Disinformation: Russian Media Spread False News of British King Charles’ Death


Disinformation: Russian Media Spread False News of British King Charles’ Death

According to several Russian media reports, British King Charles is dead, but this story is actually fake news. The news was first reported by the Telegram channel of the business newspaper Knowledge and quickly spread to other Russian media outlets. Even a pro-Kremlin Telegram channel shared what appeared to be an official document from Buckingham Palace announcing the king’s death, but the message was clearly implausible.

The news also made its way to Ukraine and Tajikistan, with major media outlets reporting on it. However, as major Russian media organizations investigated the news, they debunked it. Despite this, some social media users found humor in the situation, sharing edited images and mocking the false reports. Even the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry shared a sarcastic comment about the rumors.

Overall, the story of King Charles’ death was quickly debunked by reputable media sources, but it still managed to circulate widely on social media. The incident serves as a reminder to always fact-check news before believing and sharing it.

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