Guess who is to blame for anti-vaccination misinformation…

FYI: While I did not have time to research all the authors of this study, if you go here you will see that of the eight authors of this “Russian-troll” article, only two of them have other published articles with the American Journal of Public Health.

One author – Jamison – has just one other article published. And one other author – Quinn – has 11 articles published. Some of her titles include: “HURRICANE KATRINA: A SOCIAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER,” “Building Trust for Engagement of Minorities in Human Subjects Research: Is the Glass Half Full, Half Empty, or the Wrong Size?,” and “The Role of Community Advisory Boards: Involving Communities in the Informed Consent Process.”

I wish I had more time to research all of the authors (having a full-time job now does not allow that!) yet I did a quick search on the first author listed, David A. Broniatowski PhD. Here’s a bit of information from David’s CV: Research Interests: Group decision-making, social choice and social media surveillance. David’s academic credentials include a Ph.D. in Engineering Systems and degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

Makes me curious as to what are the credentials/background of the other authors of this study…

From Oregon Live: They gathered in the cold, carrying signs and grudges. One sign read: “Vaccines: the more you KNOW, the more you NO!”

With a measles outbreak among unvaccinated children in the Vancouver area causing Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a health emergency last month, hundreds of protesters turned out at the state capitol in Olympia to oppose a bill that would restrict personal exemptions to vaccines for school-age children.

So-called “anti-vaxxers” are part of a homegrown fringe movement, one that is suspicious of scientific data about the safety and efficacy of vaccinations. But they unwittingly have been getting overseas help in recent years.

Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t trying to mess only with America’s elections. He has set loose his undercover opinion manipulators to promote fear of vaccines and set pro- and anti-vaccination Americans against one another, a recent study concluded.

The overarching objective in this ongoing offensive: to divide and terrify Americans — and win a second Cold War. For the most part, Russia has taken this fight to where we live: on social media.

“Compared with average users, Russian trolls, sophisticated bots and ‘content polluters’ tweeted about vaccination at higher rates,” the study concluded last fall. The research, published in the American Journal of Public Health, found that “[a]ccounts masquerading as legitimate users create false equivalency, eroding public consensus on vaccination.”

An example of a “disinformation” tweet: “Did you know there was a secret government database of #Vaccine-damaged child? #VaccinateUS.”

Another tweet argued the other side: “#VaccinateUS You can’t fix stupidity. Let them die from measles, and I’m for #vaccination!”

Both tweets, it appears, came from “bad actors” in Russia.

“By playing both sides, they erode public trust in vaccination, exposing us all to the risk of infectious diseases,” John Hopkins University computer-science professor Mark Dredze told the BBC.

The American Journal of Public Health study linked malicious propaganda on the issue to social-media accounts from Russia’s Internet Research Agency, which Robert Mueller’s special-counsel office has indicted for its role in 2016 election interference.

The U.S., it must be noted, isn’t the only Western country where measles outbreaks have returned in recent years. The BBC reports that higher rates of measles are being found throughout Europe as well.

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Joseph BC69
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Am I the only one here who is highly suspicious of the federal government’s passing a blanket exemption of the makers of vaccines and certain other medications from any and all lawsuits, regardless of the damage done to recipients of what are supposed to be beneficial meds?

Can somebody please tell me just what is wrong with this picture?

Aside from Big Pharma, as far as I know no other industry gets such a blanket exemption from liability.

Alma
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Alma

During the (first) Cold War the US and the USSR were on their toes avoiding each other from engaging in a nuclear holocaust, although technology was not so advance as it is today, the fear of the”Star Wars” and our advanced capabilities made the USSR take another stand. A Russia today is a different world power, it has acquired a far advance technology allowing worldwide infiltration and intrusion, still Russia fears us and the idea of [Pres. Trump’s] “space army” is in their minds, so let’s get a head start and play Mr. Putin into the second Cold War, we… Read more »

m walker
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m walker

The whole entire existence of the pharmaceutical industry is based on presentation of false science, and advertising this false science and drumming it into the minds of gullible people who have no curiosity to find out why that is so.

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Inject viruses into your body so you don’t get viruses. Makes so much sense.

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

Thanks democrats for letting in the disease riddled illegal invaders. This was pretty much wiped out, but no, we have to save these people flowing into our country on a tidal wave.

the postman
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Anyone who still has doubts as to which side of the vaccine debate the truth really lies, check out the linked video below. Not only does it provide lots of weaponry for us to take to the battle field (mostly found in the first half of the video), but it also makes mention of the fact that regarding the “One Conversation” conference on vaccine safety which was held in Atlanta the month prior (October 2018), the entire pro-vaccine panel of attendees backed out at the last moment… One of them had more or less stated in defense of their mass… Read more »

Doctor Moebius
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Doctor Moebius

If you research vaccine history, you find ALL deadly diseases, like polio, smallpox, etc, were on a significant decline years prior to vaccine introduction, because nutrition and hygiene are better tools for reducing disease than most vaccines are. Also, I have a son who became Autistic AFTER his MMR vaccine. I have an inner truth compass that has told me many conspiracy theories are actual conspiracies (JFK, 9/11, Sandy Hook, Vegas,..), but it is my time working at Pfizer corporate HQ in NYC that showed me the true colors of Big Pharma greed and lack of ethics. The HIV virus… Read more »

Sierra
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Sierra

Z Doc is wrong. There is no such thing as “settled science.” (That’s the same line the Climate Change nuts say whenever anyone dares challenge their “data”.) There’s nothing wrong with having a public debate about vaccines—or about any topic where people have concerns or differing opinions. His scoffing at this makes me wonder about his integrity. I am not an anti-vaxxer, but we don’t know with 100% certainly what the bad side effects of vaccines are, or what the side effects are from giving so many to infants and children. Some vaccines may be safe and effective, others not… Read more »

Dr. Eowyn
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Russia, again?
HA HA HA HA HA.
Only demented people take the Dems seriously.

the postman
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I may have mentioned this already in an earlier FOTM article comment but notice that the specter of “anti-science” tends to get raised in pro-vax discussions the same as it does regarding global warming. This is apparently part of the “flat Earth” psy-op meant to deal with those who stand in opposition to potentially failing public policies that are purportedly based on real science when in fact, they aren’t. I’ve been researching the current “flat Earth” phenomenon and what I’ve learned thus far strongly suggests that this phenomenon is a psy-op engineered by our intel community to enable those in… Read more »

Liz
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Liz

The vaccines that are in California are from China and are not tested. The government tends to ruin lives there is no accountability. 20 years ago I would have had a different opinion. Trusting the government after all we’ve been through is stupid…I’ve seen the global report their goal was to reduce the population by billions. Just how do you suppose they were going to implement that?

True Dan
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True Dan

How many of the children who have contracted measles have died? I have read the statistic that it is about 1 in 10,000 that die from the measles. I have also read that about 1 in 480 have serious side effects such as seizures from the measles. As a parent and grand-parent, that doesn’t sound like a good trade-off to me. To me, it would make more sense to send your child to play with another child that had measles so that your child could develop a natural immunity to measles for the rest of his/her life. 1 in 10,000… Read more »

Timmy75
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Timmy75

RONDA R: “That’s how the polio vaccines work. And they DO work. That how small pox vaccines work. And they DO work. They inject attenuated (weakened) or dead viruses into the body so that the body can learn to recognize these proteins as foreign so that when the body is exposed to the real, full strength virus it is ready for the fight.” Sorry dear, but it’s obvious that you’re merely repeating what you’ve been conned into believing. QUESTION: When was the last time you considered information provided by MSM (YOU KNOW, paid SHILLS)? My best guess would be NEVER.… Read more »

Timmy75
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Timmy75

There’s nothing more unscientific than the absurd phrase “settled science”. For you armchair Einsteins out there… science is NEVER settled. EVER. That’s what makes it science. In fact, “settled science” is the very antithesis of science. And the beauty of it is, one needn’t be a scientist to understand this. Want to become a scientist? First take a few courses in political science, just so you’ll understand how utterly corrupt ‘science’ has become. As with any other field of human endeavor…. FOLLOW THE MONEY.

Jackie Puppet
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Jackie Puppet

What these mandatory vax drug-pushers (and that IS what they are), don’t understand (or don’t care) about the “anti-vaxxer” side, is that we’re not so much anti-vaccine as we are “anti-everything-else” that’s put in the vaccines.

The concept of vaccines is rather sound, but we’re against the adjuvants & other garbage they put in there. Today’s schedule of vaccines from birth to adulthood is also completely ridiculous & bogus.

Mistears Mom
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Mistears Mom

They are trying to silence the anti-vaxxers just like the climate deniers. They do not want a “conversation” where people might be able to learn about the facts, the ingredients, the governments patents on most of the vaccines, the big pharma lobby and campaign donations & collusion with the media, the gov drug court for vaccine damaged folks. Lack of record keeping on vaccine damaged people, manipulated numbers and the actual misinformation cover up. The movie Vaxxed was one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen. I watched an excellent documentary “The Truth about Vaccines” put out with… Read more »

Flanders
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Flanders

How many drug companies do you realistically think there are which would happen to not be jewish, or jewish run? How about the interlocking CEO’s of the bigger (((globalist))) corporations in general? I don’t know the answer, and they do their damnest to hide it, but I do have a good idea about what that answer is. Don’t you? But, We do know a lot about (((TV and Media))). “The Deeper Reason for Drug Ads On Television” Jon Rappoport “Television viewers are inundated with drug ads from Big Pharma. It’s a flood. Have you ever heard of these drugs? Otezla,… Read more »

Flanders
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Flanders

Try taking this one first thing in the morning. “CVS rolls out new Health Hub where slaves can be mass vaccinated and prescribed deadly drugs”

“According to this Business Insider report CVS has rolled out a new Health Hub that will serve as a staging area for mass vaccinations and deadly drug prescriptions.

CVS Health and Aetna officially merged at the end of 2018, combining a chain of nearly 10,000 pharmacies that also owns a drug benefits business with one of the biggest US health insurers. [Continue to find out how Amazon is getting in on the action].

https://thomasdishaw.com/cvs-rolls-out-new-health-hub-where-slaves-can-be-mass-vaccinated-and-prescribed-deadly-drugs/#more-4953

Flanders
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Flanders

“Generic drug companies conspired to fix drug prices and rake in billions by cheating customers, lawsuit says” “The business practices of Big Pharma are abhorrent, but some people manage to avoid falling victim to the inflated prices of brand-name medications by getting generic pills. Unfortunately, that is looking less and less like a viable alternative as more information about extensive price fixing among generic drug companies comes to light. Now, the makers of generic pills are facing a federal antitrust case brought about by 45 different states.The attorneys general of the states in question are accusing nearly 20 generic drug… Read more »

Flanders
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Flanders

Would this article below even seem to be at all related to vaccines or the medical/pharmaceutical issues? “Apple warns Natural News to stop publishing articles about abortions or satanism…” “In a series of shocking “demand” emails containing screen captures showing lists of Natural News articles, Apple has demanded Natural News stop publishing articles critical of abortions or Satanism, threatening to block the Natural News app from all Apple devices if Apple’s demands are not met. This is the first time that a dominant tech company has overtly come out in defense of Satanism while threatening to censor a prominent publisher… Read more »