Jul 9, 2023

Twitter Blue accounts fuel Ukraine War misinformation

Several Twitter accounts with Blue subscriptions have shared the post, which has been viewed more than a million times. Several Twitter accounts with a blue tick have recently promoted a claim that Russia has discovered "Baby factories" in Ukraine. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, a post by an account with a Twitter Blue subscription, which positions itself as a legitimate news source, claimed the strike was mistakenly launched by Ukraine and hit a military barracks housing Nato troops and foreign mercenaries. Posts claiming Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has "Cancelled" elections in Ukraine have recently gone viral on Twitter. Commenting on the statement, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who's been critical of US aid for Ukraine, said in his recently launched Twitter show that Mr Zelensky's comments proved he'd ended democracy in Ukraine.

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