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GoFundMe is one of the newest online platforms for cutting content advocates against vaccines.

The online fundraising service said on Friday that all campaigns created on the site that promote "disinformation" about vaccines will automatically be closed because they violate the Terms of Use.

"Campaigns raising money to promote false vaccine information violate GoFundMe's terms," ​​GoFundMe said in an email to USA TODAY.

Company policy states that "products, make health claims that have not been approved or approved by regulators are prohibited. [19659005] It is not clear how much money was raised by vaccination campaigns on GoFundMe USA TODAY, however, searched the platform and found an active anti-vaccine Campaign designed to raise $ 80,000.

It was founded two months ago and did not yet have to raise money.

According to an archived site, anti-vaccination activist Larry Cook tried to collect $ 100,000 from the platform He managed to collect a total of $ 56,636 from nearly 1,000 donors.

"All donations to me go directly to me and into my bank account, and me and I alone decide how they use the money, "writes Cook website.

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The fight against anti-vaccines is being triggered as other online platforms like Facebook and Instagram has begun removing channels and posts from their sites trying to discredit vaccinations

In February, Pinterest blocked the search for vaccines related to the photo-sharing platform. Shortly thereafter, YouTube announced that the ability of anti-vaccine channels to generate advertising revenue would disappear. Amazon followed in the footsteps by removing documentaries for vaccines from the Prime Video Service.

Facebook announced earlier this month that it would take measures to downgrade the rankings of sites and groups against vaccinations. On Instagram: "We will not display or recommend content that contains incorrect information about vaccinations on Instagram Explore or hashtag pages," said Facebook in a blog post.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 268 cases of measles were reported in the US in 2019, compared with a preliminary census of 372 for 2018 to 29 December. In 2010, 63 cases were reported.

Measles cases occur due to "US communities with pockets of unvaccinated persons". according to the CDC website.

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