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Infodemic II | We want to find out who has been peddling medical misinformation in the midst of a global pandemic.

What the RFK Jr?!

What the RFK Jr?!

From Camelot to conspiracy theories


Disinformation continues to disorient us. In March, we investigated the torrent of fake news about Covid-19 as it spread around the world. But we wanted to find out who has been peddling medical misinformation in the midst of a global pandemic.

Our investigation revealed that a member of the Kennedy political dynasty has become the most prolific super-spreader of social media-fuelled conspiracies connecting anti-vaxxers, 5G and coronavirus.

Listen here to the story of Robert F Kennedy Jr’s journey from Camelot to conspiracy.

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Super-spreaders

Super-spreaders

A handful of social media accounts transmit a torrent of public health misinformation

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