1984 is here: Facebook-owned Instagram is actively silencing free speech by blocking “anti-vaccine” hashtags
by: Ethan Huff
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Vaccines are so obviously and undeniably safe and effective (sarcasm) that Big Tech feels it necessary to continue to wage a full-scale censorship war against all information about vaccination that in any way challenges the Church of Mainstream Medicine’s official vaccine doctrines.
The Church of Instagram, as one of the latest examples, run by the Mother Church of Facebook, is doing its part to control the official vaccine narrative by blocking all hashtags that it deems as being “anti-vaccine.”
According to reports, Instagram is rapidly removing all such “anti-vaccine” content from its search and “explore” features, meaning users interested in accessing this type of information will no longer have the ability to find it.
Instagram users interested in viewing the scientific work of expert gastroenterologist Dr. Andrew Wakefield, for instance, will no longer be able to do so because Instagram has categorized the issue of autism having any connection to vaccines, for which Dr. Wakefield is credited, as “misinformation.”
Instagram is also targeting specific hashtags like “#vaccinescauseautism” that link to science and other content questioning the official narrative about vaccine safety, claiming that the science is already “settled” on the matter.
“As part of our work to address health-related misinformation on Instagram, we’re looking at ways to minimize recommendations of this content and accounts that post it across Instagram – including in ‘Suggested For You,’ Explore and hashtags,” an official Instagram spokesperson revealed in a recent statement.
Some of these “short-term measures” include censoring politically-incorrect hashtags, and targeting user accounts that try to educate other Instagram users about vaccines from an independent perspective.
“We noted that this process would take place over several weeks,” the spokesperson added. “But as we take action in the short-term, we know that fighting misinformation is a long-term commitment.”
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