NBC News: Parents are poisoning their children with bleach to ‘cure’ autism. These moms are trying to stop it.

NBC News: Parents are poisoning their children with bleach to ‘cure’ autism. These moms are trying to stop it.. “When they aren’t working or taking care of their autistic children, Melissa Eaton and Amanda Seigler are moles. Eaton, 39, a single mother from Salisbury, North Carolina, and Seigler, 38, a mom to six in Lake Worth, Florida, have spent much of their free time in the last three years infiltrating more than a dozen private Facebook groups for parents of autistic kids. In some of these groups, members describe using dubious, dangerous methods to try to ‘heal’ their children’s autism — a condition with no medically known cause or cure.”

CNN: Vaccine misinformation flourishes on Facebook and Instagram weeks after promised crackdown

CNN: Vaccine misinformation flourishes on Facebook and Instagram weeks after promised crackdown . “Facebook on Thursday morning continued to recommend content in the search bar that linked vaccinations with autism, a CNN Business review showed. When searching for ‘vaccines’ using the search tool, results included ‘vaccines and autism’ and ‘vaccinesrevealed.’ When clicked, the suggestions in the drop-down menu returned results for Facebook pages that spread vaccine misinformation.”

Poynter: Is expert crowdsourcing the solution to health misinformation?

Poynter: Is expert crowdsourcing the solution to health misinformation?. “When HealthNewsReview.org announced it was shutting down in December, it went mostly unnoticed. Almost nobody tweeted about the closure of the outlet, which had been debunking bogus health claims for 13 years. An email to the IFCN listserv highlighting HealthNewsReview’s demise got no responses. And the move went uncovered by most major media outlets.”