A mysterious advertising agency in France offered influencers money in exchange for fake stories against the Pfizer Coronavirus vaccine. One YouTuber, Leo Grasset, stated a so-called “advertising agency” contacted him to share with his followers that he believed the Pfizer vaccine was potentially deadly. The media isn’t being honest with us about the dangers. Grasset declined their offer. The agency contacted other people with large followings on Twitter and Instagram as well.
Fazze is the name of the advertising agency that tried to pay influencers to speak out against the vaccine. Furthermore, a rep from Fazze asked explicitly for a video from these influencers they could share on their Instagram, YouTube, or TikTok claiming the mortality rate of Pfizer is much larger than that of other vaccines. What makes the smear campaign particularly alarming is that Fazze insisted anyone who does choose to accept their money for a video shouldn’t flag the post as sponsored and should act as if they are acting of their own volition. Okay, WEIRD. It gets weirder.
More False Claims
Moreover, the agency is also going after doctors. One doctor with a lot of followers (what kind of doctor has a lot of followers?! Whatever!) told a French news company that Fazze offered him 3,000 dollars to post a 30-second video about the dangers of the Pfizer vaccine. What the actual fuck? The French Health Minister, Olivier Veran, got involved due to this bizarre campaign against the Pfizer vaccine. He claimed any negative information about the Pfizer vaccine is “pathetic, it’s dangerous, it’s irresponsible, and it doesn’t work.”
It’s totally unclear why Fazze offered these people money to make false claims about the Pfizer vaccine. There is nothing wrong with the Pfizer vaccine! According to the CDC, it doesn’t matter which vaccine you get so long as you get it! Pfizer, pay me! Jk, but really. No news stories have made it clear why Fazze contacted these influencers with such a bizarre offer. What’s this weird beef that Fazze has with Pfizer? Why is Pfizer, in particular, the only targeted vaccine? I have questions.
Some Positive Advertising
Meanwhile, in New Jersey, influencers are being offered money for an entirely different kind of post. A new campaign called #MaskUpNJ is using influencers to promote safe Covid-19 practices. The masterminds behind the campaign believe they can reach more people by using influencers to advertise on social media the importance of wearing masks, social distancing, and washing your hands. I can get down with that!