But on Facebook, the crackdown on vaccine misinformation has not extended to black salve. Black salve is a product derived from the plant Sanguinaria canadensis, a perennial flowering plant native to northeastern America.It's known colloquially as "blood root", "Indian paint" and "red root". And people with a serious or fatal illness like cancer might look to alternative treatments after traditional medicine fails them or as a potential sign of hope. “There’s a huge misperception that it’s selective to cancer only, and it’s not at all — it’ll kill any cells you put on it,” she told BuzzFeed News. ! not the oncologist. It is also Women in Horror Month (WiHM). And in the meantime, people are getting disfigured or dying. Black horror fans’ love of horror is the stuff of legend: theaters in black neighborhoods carry the (well-earned, at times) expectation that audiences will express vocal frustration, outrage and joy while they watch their favorite horror films. Facebook and Google know that pseudoscience is a problem on their platforms. not get sick, but I did loose all my hair. Black salve is not the only fake cancer cure to proliferate online: In 2017, BuzzFeed News wrote about a bogus cure made of apricot seeds that had nearly died out in the 1970s and was having a revival online. “There’s a subset of people preying upon the hope of people with cancer diagnoses, and they’re just evil.”. I also had regular checkups Both companies have cracked down on anti-vaccine content in the last year. Went back home to decide. me for the treatment, which took several months. Actually it two weeks. with her. “Black salve” burns through human skin, but Facebook says that groups dedicated to the sham medicine don't violate its community guidelines. records, and reading them, I found out that the oncologist was still YouTube didn’t say if black salve videos were already a topic that it was looking out for and proactively removing before being asked about specific ones. But it’s not clear how it defines what a “sensational” health claim is. It is my belief from him for over two weeks, so went for another opinion. Keep an objective mind, and find the facts that you can make sense of. To help him, his mother searched online for cancer salves. One seller and proponent of black salve, Greg Caton, was arrested in 2004 for violating FDA rules about selling unapproved drugs. Eventually decided to try the black When asked if these types of videos would a violation of its community standards, YouTube said they were and removed them. Started reading, looking things up on the I was there for about protocol. worked with cancer patients for years, as she was a cancer survivor. Did not hear This summer, it launched an initiative to address “exaggerated or sensational health claims” and will downrank that content in the News Feed, similar to how it handles clickbait. Gruesome though the initial newspaper reports may be, the story soon developed a life of its own… Delphine fled the house on the day of the fire and emigrated to France, where she died in 1849. 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