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Wall Street Journal: Russian disinformation campaign is working to undermine confidence Covid-19 vaccines used in the US

The US State Department’s Global Engagement Center identified three Russian outlets — News Front, New Eastern Outlook and Oriental Review — that are spreading not only misinformation about the virus, but also regarding military conflicts, protests, and international organizations.

A State Department spokesman confirmed yesterday that Online platforms directed by Russian intelligence are spreading disinformation about two of the coronavirus vaccines being used in the US. The agency’s Global Engagement Center identified three Russian outlets — News Front, New Eastern Outlook and Oriental Review — that are spreading not only misinformation about the virus, but also regarding international organizations, military conflicts, protests; and any divisive issue that they can exploit. The state department said “These sites all vary in their reach, tone, and audience — but they all are spreading Russian propaganda and disinformation. The State Department’s finding of a link between these sites and Russian Intelligence is a result of a joint interagency conclusion. Dmitry Peskov, A spokesman for the Kremlin denied that the country’s intelligence services were spearheading the disinformation campaign saying “It’s nonsense. Russian special services have nothing to do with any criticism against vaccines.” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Biden administration is taking steps to address efforts by Russia to undermine confidence in the vaccines.

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