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Is an Italian Fact-Checker Sponsored by a Law Firm Representing Pfizer?
A Strangely Cozy Relationship
Are fact-checkers independent and impartial? Or, do their fact-checks dishonestly defend the interests of commercial parties, such as Pfizer, without disclosing their enmeshment?
One fact-checker, Italian organization Open.Online is very close to a large law firm representing Pfizer.
I fact-checked the above tweet and what I found shocked even me.
DLA Piper is a global law firm representing Pfizer’s interests in numerous countries.
Here, DLA Piper helps Pfizer prevent disclosure of COVID vaccine documents submitted by Pfizer to the FDA, to keep them secret for 75 years:
Here, DLA Piper helps Pfizer with its mergers and acquisitions:
DLA Piper and Open.Online share the same office in Milan, Italy:
Open.Online publishes “fact checks” supporting DLA Piper’s global client Pfizer, such as this one:
DLA Piper’s partner, Mr. Giampiero Falasca, is also a prominent author of Open.Online:
Open.Online wrote numerous dishonest fact checks covering up DLA Piper’s corporate client Pfizer:
Based on this cozy commercial relationship of Italy’s Open.Online and Pfizer, Facebook was able to censor the Italian Covid vaccine discussion.
Italy was notoriously aggressive in silencing COVID skeptics. One doctor was suspended merely for suggesting to investigate excess deaths:
Sadly, the commercial acolytes of Pfizer, masquerading as “independent fact-checkers,” are still influencing discussions in Italy.
Is similar stuff going on in other countries? Do you know any honest fact-checking organizations? Would you trust “fact-checkers”?