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Anti-vaxxers don't have science, they have stories. They tell those stories with scary videos of children, falsely linking their pain to vaccines. The messaging and algorithms are so strong, that it pushed pro-vaccine groups off YouTube altogether IN 2008. https://t.co/HYFIWRXons pic.twitter.com/75S6Yir2aU— Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) September 29, 2021
Big if true.— The Q Origins Project (@QOrigins) September 29, 2021
The platforms certainly have enough *info* to do a thorough job of this — witness the great QAnon purge of January 8th here on Twitter — but there have been so many occasions where they announced a crackdown and then did something half-assed.
I guess we’ll see! https://t.co/d6hVpPe9Eb pic.twitter.com/2LhO54CeoR
Big Tech has become an enforcement arm of our Public Health Class.— Andrew Clark (@AndrewHClark) September 29, 2021
They're not serving society - though they may tell themselves that at night.
They're serving the Ruling Class of elites who don't like others questioning their authority.
i like to think it's in response to the growing momentum behind the Wojcicki to the Hill 2021 campaign™ so she has some stuff to point to when she finally gets hauled before Congress— evelyn douek (@evelyndouek) September 29, 2021
Anti-vaxxers haven't been shy about the fact that they were going to use Covid as a way in, to raise money and grow a movement against childhood vaccines. Like, they literally said it. In January 2020. https://t.co/qdiHjnpNXp pic.twitter.com/SBV30TNAst— Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) September 29, 2021
YouTube announces that it has officially delegated its moderation enforcement policies to "medical consensus," whatever that means exactly. This new rule in particular is so vague that even discussion of scientific studies could potentially get you bannedhttps://t.co/NFGrzEZj0B pic.twitter.com/7VTMFUYDL5— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) September 29, 2021
YT’s ban of antivax videos and major accounts is important and welcome. In theory, it is a step up from YT’s earlier ban. Whenever a major internet platform announces a crackdown on harmful content and accounts, remember to hold your applause until we know how effective it is. https://t.co/MWNDocY2u0— Roger McNamee (@Moonalice) September 29, 2021
So what do you think we might expect when Covid vaccines are approved next month? Terrifying videos that suggest vaccines are dangerous. It won't be mommy bloggers shaking or Instagram influencers fumbling with magnets. It'll be children. It'll feel real. https://t.co/BiKPNxBFFG pic.twitter.com/DlUarltxAX— Brandy Zadrozny (@BrandyZadrozny) September 29, 2021
One of the anti-vaxxers banned by YouTube today was THE person a woman in Alabama recently cited to me as the main reason she wasn't getting vaccinated.— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) September 29, 2021
She said she trusted that anti-vaxxer more than her own doctor.
YouTube, too little too late.
YouTube has been pushing falsehoods about vaccines for years. Watch a 5 minute factual video, and their algorithm would autoplay you hours of lies — lies that they sold ads on and profited from. This move barely begins to make amends for the damage done. https://t.co/5b3mn2ntxG— Adam Conover (@adamconover) September 29, 2021
I think it's fantastic news that a 20-year-old with a septum piercing in Silicon Valley will get to decide what the correct science is going forward. There is DEFINITELY no way this could backfire or have unintended negative consequences at all.https://t.co/U6uYBfHRJZ— Konstantin Kisin, Clownworld Skeptic (@KonstantinKisin) September 29, 2021
Scientific debate must not be arbitrarily frozen by YouTube moderators. Scientific knowledge + opinion about Covid-19 and its origins has changed/advanced dramatically since 2020. YouTube risks curtailing debate and discussion with overly-broad rules. https://t.co/abrSq1XYQE— The Free Speech Union (@SpeechUnion) September 29, 2021
.@YouTube to remove misinformation videos about all vaccines. By @guardian #Coronavirus #COVID19 #YouTube#Socialmedia #technology— Fabrizio Bustamante (@Fabriziobustama) September 29, 2021
Cc: @DrJDrooghaag @NevilleGaunt@BetaMoroney @FrRonconi @enilev@baski_LA @PawlowskiMario@MargaretSiegien @techpearce2https://t.co/XEp9P9cZ0v pic.twitter.com/pF0zOC6RmA
“YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content, moving beyond its ban on false information about the COVID vaccines to include content that contains misinformation about other approved vaccines, it said in a blog post on Wednesday.”#ONEV1#wtpBLUEhttps://t.co/oHQsXn2iOS— ?? (@Jaxzon2008) September 29, 2021
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I'm definitely in favour of clamping down on this misinformation. My only concern is that @YouTube has a tendency to also clamp down on creators who are debunking misinformation. @TeamYouTube what if anything are you doing about this?— Geoff Breeze (Godless Scummer) (@GeoffBreeze1) September 29, 2021
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