Britain's Government Will Tackle Online Misinformation Claims on Anti-Vaccine

British GCHQ Misinformation Claims Anti-VaccineIn a recent article by Reuters, the article covers a story from The Times on Britain's eavesdropping agency GCHQ is starting a plan to take on anti-vaccine propaganda that is being spread online by hostile states.

The GCHQ collects communications from around the world to identify and destroy potential threats to Britain, and they are now trying to tackle disinformation claims. The claims discuss immunization being a high priority and there is a vaccine could be a lot closer than we think. 

“GCHQ has been told to take out antivaxers online and on social media,” the Times said, citing a source.

The report said the focus of the operation is taking down hostile state-linked content and disrupting the communications of the cybercriminals responsible.

With the global pandemic having no end in sight, the war on truth still rages on. To educate your users on the disinformation problem, check out the 4 part on-demand webinar series hosted by Chief Evangelist Perry Carpenter on how you can directly impact the disinformation crisis. 

Reuters has the full story

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