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YouTube Just Demonetized Anti-Vax Channels

After advertisers complained about programmatic ad placements on anti-vax videos, YouTube removed ads on videos that advocate against vaccination. Source: YouTube Just Demonetized Anti-Vax Channels

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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 […]

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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

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Anti-vaxxers: Not vaccinating threatens everyone’s health | 10 daily

The internet erupted into a furore last week when Shanelle Cartwright, wife of footy player Bryce Cartwright, went public with her decision not to vaccinate either of her kids. Source: Anti-vaxxers: Not vaccinating threatens everyone’s health | 10 daily

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Anti-vaxxer kids urged to stay home from school after teacher contracts rare infection  | Daily Mail Online

A daycare worker at Pre-K & Play Academy, in Omaha, Nebraska, was hospitalized and ‘intubated’ with rare, bacterial infection, but health officials wouldn’t reveal the exact cause. Source: Anti-vaxxer kids urged to stay home from school after teacher contracts rare infection  | Daily Mail Online

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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 […]

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Health Experts Denounce Anti-Vaxxers For Vaccine ‘Crisis’, Call For Stronger Legislation – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

In the last couple of weeks, numerous North Texas schools have closed due to flu outbreaks and there are currently 9 cases of measles in the state. Source: Health Experts Denounce Anti-Vaxxers For Vaccine ‘Crisis’, Call For Stronger Legislation – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth