Politics

False The morality police in Iran has not been abolished

The morality police in Iran has not been abolished

On 4 December, the AFP news agency announced on its official Twitter account that the morality police in Iran had been abolished. It was based on a statement made by Iran’s Attorney General, Jafar Montazeri, to local media. This sensational news was shared by the media around the world.

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Manipulation Iranian parliament did not sentence 15,000 protesters to death

Iranian parliament did not sentence 15,000 protesters to death

In connection with the death of Masha Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who died in unexplained circumstances in custody after being arrested by the morality police for wearing her hijab in an inappropriate way, a wave of protests is taking place in Iran. An estimated number of 14,000 arrested demonstrators …

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False No, SeaFox was not used by NATO in an attempt to destroy the Nord Stream gas pipeline in 2015

No, SeaFox was not used by NATO in an attempt to destroy the Nord Stream gas pipeline in 2015

After the attack on Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 on 26 September 2022, various speculations emerged in the media about those responsible for the destruction of the gas pipelines. In a rather predictable fashion, Russian propaganda accused Western countries of sabotage. One piece of evidence of NATO’s earlier…

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False Israeli INN TV is not the author of the propaganda animation. It was created by a Russian

Israeli INN TV is not the author of the propaganda animation. It was created by a Russian

On 17 October, Russian websites published an animated film whose main characters are a pig with Nazi tattoos and a Ukrainian flag, and a bear with a band in the colours of the Russian flag. The plot focuses on the propaganda portrayal of the European Union as a place morally…

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Satyra The Head of Amnesty International does not call on Ukraine not to shoot at newly mobilized Russian troops. This is a joke

The Head of Amnesty International does not call on Ukraine not to shoot at newly mobilized Russian troops. This is a joke

On 28 September 2022, the Sputnik Not satirical account published a post on Twitter, featuring a photo of Agnès Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International, and the following description: Amnesty chief Agnes Callamard urges Ukraine not to shoot at newly mobilized Russian troops, as killing untrained combatants would be very unfair.

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False The referendum to annex the Lviv Oblast to Poland is a Russian disinformation

The referendum to annex the Lviv Oblast to Poland is a Russian disinformation

On 27 September 2022, a photo of ballot papers concerning an alleged referendum on the annexation of the Lviv oblast to the Republic of Poland appeared on Russian portals and in social media, including Telegram, vKontakte and Twitter. These packages bear the seal and stamp of the…

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Lack of evidence There is no evidence that white crosses on Ukrainian military vehicles are associated with Nazi symbolism

There is no evidence that white crosses on Ukrainian military vehicles are associated with Nazi symbolism

White crosses painted on Ukrainian military vehicles have been circulating on social media for a dozen or so days as a reference to Nazi tank markings during World War II. This narrative is also promoted by official Russian institutions. It is aimed at arousing resentment towards the Ukrainian army and…

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False The photo of Elizabeth II performing the gesture of Nazi salute is a photomontage

The photo of Elizabeth II performing the gesture of Nazi salute is a photomontage

In connection with the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the long-circulating image that is a photomontage has re-emerged again on the Internet. The fake photo depicts a young queen raising her right hand in the gesture of Nazi salute. The article also describes other references to Nazi greetings in the…

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Manipulation Polsat News did not inform about war crimes committed by the Azov Regiment in Mariupol

Polsat News did not inform about war crimes committed by the Azov Regiment in Mariupol

The war in Ukraine has been going on for over two months. Fighting takes place not only on the ground and in the air, but also in the information space. More and more false information is appearing on social media. Its goal is to increase public support for one of…

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False Israel does not plan to move to south-eastern Ukraine

Israel does not plan to move to south-eastern Ukraine

Conspiracy theories are constantly popular online and are the perfect weapon in information warfare. Recently, on the occasion of the COVID-19 pandemic, a real flood of various more or less unlikely hypotheses regarding, for example, the origin of the virus causing the disease, could be observed. It is also known…

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