Anti-Vaxx ‘propaganda’ has been making circles for a while now, and recent national headlines support the fantasy. Ethan Lindenberger is a teen from Ohio that recently popped up on Reddit’s front page, and there’s a valid reason for it.
Ethan’s mom was the first one to make headlines, after she sought out help and find ways to prevent her son from being vaccinated, just after turning 18 years of age.
“I found out that my son is going to try and get himself vaccinated when he turns 18 in a month. How can I stop him?”
Needless to say, the ‘helpful’ comments weren’t made in mom’s favor.
“Be proud that you have raised a son who is more intelligent than you,” a Quora user replied.
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Ethan decided to make a thread on Reddit about his ‘unique experience.’
“Back in November I made a Reddit port to r/nostupidquestions regarding vaccines. That blew up and now months later, I’ve been on NBC, CNN, FOX News, and so many more.
The article written on my family was the top story on the Washington post this past weekend, and I’ve had numerous news sites sharing this story. I was just on GMA as well, but I haven’t watched it yet,” he wrote.
The most upvoted question was the most logical one as well, citing the teen’s relationship with his mom.
“How’s your relationship with your mother after making your decision?”
Ethan: “My mother and I have a great relationship. Although we are continuing to discuss evidence and our different viewpoints we’ve been able to build a foundation that we still love each other regardless of disagreement.”
Social media giants such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter have all made efforts to combat vaccine misinformation.
“We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic,” Facebook announced in a blog post.