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Anti-Vaxxers Are Thriving on Social Media During the Pandemic

Anti-vaccination activists are seeing a rise in social media fame as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, a BuzzFeed investigation found.

 

BuzzFeed analyzed the social media activity of Taylor Winterstein, an Australian-Samoan anti-vaccination activist. According to BuzzFeed’s screenshot of a post from March 6, Winterstein shared a photo on Facebook that had “Distraction” written across it, suggesting that the coronavirus pandemic is “the catalyst for worldwide adult mandatory vaccination.” She posted it alongside questions, such as, “Do you know what the Govt is planning to roll out?”

While this post was not available on Wednesday when the Daily Dot ran a search for it, there are other posts on her Facebook page in which she makes similar claims about the disease and even touts what appears to be fake research.

Source: Anti-Vaxxers Are Thriving on Social Media During the Pandemic


By Eve Reiland

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