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Threats prompt hospitals to strip websites of info on gender-affirming care

Cyberlaw clinic’s Alejandra Caraballo discusses how children’s hospitals are taking down websites as a result of harassment and threats.

Removing too much information comes with its own risks. Taking down an entire site “can oftentimes make the story even bigger,” noted Alejandra Caraballo, a trans rights advocate who is also a clinical instructor at the Cyberlaw clinic at Harvard Law School. “Then it invites accusations by bad-faith actors that they’re hiding something. And often, they’re acting to protect the providers and patients.”

Read more in STAT.

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