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Calls to ban anti-vaccination video portrays people as thick

by | 17th, February 2017

If free speech is the freedom to make an arse of yourself, the story of moves to ban Andrew Wakefield’s video is one we should baulk at. The Times has ‘discovered’ that Amazon and Apple ‘are profiting from an anti-vaccination documentary directed by the discredited former doctor Andrew Wakefield’.

They’ll profit if anyone’s dumb enough to download the thing. But buyer beware and all that.

The film, which backs his fraudulent research linking vaccines with autism, is available for customers to watch for 99p on Amazon Instant Video and £6.99 on Apple’s iTunes. On Vimeo, a popular YouTube-style streaming service, it costs £3.17.

How’s about that for price difference. If you want to watch this video you need to go to Amazon Instant Video, where you can buy seven versions of the thing for the price of one on iTunes. Give it to your friends. But don’t give them measles, Best to get the jab.

The paper says, ‘Scientists and autism campaigners urged the web companies to remove the film.’ They want it banned. That’s weak.

The Times hears from Edzard Ernst, professor emeritus of complementary medicine at Exeter university, who warns: “Any

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