A new video claims masks “activate” the virus. That beaches have healing powers to fight it off. That the vaccine will kill millions.
It’s called Plandemic, and it was viewed at least 8 million times before Facebook and Youtube took it down.
Now the person behind these dangerous conspiracies just published a book, and it’s already sold out on Amazon. The company is refusing to stop the sales, claiming it doesn’t violate their policies.
Already we’ve seen tech giants respond quickly to stop the spread of these dangerous lies in the midst of Coronavirus -- Amazon should follow suit. But they’ll only act if they feel a crazy amount of pressure. That’s where we come in.
Facebook is one of the hardest companies to move on this stuff, but even they removed the video -- acknowledging the harm it could cause. Tech giants across the board are implementing new policies to respond to this scary Covid moment -- Amazon should do the same.
Another simple measure Amazon could take is to send a follow-up to each individual who purchased the book, to debunk the myths and share facts issued by the WHO.
But Amazon is hoping this will blow over soon enough and they can keep raking in the profits. Let’s show them that millions of us care too much about the health and safety of our communities to let these harmful ideas keep spreading.