White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday that US President Joe Biden’s government is monitoring efforts linked to Russia’s intelligence services aimed at undermining the country’s coronavirus vaccines. Moderna and Pfizer.
“We are aware of this, we are monitoring this and we are taking measures to address (this),” said Psaki at a news conference.
The United States has identified three virtual publications run by Russian intelligence services that they say are trying to undermine the Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna, said a State Department spokeswoman on Sunday.
The vehicles “disseminate many types of misinformation, including about Pfizer and Moderna, in addition to international organizations, military conflicts, protests and any polarizing issue they can explore, “said Psak.
The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the identification of the alleged campaign on Sunday. A Kremlin spokesman denied the American claim that Russia is spreading false information about vaccines to the newspaper.
“We will fight disinformation with all the weapons we have. We are certainly familiar with the approach and tactics of the Russian disinformation efforts,” said Psaki, adding that the Biden government will reiterate “at every opportunity” that vaccines are safe.