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

May 15, 2021 ☼ pandemicliesmisinformation

Source: NPR

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

Researchers 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’ produce 65% of the shares of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” said Imran Ahmed, chief executive officer of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which identified the accounts.

Interesting. Not sure if it is really relevant. I think this is a case of innumerable candidates waiting in the wings.