Disinformation continues: 6 new fakes about the war in Ukraine

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, a lot of fake news has been circulating on social networks. TikTok users even receive false information in less than 40 minutes, a recent study by NewsGuard, a disinformation analysis firm, shows. Le Veef chose six.

DiCaprio donated $10 million to Ukraine

Recently Euronews, The Independent and Daily Mail congratulated Leonardo DiCaprio give 10 million dollars to Ukraine to finance the Ukrainian army. CNN’s “fact-checking” cell finally found that, although the actor “supports Ukraine” and “made humanitarian donations related to Ukraine”, he never donated $10 million to the government of Ukraine..

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Vladimir Zelensky, supporter of the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist party

On Twitter, an image showing President Zelensky performs the Nazi “Freedom” salute with three fingers, Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist party, has gone viral, according to Le Monde. The man in the photo is actually President Volodymyr Zelensky, but Citizen of Ukraine Volodymyr Koshovenko previously “reported to the Kiev police”.

Canadian sniper “Vali” died on arrival in Ukraine

Last week, several social media posts announced death of sniper Valya a few hours after arriving in Mariupol, Ukraine. it is known that “the deadliest sniper in the world”“Wali”, his real name is Olivier, fought in Afghanistan in the Canadian Forces and as a volunteer in Iraqi Kurdistan. against the Islamic State. Three days ago, on his Facebook account, the serviceman confirmed that he was alive and well.

Pro-Russian Ukrainian citizens publicly humiliated

In social networks, Internet users share videos of Ukrainians tied to poles, humiliated, sometimes beaten or even half-naked. These civilians will be bound because of their pro-Russian sympathies. If the videos were indeed filmed in Ukraine, in early March the France Télévisions Truth or Fake team reveals that the attached people would not have been Kremlin supporters, but marauders. These would be turned off after two hours.

Vladimir Zelensky and his wife Elena Zelenskaya sing “Endless Love”

A few days ago a video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena Zelenskaya singing together goes over the network. However, this would not be a presidential couple, but English singer Connie Talbot and American Alejandro Manzano, specifies AFP. The video has received 5.4 million views on Youtube so far.

Polish police open fire on African refugees

On Facebook, several posts claim thatPolish police open fire on Africans fleeing war in Ukraine. “Many young Africans have died, others have been injured,” says the author of the post, which has been shared more than 2,600 times. While several human rights associations deplore the fact that these African refugees are being subjected to “unequal treatment”reports AFP. neither these organizations nor the police have information about possible skirmishes on the Ukrainian border.

Recently Euronews, The Independent or Daily Mail congratulated Leonardo DiCaprio for giving Ukraine $10 million to fund the Ukrainian army. CNN’s fact-checking unit finally found that while the actor “supports Ukraine” and “made Ukraine-related humanitarian donations,” he never made the $10 million donation to the Ukrainian government. A finger salute from the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist Svoboda party has gone viral, according to Le Monde. The man in the photo is not actually President Volodymyr Zelensky, but Volodymyr Koshovenko, a Ukrainian citizen who previously “reported to the Kiev police.” Last week, several social media posts reported the death of the shooter. Elita Vali, just hours after arriving in Mariupol, Ukraine Known as “the deadliest sniper in the world”, “Wali”, whose real name is Olivier, fought in Afghanistan with the Canadian Forces and as a volunteer in Iraqi Kurdistan against the Islamic State. Three days ago, on his Facebook account, the soldier confirmed that he was alive. In social networks, Internet users share videos of Ukrainians tied to poles, humiliated, sometimes beaten or even half-naked. These civilians would be tied up because of their pro-Russian sympathies. If the videos were indeed filmed in Ukraine, then in early March, the France Télévisions Truth or Fake team revealed that the people attached would not have been Kremlin supporters, but marauders. The latter would have been disconnected in two hours. For the past few days, a video has been circulating on the net, allegedly in which President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Elena Zelenskaya sing together. However, this will not be a presidential couple, but English singer Connie Talbot and American Alejandro Manzano, AFP specifies. The video has so far garnered 5.4 million views on Youtube, and several Facebook posts claim that Polish police are shooting at Africans fleeing the war in Ukraine. “Many young Africans have died, others have been injured,” says the author of the post, which has been shared more than 2,600 times. While several human rights associations deplore the fact that these African refugees are suffering “unequal treatment”, AFP points out that neither these organizations nor the police have information about possible shootings on the border with Ukraine.

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