EUvsDisinfo, a project of the European External Action Service’s East StratCom Task Force, is reporting that pro-Kremlin media are trying to generate support for the Russian Sputnik V COVID vaccine by shifting its disinformation narratives. According to the report:
December 21, 2020 Over the past few months, pro-Kremlin media have been bombarding(opens in a new tab) audiences at home and abroad with spurious claims concerning the global drive to curb the COVID-19 pandemic through mass vaccination. It has come a long way; from amplifying conspiracy theories about the origins of the coronavirus(opens in a new tab) to fueling anti-vaccination moods(opens in a new tab) in spring, it has now entered a new phase of promotin(opens in a new tab)g the Sputnik V vaccine to global audiences.
Read the report here.
The Global Influence Operations Report (GIOR) reported yesterday on a CNN analyst’s view of Russian efforts to spread COVID-related disinformation.