02.14.19 | From Schiff.House.Gov
Schiff Asks CEOs to Address this Important Public Health Issue on Respective Platforms
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), sent a letter to Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive Officers of Google and Facebook, respectively, to express concern that the company’s platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, are surfacing and recommending information that discourages parents from vaccinating their children, contributing to declining vaccination rates which could reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.
“As a Member of Congress who is deeply concerned about declining vaccination rates, I am requesting additional information on the steps that you currently take to provide medically accurate information on vaccinations to your users, and to encourage you to consider additional steps you can take to address this growing problem,” Schiff wrote in the letter. “I was pleased to see YouTube’s recent announcement that it will no longer recommend videos that violate its community guidelines, such as conspiracy theories or medically inaccurate videos, and encourage further action to be taken related to vaccine misinformation.”
The scientific and medical communities are in overwhelming consensus that vaccines are both effective and safe. There is no evidence to suggest that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases, and the dissemination of unfounded and debunked theories about the dangers of vaccinations pose a great risk to public health.
In 2015, Rep. Schiff first introduced the bipartisan Vaccines Save Lives resolution, recognizing the importance of vaccines and immunizations in the United States. The resolution sends a message of unequivocal Congressional support for vaccines and urges parents, in consultation with their health care providers, to follow scientific evidence and the consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccination for the well-being of their children and surrounding communities.
CHRISTOPHER NAWOJCZYK: This is DISGUSTING. Representative Adam Schiff is a lying, deceptive hack who plays politics with the established pharmacology agenda to keep his seat at the table. I am outraged at this so-called congressman’s sentiment toward Facebook, Google, and social media platform’s in general by encouraging CENSORSHIP of those speaking out against vaccines. ‘Questioning’ is what intelligent people do. Nevertheless, he urges these private companies to obey the authoritarian suggestions of U.S. government officials to advance their propaganda agenda of misinformation to the public. Vaccines cause autism, they are chalk-full of heavy metals, and there is no credible scientific argument refuting it. All you must do is dig deeper in the research by reading the vaccine labels and the journal articles—something the illiterate American public won’t do—to uncover how POISONOUS they really are.
Adam Schiff is the poster child of an insincere class of authoritarians in Washington D.C. who stifle evidence and facts to push an unAmerican agenda for their political party. Adam Schiff is a CARTOONISH FOOL who uses Stasi dictator tactics to quell free speech at the grassroots. The last thing a government person should ever do is write letters to private sector companies (Facebook, Google) encouraging the silencing of users’ voice. Big tech has the right to create their own community guidelines via their technological apparatus. Schiff’s act is FASCIST in nature because it uses the government strong-arm to pressure conformity to a gangster agenda of medical tyranny.
From Dr. John Bergman, DC, at his True Health Tuesday lecture in Huntington Beach: