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Default Anti-vaxx propaganda has gone viral on Facebook. Pinterest has a cure

soo people of their on freewill are posting "anti-VAx" information online and facepbook is under pressure ... pressure from whom exactly?... to make it stop. While Pinterest has decided that it will in fact censor and control what it's users say and post about vaccines.
So when did it become wrong to question your families medications exactly?


Anti-vaxx propaganda has gone viral on Facebook. Pinterest has a cure
As pressure mounts on Facebook to explain its role in promoting anti-vaccine misinformation, Pinterest tries different approach
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n Wednesday morning, Adam Schiff, the powerful chair of the House intelligence committee, joined journalists around the world in a nascent Twitter meme: he searched “vaccine” on Facebook and posted a screenshot of the results.

Schiff’s search results were indeed alarming: autofill suggestions for phrases such as “vaccination re-education discussion forum”, a group called “Parents Against Vaccination”, and the page for the National Vaccine Information Center, an official-sounding organization that promotes anti-vaccine propaganda. And while search results on Facebook are personalized to each user, a recent Guardian report found similarly biased results for a brand new account.

If the congressman had tried to search “vaccines” on the rival social media site Pinterest, however, he would have had little more to screenshot than a blank white screen. Recognizing that search results for a number terms related to vaccines were broken, Pinterest responded by “breaking” its own search tool.

As pressure mounts on Facebook to explain its role in promoting anti-vaccine misinformation, Pinterest offers an example of a dramatically different approach to managing health misinformation on social media.

“We’re a place where people come to find inspiration, and there is nothing inspiring about harmful content, said Ifeoma Ozoma, a public policy and social impact manager at Pinterest. “Our view on this is we’re not the platform for that.”

This hasn’t always been the case. Pinterest, the visual social network, faced scrutiny in 2016 after a scientific study found that 75% of posts related to vaccines were negative. The next year, Pinterest updated its “community guidelines” to explicitly ban “promotion of false cures for terminal or chronic illnesses and anti-vaccination advice” under a broader policy against misinformation that “has immediate and detrimental effects on a pinner’s health or on public safety”.
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The policy change cleared the way for Pinterest to deploy a number of technological approaches to combating anti-vaxx propaganda. The company has banned boards by a number of prominent anti-vaccine propagandists, including the National Vaccine Information Center and Larry Cook, who runs the website and Facebook group “Stop Mandatory Vaccination”.

But retroactive enforcement of content rules is just one aspect of the company’s approach.

Take search results. The phenomenon on display in the Facebook search result screenshots is known in technology circles as a “data void”, after a paper by the Data & Society founder and researcher danah boyd. For certain search terms, boyd explains, “the available relevant data is limited, non-existent, or deeply problematic”.

In the case of vaccines, the fact that scientists and doctors are not producing a steady stream of new digital content about settled science has left a void for conspiracy theorists and fraudsters to fill with fear-mongering propaganda and misinformation.

Data voids may be relatively easy to diagnose, but they are very difficult to fix.
“Addressing data voids cannot be achieved by removing problematic content, not only because removal might go against the goals of search engines but also because doing so would not be effective,” boyd wrote. “Without high-quality content to replace removed content, new malicious content can easily surface.”

Pinterest has responded by building a “blacklist” of “polluted” search terms.
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“We are doing our best to remove bad content, but we know that there is bad content that we haven’t gotten to yet,” explained Ifeoma Ozoma, a public policy and social impact manager at Pinterest. “We don’t want to surface that with search terms like ‘cancer cure’ or ‘suicide’. We’re hoping that we can move from breaking the site to surfacing only good content. Until then, this is preferable.”

Pinterest also includes health misinformation images in its “hash bank”, preventing users from re-pinning anti-vaxx memes that have already been reported and taken down. (Hashing is a technology that applies a unique digital identifier to images and videos; it has been more widely used to prevent the spread of child abuse images and terrorist content.)

And the company has banned all pins from certain websites.

“If there’s a website that is dedicated in whole to spreading health misinformation, we don’t want that on our platform, so we can block on the URL level,” Ozoma said.

Users simply cannot “pin” a link to StopMandatoryVaccinations.com or the “alternative health” sites Mercola.com, HealthNutNews.com or GreedMedInfo.com; if they try, they receive an error message stating: “Invalid parameters.”...
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odd, No word here about checking if any of the negative info in any particular vaccines post may be scientifically TRUE.
just blanket ban on anything "Anti-Vax" whatever that means.
Seems some folks are anti-Freedom and Anti-science and anti Free exchange of information.
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Pinterest's blacklisting of content it doesn't like is just as problematic as seeing youtube, Facebook and Twitter blacklisting conservatives. Saying that one opposes vaccines isn't "harmful content" as Pinterest claims in the OP; it is merely a different point of view than the one the Pinterest "authorities" apparently ascribe to.
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Pinterest's blacklisting of content it doesn't like is just as problematic as seeing youtube, Facebook and Twitter blacklisting conservatives. Saying that one opposes vaccines isn't "harmful content" as Pinterest claims in the OP; it is merely a different point of view than the one the Pinterest "authorities" apparently ascribe to.
Correct...Having "deciders" based on the whim of the employees while receiving sell-able data for billions is unethical in the highest order...especially when done of the fly...
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soo people of their on freewill are posting "anti-VAx" information online and facepbook is under pressure ... pressure from whom exactly?... to make it stop. While Pinterest has decided that it will in fact censor and control what it's users say and post about vaccines.
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Anti-vaxx propaganda has gone viral on Facebook. Pinterest has a cure
As pressure mounts on Facebook to explain its role in promoting anti-vaccine misinformation, Pinterest tries different approach

odd, No word here about checking if any of the negative info in any particular vaccines post may be scientifically TRUE.
just blanket ban on anything "Anti-Vax" whatever that means.
Seems some folks are anti-Freedom and Anti-science and anti Free exchange of information.
I don't believe that people who believe in not having their children vaccinated against horrible diseases are intelligent enough to do a facebook campaign.
It is propaganda imho. And very dangerous as it is false and against our safety
In other words talking smack about vaccines is deadly.
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I don't believe that people who believe in not having their children vaccinated against horrible diseases are intelligent enough to do a facebook campaign.
It is propaganda imho. And very dangerous as it is false and against our safety
In other words talking smack about vaccines is deadly.
ok so why not let all the dumb "anti-vax" doctors, phd researchers, former CDC, parents of sick and dead children have their say. All the smart people will be able to intelligently refute them right?
no need for censorship.
Just explain ...Allll... the facts and let people make up there minds about what meds they will or will not take.
as with all other meds.

unless of course name calling and censorship is what "intelligent" people do.
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ok so why not let all the dumb "anti-vax" doctors, phd researchers, former CDC, parents of sick and dead children have their say. All the smart people will be able to intelligently refute them right?
no need for censorship.
Just explain ...Allll... the facts and let people make up there minds about what meds they will or will not take.
as with all other meds.

unless of course name calling and censorship is what "intelligent" people do.
There are no 'anti vaccine' doctors except on the interwebs
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There are no 'anti vaccine' doctors except on the interwebs
more name calling, dismissive and uninformed comments...
very persuasive medical info there Saltwn .
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For the record.

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J Health Commun. 2008 Sep;13(6):573-82. doi: 10.1080/10810730802281726.
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"...A self-administered, cross-sectional electronic survey of physicians was conducted in 2005. Analyses were restricted to pediatricians (n = 250) and family practitioners (n = 484) who indicated they see at least five pediatric patients per week. A total of 1,935 surveys were distributed, and 1,251 (65%) physicians responded. Eleven percent of the physicians included in the analysis did not recommend to parents that children receive all available vaccines. Compared with physicians who recommended all vaccines for children, physicians who did not were more likely to be family practitioners versus pediatricians..."
Just a small survey from 2005, but I'd suspect that the general percentage is greater now, and that many doctors, if asked outright, might not want to respond becasue of the reaction of people like yourself.
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In other words talking smack about vaccines is deadly.
Talking isn't deadly.
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I can understand people having fears about vaccines. Because when was the last time you saw an ad for a drug and it said not potential harmful side effects? Even something as simple as aspirin has potential harmful side effects.
I don't like getting the flu so I do take a flu shot when I can. But if someone has concerns over then they shouldn't be forced to take them,nor should they be silenced. From what I understand we carry viruses for **** that we are immune to.
I don't buy into the your kid should take vaccines because there are kids with comprised immune system who can't vaccines. Because what what wipe out most of the native Americans were diseases accidently brought by the Europeans who had immunity to those diseases. So the kid who can't take vaccines because of a comprised immune system shouldn't even step foot inside a public school.
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