Copies of an anti-vaccine propaganda magazine were found available to the public in London Underground stations.
At the end of the Metropolitan Line, at Rickmansworth and Watford stations, copies of “The Light” were found in the free newspaper containers outside the station entrances.
Deemed to be a “people-funded paper,” the publicly accessible September issue of The Light is chock-full of editorial content questioning the science behind Covid-19 vaccines, as well as criticizing emergency services.
In one piece, the police are called “Black Shirts” and an article on the NHS is categorized as “Health Gleichschaltung” (the term given to how Nazi Germany reorganized its state functions before the Holocaust) .
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The issue also features ads calling for climate change and Covid-19 âfraudsâ, offering a âNON-medical approachâ to childbirth and promoting T-shirts that say âStop the genocide agendaâ. Join the resistance. ‘ It is not known how the newspapers were placed in the stations.
Transport for London (TfL) works with a range of commercial vendors to ensure newspaper standards are restocked at least once, typically twice, per day Monday through Friday. MyLondon found copies of the September issue in containers at Watford station on Sunday 17th October.
A TfL spokesperson said: âThere are very few instances of unauthorized material being broadcast on our network and we take these rare incidents very seriously. We make every effort to immediately remove any unauthorized material found.
Station staff are encouraged to remove and report any unauthorized material they find at TfL stations, including logs, signage or stickers.
This is not the first time that anti-vaccine or anti-Covid material has been unknowingly placed on the TfL network, as in September the transport union RMT warned that posters loaded with razor blades were hidden in the London Underground.
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Customers have also been urged to report anything they suspect may not be at TfL stations to staff members or the TfL customer service team.
TfL confirmed to MyLondon that London Underground staff at metro line stations had authorized all copies of The Light and that the newspaper was not allowed to be exhibited.
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