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Anti-vaxxers are attacking vocal pro-immunization doctors by smearing them with derogatory online reviews: report

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Taking up the case of Massachusetts General internist Dr. Monique Tello, the Boston Globe reports that anti-vaxx activists are attacking doctors who have called out their conspiracy theories by posting fake reviews on social media.

According to the report, Tello urged parents to get their children — and themselves — vaccinated despite what they hear from the anti-vaxxers claim on children’s health forums or social media platforms.

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Her comments immediately made her a target.

Following her online advice, she was on the receiving end of over 100 negative reviews and one-star ratings on widely-viewed doctor rating websites.

According to Tello, none of the bad reviews came from patients she has seen, and she had to threaten a lawsuit to get the bogus reviews pulled — despite the damage the smears had already done to her reputation.

The Globe notes this is just the latest in the war between the anti-science vaccine conspiracists — who continue to use a debunked study linking the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine to autism — and doctors who are assuring the public to vaccinate their kids and protect them from measles and chickenpox outbreaks that are ravaging communities.

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Incel blew his hand off — and may have been planning for suicide bomber attack on ‘hot’ cheerleaders: report

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A young man in Virginia was photographed for his mugshot with extensive facial injuries.

"A 23-year-old Virginia man who appeared to be planning an incel bomb attack on "hot cheerleaders" accidentally blew off his hand with explosives, authorities say," BuzzFeed News reported Saturday. "Cole Carini was charged in federal court on Friday connection with the plot after he allegedly lied to FBI agents by saying his extensive injuries were the result of a lawnmower accident."

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Big turnout for protest in Texas town known as a ‘haven’ for the Ku Klux Klan

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Protesters gathered in Vidor, Texas on Saturday for a rally against racism and police violence.

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The East Texas town has long had a reputation for racism.

Vidor is a small city of about 11,000 people near the Texas Gulf Coast, not too far from the Louisiana border. Despite the fact that Beaumont, a much bigger city just 10 minutes away, is quite integrated, Vidor is not. There are very few blacks there; it's mostly white. That is in large part because of a history of racism in Vidor, a past that continues to haunt the present," Keith Oppenheim reported for CNN in 2006.

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BUSTED: Key Trump aide caught pushing racist vigilantism on social media

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Video of a chainsaw-wielding Texas man threatening protesters while shouting the n-word went viral on Friday.

While many people were shocked by the video, one of President Donald Trump's top advisors supported the racism and vigilantism in documented in the video, according to a new report.

"President Donald Trump and his allies for years have amplified racist messages on Twitter while simultaneously reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, a dissonant balancing act that’s now rocking the GOP amid nationwide racial-justice protests," Politico reported Saturday. "The two competing forces collided Saturday on the Twitter feed of Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp, when she boosted a tweet that lauded a man in Texas in a viral video as he yelled the n-word and wielded a chainsaw to chase away anti-racism demonstrators."

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