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Ukraine Imagery Used for Misinformation, Emotional Manipulation & Propaganda #Receipts
The media are either intentionally lying to you, spinning a narrative and/or they’re tools of propaganda who can’t see it - or even question it before hitting RT.
Misinformation has been a hot topic in mega-corporate controlled media and of course on social media. What happens when the sources Americans trust are routinely caught lying to them, using false imagery to generate an emotional response and trigger that instinctual programming…
“America, good - Russia, bad.”
”Anyone America backs is automatically good”
For any American born since WWII, these 2 concepts have been subliminally and overtly programmed into us our whole lives.
Ask yourselves: who is telling these outlets to run with this old footage & old imagery while intentionally misleading viewers & readers?
Example A: the kids saluting the tank with the Ukrainian Flag
This is a heartwrenching image, RTd more than 2500 times and almost 10,000 likes from just this one person. I’m sure we would find this image was shared and liked millions of times worldwide. There’s just one problem:
Example B: Getty Images and the Bandaged Lady
**Update 2/27 - we have been advised that this image is actually real and are working on confirming this, but there has been a lot of confusion over a similar photo or set of photos from 2018 & 2020 with the same building from the same angle.
**Update II 2/27 - this appears to be authentic - this one was not misinformation, but the tweets below confused the situation and will mislead thousands (including me) - thank you to all who have helped get to the bottom of this.
*Note* This is an actual photo. As soon as the first reports of Russia invading Ukraine came out and that a building was hit, this image (published by Getty Images) seemed to be shared everywhere, which set off a huge red flag to me immediately. Spidey senses started tingling…
Except... how can this have been yesterday if the same building and woman appeared in the same photo back in 2018?
Example C: The Donbass Dad
Another gutwrenching image, RTd more than 13,500 times and almost 50,000 likes from (again) just this one blue-check journalist on Twitter.
Except… Here is the reality:
We are all vulnerable to misinformation - the key is to be skeptical and critical of things put out immediately by state governments, question and verify everything possible from independent sources - and DO NOT ignore any narratives. They are ALL data points. Please share and RT the tweet below to help others avoid being misinformed by emotional reaction.
Have you seen blatant misinformation with regard to attempts to emotionally manipulate people to feeling a certain way about this crisis? Share in the comments below. Stay alert!
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