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Most Japanese pro-Putin social media messages posted by anti-vaccine activists

  • May 17, 2022
  • , Nikkei
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Nikkei reported that according to analysis conducted by the daily in collaboration with a University of Tokyo research lab of Japanese messages on the war in Ukraine that have been circulating in cyberspace, almost 90% of the users posting messages in favor of Russian President Putin’s narrative that Ukraine is run by neo-Nazis also posted misleading or erroneous tweets, blog posts, and other messages on coronavirus vaccines, including: “The pandemic was designed by the deep state to reduce the global population.” The daily expressed concern about the prevalence of disinformation on the war and coronavirus in cyberspace.

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