Ghouling, A Trend of Unspeakable Cruelty

The recent social media analysis from Hoaxlines Lab drove home how pervasive the #DiedSuddenly claims are. Worse still, they have become a potential threat to anyone who loses a loved one and discloses it publicly.

E. Rosalie

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The recent social media analysis from Hoaxlines Lab drove home how pervasive the #DiedSuddenly claims are. Worse still, they have become a potential threat to anyone who loses a loved one and discloses it publicly.

When we examine the tactics used to target bereaved families, perhaps unsurprisingly, they resemble those used in the #DiedSuddenly mockumentary. In an interview with the BBC, Stew Peters, the driving force behind the film, stated that he did not intend for people to be targeted. While one cannot argue with intent, the effect is another aspect entirely.

Hoaxlines research shows that the activity of some of the biggest accounts claiming people died of vaccines without evidence began the same month Died Suddenly was released.

Ghouling, the Unthinkable Trend in Targeted Harassment

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E. Rosalie

Disasters & information (public health + nat sec) | Johns Hopkins alum | @COVID19Tracking alum | Mapping medical misinfo 💉 and information disorder