Facebook Gave Anti-Vax Doctors a Global Platform to Spread Disinformation - 2021-10-22

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F0.png Facebook Gave Anti-Vax Doctors a Global Platform to Spread Disinformation October 22, 2021, David Gilbert, Vice News

Facebook has given some of the best-known voices in the anti-vaccine community a huge platform to spread disinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19—allowing their accounts to grow by 13,000%.

And now these figures are leveraging their new-found popularity to spread Sovereign Citizen conspiracy theories and even run for public office.

This is according to a new report by researchers at the Institute of Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a UK-based think tank focused on extremism, who tracked the accounts of members of the World Doctors Alliance (WDA), a group of current and former medical professionals and academics from seven countries.

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{{cite news | first = David | last = Gilbert | title = Facebook Gave Anti-Vax Doctors a Global Platform to Spread Disinformation | url = https://www.vice.com/en/article/v7d4pa/facebook-anti-vax-doctors-misinformation | work = Vice News | date = October 22, 2021 | accessdate = October 24, 2021 }}