A viral fake news story linked trans health care to ‘thousands’ of deaths

A viral fake news story linked trans health care to ‘thousands’ of deaths:

 

 

A recent article published by Catholic news outlet LifeSiteNews alleged that the drugs used to treat gender dysphoria in some transgender children are linked to “thousands” of deaths.

The story went viral on right-wing news websites such as the Christian Post and the Daily Wire. According to CrowdTangle, a social media metric platform, these posts — including shares by Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro and commentator Matt Walsh — are currently some of the top performing LGBTQ-related content on Facebook and Twitter.

 
The problem is: the “thousands” of people who die while taking these drugs are likely the terminally ill cancer patients who receive hormone blockers to fight hormone-sensitive cancers, like prostate cancer, according to experts.

 

7 thoughts on “A viral fake news story linked trans health care to ‘thousands’ of deaths

  1. Disgusting! This is so obviously meant to hurt the trans community! They are hurting children. I really have no patience for this! I’m glad that it was reported that this is fake news.

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