Yes, really, cat videos – and GIFs.
In an article titled 'Those Cute Cats Online? They Help Spread Misinformation', reporter Davey Alba claimed "videos and GIFs of cute animals — usually cats" were being used by "people and organizations peddling false information online."
Videos and GIFs of cute animals — usually cats — have gone viral for almost as long as the internet has been around.— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 1, 2021
But now this trick for building audiences is being used by people and organizations peddling misinformation, researchers say. https://t.co/xw7MqEaSz1