The United States has accused Russian intelligence of spreading misinformation about the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines. State Department spokesman Ned Price said this at a briefing, RIA Novosti reports.
The State Department’s Global Engagement Center has identified four online programs that have worked to spread false information, he said. Price explained that these services included misinformation about two vaccines approved in the United States.
“It is clear that Russia has returned to its old tricks and thereby potentially endangers people’s lives by spreading misinformation about vaccines, which we know they save lives,” said a spokesman for the State Department.
Ned Price did not provide specific examples of disinformation or what platforms he was talking about.
Earlier, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken congratulated Russia on the success of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.