Two-thirds of anti-vax propaganda online created by just 12 influencers, research finds
Jokes on Instagram and Tik Tok continue to affect young people, experts say - while warning over the dangers of labelling as anti-vaxxers those who are vaccine hesitant.
He said the most effective anti-vaxxers were"great marketers" and drew people in by generating content related to wellness or fertility, then gradually linked these issues to vaccination.Mr Ahmed said the algorithms used by social media platforms then fed people more and more similar content, until they see it frequently while online - thus normalising the opinions.
"All the platforms care about is content that people will spend time on so they can serve them adverts at the same time… they are reluctant to take any credible action," he said.Image:CCDH chief exec Imran Ahmed says social media platforms 'are reluctant to take any credible action'Read more: Sky News »
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So skynews you only have 12 influencers employees? Boris Johnson, Savid Javid, Chris Whitty, Van Tam, Matt Hancock, Michael Gove, Nadhim Zahawi, Liz Truss, Kwasi Kwarteng, Patrick Vallance, Rebecca Allen and Neil Ferguson? 2/3 of sh*t news stories produced by just the BBC and SkyNews How many were allowed on sky news to debate it with “experts”?
Props to Facebook, the worst invention of modern times Yet they were right and have been so far. I don't need anyone telling me this vaccine is good or not good for me because I've seen with my own eyes what this vaccine can do. Not a chance will I get it. I respect anyone that wants to take it but i expect the same respect back.
100% of Pro vac propaganda created by skynews Hardly 'influencers'..more like complete loons There is no greater joy than having financial stability and a life free of debts, that’s why I keep tweeting about lisamiabtc3 it has been a pleasure collaborating with you...there is no other way I can show my appreciation other than tweeting the good deed you have done.
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If people don’t want to get vaccinated then that’s their personal choice but let other people make their own informed decisions rather than trying to influence peoples decisions for their own gains. Says it all really if you question them hard enough and use sarcasm they will go away show them you’re not vulnerable they hate that 👍🏻
If COVID-19 is anywhere, it is potentially everywhere. COVID-19 vaccines will save many lives. Mask wearing is a good idea. that's like the mainstream media tho Comcast Walt Disney AT&T ViacomCBS Sony Fox high shine Nonsense. These 12 people are people intends to setup most probably and have sent to jail. They want to be able to punish people for ' mis information ' it’s horrid. They can’t be trusted it’s awful. They don’t want people disputing their lies.
Propaganda!!!!? Or reality that no1 is supposed to hear and know about cos the MSM is hashing the lot !! Do your own research the truth is out there Stop lying Sky News! Humans are smart enough to look at information and make their own decisions! Are their names Vlad, Maxim, Kirill, Dmitry and Andrei, perhaps?
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Vaccination He said the most effective anti-vaxxers were"great marketers" and drew people in by generating content related to wellness or fertility, then gradually linked these issues to vaccination. Mr Ahmed said the algorithms used by social media platforms then fed people more and more similar content, until they see it frequently while online - thus normalising the opinions. "All the platforms care about is content that people will spend time on so they can serve them adverts at the same time… they are reluctant to take any credible action," he said. Image: CCDH chief exec Imran Ahmed says social media platforms 'are reluctant to take any credible action' Ed Stubbs, a teacher who developed a package of lessons designed to tackle vaccine hesitancy in schools, said that because young people spent so much time online they could easily find themselves watching a lot of anti-vax content. He warned that fear over the COVID-19 vaccine programme had fed into fears about other vaccines administered to young people as a matter of course in schools and prompted growing general hesitancy to getting vaccinated for anything. "Young people obviously look on social media, they see quite a lot of jokes on Instagram and Tik Tok, things like 'I got my vaccine and then this happened to me'," he said. "They are jokes and the students would even tell me and be laughing while they say them, but it still has an effect on them and instead of vaccines being something quite dull, boring, and necessary, it's something that is controversial, weird and slightly alarming." Mr Stubbs added that labelling people who are vaccine hesitant as anti-vaxxers can be dangerous, especially in schools, as it drives discussion underground and gives teachers less opportunity to open up conversations which could encourage uptake. But he also warned that teachers must be prepared to be unequivocal about the benefits of getting vaccine and not sit on the fence, because they are in a position of trust. Image: Minister Chris Philp admits that policing the internet is not an easy task Chris Philp, a minister in the department for digital, culture, media and sport, said the government would legislate for fines and other action to force social media companies to remove content deemed damaging but admitted that policing the internet was not an easy task. "The internet is a large space and there is definitely more to do and we are determined to make sure that with social media firms, we take the action necessary," he said. "There's always more to do. And in fact, in the coming months, we're going to be introducing a piece of legislation, the online safety bill, to go even further in imposing statutory legal duties on social media firms to make sure they act in this area." Related Topics