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What the Fuck, Roku?

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You won’t find HBO Max on Roku, but you can watch Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe. As if the conspiracy theory hokum pervading social media wasn’t bad enough, Roku has been hosting content that’s promoting misinformation about vaccines, autism, and the current covid-19 pandemic.

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Three channels that can be downloaded to Roku devices through the platform’s Channel Store—Peeps TV, Pride Outdoor Network, and Sabbath School TV—appear to be spreading misinformation or falsehoods about important health topics. Peeps TV, for example, can be found under Roku’s “educational” tag and appears to be created by the makers of notorious anti-vaccine “documentary” Vaxxed, which was directed by discredited former physician Andrew Wakefield.

“After releasing VAXXED: FROM COVER-UP TO CATASTROPHE in the spring of 2016, we toured America and other parts of the world recording parents’ tragic accounts of their children’s vaccine injury and death,” reads a description on a seemingly abandoned Peeps TV website. “After amassing an amazing library of stories, we realized that we needed a platform to host these brave people’s tales. This is how Peeps TV was born.”

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If there was any question about whether Peeps TV has stayed true to its anti-vaccination roots, the channel currently features numerous interviews with prominent anti-vax conspiracy theorist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. which are enthusiastically promoted on the channel’s social media pages. The series, called Truth With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., includes episodes offering “info and lies” about the HPV vaccine Gardasil, commentary on the so-described “covid-19 mask debate,” and Kennedy’s hot takes on hydroxychloroquine (the malaria drug that was the subject of a controversial, heavily criticized covid-19 study).

In Peeps TV’s premium section, viewers can rent the titles Vaxxed, Vaxxed II, and Man Made Epidemic, which describes itself as “a worldwide journey to uncover the truth about the autism epidemic and whether vaccines have a role to play.” The channel also hosts a series called The Wild Doc, which deals in such galaxy-brain takes as the alleged link between vaccine-induced pneumonia and covid-19 and the pandemic being the opportunity “the medi-sin system needed to manipulate the masses with fear.” (Gizmodo has chosen not to link to this content so as not to promote these claims.)

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Meanwhile, a channel evidently aimed at the patriotic sportsman called Pride Outdoor Network offers covid-19 conspiracy theory content, including American Frontline Doctors—which appears to be a re-upload of the widely debunked America’s Frontline Doctors video—and Plandemic, the viral video pulled by YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook earlier this year for spreading covid-19 misinformation. A third Roku channel, Sabbath School TV, also hosts Plandemic.

When asked for comment on Peeps TV, a Roku representative told Gizmodo that they had forwarded our inquiry for review. We will update this story if and when we hear back. Roku’s distribution agreement, however, appears to bar content that contains “false, irrelevant or misleading information” under its Content and Application Metadata Requirements.

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While we have yet to learn how this content came to live on Roku’s Channel Store, it’s more than a bit concerning that RFK Jr. can host his own goddamn series about vaccines without so much as a disclaimer.

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Charge Your Phone Wirelessly With 50% off a Multifunctional LED Lamp

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White Wireless Charge Lamp | $18 | Amazon | Clip coupon + code ABC88699
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It has been a long time since the days we could safely have a potluck or other gatherings, but we have a fantastic deal perfect for once those times return. These double-decker Luncia dish carriers can be had for 65% off when you add promo code SDDU9S7F at checkout and clip the coupon on the site (it’s just below the price). These holders fit 9″x 13″ sized baking dishes.

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

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Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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