French YouTuber offered money by foreign company to spread COVID-19 ‘disinformation’

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Published: May 26,2021 01:51 PM
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A YouTuber from France has claimed that a UK-based PR agency offered him money to spread disinformation about COVID-19 vaccine.

May 26, 2021: Leo Grasset – A YouTuber from France – has claimed that a UK-based PR agency offered him money to spread disinformation about COVID-19 vaccine to his 1.17 million YouTube subscribers. 



Grasset, who is popularly known as ‘DirtyBiology’, shared e-mails that show a proposition from an unknown person claiming to work for a UK-based PR agency.



According to reports, the person referred to an opportunity regarding an “informational campaign” and asked the creator to share false claims either on YouTube, Tiktok or Instagram that the Pfizer vaccine is three times more lethal than the AstraZeneca one. 



The company also wanted him to question why European governments were buying the Pfizer vaccine in large quantities. They also asked him to discourage people from believing the mainstream media. 



However, the firm did not want the videos to be branded nor did they reveal the name of the client behind the project.