Anti-vaxx activists have used Facebook and other social platforms for years to spread misinformation about the so-called “dangers” of life-saving vaccines. But a new brand of pro-vaccination parents aren’t taking this lying down. Around the country, they’re heading to Facebook to do battle with these ideas at their source, refuting myths and spreading scientific facts in online “echo chambers.”
It’s not a fair fight. That’s because while most parents vaccinate their kids and move on, anti-vaxxers tend to be very vocal about their decision, and that plays out on Facebook.
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