Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been banned from Instagram

Instagram on Wednesday took down the account of controversial anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

“We removed this account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines,” a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said in a statement.

Kennedy, the son of late former US Attorney General, US Senator and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy, has repeatedly spoken out against vaccines. He has lobbied Congress to give parents exemptions from state requirements that mandate they vaccinate their children. The lifelong Democrat downplays his anti-vaccine views, though, by saying that he is actually in favor of safe vaccines and noting that all of his children have been vaccinated.

Kennedy’s Facebook page, with more than 300,000 followers, was still active at the time of publication. The company spokesperson said there were no plans to take down that page “at this time.”

SOURCE: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/10/tech/robert-kennedy-jr-instagram-ban/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0XTnq5P4SOtjW2tN5zOq3p-5CsdD4ZyVnHiAz566sHFIJAmJDyXyq3ejk

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