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Facebook is rife with anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists manipulating scared parents

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In the case of anti-vaxxer activity on Facebook, “going viral” can be deadly.

A new investigation from The Guardian has uncovered how Facebook is a hotbed of anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories. It went inside private Facebook groups with hundreds of thousands of members to see how anti-vaxxers peddling fake remedies to manipulate worried parents and spread conspiracy theories. And so far, Facebook isn’t doing a damn thing about it.

Fake anti-vaccine science has resulted in the re-emergence of previously eliminated deadly diseases and subsequent deaths of children. Messaging supporting those fraudulent claims, with no scientific counter-information, flourishes in private and secret groups with thousands of members.  Read more…

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http://bit.ly/2GE2L79 from Mashable http://bit.ly/2BtFl0H

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