Free Speech Union's Podcast

Rachel Poulain speaks to New Plymouth District Councillor Anneka Carlson

October 07, 2021 Free Speech Union
Free Speech Union's Podcast
Rachel Poulain speaks to New Plymouth District Councillor Anneka Carlson
Show Notes

New Plymouth District Councillor Anneka Carlson was sharply criticized after posting a 13-minute video to her personal Facebook page in which she covered topics including vaccine efficacy and human rights. Accused of being anti-vax the council resisted calls to take action against Carlson, but the incident did highlight how ready many people are to leap on anyone asking questions about the COVID response. Will demonizing and silencing critics work, however? Or does it risk tipping the undecided into the anti-vax camp? Rachel Poulain puts this question to Anneka Carlson and gets her side of the story as to what motivated the post, the misrepresentations she had to endure, and why allowing for the concerns of the hesitant is likely to be far more beneficial in the long run to the overall vaccine program. Join today www.fsu.nz/join 

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