As I pointed out in my last post, JABS appear to have an unstated policy of deleting any posts or threads which do not toe their antivax, antiEBM line.
This debating technique has been likened to a child sticking his fingers in his ears and yelling “I can’t hear you! I can’t hear you!” over and over again.
Certain elements on the site now appear to be taking this technique to the next stage by metaphorically sticking their fingers in someone else’s ears and yelling “You can’t hear them! You can’t hear them!”; there appears to be a concerted effort to persuade JABS’ visitors not to visit or attempt to post on badscience and other sceptic sites.
Here, for example, the poster john said on 16 October last year:-
“…they will not allow posts that are too revealing, they remove them or they never get past the moderator…”
On this thread brainduck invites JABS posters to come over to badscience to discuss vaccination. On 13 February she repeats the invitation, saying:-
“…hopefully we can all enjoy a sensible discussion. There are lots of people who would like a conversation somewhere posts won’t be mysteriously deleted.”
John Stone responds:-
“…if you are actually pretending that Goldacre would let us post freely, I think you are dreaming.“
Minority View on JABS does not want you to do this. He claims that badscience is:-
” …infested with a rather nasty spyware. Visit there with extreme caution.“
This is complete excrement of the male bovine of course. If you visit here you will find that a major antivirus software company thinks the site is safe.
Why are they posting this nonsense on JABS and why is Jackie Fletcher allowing it to stand? I am not a mind reader so I cannot say for certain but I strongly suspect that they have so much emotional investment in their conspiracy theory that they cannot bear the thought that others, particularly their target demographic of concerned parents, might not agree with them.