The latest call for censorship of the vaccine topic is targeting Amazon, which sells books. Lots of books. MY BOOKS. There are books on Amazon that I do not ever want to read on topics I find disgusting, distasteful and even dangerous. I do not want those books censored. I can choose NOT to buy those books,. Censorship of a topic is unAmerican in the extreme. Censorship is the tool of despots and dictators who fear what Schoolhouse Rock taught me in the 1970s. Knowledge is power. Knowledge drives consumer choices.
Do you know how many DIET books are on Amazon? Over 60,000. They are often best sellers, yet Americans are in an obesity epidemic. I wrote a book, a memoir, with a chapter on vaccination. My best friends in the world know that I have vaccine injured children. They have met them. They love them. They read my book. They vaccinated their children with all the vaccines I said were a big NO for me. People read and make their own decisions.
Adam Schiff is from California, by the way. We're also learning that many vaccine related movies have been pulled from Amazon Prime. Can you heel the heels stomping behind you?
By Rachel Becker, in The Verge
Influential Democrat asks Amazon to explain why it promotes vaccine misinformation
‘Every online platform, including Amazon, must act responsibly.’
Congressman Adam Schiff is putting pressure on Amazon to curb the spread of vaccine misinformation in its online store. Misinformation around vaccines — like the debunked myth that it causes autism — has led to some children in the United States not getting vaccinated, and is seen by experts as a ‘major contributor’ to recent measles outbreaks.
Schiff’s letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos follows two others letters Schiff sent to Google head Sundar Pichai and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. In all three, Schiff criticized the platforms for serving up anti-vaccine propaganda where people look for information about vaccines. He also criticized Amazon for accepting paid advertising for anti-vaccine media. “Every online platform, including Amazon, must act responsibly and ensure that they do not contribute to this growing public-health catastrophe,” Schiff wrote.
The letter references a recent report from CNN that revealed that the vast majority of top search results for “vaccine” on Amazon provide anti-vaccination misinformation. CNN also reported that Amazon accepts paid advertisements for promoting anti-vaccine media. Right at the top of the “vaccine” search results is an ad for the free Kindle e-book Vaccines on Trial that fear-mongers about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. (To be fair, there’s also an ad for the $259.19 Kindle edition of the massive, authoritative, evidence-based textbook Plotkin’s Vaccines.) Read more here at THE VERGE.