Russian Trolls Spread Wild Lie That COVID Vax Turns People Into Chimps


    Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty/FacebookRussian trolls have been using Planet of the Apes memes in a vain attempt to convince vaccine skeptics that the AstraZeneca vaccine will turn them into chimpanzees.That’s the conclusion of a new report from Facebook, which found that a Russian marketing agency subsidiary, Fazze, operated dozens of fake Facebook and Instagram accounts as part of disinformation campaign targeting western-made vaccines. The report builds off previous reporting on the same network by The Daily Beast.Facebook officials said they found 65 Facebook accounts and 243 Instagram accounts linked to the effort, which targeted users in India, Latin America, and the United States.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here


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