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Ukraine’s Security Service exposes 370 spreaders of fakes about Covid-19

Source : 112 Ukraine

During the past week, 50 people were exposed
19:59, 18 May 2020

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During the lockdown, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed 370 disseminators pf fakes about quarantine and pandemic as the SBU reported.

Moreover, 17 of them acted on the assignment of the Russian Federation. During the past week, 50 people were exposed. Almost 2,500 groups with million subscribers on social networks were blocked.

Besides, many fakes were spread through social networks and urged people to violate quarantine restrictions, hold protests, usurp the power, and so on.

“The SBU has opened the criminal proceedings against 17 agitators who acted on the assignment of the Russian side, for actions aiming for an attack on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, overthrowing by violent means or seizure of state power,” the message said.

Related: Pentagon blames Russia with spreading fakes about Covid-19

It is noted that the work of the mentioned people was spotted in Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Lviv, Kherson, Poltava, Kropyvnytsky, Konotop, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytsky, and Zhashkiv.

As we reported earlier, since the beginning of lockdown in Ukraine, the law enforcers have checked 344 reports on possible illegal actions, particularly online fraud during the purchase of personal protective equipment. 

Totally, 228 facts are established on the publication of false or provocative information about coronavirus pandemic on information resources. Currently, the cyber police identified 116 people who spread this information,” the message said.

Besides, the SBU uncovered bot farm with 5,000 accounts, which spread fakes about coronavirus on social networks and urged to unseat the constitutional order in Ukraine

 

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