A viral video posted by an Australian man claiming COVID-19 is a hoax earlier this month has been shared more than 12,000 times and reached more than half a million views.
In the view, Dave Oneegs calls on his fellow countrymen and women to “wake up” to the conspiracy that he claims is locking people in their homes, wearing masks and watching television while the people that built the nation are dying alone in nursing homes.
He takes aim at Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, accusing him of colluding with Chinese authorities to introduce a social credit system in the State and says that they are being secretly flown into Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport at night.
While you’re cowering at home watching the idiot box telling you about some fucking fake pandemic while you get sold out. Right now you are being lied to. Your television is lying to you..Australian man Dave Oneegs
The video, initially uploaded to Facebook Live, has been removed by Facebook but not before being widely shared across the internet and now has been extensively reuploaded and mirrored on YouTube and Facebook itself.
The video also makes reference to the 5G conspiracy as well as following QAnon-led theories that the world is controlled by a cabal of satanic pedophiles.
Daniel is a Melbourne-based multimedia journalist with international experience as an editor, producer, designer and artist at some of Australasia’s biggest newsrooms. A longtime commentator and reporter on internet culture, he now journals his observations on digital life and counterculture for Boldly.