Inside one network cashing in on vaccine disinformation

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This Wednesday, May 12, 2021 image shows a website featuring Ty and Charleen Bollinger advertising their video series, “The Truth About Vaccines 2020.” The Bollingers are part of an ecosystem of for-profit companies, nonprofit groups, YouTube channels and other social media accounts that stoke fear and distrust of COVID-19 vaccines, resorting to what medical experts say is often misleading and false information. (AP Photo)

Ty and Charlene Bollinger are part of an ecosystem of for-profit companies, nonprofit groups, YouTube channels and other social media accounts that stoke fear and distrust of COVID-19 vaccines, resorting to what medical experts say is often misleading and false information.

An investigation by The Associated Press has found that the couple work closely with others prominent in the anti-vaccine movement — including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his Children’s Health Defense — to drive sales through affiliate marketing relationships.

The Bollingers have said that they have sold tens of millions of dollars of products through various ventures and paid out $12 million to affiliates.

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