In what can be referred to as a modern day book burning, earlier this month, Amazon caved to pressure from politicians and began to purge information that challenged the established view on vaccinations. Multiple books were removed that promoted “alternative cures” for autism as well hit documentaries like Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe.
(Article by Matt Agorist republished from TheFreeThoughtProject.com)
Regardless of how you feel personally about vaccinations, purging information in such a manner is alarming and should be cause for grave concern. Last month, during the hysteria over the measles non-epidemic, TFTP pointed out how this hysteria was being used to make massive shifts in online algorithms as well as legislation.
Not only do people react differently to different medicines, but these medicines are manufactured and administered by humans—who make errors—a lot. So, maintaining skepticism in the form of advocating for safe vaccines is a necessary counter balance to blindly accepting the word of companies who have been known to lie and cause harm to countless people — paying out billions to their victims.
Currently, across the country, there are over 100 bills filed in 30 different states proposing to expand, restrict or eliminate vaccine informed consent rights.
Now as this recent move by Amazon and others illustrates, those who promote vaccine safety are being treated as outcasts and lawmakers are literally calling for them to be silenced, and it is working. Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, who has sponsored mandatory vaccine laws throughout his career came out last month to threaten the speech of those who question forced vaccination.
In a letter to the Attorney General of the United States, Pan wrote that the “deliberate spread of vaccine information discouraging vaccination” requires the surgeon general to “stop this attack on our nation’s health by addressing the spread of vaccine misinformation.”
These people are not only moving to mandate vaccines, but they are going further by silencing those who speak out against such measures—a chilling notion indeed, one by which Amazon had no problem abiding.
Earlier this month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) sent a letter directly to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos calling for the purging of this information.
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