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Sat Mar 5, 2022, 06:49 AM

Fact check: Phony images masquerading as CNN coverage go viral amid war in Ukraine

As CNN works to debunk misinformation about the war in Ukraine, some social media accounts are working to spread misinformation about CNN's own coverage of the war.

A series of phony screenshots -- screenshots supposedly depicting CNN's reporting but that are actually fabrications that aren't from CNN at all -- have spread widely on social media platforms over the past week.

One of these fakes, a screenshot of a nonexistent "CNN" report about actor Steven Seagal being spotted in Ukraine, was shared and then deleted by prominent podcaster Joe Rogan on Monday.

A second fake was posted by a hoax Twitter account that falsely claimed to be affiliated with CNN. That fake, of a nonexistent "CNN" report about an American being killed in Ukraine, was amplified on Monday by a Russian representative at the United Nations.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fact-check-phony-images-masquerading-as-cnn-coverage-go-viral-amid-war-in-ukraine/ar-AAUDJEA?ocid=HPCOMMDHP15

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acantharchus Mar 2022 #1
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Sat Mar 5, 2022, 07:00 AM

1. Joe Rogan is not "prominent" in any way. He is a disgusting grifter like tfg. Nothing more. NT

 

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Sat Mar 5, 2022, 07:49 AM

2. Yeah, I took offense to that also.

Wasn't he just kicked off spotify?

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