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In Ukraine, Russia Weaponizes Fake News to Fight a Real War


Ukrainian army artillery

The Ukrainian army reinforces its defensive positions with artillery pieces to fend off an upcoming offensive, north of Debaltseve, Ukraine, Feb. 8, 2015.

Credit: Jonathan Alpeyrie/Polaris /Newscom

As the Russian shells and rockets rained down on them in the front-line town of Debaltseve in February 2015, Ukrainian troops began to receive curious, anonymous SMS messages on their cellphones.

From The Daily Signal
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