“A week later, Dr. Fauci — the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak — has become the target of an online conspiracy theory that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.”
The torrent of falsehoods aimed at discrediting Dr. Anthony Fauci is another example of how some far-right supporters of President Trump regularly vilify those whom they see as opposing him
More on the far right coming for Fauci, which is why I wrote my piece yesterday. We have to resist this. (1/2)
It's bad enough the US is dealing with its worst pandemic in >100 years. The last thing we need is a 2nd enemy and war vs such toxic, fabricated #infodemic attacks on truth and credibility by w/
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right - The New York Times. (SHAMEFUL attacks on Dr Fauci by an orchestrated propaganda machine of DEEP IGNORANCE. What are we becoming?)
This sucks. Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
And sure enough, Anthony Fauci, who dares to present evidence and doesn't fawn over Dear Leader, is getting the Michael Mann treatment
Here is my first official A1 story for . Get your copy tomorrow. (I’m running out and buying 10!!!!) w/
“There is this sense that experts are untrustworthy, and have agendas that aren’t aligned with the people. It’s very concerning because the experts in this are being discounted out of hand.” Paging .
The torrent of falsehoods aimed at discrediting Dr. Anthony Fauci is another example of how some far-right supporters of President Trump regularly vilify those whom they see as opposing him
The anti-Fauci sentiment is being reinforced by posts from Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, Bill Mitchell,and other outspoken Trump supporters such as Shiva Ayyadurai, who has falsely claimed to be the inventor of email.
This is what the cult of Trumpism has come to: a conspiracy theory that our top national expert in infectious diseases is part of a plot to take down the president -- as if 🙄 This is what his trolls & liars are devoting their time to in a time of crisis
Sickening that this is the environment we live in. And also terrifying. The attack on scientists and science in the service of politics is terrifying because of where it leads.
“Sorry liberals but we don’t trust Dr. Anthony Fauci” Who could’ve seen this coming?! 🤔🙄🤬 #sarcasm #Fauci
Everything that’s going on and they put this on the front page.
“The Trump administration has previously shown a distaste for relying on scientific expertise, such as when dealing with climate change. But misinformation campaigns during a pandemic carry a unique danger.” —⁦⁩’s Whitney Phillips
Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Treasure and World Renowned Medical Expert Is Now a Target of the Far Right. Do they not realize experts like him stand between us and disaster? #COVID19 #hcsm #coronavirus #ScienceMatters
Far right-wingers are saying Doctor Fauci is a fraud and they don't trust him. I dare them all to go out and kiss a stranger in NYC.
This is the stuff of nightmares, in which the only potential saviors, science and good information, risk being swallowed whole by toxic, non-representative sources of disinformation. Our responsibility for outreach has never been greater.
“For the past few years, far-right supporters of President Trump have regularly vilified those whom they see as opposing him.” Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Misinformation #Disinformation
Of course, the crazies are now after Fauci.
He fought AIDS and now the worst pandemic in American history. If his final battle in public service is with a subreddit run by a male supplement hawker, then the Nobel this year should be a mere formality.
“Sorry liberals but we don’t trust Dr. Anthony Fauci.” Research shows conspiracism flourishes in uncertain environments. In addition to conspiracy theories about the origin of coronavirus, Anthony Fauci is targeted by Far Right as a deep-state operative
Smearing Fauci to own the libs.
They’re coming for Dr. Fauci
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
‘Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has advised every president since Ronald Reagan and encouraged action against the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s’. Via ⁦
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, faces a torrent of false claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.
Hard to imagine a more perfect headline for the stupid age we live in.
“There is this sense that (medical) experts are untrustworthy”
How many of these attack posts against the doctor speaking truth to power are from “bot” accounts serving as mega-megaphones to stir unrest via the ultra-right propaganda machine or external psycho-war forces? We must support this expert.
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
Been chatting with friends about the likelihood of this for weeks, but I'm really sad to see it happen. I hope (for no good reason, I know) Trump resists getting rid of yet another expert. Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right Dr. Fauci is a national treasure PERIOD.
“Why do you care about what other people think?”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency virus measures, faces a torrent of false claims that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right
An atrocity. We shd have anticipated the assault of the gonzo paranoid online fringe cum new Republican Party.
What an ugly world we are in. So now Alt right is going after Fauci as an anti Trump conspirator! via
I do not understand this at all. What exactly is the goal beyond undermining institutions, experts and Americans’ health outcomes? So they think about the harm the cause? via ⁦
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right - The New York Times
Fucking moron watch: right-wing crazies think Dr. Fauci is behind a conspiracy to take down the monster-child A Single Gesture Behind Trump Fuels an Online Conspiracy Theory
“Fauci — the administration’s most outspoken advocate of emergency measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak — has become the target of an online conspiracy theory that he is mobilizing to undermine the president.”
“What this case will show is that conspiracy theories can kill” Misinformation campaigns during a pandemic carry a unique danger because they may sow distrust in public health officials when accurate information and advice are crucial.
Literally sickening: "Medical expert who corrects Trump is now a target of the far right... Torrent of falsehoods aimed at discrediting Dr. Fauci is another example of the hyperpartisan information flow that has driven a wedge into the way Americans think"
Yay for quoted this morning in painful article about the attacks on Anthony Fauci. #scicomm
“What this case will show is that conspiracy theories can kill."
Medical Expert Who Corrects Trump Is Now a Target of the Far Right We need to quarantine the FAR RIGHT before they kill more Americans!
Any scientist on Twitter who has dared to say what right wing trolls do not like can understand this feeling.