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==The battle over free speech & anti-vax speech ban on social media

11-28-19

- There's currently a battle raging over anti-vax speech. Is it free speech? Michelle Malkin says yes:

http://michellemalkin.com/2019/11/27/fight-for-the-freedom-to-question-vaccines/

- So does Rob Schneider:

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/rob-schneider-free-speech-rant-totalitarian-social-media

- But social media platforms are making it harder & harder to access anti-vax information.

https://www.wired.com/story/facebook-anti-vaccine-crack-down/

https://www.historyofvaccines.org/content/blog/social-media-strikes-back

- This despite the fact that there is evidence that vaxxes are not all safe:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25057632 [on contaminated polio vaccine; see also "Dr. Mary's Monkey"]

- But that's not enough for WaPo, which wants social media to take an even stronger stance:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/05/23/tech-platforms-must-move-against-anti-vaxxers-now/

- Other countries wo/a Bill of Rights have already done so:

https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/8/3/16069204/vaccine-fines-measles-outbreaks-europe-australiahttps://www.pri.org/stories/australia-imposes-penalties-anti-vaxxers

- Who is against vaxxes? pri.org article says "racist, radical, far-right political parties."

Ban on anti-vax speech = ban on free speech

Their argument:

- Anti-vax speech is based on ignorance.

- It is anti-public health.

- Thus, it is dangerous and should be banned.

Three pronged attack:

a. ban anti-vax speech

b. promote pro-vax propaganda

c. pass laws mandating vaxxes

IF ANTI-VAX speech is banned, what's next???