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ANTI-VAX GROUP SUES FACEBOOK: A prominent anti-vaccination group filed a lawsuit against Facebook and its fact-checkers for rejecting their ads and “censoring” their posts that carried debunked misinformation on vaccines and 5G networks.
The claims made about vaccines by CHD contradict the overwhelming consensus of the scientific community, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), which agree vaccines are generally not risky or harmful.
Last year, Facebook began to crack down on anti-vaccination information, adding a label to CHD’s page noting “this page posts about vaccines” and linking to information from the CDC.
The complaint claims that these “falsely disparaging” labels caused traffic to their page to drop by 95 percent. […]