Updates

Dec 18, 2020

Vaccine Hoaxes Are Rampant On Social Media. Here’s How To Spot Them.

Front-line health workers in the United States began receiving coronavirus vaccines this week. But on social media, false theories about the vaccines’ dangers and conspiracies about the government’s plans for it are multiplying.

Dec 18, 2020

Anti-Vaccine And Alt-Right Groups Team Up To Stoke Fears Of COVID-19 Vaccine

As California and the nation begin rolling out coronavirus vaccines, anti-vaccine campaigners are aligning with small-business owners and far-right groups...

Dec 17, 2020

Anti-Vaccination Groups Target Local Media After Social Media Crackdowns

The station had provided the kind of platform that public health professionals and misinformation experts dread.

Dec 9, 2020

‘How A Picture Of My Foot Became Anti-Vaccine Propaganda’

Patricia is suffering from an unexplained skin condition - but a misunderstanding about what might have caused it set off a chain of events that turned her foot into fodder for anti-vaccine activists.

Dec 9, 2020

‘We Are Talking About People’s Lives’: Dire Warnings Of Public Health Crisis As COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Rages

Hours after Margaret Keenan became the first person to get the COVID-19 vaccine, anti-vaxxers claimed she didn’t exist, that she was dead and that she was part of a Bill Gates scheme to implant microchips.

Dec 8, 2020

Anti-Coronavirus Vaccine Movement Grows, Fueled By Online Misinformation, Conspiracies

Public health experts agree it’s our best shot at ending the pandemic. But as the virus spreads, so does the anti-vaccine movement, fueled by an amalgam of players — some who distrust politicians, others who oppose government rules, and many who believe misinformation and conspiracy theories about vaccines.

Dec 5, 2020

Children’s Health Defense Spreads Misinformation Regarding Minority Vaccination

The content from Children’s Health Defense is a dogwhistle to the Black Community, suggesting that they are being used as “lab rats” rather than prioritized as a result of data-driven evidence of disproportionally negative outcomes.