Don’t blame Russian trolls for America’s anti-vaxx problem. Our misinformation is homegrown

I blew the whistle on inauthentic behavior at Facebook. But authentic misinformation is the bigger problem in the west


By Sophie Zhang | The Guardian | August 18, 2021


Anti-vaccination protesters in Los Angeles. Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images


On 18 May 2021, German YouTuber Mirko Drotschmann tweeted an unusual message: a marketing agency was asking him to share allegedly leaked documents on Covid-19 vaccine deaths. Within a week, French YouTuber Léo Grasset shared similar news