Anti-vaxx 'mobs': doctors face harassment campaigns on Facebook - 2019-02-28

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F345.png Anti-vaxx 'mobs': doctors face harassment campaigns on Facebook February 28, 2019, Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian

The harassment of Kass appears to have been at least partially instigated by Larry Cook and Erin Elizabeth, two anti-vaccine activists who have built large Facebook platforms.

Cook has gained notoriety as a full-time anti-vaxxer who has raised nearly $80,000 on GoFundMe to pay for fear-mongering anti-vaccine Facebook ads which he targets at mothers. His Facebook page, Stop Mandatory Vaccinations (SMV), has about 130,000 followers, while the related closed SMV Facebook group has more than 150,000 members.

The former executive director of a professional organization for naturopaths, Cook has various online ventures, including an anti-vaccine YouTube channel, a $99 online training course about social media activism and a $3.95 ebook advising tenants on how to take their landlord to small claims court. He specializes in emotive anti-vaccine propaganda videos featuring parents and babies.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Julia Carrie Wong | title = Anti-vaxx 'mobs': doctors face harassment campaigns on Facebook | url = https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/27/facebook-anti-vaxx-harassment-campaigns-doctors-fight-back | work = The Guardian | date = February 28, 2019 | accessdate = March 5, 2019 }}