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Research Shows: Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media

Researchers have found just 12 people are responsible for the bulk of the misleading claims and outright lies about COVID-19 vaccines that proliferate on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. “The ‘Disinformation Dozen’ produce 65% of the shares of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” said Imran Ahmed, chief executive officer of the Center for Countering Digital […]

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But as bad as the government’s official numbers are, they are almost certainly a vast undercount

India reported its highest daily death toll — 4,187 people — on Saturday, weeks into the world’s worst wave of coronavirus cases that’s leaving people without lifesaving hospital beds, oxygen and drugs. In all, nearly 240,000 people in India are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, with reported infections topping 21 million. It’s a bitter […]