Audrey Conklin

February 11, 2021

Facebook has removed the Instagram page of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer and the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, over his posts expressing skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The tech giant announced that it would be cracking down on vaccine misinformation and removing “false claims on Facebook and Instagram about COVID-19 and vaccines.”

“We removed this account for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines,” a Facebook spokesperson told FOX Business.

Kennedy, who is the founder and chairman of a nonprofit organization called Children’s Health Defense, best known for its anti-vaccine activism, has been actively sharing posts expressing skepticism with the COVID-19 vaccine on his personal Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Social media accounts linked to Children’s Health Defense have shared similar posts, but these pages have not been removed.

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