This Woman Secretly Runs One of the World’s Biggest Anti-Vax Websites From Her House

Liz Willner runs OpenVAERS, a huge anti-vax website based in Piedmont, California. (Photos by LEA SUZUKI/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images and Facebook) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. An anti-vaxxer website which scrapes and misrepresents data from a government-run […]

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Inside the Falun Gong Disinformation Machine

The cultish Chinese spiritual movement Falun Gong isn’t just speaking out against the Chinese government; it’s increasingly weaving that narrative into American politics, using it against Democrats and the Biden administration, through a growing media empire that’s pushing conspiracy theories and disinformation.  On this episode of VICE News Reports, we tell the story of how […]

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Facebook Says Go Ahead and Speculate Wildly About the Origins of COVID

CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg appears on a monitor as he testifies remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing ‘Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?’, on Capitol Hill, October 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, […]

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