The overwhelming majority of the British public is in favour of criminalising the dissemination of ‘fake news’ about vaccines, as the left-wing Labour Party has come out in favour of further speech restrictions in the UK under the pretext of the Chinese coronavirus.
A survey of 2,000 Britons conducted by ORB International found that 80 per cent of the British public support the prosecution of those who share supposed misinformation online about vaccines.
The research also claimed that misinformation on average spreads six times faster than alleged real news about vaccines, according to The Telegraph.
Meanwhile, the left-wing Labour Party has called on the government to pass emergency laws to “stamp out dangerous” dissemination of so-called anti-vax conspiracy theories online, demanding that financial and criminal penalties be enacted into law.
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said that the posts are “exploiting people’s fears, their mistrust of institutions and governments and