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The growth of anti-vaxxers revealed – Daily Mercury

A new report has highlighted the staggering increase in people seeking out misinformation on social media platforms.

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Support for anti-vaxxer and conspiracy groups has skyrocketed since COVID-19 hit Australia’s shores, prompting calls for social media platforms to do more to quash fake news.
Digital advocacy group Reset Australia identified and monitored 13 controversial public Facebook groups between January 2020 and March 2021.
Memberships grew by 280 per cent in the 14 months alone to more than 115,000 people.
Reset Australia executive director Chris Cooper said while the results confirmed what the organisation…

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