(Natural News) Whistleblowers have confirmed what many of us have long suspected: Facebook systematically censors posts about vaccine hesitancy, preventing people from learning about the dangers of vaccines and potentially causing them to put their health at risk.
Two anonymous Facebook employees leaked documents to Project Veritas exposing how the company uses an algorithm that targets anti-vaxxers. According to the documents, a beta version of the algorithm was tested on 1.5 percent of Facebook’s 3.8 billion users as well as on another Facebook-owned platform, Instagram. One whistleblower said that the so-called “vaccine hesitancy score” that the algorithm calculates is used to demote user comments or leave them alone depending on the comment’s content.
The document, which is entitled Vaccine Hesitancy Comment Demotion, contains an executive summary section that makes no secret of its goal. It states that it aims to “drastically reduce user exposure to vaccine hesitancy (VH) in comments.”
The document goes on to declare that “reducing the visibility of these comments represents another significant opportunity for us to remove barriers to vaccination that users on the platform may potentially encounter.”
The platform wants to ostracize those who dare to speak out against vaccines: “The narrative [is] get the vaccine, the vaccine is good for you, everyone should get it. If you don’t, you will be singled out as an enemy of society.”
One of the whistleblowers voiced concerns that Facebook is more interested in building a community “where everyone complies” than having open discussions about the important decisions and topics of our time.
Users are being placed in tiers that assess their degree of vaccine hesitancy
Users of the social media platform are being ranked into tiers that grade their comments based on the degree they aim to dissuade other people from getting vaccines, with Tier 0