Jo Stevens – 2020 Comments on People Refusing Vaccine

Below is the text of the comments made by Jo Stevens, the Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, on 7 July 2020.

This poll lays bare just how dangerous disinformation online can be.

The rapid spread of false information about vaccinations could literally be a question of life and death.

Social media companies must ensure this content has no place on their platforms and Ministers must do more to promote the benefits of vaccines and counter the harmful, dangerous myths which surround them before a coronavirus vaccine becomes available.