Large social networks pointed the finger. The World Health Organization and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention have publicly identified false alerts on vaccines, recalls Facebook. One of the tracks is to go back in the wire of the researches the information of undisputed experts. By the end of February, Pinterest and YouTube had announced similar measures.
In the United States and elsewhere, major social networks are accused of allowing the anti-vaccine movement to develop. According to the US health authorities, the percentage of children reaching two years of age without any vaccination has increased from 0.9% of children born in 2011 to 1.3% of those born in 2015. The number of applications for immunization exemptions has increased in 2017-2018 for the third consecutive year of schooling in the United States.
A very large study of more than 650,000 Danish children followed over more than a decade has reached the same conclusion as several previous studies: the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of dying. autism, contrary to what some people peddle on social networks.