Monday 3 August 2020

The Infodemic

What the RFK Jr?!

From Camelot to conspiracy theories

By Basia Cummings

What the RFK

 

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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