Report: Russia launched a Disinformation Campaign Against the Pfizer Vaccine to Promote Sputnik V

Pfizer Cornavirus Vaccine
Pfizer Cornavirus Vaccine

U.S. officials alleged Russian intelligence officials of casting doubt on the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine said a report by the Wall Street Journal. The report stated Russian intelligence promoted fake news. These misinformation campaigns on social media questioned the efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine.

“We can say these outlets are directly linked to Russian intelligence services,” an official at the State Department’s Global Engagement Center reported. “They’re all foreign-owned. Based outside of the United States. They vary a lot in reach, tone, and audience, but they’re all part of the Russian propaganda and disinformation ecosystem.”

Russia wants to promote Sputnik V by attacking Pfizer

Last November, Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin announced his country will be distributing the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine internationally. The country announced a successful Covid vaccine in August although Sputnik V was only released before going through phase 3 trials. Phase 3 trials are mandatory in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration won’t approve vaccines or drugs without them. The US intelligence said Russian efforts to cast doubt about the Pfizer vaccine help boost the sales of Sputnik V, stated the Journal report.