The Ohio teenage boy who had national attention with his rebellion against his anti-vaccine mother, testified at Capitol Hill Tuesday about the dangers of misinformation on the internet. (March 5th)
GoFundMe is one of the latest online platforms to interrupt anti-vaccine-related content proponents.
"Campaigns that increase money to promote misinformation about vaccines violate GoFundMe's terms of service and will be removed from the platform," GoFundMe said in a mail to the US TODAY.
According to company policies, "products make health claims which has not been approved or verified "by regulatory agencies banned.  It is unclear how much money has been raised from anti-vaccination campaigns at GoFundMe, but the United States today sought the platform and found an active anti-campaign aimed at raising 80,000
It was created two months ago and had not yet raised any money.
According to a filed page, an anti-vaccination activist, Larry Cook, tried to raise $ 100,000 using the platform, and managed to collect a total of $ 56,566. from nearly 1,000 donors.
"All donations to me go directly to me and to my bank account, and from there I and I decide alone how to use commit the money, "writes Cook on his website.  Health: "Laughter is a horrible medicine": How comedian Jay Leno uses technology to monitor his health
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The breakdown of the anti-vaccination content comes as other online platforms such as Facebook and Instagram have begun to remove channels and posts from their websites attempting to discredit vaccinations.
In February, Pinterest blocked anti-vaccination related searches from the image sharing platform. Shortly thereafter, YouTube announced that it would be the release of anti-vaccine channels' ability to serve from ads. Amazon followed with the removal of anti-vaccine documentaries from its Prime Video service.
Earlier this month Facebook announced that it would take steps to downgrade the ranking of anti-vaccination sites and groups. On Instagram, "We will not show or recommend content that contains incorrect information about vaccinations on Instagram Explore or hashtag pages," Facebook said in a blog post.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 268 cases of miscarriage have been reported in the US so far in 2019, compared to a preliminary count of 372 for 2018 through December 29. In 2010, 63 cases were reported.
Masculine issues arise because of "American societies with pockets of unvaccinated people" according to the CDC website.
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