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Old 02-27-2020, 07:19 PM
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Default Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become criminal offence,

Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become criminal offence, Law Commissioner says
New Law Commissioner Penney Lewis is leading wide-ranging review into whether UK's offence and abuse laws are fit for the Social Media age
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/202...come-criminal/

Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become a criminal offence - even if those promoting it believe the pseudoscience, the UK’s new criminal Law Commissioner has said.
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In her first interview since taking up the role, Penney Lewis, revealed she is considering whether laws should be amended to “lower the threshold” of criminality for posting false information online that endangers lives.
It comes as the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in September he was “looking very seriously” at making vaccinations compulsory for state school pupils after the UK lost its official measles-free country status due to a steady fall in MMR immunisation rates.
Currently, people are protected from prosecution if they sincerely believe the misinformation they publish under laws designed more to tackle bomb hoaxes than internet health conspiracies....
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Default Re: Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become criminal offence,

Some of the most rabid pro-vaccine mandatory people, are the same ones who are pro-freedom of choice when it comes to abortion.

So, is it ok for the government to mandate what happens to your body, or not?

I believe both fall under freedom of choice, but that doesn't mean it is the choice I would make for myself.

Using the 1st Amendment equally is the requirement it lays out. People seem to be forgetting that.
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