Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become criminal offence, Law Commissioner says

Mike Wright – The Telegraph Feb 1, 2020

Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become a criminal offence – even if those promoting it believe the pseudoscience, the UK’s new criminal Law Commissioner has said.

In her first interview since taking up the role, Penney Lewis, revealed she is considering whether laws should be amended to “lower the threshold” of criminality for posting false information online that endangers lives.

It comes as the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in September he was “looking very seriously” at making vaccinations compulsory for state school pupils after the UK lost its official measles-free country status due to a steady fall in MMR immunisation rates.

Currently, people are protected from prosecution if they sincerely believe the misinformation they publish under laws designed more to tackle bomb hoaxes than internet health conspiracies.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Prof. Lewis said current legislation also meant people only faced prosecution for publishing information with the purpose of causing “annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety”.

However, she cited anti-vaccination posts and people advocating cancer patients treat themselves with the apricot extract laetrile instead of chemotherapy as areas where lives could be endangered.

The former King’s College professor said: “If their purpose is actually not to [cause annoyance or anxiety], but they think they are doing the right thing by posting false information about a vaccine, for example, it is then should there be a recklessness-based fault element or even a lower (criminal) threshold?

“So where they’ve really not done their homework and they’ve been negligent in the way they have spread this false information or disseminated it.”

“I think we need to look into whether there is a role (for criminal law) in relation to false health information.”

However, Prof Lewis said that criminalisation would be “difficult to justify” in cases where no malicious intent could be proved.

 

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14 responses to “Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become criminal offence, Law Commissioner says”

  1. Will we even be allowed to speak or otherwise communicate in the future?

    It’s a thought crime to say “only” 5,999,999 jews were gassed in WW2.
    It’s a thought crime to oppose the homosexualisation of children.
    It’s a thought crime to tell the truth about “climate change”.
    It’s a thought crime to suggest people use traditional medicines.
    It’s a thought crime to challenge obvious government lies.
    It’s a thought crime to prefer the company of one’s own kind.

    Thought crime legislation is even applied retrospectively. We can be penalised now for things we might have said twenty years ago.

    Should we all tape our mouths shut now, or will zog do it for us?

  2. Free speech being eroded. There is a case against vaccination and to prevent conversation between people is stifling and anti-democratic. We are heading down a dangerous road.

  3. I trust Professor Lewis will realise the need to criminalise the Pharmaceutical companies blatant lying about the safety of their vaccines, both online and offline. How big is her retainer from the aforesaid drug companies?

  4. Further evidence the vaccination programs should simply be shut down.
    These people are reprobates and that is being kind to them.

  5. Just another reminder that there hasn’t been an England since 1066.

  6. It’s women, in politics who bring in the authoritarian society. They are weaker than men and thus Marxism was made for them – removing any threat that men might pose to them, through the creation of the police state. This is the very reason they were given the vote and brought into the workplace. They’re more manipulable than putty.

    Take the odious conservative politician (not conservative, but communist, masquerading as right wing) Amber Rudd. She tried to pass a bill, three years ago, while serving as Home Secretary under Theresa May, where anyone who read terrorist & far right material on the internet should be imprisoned for 15 years.

    ““I want to make sure those who view despicable terrorist content online, including jihadi websites, far-right propaganda and bomb-making instructions, face the full force of the law,” said Rudd.”

    Source

    Yup, folks no joke. Reading this website would therefore end up with you in jail, had Rudd’s bill been made law, or should I state legislation.
    And to add, take the odious Yvette Cooper, wife of the equally odious Ed Balls, who served under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. She, is currently Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee and was responsible for getting a Google representative over foe questioning as to why they allowed ‘far right’ vloggers, on You Tube. After this meeting, there was even more of a YT purge, resulting in the popular ‘Red Ice Creations’, a Swedish channel, that promoted white nationalism and dissected the many lies in the msm, along with attacking the clear agenda, of white genocide. This of course, affected their livelihood, as many content creators, on YT, rely on subscribers and video views to make a wage. They were not the only ones. Hundreds of ‘truth’ channels were removed in the purge.
    And who runs YT? Susan Wojcicki, yup, another woman and a Jew.

    I’ve got into many arguments, on this, but will firmly stand by my convictions. Women are a tool, used by the elites, to destroy the family and any fightback, from the males to what is clear tyranny. They fail to see this. The vote enabled women into the workplace and to be easily manipulated, into voting trends, courtesy of emotional articles, from the msm. Put a dead baby on the cover of a newspaper, blame it on refugees trying to get into the UK/West and you’ll have every woman, begging to let them all in, regardless of parental criminal history. And of course, none of them care to check to see that those coming in are 90% male, between the ages of 18-30, prime age for a fifth column. They also happen to be predominantly Muslim.
    Not only this, but it allowed the bankers to tax the other half of the population, bring in competition resulting in a static and at times a lower wage. It took the mother, from the home, so the state could get junior, to put him through 13 years of state indoctrination, eventually hating his culture and nation, blaming it for all the wrongs in this world. Classic cultural Marxism.

    Sure, the Jew is to blame and women are the hammer they’re using to smash the western civilisation into pieces. None of these women could ever get into positions of power naturally. They’re not capable due to far more intelligent and wiser males. However, bring in female employment quotas and sexism claims and voila, out with the old and in with the new. And for blacks, it’s called positive discrimination here in the UK and affirmative action. Both destroy meritocracy, which was why they were created, so the elites could install Manchurian candidates in every, major establishment within the west.

  7. The simple way round any future legislation banning anti vaccine dialogue,would be simply for someone in the know to publish and make known the exact ingredients of every vaccine. Then we can make up our own mind whether we should be vaccinated or not. Would anyone like to get the ball rolling? Chemistry isn’t my forte.

  8. Yes, but only for people dumb enough to think that they are “PERSONS”, i.e. stone dead legal fictions.

  9. jewish, natch

  10. Avro Manhattan,

    You are, of course, correct, just as you were in the post on NYC stopping cashless stores, here on TS.
    However, the problem is, that far too many people do not read law, like you, I and other truthseekers. They just want an easy life – work, bars, restaurants, TV, movies, celebrity, sports and sex. When they get into any sort of trouble with the law they’ll instantly go and get legal aid from a solicitor, who works for the system that’s screwing them over. Yes, everything about the legal fiction, capital letters, the strawman created etc etc that you’ve stated is 100% spot on, but people don’t care, so YES, they DO think they are PERSONS, that is CORPORATE SOULS (dead) and aren’t in the least bit interested in defending themselves.

    It takes a certain type of individual to stand up and educate themselves on this BS reality called society. We know what it is. They don’t and that’s the problem. We are the tiny minority and the Jew wants it to stay that way.

  11. The sheer ignorance of those in positions of power in Government is shocking. They know nothing about health, but are prepared to criminalise those who have done the research and KNOW that most illnesses can be treated without drugs or vaccines, which have dangerous side effects. If these idiots introduce mandatory vaccines they will face stiff opposition. Personally I would be prepared to fight to the death to stop my children being forcibly vaccinated.

  12. From Dr. Mercola:
    Clinical manifestations of NCIP are consistent with viral pneumonia

    The hysteria being drummed up follows a well-worn pattern where the population is kept in a state of fear about microbes so that drug companies can come to the rescue with yet another expensive (and potentially mandatory) drug or vaccine.

    In January 2018, China’s first biosecurity level 4 lab designed for the study of the world’s most dangerous pathogens opened its doors in Wuhan City, the epicenter of the current CIP outbreak.

    October 18, 2019, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored a pandemic preparedness exercise in New York, practicing for the emergence of a new fictional viral illness dubbed “coronavirus acute pulmonary syndrome”

    Novel Coronavirus — The Latest Pandemic Scare

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2020/02/04/novel-coronavirus.aspx?cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1HL&cid=20200204Z1&et_cid=DM450922&et_rid=804151670

  13. Activisor,

    “The sheer ignorance of those in positions of power in Government is shocking…..”

    What?
    Why, oh why, oh why do people like you think that politicians are stupid? They know exactly what they’re doing. Geez…..
    There isn’t a moral fibre, within any of them, whatsoever. The criminalisation of those, who promote the danger in vaccines is an instrumental step into, ending all scepticism against them and bringing about public acceptance. This will, in turn, continue the grip on health that major pharmaceutical companies have.
    People need to understand that there isn’t ONE politician who has any of their interests at heart. They care only for themselves and they are richly rewarded, by their ‘masters’ once they leave office, moving into a seat on the board in some multinational conglomerate or another top paying job with a high pension, on top of their political one.

    When are people going to realise that POLITICIANS are bought and paid for whores of the globalists? They have a job to do, to bring about the destruction of the western civilisation, following in Fabian Socialist tradition to bring create the totalitarian, socialist, world, state.
    It really pisses the hell out of me, when people complain about “how can politicians be so stupid as to not see….blah….blah….blah…..” – The system isn’t broken as many people like to state. The system is working just fine. It’s a system, created for the enslavement of humanity, under the (((elite))), creating a society where they and their progeny will be looked upon as Gods, whom no one will ever even contemplate bringing harm towards. It’s a case of basic survival, which everyone has, but when it’s psychopaths at the top, protecting their young, this world is their world and they don’t care how many eggs they have to break to make their omelette.

  14. I emailed the press guy at the Law Commission. I had a good laff and told him I’d enjoy my day in court.