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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...

Fake: White and Red Belarusian Flag is a Nazi Flag

As Belarusian protests and strikes continue throughout the country, social media posts have appeared claiming that the white and red Belarusian flag protesters have...

Fake: Poland Pushes Lukashenko Overthrow at EU Level

Against the backdrop of mass protests that swept across Belarus after Aleksander Lukashenko claimed an overwhelming victory in the August 9 presidential elections, fakes...

Fake: Russian Tanks in Smolensk Heading Towards Belarus Border

As the protests in Belarus intensified, fakes about the unfolding events began spreading on social media. One Facebook account in particular began circulating a...

Fake: Americans Testing Coronavirus Vaccine on Ukraine’s Military

Russian news sites as well as sites from the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics featured stories this week claiming that Americans have begun...

Fake: Turkish Pensioners Provided with Homes and $300 Pensions

The Ukrainian segment of Facebook is teeming with information claiming that Turkish President Erdogan will issue free housing, health insurance and $300 monthly pensions...

Fake: Mykolayiv Shipbuilding Plant Cut for Scrap Metal

The Ocean shipbuilding plant based in Mykolayiv is being cut down for scrap metal announced the Russian site Antifascist this week, fake news that...

Fake: Ukrainian Are the Only Ones in the World who Pay a Murder Tax

Ukraine introduced a war tax in 2015. Is there still a country in the world where people pay for the killing of their own...