Pinterest blocks vaccination searches to avoid spreading anti-vaccination information | Beatrice News Channel

(NEW YORK) — Pinterest, known for its inspiration on everything from cooking to party ideas and workouts, has been blocking vaccination-related searches for the past year. The search engine confirmed the policy after it was first reported Thursday in the Wall Street Journal. Searches related to vaccines and vaccination fall under the company’s health misinformation …

Measles outbreak prompt state lawmakers to reconsider religion exemptions for vaccines | Duluth News Tribune

Recent measles outbreaks in states such as Washington, New York and New Jersey have cast a spotlight on a group of Americans who receive exemptions from immunizing their children on the grounds that the vaccines violate their religious freedoms. Source: Measles outbreak prompt state lawmakers to reconsider religion exemptions for vaccines | Duluth News Tribune

Pinterest Has Blocked Vaccine Searches to Curb Growing Anti-Vaxx Content

Pinterest—the social media site of choice for DIY crafters, home decor enthusiasts, and my Aunt Melanie—has banned search terms related to “vaccines” in order to curb anti-vaccination propaganda from spreading on the platform. According to the Guardian, anti-vaxxer rhetoric has been an ongoing issue on Pinterest: In 2016, 75 percent of posts related to vaccinations …