The same Russian social media trolls accused of meddling in the 2016 US election may be to blame for the deadly measles outbreak across Europe last year, according to a new report.
Scientists believe the St. Petersburg troll farm also pumped out anti-vaccination propaganda, contributing to the outbreak that killed 72 people and infected more than 82,000, Radio Free Europe reported.
The FBI and major media is undoubtedly looking into this as I write
[UPATE: Goddamnit, I meant fomenting, I wrote fomenting, and the auto-spell “corrected’ it to “fermenting’ without my notice or permission — in fact, it did so again while I wrote this addendum. I don’t know how to turn off this bonus feature, but I’m going to find out.]
UPDATE II: Apparently “ferment” can be used in the same sense, according to the Oxford dictionary, so perhaps the auto-speller was merely substituting its own judgement.