Mailchimp censorship: “we follow CDC, WHO, AAP guidance”

“We trust the world’s leading health authorities, like the CDC, WHO, and the AAP, and follow their guidance…”

Screen shot of Mailchimp press release, taken June 13, 2019.

Mailchimp press release is reproduced below:

June 7, 2019

Mailchimp has shut down a number of accounts for anti-vaccination content that violates our Terms of Use, and we’re adding this category to our routine searches for prohibited content. Spreading misinformation about the safety and efficacy of vaccines poses a serious threat to public health and causes real-world harm. We cannot allow these individuals and groups to use our Marketing Platform to spread harmful messages and expand their audiences.

We trust the world’s leading health authorities, like the CDC, WHO, and the AAP, and follow their guidance when assessing this type of misuse of our platform.

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VaxCalc response to MailChimp censorship

Under MailChimp’s definition of vaccine misinformation, we would violate their policy just by sending out information from FDA-approved vaccine package inserts. 

For example, the CDC (left side) encourages pregnant women to get vaccinated with TDaP during every pregnancy, while the FDA warns that “It is not known whether Adacel (TDaP) vaccine can cause fetal harm… Adacel vaccine should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.”

Censorship, like mandatory vaccination, has no place in America. “For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” (JFK).

Our purpose is informed consent for everybody, everywhere, in a world without mandatory vaccination. We unequivocally support the right of every person to choose all vaccines, just some vaccines, or no vaccines at all.

The VaxCalc global online community provides people with protection from censorship. We encourage open discussion, welcome questions, value sharing our views, experiences and personal research. We do not fear different choices.

MailChimp, you’re fired!

UPDATE 04/03/2020 – MailChimp deactivated Children’s Health Defense’s account without warning, which could mean that they lost their entire mailing list. It should come as no surprise that MailChimp is a funding parter of the CDC Foundation.

UPDATE 06/16/2021 – I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for the arrogant idiots that run MailChimp. If they hadn’t started their censorship campaign, I never would have looked into alternative services and discovered how widespread the threat of imminent censorship is with the email list providers. Had I not discovered that, I probably would never have looked into what it actually takes to manage your own list.

It’s not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. In fact, once you start and get something basic working, it’s not-so-hard to create advanced features that are expensive and difficult to find. Examples: pause emails for 30 days; subscribe to multiple campaigns with a single url click; unsub selectively; encrypt the unsub url params to protect from attack… combine email and texts… and more… almost no limit except for your imagination. We can do things that are impossible by using third party email list providers.

MailChimp has taught VaxCalc to bring in-house the most important services, which winds up being a powerful simplifier because you no longer have to integrate with poorly designed API’s.

There is still much to do to work around increasing censorship… but the journey is making us better, stronger, smarter and faster.