Russia’s official site to bust ‘fake news’ is here and it does not meet expectations

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Russia certainly keeps its promises.

After facing accusations that Donald Trump’s campaign team was in touch with Russian intelligence agents last year, Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Ministry, announced it would start a new section exposing “fake news”.

Fast forward a week and here it is. Not quite what the Foreign Ministry promised.

Zakharova said the page would bust inaccurate posts from mainstream media and officials in the West and link back to reliable data.

However, the section, entitled Examples of publications posting false information about Russia, at the moment just consists of five screenshots of news pieces with a big red stamp reading “FAKE” and the line This piece contains data that does not correspond to reality.


Each image contains a link to the original article. No fact-checking or link to reliable data.

That’s it.

People on Twitter are pretty baffled:

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