Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations - 2019-11-14
The World Mercury Project chaired by Robert F Kennedy Jr, and Stop Mandatory Vaccinations, a project of campaigner Larry Cook, bought 54% of the anti-vaccine ads shown on the platform during the study period.
"Absolutely we were surprised," said David Broniatowski, a professor of engineering at George Washington University, one of the authors of the report. "These two individuals were generating the majority of the content."
Cook uses crowd-funding platforms to raise money for Facebook ads and his personal expenses. The crowd-funding platform GoFundMe banned Cook's fundraisers in March 2019. YouTube has demonetized Cook's videos.