Disinformation experts often lack any obvious expertise.
Great work, Paul! Keep it up!
Sigh. I'm old enough to remember when the word "science" meant something.
A couple of years ago, the CCDH reported that these groups were among its funders: Luminate, Omidyar Network, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Compton Foundation.
Pierre Omidyar is a Silicon Valley billionaire eBay founder, and a funder of the now dubious "The Intercept", which used to employ Glenn Greenwald (until he left out of disgust for their biased editorial policies). Craig Newmark is the founder of craigslist.org.
COVID was was a giant misinformation event everyone was make things up. CDC, the left, the right, Doctors.... All sides were confused and ignored “science” because “science” was misleading!
“Researchers have found just 12 people are responsible for the bulk of the misleading claims and outright lies about COVID-19 vaccines that proliferate on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter,” reported NPR, regurgitating back CCDH’s allegations. Quoting the group’s CEO, Imran Ahmed, NPR added, “The 'Disinformation Dozen' produce 65% of the shares of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms.”
Like other outlets, NPR ignored Facebook’s later statement rejecting the findings of Ahmed’s group,"
From the linked article:
"However, Facebook also disputed the methodology of the center's report, saying it was not clear what criteria the group used to choose the set of social media posts at which it looked."
Care to clarify?
Thanks in advance.