Anti-Vax Watch

Aggregating news about the dangerous activities of the anti-vax industry.

It’s Time to Vaccinate Against Disinformation

Anti-vaccine activists are no longer just fringe conspiracists. Their harmful messages are pouring into the mainstream as they maliciously and intentionally target vulnerable groups in the midst of a global health crisis. To bring an end to the pandemic, we must recognize the dangers of the anti-vax industry.

Updates

Apr 27, 2021

Majority of Disinformation Dozen Allowed to Keep Spreading Anti-Vax Message Despite Big Tech Pledge to Crack Down

According to a new report, the nation’s most prominent anti-vaccine leaders have continued to spread misinformation in violation of terms of service of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Mar 24, 2021

Disinformation Dozen: Two-Thirds of Online Anti-Vaccine Content Originates from Top 12 Anti-Vax Leaders

Up to 65 percent of anti-vaccine content circulating on major social media networking sites is tied to just 12 individuals or organizations who use social media to spread propaganda about vaccines, according to a new report.

Mar 1, 2021

Medical Professionals Urge Facebook to Take Action on Anti-Vaxxers

More than 100 medical professionals signed this letter which will be sent to leadership at Facebook.

Feb 16, 2021

Joseph Mercola – The Disinformation Dozen

On February 8, 2021, Facebook announced another update to their policies to address COVID-19 and vaccine disinformation and misinformation on their platforms. Since January, Mercola’s Page has violated policies no less than 9 times, which would seem to rise to the threshold for removal based on repeated sharing.

Feb 15, 2021

Sherri Tenpenny – The Disinformation Dozen

On February 8, 2021, Facebook announced another update to their policies to address COVID-19 and vaccine disinformation and misinformation on their platforms. Tenpenny’s Instagram account, which has over 124,000 followers, remains active and continues to violate Facebook’s stated policies in both posted content and live video appearances.

Feb 15, 2021

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. – Disinformation Dozen

On February 8, 2021, Facebook announced another update to their policies to address COVID-19 and vaccine disinformation and misinformation on their platforms. Since January, Kennedy’s Facebook Page has violated policies no less than 7 times, which would seem to rise to the threshold for removal based on repeated sharing.

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