For years, anti-vaxx activists have used Facebook and other social platforms to spread misinformation about the alleged “dangers” of vaccines. But they won’t have it smoothly now, as they are those who decided to fight against them — a new brand of pro-vaccination parents.
They’re heading to Facebook to do battle with these ideas at their source, refuting myths and sharing scientific facts in online “echo chambers.”
It’s not a fair fight, however. While most parents move on after vaccinating their kids, anti-vaxxers tend to broadcast their decision on social media platforms.
“You don’t come home and post on social media, ‘My kid got his shots today and cried for four hours, woo hoo,’” said Leah Russin, 45. “But the people who don’t vaccinate, they’ll tell you.”
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