Facebook and Instagram Ban Major US Anti-Vaccine Group

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The Facts

  • On Thurs., Facebook owner Meta announced that it had removed the nonprofit Children's Health Defense (CHD) from the platform for allegedly spreading COVID misinformation.

  • In addition to CHD's Facebook page being unpublished, their Instagram account - also owned by Meta - was taken down. A Meta spokesperson said the organization has repeatedly violated the platform's policies specific to COVID and vaccines.


The Spin

Left narrative

This case is simple: CHD has repeatedly violated Meta's policies and was therefore banned. While this is a step in the right direction, Kennedy's personal Facebook account is still active, giving him room to keep spreading dangerous health misinformation that has been debunked by reputable organizations.

Right narrative

This development highlights that Meta's policies seemingly only apply to those it doesn't agree with. The tech giant has been openly antagonistic to the ideas and opinions of the right and actively seeks to block any posts or pages that may offend the liberals. There's no consistency, which leaves conservatives to suffer the overreach of Meta's bots.

Establishment-critical narrative

Robert Kennedy's book "The Real Anthony Fauci" was never mentioned and not even attacked in mainstream media despite being the bestselling book in America ior 16 weeks. This shows how afraid the establishment is of open discussion of official medical narratives.


Political split

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