A few months ago, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) released a list of the “Top 10 Anti-Vaxxers” (there were actually 11 people on the list). This list was later updated and branded as “The Disinformation Dozen” (there were actually 13 people on that list).
Jason Erickson, Contributor
As the “fake news” phenomenon continues to sweep across the Web, and the purge of independent media accelerates, lawmakers are calling on Facebook and Big Tech to take responsibility for anti-vaccine messaging that appears on their platform(s).
According to a new report at Geek.com, lawmakers such as Adam Schiff (D-CA) are blaming the measles outbreak in the U.S. on social media systems that offer anti-vaccine messaging in their “recommended reading and groups” areas. Schiff would like Big Tech to step up and combat exposure to the information, according to a letter he sent directly to the heads of Google and Facebook. Geek.com cites Bloomberg:…..Read more