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This is a news segment that provides an alternative point of view about the cause of the Zika virus. Although it qualifies the as yet unknown cause-and-effect relationship, it points to the possibility that Monsanto's chemicals are implicated.
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This is propaganda because
This video links the Zika virus to a toxic chemical developed by Monsanto, introduced into the water system to stop mosquitoes. The video is created by Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, the oldest and largest online news show in the world.


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    Alondra R.
    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 22:05
    Alondra R.
    This message qualifies as propaganda by people or companies telling people lies about how these birth defects in babies really occur. This message is beneficial to people all around the world of how these pregnant women really infected. This propaganda sells this message by scaring people of this Zika virus and how pregnant women suffer from this virus the most. An emotional appeal to this message would be appeal to authority or experts because people listen to what scientists or doctors have to say and how to prevent getting infecrted.

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