GoFundMe Announces Anti-Vaxx Crackdown
GOFUNDME PLANS TO SHUT DOWN ANTI-VACCINATION CAMPAIGNS
(CNN) – GoFundMe is banning anti-vaccination campaigns.
The fundraising service said Friday it will shut down any campaign that promotes “misinformation” about vaccines.
It has a policy that prohibits users from making health claims that have not been approved or verified by regulatory agencies.
The move to specifically ban anti-vaccination campaigns comes after companies like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube have removed similar content.
Health officials have blamed high-profile outbreaks of measles earlier this year on unvaccinated people.
Diseases like measles and mumps are easily prevented with vaccines, but they have yet to be fully eradicated largely because some people elect not to receive those vaccines.