Fact Checking Media Tries to Debunk Great Reset Theories, Articles Ignite Heated Discussions Over Reboot Agenda – Featured Bitcoin News

On December 22, Twitter trends indicate that thousands of people on social media are talking about the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Great Reset” agenda, as Reuters and the BBC had run fact-checking posts on the subject. Reports indicate that conspiracy theories are tied to the Great Reset, which was announced in June 2020.

BBC and Reuters Fact Checkers Claimed Great Reset Initiative has Been Hacked By Conspiracy Theories

The Great Reset, a global agenda that has been debated since Covid-19’s outbreak, is gaining momentum all over the globe. The subject has been tied to a number of theories that claim the global elite are planning to reset society and the economy to “build back better.” A Reuters fact check article says that the initiative was named the Great Reset in June 2020. In recent times, Reuters journalists claim that an image circulating on the internet inviting Dutch politicians to a Great Reset-themed forum in Davos “has been taken out of context.”

Fact Checking Media Tries to Debunk Great Reset Theories, Articles Ignite Heated Discussions Over Reboot Agenda

Essentially, the Great Reset is an idea that claims society and the economy can be recrafted into an equitable world, one that aims to fix climate change, reform social justice, and create a different kind of capitalism called “stakeholder capitalism.” The idea has been embraced by politicians, corporate executives, and financial institutions worldwide. There’s even a greatreset.com website that claims the lockdowns helped reduce global emissions. “Right now we have a small window of opportunity to reset and shape the future we want,” the website explains.

In October 2020, International Monetary Fund (IMF) managing director in Washington, DC, Kristalina Georgieva, called for a “new Bretton Woods moment.” “Once again, we face two massive tasks: to fight the crisis today— and build a better tomorrow,” Georgieva’s article states. People who do not trust the world’s governments and the global elite believe that the Great Reset agenda is meant to reboot the economy in a forceful and immoral fashion. People who oppose the Great Reset believesIt is clear that this initiative was planned for years by elites, with Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns being some of the key factors to getting it started.

Further, theorists believe the climate crisis and Covid-19 would allow the elite to implement extreme lockdown policies and destroy the economy. They will also be able to remove property ownership and enforced surveillance capitalism. Journalist James Delingpole believes the Great Reset initiative is a “coup” by the global elite and that the plan is being deployed worldwide. An article was published by opendemocracy.net, which states that:

The Great Reset is not just a conspiracy theory. There’s something suspicious about it.

BBC Says Great Reset’s Broad Scope and ‘Lack of Clarity’ Has Led to a Litany of Conspiracy Theories

British Broadcasting Corporation, the nation broadcaster for the United Kingdom (BBC) has been making similar claims to Reuters. The BBC says that the Great Reset initiative was “hijacked by conspiracy theories” and that the initiative was simply drafted in June 2020. “In June 2020, the Prince of Wales and the head of the annual Davos summit launched an initiative calling for the pandemic to be seen as a chance for what they called a Great Reset of the global economy,” the BBC’s report notes.

The Reuters report adds to the evidence that conspiracy theories have been fuelled by illegal reporting via social media. “Social media users shared photographs of letters addressed to Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra and Sigrid Kaag, former minister of foreign trade and development cooperation, saying they have been ‘leaked,’” Reuters details. “However, the ‘leaked letters’ are in fact invitations to the 51st World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, which were released by the Dutch cabinet in response to an MP’s request, according to Hoekstra’s spokesperson.”

Fact Checking Media Tries to Debunk Great Reset Theories, Articles Ignite Heated Discussions Over Reboot Agenda

BBC, Reuters, among others, do not publish fact-checking pieces that address the Great Reset. They also don’t discuss material previously published by other media outlets, such as the WEF. BBC’s article does delve into Klaus Schwab’s book called: “Covid-19: The Great Reset.” Schwab is the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum and many of the Great Reset ideas stem from his writings.

Fact Checking Media Tries to Debunk Great Reset Theories, Articles Ignite Heated Discussions Over Reboot Agenda

“Prof Schwab does speak about a ‘wealth tax’ and ending fossil fuel subsidies,” the BBC author says. “But the scope is huge – covering technology, climate change, the future of work, international security and other themes – and it’s difficult to see precisely what the Great Reset might mean in practice.”

According to the BBC, this article also states:

The lack of clarity and the fact that a powerful organisation had launched the plan gave rise to conspiracy theories.

‘You’ll Own Nothing, and You’ll Be Happy’ WEF Tweet From 2016 Deleted, Article Authored by Ida Auken With the Same Message Has Also Been Scrubbed From the Web

Some of the material regarding the Great Reset missing from the BBC or Reuters articles comes directly from a deleted WEF report tweetEight predictions are made for the 2030 year. The World Economic Forum 2030 prediction tweet describes a world where, “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy” and the short clip says that everyone will rent everything they need. This tweet, especially after Covid-19, was controversial because it was written in November 2016. WEF’s tweet derives from an article, which has also been scrubbed from the internet, authored by a member of the Danish parliament, Ida Auken.

Fact Checking Media Tries to Debunk Great Reset Theories, Articles Ignite Heated Discussions Over Reboot Agenda
Now, the Ida Auken editorial which was previously hosted on The WEF Website has been deleted. Furthermore, the WEF’s tweet about the subject in November 2016 was also deleted.

Ever since the BBC and Reuters (alongside Twitter’s help) published the Great Reset fact-checking articles, many people commented about the controversial topic. “So we aren’t even hiding it now? Just use the name.. run with it… ” one individual wroteTwitter account: BBC “It was created in 1992, not 2020,” another person said. Another individual stressed that the BBC knows exactly what’s happening and the U.K. news broadcaster is simply being open about it. According to the person wrote:

The article’s author has clearly not done much research on the Great Reset. The whole point of the article was to try and legitimize it by stating that ‘anti-vaxxers’ and ‘new age healers’ are against it. It is known by the BBC. They legitimize it this way.

Since the mainstream media began publishing fact-check reports long after conspiracy theories were becoming more real, this has been a trend that has continued for some time. Many people believe these fact-checking articles are merely a way to gaslight an issue, and not debunk the theories. People are skeptical of the Great Reset initiative, as evidenced by the thousands of comments scattered across Twitter. “Piece of advice to everyone. Believe nothing the media says and stop complying,” an individual wroteIn response to the Great Reset fact-check article.

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