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Facebook Cracking Down on Groups & Pages Promoting Miracle Cures | Katie Joy

Facebook announced its plans to reduce misleading health cures from its platform. The move follows months of scrutiny and outrage related to groups […] Source: Facebook Cracking Down on Groups & Pages Promoting Miracle Cures | Katie Joy

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Kentucky Appeals Court Rules Against Anti-Vaxxer Student Barred from School

Your religious beliefs don’t give you a right to put others in danger. Source: Kentucky Appeals Court Rules Against Anti-Vaxxer Student Barred from School

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Silencing the anti-vax message on Facebook, Google | The New Daily

The fight between the anti-vaccination movement and the rest of the world has intensified, with a global call for a crackdown on online anti-vax content. Source: Silencing the anti-vax message on Facebook, Google | The New Daily

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Health experts want better policing of anti-vaxxer content online by tech, social media giants

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Global health experts want major media companies to crack down on anti-vaxxers. Professors from Harvard, UCLA, Yale, the London School of Hygiene, and Tropical Medicine were among those who wrote a piece on vaccination acceptance, and the importance immunizations can have on public health. Professors from Harvard, UCLA, Yale, the London School […]

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The Politics of Autism / La Politique de L’Autisme

Wednesday 24th July, 10 – 4pm Reid Hall, 4 Rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris, France Twenty years since the term neurodiversity was coined, this event looks at the development of autistic rights in the UK and France. How are the politics of autism different in the two countries? How might they develop further? What might they […]

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‘NeuroTribes’ Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum : Shots – Health News : NPR | Circa Sept 2015

Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism. Source: ‘NeuroTribes’ Examines The History — And Myths — Of The Autism Spectrum : Shots – Health News : NPR Activism International