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How to Fight Health ‘Cures’ Online – The New York Times

By Shira Ovide July 14, 2020     Anne Borden King had already battled online health misinformation as a parent of a child with autism. Then, as a patient, she was barraged on Facebook by bogus cancer “cure” advertisements after posting about her diagnosis. Borden, a co-founder of the Campaign Against Phony Autism Cures, talked to me about what […]

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The Anti-Vaxx Industry: How Big Tech powers and profits from vaccine misinformation | CCDH

IntroductionVaccines are one of the most consequential, safe, efficient and effective medical discoveries in history.Few other inventions have saved somany lives. And yet today, amidst theCoronavirus pandemic, vaccination findsitself undermined as never before.It is another of mankind’s inventions –social media – that has subverted publicconfidence in vaccines, by empoweringideologues, hucksters and the perhapswell-meaning but misinformed […]

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YouTuber Myka Stauffer Reveals the Problem with White Adoptive Parents | Bitch Media

Stauffer’s adoption of an autistic orphan from China seemed to be the ideal content. As a Korean American transracial (read: adopted by white parents) adoptee, anytime an adoption-related story goes viral, my stomach lurches. Not just ones like the most recent viral story of YouTubers Myka and James Stauffer, who posted a video in June describing how they […]

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#QuackWatch | Tulare County Man Indicted for Falsely Marketing Herbal Mixtures as FDA-Approved Treatment for COVID-19 | USAO-EDCA | Department of Justice

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of California Indictment PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 14, 2020 FRESNO, Calif. — A Porterville man was arrested today after a federal grand jury returned a five‑count indictment on July 9, charging him with mail fraud and introducing a misbranded drug into interstate commerce with the […]