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According to a report by the Daily Beast, GoFundMe is the newest platform for doing anything to try and slow down its anti-wax problem. The Crowdfunding website will no longer allow people to raise money for campaigns with misinformation campaigns that use their services.
"Promotions that raise money to promote misinformation about vaccines violate GoFundMe's terms of service and will be removed from the platform," a spokesman said. "We conduct a thorough review and will remove any campaigns on the platform." While only representing a small portion of the platform's users, anti-wax or so-called "vaccine selection" campaigns have raised $ 170,000 through GoFundMe in
In recent weeks, Pinterest announced that it was blocking searches for all vaccine-related content – false or otherwise – until it could control its error information. A report by Guardian revealed that Amazon allows customers to donate a portion of their proceeds to anti-wax organizations through the AmazonSmile charity program. After another report, from Wired Amazon drew several books that published so-called "cures" for autism – including a treatment involving a bleach bath – from his site.
A teenager from Ohio testified before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Work and Pensions about his childhood as an unvaccinated child, and how by turning 18, used Reddit to marry his mother and get help finding out of which vaccines he needed. Facebook recently announced that it will work on deforming anti-wax as well. GoFundMe seems to do the trendy thing here, not because it's the right thing to do, but because that's what everyone else has already started to do.