Report: Just 12 people spread 65% of vaccine misinformation

The voices of a few reach very many when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, according to a new study.


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July 19, 2021 - 9:25 AM

A healthcare worker with American Medical Response, Inc working with the Florida Department of Health in Broward administers a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine at the John Knox Village Continuing Care Retirement Community on January 6, 2021 in Pompano Beach, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images/TNS)

When it comes to COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, the voices of few reach many, according to a study.

Approximately 65% of misinformation about the vaccine that’s spread on social media can be traced back to 12 people, says the Center for Countering Digital Hate in a recent report.

The nonprofit organization refers to those 12 people as the “disinformation dozen.”

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