The Truth In Media Project has released the first segment of its latest Truth In Media episode: Big Pharma, The FDA & Health Propaganda. The first segment of this episode, Big Pharma’s Influence Over The FDA, examines how the pharmaceutical industry exerts heavy influence over the FDA as well as the media and the medical community.
In this segment, Ben discusses the multi-million dollar lawsuit launched earlier this year by eight plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson, former FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg and her husband, Peter F. Brown. The plaintiffs claim that Hamburg was the “instrumentality” in covering up the harmful, and sometimes fatal, side effects of the once-popular blockbuster antibiotic Levaquin to maintain a high number of the drug’s sales, as well as to secure and protect private financial interests.
According to the IMF, Venezuela’s hyperinflation will reach 10 million percent this year due to the sanctions implemented by the Obama and Trump administrations. However there are reports that Venezuela is in talks with Russia on how to settle a trade agreement, ditching the US dollar and turning to cryptocurrency to circumvent crippling US sanctions. To discuss, Investigative Journalist Ben Swann joins In Question.
Department of Homeland Security is now warning that drone maker DJI could pose a “risk” to U.S. national security through its consumer drones. Ben Swann weighs in on how these claims by the U.S. government just don’t make sense.
Silicon Valley has cyber-security experts on high alert with its most recent high-tech push—cell phone voting. Political operative Bradley Tusk, famous for assisting the Uber lobby, is behind this initiative. However, security experts are alarmed by this idea, arguing that the concept is a security disaster waiting to happen. Investigative journalist Ben Swann helps InQuestion unpack the story.
Ben Swann breaks down today’s new conference between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russia’s Foreign Minister Segey Lavrov as they discuss U.S. military action possibly against Iran, the situation in Venezuela and both Russia and the United States meddling in one another’s elections.
Chelsea Manning was released from prison yesterday after two months in custody for refusing to testify before a grand jury on the case surrounding WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. But her legal battles don’t end there. Another subpoena has been issued that will land her in a Virginia court on May 16. RT America’s Manila Chan chats with investigative journalist Ben Swann on this developing story.
Jennifer Newstead, currently serving as legal adviser to the US State Department, is joining Facebook as its new general counsel. Newstead is known as co-author and passionate advocate of the controversial USA PATRIOT Act. Meanwhile Facebook has launched “CheckYourFact.com,” associated with the George Soros and State Dept. funded Poynter Institute which purports to be an “objective” fact-checking body.