Case Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Disinformation

More than 170 different teams of researchers around the world have been working to find a vaccine for the coronavirus since the global pandemic began earlier this year, and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has since been approved and rolled out to frontline healthcare workers.


Since the race to the vaccine began, disinformation, misinformation, and conspiracies about a vaccine started taking hold online, aimed at promoting distrust and sowing confusion in a way that could prolong the pandemic. The narratives have continued since the vaccine was deployed, and we anticipate will grow.


From August to November, Alethea Group conducted an investigation to identify the top false or misleading narratives circulating around the COVID-19 vaccine. You can download our full report and findings here.