Facebook and Instagram remove Robert Kennedy Jr.’s nonprofit for misinformation

August 20, 2022 (20:15)

I read Instagram and Facebook suspend Robert Kennedy Jr’s anti-vaccine group

Excerpt: “The non-profit, Children’s Health Defense (CHD), is one of the most influential anti-vaccine organizations active on social media, where it has spread misleading claims about vaccines and other pandemic-related public health measures. (…) Public health advocates and misinformation experts have criticized Facebook for not acting more swiftly to contain potentially harmful misinformation about Covid-19 and vaccines.”

My problem with this that we give to Instagram and Facebook the moral authority of deciding who spreads “misleading claims”. For me that’s a no-go. We must never delegate this job to a private corporation.