Originally published at: Instagram Blocking Anti-Vaccine Content | Infostormer.com
Instagram has announced that they are going to be blocking anti-vaccine content. This is obviously retarded as fuck but not surprising. They’re claiming that anybody who doesn’t believe that people should be injected with unlimited vials of mystery goo is evil and promoting misinformation.
Instagram will begin hiding search results for hashtags that consistently return false information about vaccines, the company said today. Starting today, the company will effectively begin blocking access to hashtags that return misinformation designed to dissuade people from getting vaccinated. Instagram made the announcement at an event for press in San Francisco on Thursday.
“If the hashtag was #vaccines1234, if it contained a high proportion of known vaccine misinformation, we would block that hashtag entirely,” said Karina Newton, Instagram’s global head of public policy. (And no relation to the author of this post.)
“Known vaccine misinformation” refers to misinformation that has been verified as false by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, and similar organizations, the company said. Other posts that express anti-vaccine views but have not been confirmed as false could be allowed to stay up, the company said.
Yeah, so these tech companies are positioning themselves as being the arbiters of all truth. Who the fuck are they to determine what is or is not misinformation about vaccines? People should be allowed to have an open debate about the subject without interference.
I personally don’t trust vaccines because they’re produced by pharmaceutical companies who have a financial incentive to jab as many people as possible. And often times these shots have fucked up side effects.
I also believe that vaccines could one of the causes of autism. Of course, it could also have something to do with other environmental factors, plastics or other bullshit.
The problem is that the fields of medicine and science have been totally corrupted and can’t be trusted. That’s the only reason why these debates are happening. Trust has been lost and people are looking for answers. So it figures that these tech companies want to censor people who are offering an alternative view to the status-quo.