“The Internet has enabled people from all over the world to have instant access to the most of combined knowledge of humanity. Facts about archaeology in Egypt, diving among coral reefs, how to cook the perfect steak are available just a few clicks away. For anyone who wants to get the real facts on an issue, the possibilities have never been greater.
However, the Internet has also allowed people to willfully stay misinformed by finding anti-science claims and isolate themselves in communities that filter out opposing information. One such issue that has been plagued by conspiracy theories and misinformation is vaccines. In reality, vaccines are incredibly effective and safe and have decimated many different diseases that infected millions of people every year and led to many hospitalizations and deaths. One issue that is being heavily attacked by anti-vaccine activists is vaccine ingredients. In response, scientists and doctors have researched many of these issues closely and found that anti-vaccine claims are very often outright false.”