Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows

Researchers from the Center for Countering Digital Hate have found just 12 people are responsible for the bulk of the misleading claims and outright lies about COVID-19 vaccines that proliferate on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The ‘Disinformation Dozen’ produces 65% of the shares of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms.

These figures are well-known to both researchers and social networks. They include anti-vaccine activists, alternative health entrepreneurs and physicians. Some of them run multiple accounts across different platforms. They often promote “natural health products.”

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