Tuesday 29th of June 2021
Anti-vax group targets schoolchildren with misleading leaflets
- A largely offline anti-vaccination campaign encouraging both schoolchildren and their parents to refuse the Covid-19 vaccine has been operating at UK school gates.
- Misinformation detection organisation Logically found that Future Z has created online campaign materials in the style of BBC Bitesize revision guides designed to encourage vaccine hesitancy among children and teenagers.
- The campaign likens accepting an mRNA vaccine – injections that protect against infectious diseases including Covid-19 – to installing “a trial app that could screw up your £800 iPhone” in a bid to convince younger people it is safer to wait than to receive a vaccination against the virus.
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