Disinfo: A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb…

Summary

A US B-52 bomber accidentally dropped a B-61 nuclear bomb on a town in Lithuania, causing an apartment building to be engulfed in flames, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

Disproof

This is a fabricated story. The screenshot that accompanies the claims is fabricated. In Reddit, other users quickly pointed out that it was a fake. Nevertheless, it spread to Lithuanian and Russian sites. Some Lithuanian sites added a warning that it was a fake story when that was evident. Further debunking by the DFRLab bit.ly/2tEIYL0, .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 73
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 14/06/2017
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Lithuania, US
  • Keywords: Nuclear issues
  • Outlet: Reddit.com/ wn.com
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Disproof

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Europe is at the bottom of the abyss – the…

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Disproof

No evidence given. It is a common narrative about Europe in pro-Kremlin outlets that there is chaos in Europe.

The state ideology of Ukraine is national socialism and facism

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Disproof

No evidence given. The far-right 'Right Sector' (often depicted as fascists by pro-Kremlin outlets) gained only 1.8% of the votes in the latest parliamentary elections, far short of the threshold needed to enter parliament. Ukraine's electorate clearly voted for unity and moderation, not separatism or extremism, and the composition of the parliament reflects that bit.ly/2dFFEdi,