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Anti-Vaxxers Banned from Raising Money on GoFundMe

• https://needtoknow.news, UK Independent

Anti-vaxxers have been banned from raising money on GoFundMe in an attempt to stop the spread of conspiracy theories and misinformation.

The crowdfunding platform announced it was carrying out a "thorough review" following reports that one campaigner had gathered nearly $80,000 (£60,000) in donations.

Larry Cook, who promoted his fundraising efforts using Facebook adverts, targeted mothers with claims the medical community was covering up baby "slaughter".

GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne said: "Campaigns raising money to promote misinformation about vaccines violate GoFundMe's terms of service and will be removed from the platform.

"We are conducting a thorough review and will remove any campaigns currently on the platform."

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