Labour calls for anti-vax conspiracy theories to be censored on social media

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Labour is calling for anti-vaccine conspiracy theories to be censored on social media.

The opposition has called for Boris Johnson to bring forward legislation to “stamp out dangerous anti-vax content” as UK regulators prepare to assess Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine candidate.

Labour wants this to include financial and criminal penalties for social media sites that do not delete anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories.

Hopes are rising that the UK will be able to begin a rollout of the Pfizer and BioNTEch vaccine this year, however there are concerns about the proliferation of baseless conspiracy theories scaring people away from accepting the jab.

A YouGov poll from June showed a staggering 33 per cent of Britons would refuse a Covid vaccine if made available.

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Alex Jones reports live from the Washington Monument in the U.S. capital, Washington D.C.