New: Russian Paid Anti-Vax Trolls Say Vaccine Makes People into Chimps (an improvement for the unvaccinated)


Russian paid anti-vaccine 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 a 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.

Fazze timed its disinformation campaigns to coincide with periods when regulatory authorities in various countries were considering expedited approval for Western vaccines, according to Facebook.

The first wave of the company’s disinformation campaign began in late 2020 and targeted the AstraZeneca vaccine and its use in India. Fazze troll accounts harvested from account farms in Bangladesh and Pakistan pivoted off the fact that the AstraZeneca vaccine uses a harmless virus found in chimpanzees to claim that the jab would turn recipients into chimps themselves. The trolls took screenshots from the 1960s sci-fi classic Planet of the Apes showing ape guards manhandling Charlton Heston, captioned with “AstraZeneca’s vaccine is safe! Yesterday we took the vaccine ourselves.”

As part of their campaign, trolls linked out to petitions which tried to anchor the wild claims about chimpanzee transformation to out-of-context quotes from AstraZeneca company officials reported in legitimate news outlets.  read more..


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  1. I’m not sure about AstraZeneca vaccine effects… but those that are used succinctly to edit human DNA called ARNm vaccines surely must be for turning DNA human compatible with aliens reptilians DNA who rule the world next to elites… 🙂

  2. I lived a little in the USSR and I can safely assure you that we have never had anything like this. People have always walked by themselves and were vaccinated against various diseases. There have never been such problems. What we see now are echoes of the 1990s, when the Iron Curtain lifted and the vacuum that was in my country began to quickly fill with flows of everything from the West. There was a lot of good, but at the same time a lot of disgusting, terrible, destructive. Before, the Soviet people did not face this. I am absolutely sure that anti-vaccine propaganda also came from the West. Now this is especially easy to do in the era of globalization and digitalization.

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