Who's checking the fact checkers?

The latest weapon in the disinformation war: Fake fact checkers. Some channels on the app Telegram look like independent fact checkers, but are pro-Russian propaganda outlets spreading falsities.


Disinformation was a big problem before the war in Ukraine. Now it’s even worse with the rise of fake fact-checkers. You’ve probably seen real fact-check articles online, news organizations debunking rumors and fake news circulating on social media. Several channels on the messaging app Telegram look like independent fact-checkers, but if you look closer, you see they’re actually pro-Russian propaganda outlets spreading fake news about the invasion.

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