Guys, remember last week when Jen Psaki smacked Peter Doocey upside the head and said something about a dozen liars are responsible for most of the Trump-Virus vaccine misinformation?
It seems she was right!
“[The Center for Countering Digital Hate] found in March that these 12 online personalities they dubbed the ‘disinformation dozen’ have a combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platforms, with Facebook having the largest impact. CCDH analyzed 812,000 Facebook posts and tweets and found 65 percent came from the disinformation dozen.”
The article does not list them by name (with one exception):
Among the dozen are physicians that have embraced pseudoscience, a bodybuilder, a wellness blogger, a religious zealot, and, most notably Robert F Kennedy Jr, the nephew of John F Kennedy who has also linked vaccines to autism and 5G broadband cellular networks to the coronavirus pandemic.
…but it does go on to hold Facebook to account:
On Facebook alone, the dozen are responsible for 73% of all anti-vaccine content, though the vaccines have been deemed safe and effective by the US government and its regulatory agencies. And 95% of the Covid misinformation reported on these platforms were not removed.
We have been pretty consistent over the years that Facebook is a net-negative for society, and now they have a body count pretty much around the world. Delete it from your lives, it isn’t worth it. You want to see the grandkids who live so far away? Make a Zoom call, start a family blog. You have lots of options, Facebook doesn’t have to be the only one.