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How JFK's nephew became one of Facebook's most prolific anti-vax misinformation spreaders

How JFK's nephew became one of Facebook's most prolific anti-vax misinformation spreaders

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. He's also one of 12 people found to be spreading the most misinformation online.
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of the "disinformation dozen" spreading vaccine misinformation online.




He cemented himself as a prominent anti-vaxxer long before the pandemic.




Here's how the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy became an online anti-vax influencer.




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A recent report found that most COVID-19 disinformation online is spread by just 12 people - and one of them is the nephew of former President John F. Kennedy.Robert F Kennedy Jr. cemented himself as a prominent anti-vaccine advocate well before the pandemic. But his rhetoric took on a whole new meaning when the COVID-19 pandemic took over the world in March 2020.Here's how 67-year-old Kennedy, who is also the son of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, became one of the "disinformation dozen" spreading COVID-19 conspiracy theories online.

From government law student to Fauci foe and anti-vaxxer


How JFK's nephew became one of Facebook's most prolific anti-vax misinformation spreaders

Kennedy in 2017.
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