Saturday, October 23, 2021

Factcheck for Facebook_EN

Manipulation: Ukraine to Disband Infectious Diseases Hospitals

Ukraine is not disbanding any infectious diseases hospitals. It is phasing out some Covid departments as coronavirus cases continue to decrease significantly in the...

Fake: Thousands of Russians Urgently Leaving Ukraine

A phrase uttered by Russia’s Vladimir Putin during his recent Rossiya 1 television interview has been taken out of context and has given rise...

Fake: Zelensky Vaccination Video Staged

Ukrainian Facebook and many Russian publications were awash with stories claiming that the video showing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky receiving a COVID vaccination was...

Fake: Ukrainian Nazis Detained in Voronezh

Three local residents were indeed detained in Voronezh on charges of extremism. However, all of them are Russian citizens and members of a local...

Fake: Ukrainian Military Use Prohibited Weapons in Donbas

Russian and separatist media claim that Ukrainian military have used white phosphorus munitions, weapons that are banned under the Geneva Convention. However, the mine...

Fake: Hundreds of Children Killed to Create COVID 19 Vaccinations

Anti-vaccination supporters are spreading misinformation on social media claiming that the pharmaceutical and medical industries are killing hundreds of babies to extract cells in...

Fake: Biden and Putin Deciding Ukraine’s Fate behind Zelensky’s Back

Russian online newspapers have been disseminating gleeful stories claiming that US President Joe Biden “made his first international call to Russian President Vladimir Putin”...

Fake: Accident at the Rivne Nuclear Power Plant, Evacuations Underway

On September 23 various social media networks featured claims of radioactive fallout at the Rivne nuclear power plant in western Ukraine resulting in the...

Photo Fake: Belarus Protesters Paid for Demonstrating

Against the backdrop of continuing protests and strikes in Belarus in opposition to the falsified presidential elections and the use of violence against peaceful...

Fake: Soviet Law on 5 Spikelets Did Not Kill People, Protected Socialist Property from...

Another historical distortion denying Stalinist repressions is spreading on social media. Posts about the 1932 Soviet law “On the protection of Socialist Property”, better...