Anti-masking groups draw from anti-vaccination playbook to spread misinformation - 2020-07-27

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F182.png Anti-masking groups draw from anti-vaccination playbook to spread misinformation July 27, 2020, Nicole Ireland, CBC News

As more regions across the country adopt mandatory masking policies in an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, some anti-masking groups are joining forces with anti-vaccination proponents and adopting their techniques to spread misinformation and amplify their message.

The similarities between organized anti-masking and anti-vaccine movements are striking, said Maya Goldenberg, an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph specializing in vaccine hesitancy.

At least one anti-masking group, Hugs Over Masks, actively partners with Vaccine Choice Canada, one of the country's most prominent anti-vaccination organizations.

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{{cite news | first = Nicole | last = Ireland | title = Anti-masking groups draw from anti-vaccination playbook to spread misinformation | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/anti-masking-group-tied-to-anti-vaccination-covid-19-1.5661790 | work = CBC News | date = July 27, 2020 | accessdate = July 28, 2020 }}