Battle Of The Hashtags: Skeptics Take To Twitter After ‘Vaxxed’ Producer’s Visit To State Senator
Furor over vaccinations has been roiling the Capitol for the past year, and the movie "Vaxxed" has added more fuel to the fire.
The Sacramento Bee:
Vaccine Tiff Between Richard Pan, ‘Vaxxed’ Producer Roils Twitter
The latest flareup of a conflict between vaccine skeptics and an inoculation-championing state senator has moved from a Capitol corridor to the realm of hashtags. A 2015 bill requiring California children to be fully vaccinated to enroll in school fomented the year’s most visible fight. Waves of red-clad parents regularly flooded the Capitol to protest what they called an infringement on parental rights. They targeted much of their ire at the bill’s author, Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, who endured violent threats. (White, 5/11)