US Democrats Want to Cancel First Amendment (Free Speech)…
No one is surprised…
I want people to know that many of us at BolenReport consider ourselves former Kennedy Democrats. We believe in civil rights, economic progress, and a robust defense of freedom.
It used to be that many elements of the democratic party stood for the same thing. However, Trump has made many former democrats think that their party has forgotten about them, just as Reagan did in the 1980s.
I can genuinely sympathize with those who have criticized the Republican Party for being in the pocket of corporations, polluters, as well as the elites. However, a faction of the Republicans have broken away from these failed policies of the past and embraced the populist platform of Trump.
Whether one accepts this new reality or not, it is true, and must be said…
The democrats of today have embraced the hysteria of Russian collusion, actively engage in criminal acts of treason by wanting to use the 25th Amendment to remove a sitting President with whom they disagree, and when all of that fails, they turn to their next target, the small band of incredibly brave parents whose children have suffered vaccine damage.
In the upside down world in which we currently live, parents who attack the corporate power of pharmaceutical companies who have purchased complete financial immunity for their products, and fund the mainstream media, are painted as enemies of democracy.
Look no further for evidence of this truth then the recent letter sent by Congressman Adam Schiff to Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.
Social media is a force of freedom, and those who seek to throttle it, like Adam Schiff, are dangerous men.
I’m up for a debate on the safety of vaccines and the damage they have done to an entire generation of children. Is Congressman Schiff? I will meet Congressman Schiff anywhere, anytime, and let the people decide.
Let’s get it on. The World’s #1 Anti-Vaxxer challenges Adam Schiff to a debate.
Just so the audience can be prepared, here’s Schiff’s letter.
February 14, 2019
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
1 Hacker Way
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Dear, Mr. Zuckerberg:
As more Americans use the Internet and social media platforms as their primary source of information, it is important that we explore the quality of the information that they receive, particularly on issues that directly impact the health and well-being of Americans, as well as the billions who use your site around the world. Accordingly, I am writing out of my concern that Facebook and Instagram are surfacing and recommending messages that discourage parents from vaccinating their children, a direct threat to public health, and reversing progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.
The scientific and medical communities are in overwhelming consensus that vaccines are both effective and safe. There is no evidence to suggest that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases, and the dissemination of unfounded and debunked theories about the dangers of vaccinations pose a great risk to public health. In fact, the World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy – the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines – as one of the top threats to global health in 2019. In a dramatic demonstration of the dangers, Washington state declared a public health emergency due to a measles epidemic in Clark County, signaling the resurgence of a potentially fatal disease that was effectively eliminated from the United States decades ago by vaccines.
There is strong evidence to suggest that at least part of the source of this trend is the degree to which medically inaccurate information about vaccines surface on the websites where many Americans get their information, among them Facebook and Instagram. As I have discussed with you in other contexts, and as you have acknowledged, the algorithms which power these services.
I acknowledge that it may not always be a simple matter to determine when information is medically accurate, nor do we ask that your platform engage in the practice of medicine, but if a concerned parent consistently sees information in their Newsfeed that casts doubt on the safety or efficacy of vaccines, it could cause them to disregard the advice of their children’s physicians and public health experts and decline to follow the recommended vaccination schedule. Repetition of information, even if false, can often be mistaken for accuracy, and exposure to anti-vaccine content via social media may negatively shape user attitudes towards vaccination.
Additionally, even parents and guardians who seek out accurate information about vaccines could unwittingly reach pages and videos with misinformation. A report by the Guardian found that on both Facebook and YouTube, suggested searches related to vaccines often led users to pages or groups providing medically and scientifically inaccurate information. Finally, I am concerned by the report that Facebook accepts paid advertising that contains deliberate misinformation about vaccines.
As a Member of Congress who is deeply concerned about declining vaccination rates around the nation, I am requesting additional information onthe steps that you currently take to provide medically accurate information on vaccinations to your users, and to encourage you to consider additional steps you can take to address this growing problem. I was pleased to see YouTube’s recent announcement that it will no longer recommend videos that violate its community guidelines, such as conspiracy theories or medically inaccurate videos, and encourage further action to be taken related to vaccine misinformation.
Specifically, I request that you provide answers on the following questions:
Does content which provides medically inaccurate information about vaccines violate your terms of service?
What action(s) do you currently take to address misinformation related to vaccines on your platforms? Are you considering or taking additional actions?
Do you accept paid advertising from anti-vaccine activists and groups on your platforms? How much has been spent in the past year on advertising on this topic?
What steps do you currently take to prevent anti-vaccine videos or information from being recommended to users, either algorithmically or as a suggested search result?
I appreciate your timely response to these questions and encourage you to consider what additional steps you can take to address this growing problem. As more Americans rely on your services as their primary source of information, it is vital that you take that responsibility with the seriousness it requires, and nowhere more so than in matters of public health and children’s health. Thank you for your attention to this important topic.
Adam B. Schiff
Member of Congress
Your Move Creep!
Kent’s book PLAGUE was released by Skyhorse Publishing in 2014 and is now available in paperback. Skyhorse also publishes the work of Mo Yan, the 2012 recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature.
The book is co-authored with Judy Mikovits PhD. It is an indictment of the “Fake Science” we find so prevalent in the US.