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Influencers Have Been Getting Paid To Criticize Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine

Some were offered more than $2,000 USD.

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Influencers Have Been Getting Paid To Criticize Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine

Some were offered more than $2,000 USD.

According to reports, a public relations agency in London called Fazze has been offering to pay influencers in France and Germany to criticize the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. After digging into who runs the PR company, some found out that the agency has ties with Russia.

“Unbelievable. The address of the London agency that contacted me is bogus… All the employees have weird LinkedIn profiles, which have been missing since this morning. Everyone has worked in Russia before,” French health and science YouTuber Léo Grasset commented. A German health commentator additionally shared that Fazze asked if he would be interested in an “information campaign,” later pointing out that the agency’s main office is in London but the CEO resides in Moscow.

These tweets led to more social media influencers sharing similar experiences that involved potential “partnerships.” Some have revealed that they were offered €2,000 EUR (approximately $2,446 USD) to criticize the Pfizer vaccine. Adding to the mystery, as the allegations began surfacing on social media, Fazze employees’ deleted their LinkedIn profiles.

According to Grasset, members of Fazze sent messages in broken English, asking him to explain that “the death rate among the vaccinated with Pfizer is almost three times higher than the vaccinated by AstraZeneca.” Screenshots of the conversation show the agency offering compensation for 45- to 60-second videos on Instagram, TikTok or YouTube.

You can head to The New York Times to read the full story.

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