TikTok sees a surge of misleading videos that claim to show the invasion of Ukraine

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The invasion of Ukraine has seen a surge of videos flooding TikTok, many of the most popular ones containing false or misleading material. Kiichiro Sato/AP

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has unleashed a flood of misleading and false material on TikTok. The popular app used by more than 1 billion people has been amplifying videos portraying old conflicts, scenes from movies and even video game battles as if showing on-the-ground live footage.

In times of crisis, social media platforms are always struggling to

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