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How to spot disinformation around the war in Ukraine

Posted on AllSides March 30th, 2022
From The Center

Shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine in late February, false information about the conflict began circulating online -- like the now-debunked story about the Ukrainian fighter pilot known as the “Ghost of Kyiv” who was rumored to have brought down six Russian planes.  

Distorted footage and false claims about the war quickly filled Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and Twitter, with critics saying these social media platforms have not done enough to stop disinformation campaigns.  

While companies like Meta and Google have taken steps to mitigate the spread of disinformation, for instance no longer allowing Russian state media...

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