Devin Burghart, executive director of the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights, was quoted in KNKX. IREHR’s report, “Facebook and COVID Denial” was cited as well.
Burghart says “It’s not a surprise that the company is based in Washington state. In part because anti-masking and kind of COVID denial activism has been really strong here in the state since the beginning of the pandemic.”
“People who are involved in anti-masking politics are far more likely to become anti-vaxxers,” he said. “They’re far more likely to develop a conspiratorial worldview. And more and more we’re seeing them move from policies around the pandemic into more far-right activity, including militancy around the elections.”
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