Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations - 2019-11-14

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F345.png Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations November 14, 2019, Jessica Glenza, The Guardian

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.

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{{cite news | first = Jessica | last = Glenza | title = Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations | url = https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/nov/13/majority-antivaxx-vaccine-ads-facebook-funded-by-two-organizations-study | work = The Guardian | date = November 14, 2019 | accessdate = November 17, 2019 }}