Just as tobacco lawsuits needed broad support of the political class, so will the future Google and Facebook lawsuits.
The Wrongful Act
So, let’s look at the particulars. Did Google and Facebook’s action constitute a “tort”, a legal term for a wrongful act that entitles victims to compensation? A tort has four elements:
Presence of “duty of care”. Google and Facebook, like ALL businesses, have a duty to take steps to prevent a possible injury from occurring to their customers. For example, the duty of a brick-and-mortar store is to make sure that customers are warned about a slippery floor presenting a risk to them. Similarly, the duty of Google and Facebook was to NOT intentionally preclude users from learning about the risks of Covid vaccines.
Breach of that duty. Google and Facebook have failed to live up to their duty to ensure that their users are informed about not only the benefits, but also the RISKS of Covid vaccines and that the risks — known and unknown — are not intentionally hidden from them. Here, Google and Facebook intentionally prevented their users from learning about these risks by exercising elaborate and intentional censorship schemes, by means of a series of deliberate acts.
An injury. Many Covid vaccine recipients were injured. For example, if you were a healthy person previously, having had several unusually severe recent illnesses due to a vaccine-compromised immune system would constitute an injury. So would blood clots, persistent neurological problems starting after vaccination, cardiovascular problems in previously healthy persons, etc.
The injury resulted from the breach of duty (proximate cause). The Internet giants’ actions directly led to your injury! In this case, you would need to prove that you used Google or Facebook and tried to research Covid vaccines using these services, and failed to find any information about vaccine risks. Your history of using Google and Facebook would explain how they caused a Covid vaccine injury, for you or your minor dependents, if, of course, a provable injury happened.
How much will the victims get? Quite obviously, this is not known and cannot be evaluated with any precision. That said, let’s look at some numbers. As of today, the market capitalization of Google is $1.5 trillion. The market capitalization of Facebook is about $440 billion. So together, their market value is 1.94 trillion, or $1,940,000,000,000. If 20 million Americans can prove that they were vaccine injured, by showing their medical history and proving that they are Google and Facebook users, they could potentially recover up to $1,940,000,000,000/20,000,000, or $97,000 per person in compensation.
Before my US readers get overly excited, note that both Google and Facebook are global companies, and the list of their victims, in the USA and abroad, can easily be several times the USA number. If the number of claimants worldwide is about 120 million, each of them can theoretically recover up to $15,000 in compensation.
This estimate is necessarily extremely imprecise and also very hypothetical. However, it shows that people who were defrauded due to Google and Facebook hiding any mentions of vaccine risks, took a Covid vaccine as a result, and were hurt, can potentially recover significant sums of money from them.
No Potential Defenses Hold Water
Without a doubt, these well-capitalized companies, employing thousands of lawyers and thousands of lobbyists, will not want to compensate their victims and will fight in court to avoid paying. Let’s look, briefly, at what their defenses could be:
The “First Amendment” defense
They could say that the First Amendment to the US Constitution allows Google, or Facebook, to have an opinion about any topic and express that opinion.
It is true that private citizens, such as you and me, can have any opinion on any topic and can express such opinions, however wrong, stupid, outlandish, or even dishonest.
Commercial entities, however, are subject to the legal doctrine of “commercial speech”. Commercial entities like Google or Facebook are held to a higher standard than individuals. While commercial speech law is complicated, the main point to take is that businesses are not allowed to defraud or hurt their customers by intentionally dishonest public speech.
Google and Facebook’s claims that their censorship and manipulation was “free speech”, will run into three problems:
Censorship and intentional search result manipulation IS NOT SPEECH AT ALL. There is no “utterance” involved, and instead, censorship and manipulation are acts of hiding information, not providing information, as speech does.
Both Google and Facebook repeatedly claimed that the “First Amendment does not apply to them” when they regulated the speech of their users. Therefore, since they repeatedly assured us previously that it did not apply, then they are “estopped” from raising the First Amendment as a defense.
As stated above, commercial speech cannot be dishonest or be aimed at hurting customers of a commercial business.
It was just our algorithm
Google and Facebook may claim that their suppression of information about the risks of Covid vaccines was “just their algorithm”. Unfortunately for them, this argument also does not hold water: both companies employed thousands of so-called moderators who were paid money to seek out, suppress, hide and exclude any vaccine safety-related information. Therefore, the algorithm defense will also not hold water.
We were required to censor
In the United States, there is no law whatsoever that would require an Internet company to censor their customers’ general speech. Such a law would directly contravene the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Therefore, Google and Facebook undertook extensive censorship and search result manipulation on their own initiative. Nobody made them do it.
The tobacco industry
The long and storied history of “tobacco lawsuits” may shine some light on what will happen in the future. Just as with Google and Facebook hiding the dangers of Covid vaccines, tobacco companies undertook elaborate actions to hide the dangers of tobacco.
Tobacco companies spent enormous money on manipulating the press (which was the information superhighway of their time) and on suppressing safety discussions and public debate — just as Google and Facebook did in regards to the Covid vaccines.
It took many years to dismantle the web of lies of tobacco companies. But eventually, their victims received significant compensation. Since Google and Facebook are much richer, the amount of monetary compensation for their victims is likely to be much greater than for tobacco victims!
If the above is correct, the voluntary actions of Google and Facebook must make them OWN THE RESULTS. They caused millions of people to miss essential vaccine safety warnings, the people were therefore defrauded and took unsafe Covid vaccines, and some of them suffered various illnesses as a result.
All I am asking is that these people are compensated for their illnesses and suffering. I am not asking to close these Internet companies or fire their employees. But please, Google and Facebook, show some compassion to your victims and compensate them for your actions!
And lastly, if you took a Covid vaccine, and feel that you may be entitled to compensation, you need to do something to help make it happen! It will not happen by itself, just as it did not in the case of Big Tobacco.
Would some people, who are now denying their vaccine injuries, finally recognize them, if they face a perspective of being COMPENSATED for them?
Were you or your loved ones hurt by Covid vaccines? Do they deserve compensation from Google and Facebook? Please post examples in comments and tell us what you think!