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Anti-vaxx groups spend nearly $1 billion on social media

Fear-mongering is now a billion-dollar industry.

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  • The Center for Countering Digital Hate found that anti-vaxx groups reach 58 million users on social media, earning the platforms roughly $1B in revenue.
  • The Center's founder, Imran Ahmed, says giving anti-vaxxers attention feeds the algorithms, further perpetuating the noise.
  • In this interview with Big Think, Ahmed says the best thing we can do is offer credible information to change the algorithms.
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