Anti-vaxxers could rule Facebook within a decade, researchers warn

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May 14, 2020

Anti-vaxxers could rule the social media conversation in a decade if authorities don’t step in, an analysis of Facebook activity in the United States has found.

Despite vaccination being a critical factor in the protection of communities from highly infectious diseases, a growing number of people are refusing vaccines – even in the middle of a deadly pandemic.

It comes after several NRL players polarised the sporting community by refusing to get a flu shot before the soon-to-resume season.

In a move that dealt the league a major blow, the Queensland government effectively banned anti-vax players by enforcing a ‘no jab, no play’ policy backed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

But the anti-vaxxer movement doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

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