I’m sure you know that anti-vaccine folks push misinformation that scares parents away from vaccinating and protecting their kids.
You may not be aware of one of their techniques.
Yes, they issue bogus press releases and then make folks think that mainstream news sites are doing feature stories about them, when in reality, these mainstream news sites simply republish every press release they get.
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Did you really think that Yahoo! Finance covered a story about an FDA coverup over licensing of the MMR vaccine?
They didn’t. There was no FDA coverup.
In fact, instead of a story by Yahoo! Finance, folks are simply reading a press release that was actually written by the Highwire crew.
Did you fall for this propaganda trick?
If so, then you didn’t learn your lesson when the Weston A Price Foundation got their anti-vaccine press release about shedding published on CNBC way back in 2015.
Have you seen anyone sharing these press releases? Have you seen them reprinted on “mainstream” news sites?
Tell them to stop spreading anti-vaccine propaganda.
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