Politically connected activist group fans flames of disinformation

2021-11-24

Disinformation fueled in part by a politically connected activist group about experiments on beagles resulted in 3,600 angry phone calls -- many of them conveying threats -- in 36 hours to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci. The activist group, founded by a partisan political operative, capitalized on animosity toward Fauci over his stance on COVID-19 prevention measures to further its own agenda -- banning biomedical research involving animals -- and the group's leader defends the tactic of targeting Fauci personally.

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