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Article with Scott Radnitz: “False Flags: They’re Real, But Far Less Widespread than Social Media Suggest”

Photo: PolitiFact - The Poynter Institute

February 8, 2022

“Citing newly acquired intelligence, the U.S. in early February accused Russia of plotting a fake attack by Ukrainian forces as a pretext for invading the neighboring country. U.S. officials provided few details about the alleged “false flag” attack, saying it could jeopardize sources and methods used to obtain the intelligence. But they said the disinformation campaign could involve the dissemination of a propaganda video featuring faked explosions, images of destruction and crisis actors posing as mourners.”