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Europol, 2021

COVID Misinformation Sources

The vast majority of Covid-19 anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories originated from just 12 people, a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) cited by the White House. Read more here.

Confronting Health Misinformation

President Biden’s surgeon general used his first formal advisory to the United States to deliver a broadside against tech and social media companies, which he accused of not doing enough to stop the spread of dangerous health misinformation — especially about Covid-19.

Facebook Claims it ‘Is Not the Reason’ Vaccination Goal Was Missed

With more vaccine misinformation spreading on social media platforms, Facebook defends itself during ongoing arguments with the Biden administration. Find the New York Times article here.

'Facebook Isn't Killing People'

Biden has softened his attack on COVID vaccine misinformation. He chooses to cite misinformation by the "Disinformation Dozen." Read the New York Times article here.

How Republican Coronavirus Vaccine Opposition Got to This Point

In an article by the New York Times, Lisa Lerer anaylzes how Republican vaccine opposition has reach this point while bringing forward false information that has been spread by some Republican leaders. Read the article here.

Ron Johnsons Four Pinocchios

In a fact checking analysis by the Washington Post, Salvador Rizzo points to four distinct COVID vaccine lies told by Ron Johnson, a Republican Senator from Wisconsin. Read the article here.