Amazon Joins Big Tech Assault on Anti-Vaccine Information

Amazon Joins Big Tech Assault on Anti-Vaccine Information By Jason Erickson As major media and big tech continue freaking out over 159 measles cases in the U.S., anti-vaccine campaigners are increasingly being likened to terrorists as their ability to share information and earn money is being cut off. The origin of this latest move against the free flow of information seems to have stemmed from a letter sent by Adam Schiff (D-CA) to the heads of Facebook and Google wherein he lamented the increased viewership of the vaccine debate: “There…

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YouTube Begins Shutting Down Revenue For Anti-Vaccine Videos

YouTube Begins Shutting Down Revenue For Anti-Vaccine Videos By Jason Erickson As I recently reported, Facebook announced that it would begin exploring ways to fight anti-vaccine messaging after receiving a letter from Adam Schiff (D-CA). Schiff and others of his ilk are doing their best to blame the measles outbreak in the U.S. on social media systems that offer anti-vaccine messaging in their “recommended reading and groups” areas. In the above report about the letter that Schiff sent off to the heads of Facebook and Google, YouTube (owned by Google)…

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Arizona Trying to Become First in U.S. to Require Citizen DNA

Arizona Trying to Become First in U.S. to Require Citizen DNA By Jason Erickson Apparently emboldened by President Trump’s recent signing of the Rapid DNA Act, Arizona could be the first to make DNA collection mandatory for a wide range of reasons under a proposed bill. As constitutional attorney John W. Whitehead has expertly detailed, the thought of the government accessing DNA after an arrest, but before a conviction, is horrific enough: Get ready, folks, because the government— helped along by Congress (which adopted legislation allowing police to collect and…

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Facebook “Exploring Additional Measures” to Fight Anti-Vaccine Information: Report

Facebook “Exploring Additional Measures” to Fight Anti-Vaccine Information: Report By Jason Erickson As the “fake news” phenomenon continues to sweep across the Web, and the purge of independent media accelerates, lawmakers are calling on Facebook and Big Tech to take responsibility for anti-vaccine messaging that appears on their platform(s). According to a new report at Geek.com, lawmakers such as Adam Schiff (D-CA) are blaming the measles outbreak in the U.S. on social media systems that offer anti-vaccine messaging in their “recommended reading and groups” areas. Schiff would like Big Tech…

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