Priscilla Chan backs Facebook’s push to ban antivaccination suggestions

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Priscilla Chan spoke at SXSW. 


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Priscilla Chan has seen measles, and the illness is not fairly.

“As a pediatrician, I’m a huge believer in the power of vaccines. We often forget how far we’ve come,” Chan stated Friday throughout a session at SXSW in Austin, Texas.  

Chan, a health care provider, former trainer, co-founder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and spouse of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, addressed the subject a day after Facebook stated it might demote rankings of pages and teams on the platform that unfold misinformation about vaccines. Facebook additionally stated it would not advocate these teams and pages when folks seek for vaccine data on the platform.

In Chan’s dialogue with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, the difficulty of taxes additionally got here up. Though Chan famous she is not a politician and wasn’t endorsing any particular plan, she did say she supported larger taxes on the rich.

“For people who can afford it, paying higher taxes isn’t a bad thing,” she stated. Chan additionally talked about placing assets towards tech that may tackle societal points. 

In 2015, Chan and Zuckerberg stated they’d give 99 p.c of their inventory to their philanthropic group, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

They based the nonprofit in 2015 and have since taken on subjects similar to inexpensive housing, legal justice reform, biochemical analysis, and schooling. In February, the group helped launch a program in Oklahoma to show girls inmates learn how to code. And in 2016, the group promised to place $three billion over the following decade into an effort to remedy all ailments.

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