Even as the pandemic subsides in the U.S., relatives of those killed by COVID-19 want Congress to take action against the disinformation that contributed to their deaths.

Distributed online, touted by some traditional news media and promoted by reckless politicians, this “infodemic” can have a particularly vicious effect on Spanish-speaking communities.

Now a growing group of activists from Marked by COVID, a grassroots movement that aims to inspire better public-health policies, are spotlighting how disinformation is an American plague.