Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe’s resolution to ban anti-vaxxers is discriminatory and hypocritical, media and authorized analyst Lionel tells RT, even when the selective censorship by a non-governmental physique is –strictly talking– authorized.
“Is this an opinion, and is that this a dialogue level that needs to be protected? And if that’s the case, by whom?” Lionel asks rhetorically, explaining that, whereas as a personal firm GoFundMe has a proper to kick anti-vaxxers off its platform, if a competing fundraising web site tried to ban a extra socially-acceptable group – an LGBT activist group, say, or a pro-choice marketing campaign – “they’d be within the streets and screaming and yelling!”
“We perceive that these are the principles. But why is it that we can not talk about this?” he asks, interrogating the American Medical Association’s warning to tech corporations that they’ve a “duty” to “curb anti-vax propaganda.” Why, he wonders, isn’t the medical doctors’ group demanding a crackdown on vaping, or chocolate bars, or different heavily-promoted objects that do far more injury to Americans’ well being than failure to vaccinate?