Delete Anti-Vax Content on Social Media Urges UK Government

in health •  2 months ago 

I'm an evidence based health blogger but also a proponent of making social media relatively censorship free, so I have mixed views on this.

By deleting content we are not putting an end to anti-vax theories (some might say propaganda). We simply push the narrative underground and reinforce their beliefs that there is a conspiracy to hide the truth and to silence them.

What do you think?

https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/25/u-k-health-minister-leans-on-social-media-platforms-to-delete-anti-vax-content/

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I agree. It simply makes them go underground where they can't be monitored or contradicted. More importantly, having both sides presented allows for discussion and convincing people who are on the fence. With a one-sided discussion, there really is no discussion, thus no chance to change opinions one way or the other.