'Number 1 Super Spreader of COVID-19 Misinformation' Pinpointed by Media | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

'Number 1 Super Spreader of COVID-19 Misinformation' Pinpointed by Media

Dr. Mercola has reportedly been placed on top of the list of people allegedly responsible for “65 percent of all anti-vaccine messaging on social media. ” The ranking was compiled by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate.

An osteopathic physician from Florida named Joseph Mercola has been identified by researchers as the "chief spreader of coronavirus misinformation online," The New York Times reports.

According to the newspaper, Dr. Mercola, "an internet-savvy entrepreneur who employs dozens," has "published over 600 articles on Facebook that cast doubt on Covid-19 vaccines." He tops a list coined the "Disinformation Dozen" compiled by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate’s (CCDH) – it ranks 12 people allegedly responsible for "65 percent of all anti-vaccine messaging on social media."

While Mercola’s posts often contain questions about vaccine safety, instead of claims that they don’t work, Facebook and Twitter "have allowed some of his posts to remain up with caution labels."

"He has been given new life by social media, which he exploits skilfully and ruthlessly to bring people into his thrall," said CCDH director Imran Ahmed.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA